Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen joint is finally open.
This is neither a drill nor an April Fools’ joke.
That would be mean.
Instead, this is Ten Ramen.
That’s right, the long-awaited noodle den from the chef behind Tei-An is now slinging bowls of delicious things for lunch and dinner at the new Sylvan Thirty development. (Here’s some visual evidence.)
You may have heard that this place would be small. But what you maybe didn’t hear is that it’s really, really small. Like, so small they’re not even bothering with tables and chairs. Instead, it’s just a handsome, Tokyo-inspired space with a dark wooden counter, a chalkboard menu and some conversation-worthy knickknacks on the wall.
So when you swing by, travel light. One companion, tops. Then post up at the counter and order a bowl of rich tonkotsu ramen, the lighter shoyu ramen or a rice bowl with chashu pork. And get everything festooned with a slow-cooked egg, just to be safe.
And because your natural proclivity for hydration has you wondering what the beer and sake situation is, we’ll tell you that both are coming very soon.
That will be a good day.