And let us now all rejoice: As of this past weekend, Tsujita L.A. is serving its fantastic Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen and tsukemen for both lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to midnight (midnight ramen!). Which means you can finally have the best ramen in town about as often as you can watch Alec Martinez's game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night: all day, every day.
For the uninitiated, Tsujita previously served ramen for just a few short hours during lunch, with an entirely different menu of sushi and other small plates offered at dinner. According to the Tsujita website, the dinner menu now is “on a break” and eventually will be moved over to a new restaurant (!), Tsujita L.A. Villa, expected to open on Sawtelle in July. And, yes, there will be ramen there as well, though they're not disclosing quite yet what type will be served.
Tsujita L.A. Villa will be Tsujita's third location; if you recall, Tsujita opened a second spot, Tsujita Annex, last year. The Annex happens to be right across the street from the original restaurant, and it, too, serves ramen, albeit entirely different, considerably denser bowls than its parent. It, too, is open from 11 a.m. to midnight, meaning that if you're at the intersection of Sawtelle and Mississippi at 10 p.m. with a hankering for noodles, the hardest decision you will have to make is which Tsujita will best satisfy your craving. Which is not a bad problem to have, really. All day, every day.