Yokohama-style ramen restaurant ‘Tatsuya’ opens in Yamadacho, Kagoshima

PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2023

Exterior view of the restaurant

Two months have passed since Yokohama-style ramen restaurant Iekei Tatsuya opened in Yamadacho, Kagoshima City.

The restaurant opened on July 19. Kazuhisa Ata, who trained at a Yokohama-style Iekei ramen restaurant in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, serves as the manager and chef. Ikekei ramen mainly features pork marrow and soy sauce broth and thick, straight noodles. The restaurant covers an area of approximately 99 square meters and features 32 seats, including 12 table seats, 12 tatami seats, and 8 counter seats. Ata mentioned, “We have made it easy for families to visit.”

The restaurant’s soup is a combination of chicken and pork bone broth, and Ata uses noodles made from domestically sourced wheat, a medium-thick type produced by Kinnomugi Seimenjo in Tokaicho. The ramen menu includes Regular Serving (800 yen), Tatsu Special (1,100 yen), Green Onion Ramen, Wakame Seaweed Ramen, and Chashu Ramen, to name a few. The restaurant also offers rice bowl dishes, such as Nikumashi Don (700 yen) and Vegetable Don.

Ata added: “We pay special attention to the noodles and chashu to make them as close to the original Yokohama-style Iekei ramen as possible. While Iekei ramen is often thought to be rich and heavy, we have crafted a flavor that is easy to enjoy and appeals to a wide range of tastes. Please come and give it a try.”

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays. Parking space for 13 cars.

  • Tatami mat seats

  • Table seating

  • Interior of the restaurant

  • Tatsu Special Ramen