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New Ramen Restaurant Devoted to Creamy Chicken Broth Is Opening in Austin

Sazan Ramen is coming for tori paitan fans on Airport Boulevard

A bowl of ramen with soup, noodles, bean rpouts, greens, a slice of pork, a half-sliced hard-boiled egg, a fish cake with a pink swirl, and a slice of seaweed
The naruto ramen from New York’s Naruto Ramen
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

A new ramen restaurant dedicated to tori paitan (aka creamy chicken broth) from a bunch of people behind various established East Coast Japanese shops is coming to Austin. Sazan Ramen is opening on 6929 Airport Boulevard, Suite 146 in October or November 2019 in Highland.

The main focus of the table-service restaurant is the tori paitan, where ramen broth is made with a creamy chicken base (as opposed to the widely available pork-based tonkotsu). It’ll also offer additional rice to add into leftover ramen broth, called shime. The restaurant will also serve other Japanese items, as well as drinks from the cocktail bar.

Sazan is being run by a team of people who already run a bunch of East Coast Japanese restaurants including Philadelphia’s Terakawa Ramen, New Jersey’s Ramen Azuma, and New York’s Donburiya, Naruto Ramen, and Nishida Sho-ten. Eater New York critic Ryan Sutton said that Donburiya serves up an ideal spicy tantanmen.

The group wanted to open in Texas because “Japanese food culture has become a core value for many restaurant-goers and food experts,” as Sazan’s designer Matt Tsang told Eater.

The space will feature Japanese, Scandinavian, and French-inspired decor details. Tsang also worked on Honest Mary’s Arboretum restaurant.

Sazan Ramen will be found in the same shopping plaza as 99 Ranch, Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, and 85C Bakery Cafe, among other restaurants and shops like the forthcoming frozen dumpling shop Steamies.

Austin’s Daruma Ramen also focuses on chicken-based ramen, though doesn’t offer Sazan’s specific style.

(h/t Paula Forbes)

This article has been updated to reflect the location of the cocktail bar.

Sazan Ramen

6929 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78752 (512) 432-5474 Visit Website