Koku Tonkotsu @ Tatsunoya in Silverlake

Tatsunoya has recently opened their second location. More conveniently located for those of us on the west side of Los Angeles. But it’s not too far from their original location in downtown Pasadena.

They’ve keeped their menu simple and their store small. I think that’s a smart move for them. Focus on the menu and quality bowls of ramen. This location has some outdoor seating so you can people watch the folks walking down Sunset Blvd.

From front. There is some nice seating outside. This place is also right next to Blue Star doughnuts. Nice!!!

You may get lucky with street parking. But there is also parking in the rear.

Your ramen choices. I usually select the chefs recommendation. That’s the Koku Tonkostsu here.

Look at that rich broth. This is their heaviest ramen. It gets it’s richness from the fact that they add pork back fat. I love that you can see the oils on top and mixed in with the broth. The chashu have a unique crust on it’s edges. This is a pretty photogenic bowl of noodles. Right?

The chashu. Melted in my mouth. Most places don’t serve their chashu with the brown crust. It’s really good.

Getting my slurp on. You gotta try this place. When people ask me recommendations, Tatsunoya is always on the short list. Check out my other reviews here and here from their location in Pasadena.

Check out my recent post on Instagram to see more video close ups of this ramen.