Tatsu Ramen

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Contact Info

West Hollywood: 711 Melrose Ave (Map)
West LA/Sawtelle: 2123 Sawtelle Blvd.  (Map)
Cuisine: Japanese, Ramen
Website: https://www.tatsuramen.com/
Price: $

NoBread Facts

Gluten Free Menu: Yes

Cross Contamination: No

Malted Rice: N/A

Gluten Free Pasta: Yes

Gluten Free Bread: N/A

Gluten Free Taco Shells: N/A

So here's what we think...

If you’re at all like me, you love yourself a comforting Sunday supper, and preferably one with something carby to help wrap up the weekend. As a resident of the Sawtelle area in LA, I find myself envious of all the ramen go-ers. Considering most locations find it sacrilegious to serve GF noodles, it’s been a meal that has more or less departed from my restaurant vernacular. However, one of the very best in LA, Tatsu, is now serving gluten-free noodles along with their dipping sauce made with Tamari, and almost all of their ramens can be made gluten-free!…

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In an attempt to make our Sunday less scary, we decided to try out the Melrose location. We had a Cheeky ramen, made with chicken broth, an egg, chicken and of course noodles, and an Old Skool made with the traditional Tonkotsu broth. This ramen is no joke. The noodles remain authentic – they use imported rice noodles from Japan. It is just what you would expect from a bowl of ramen: the broth flavorful and soothing, and the consistency of the noodles is pretty perfect; they aren’t chewy, falling apart, or seemingly cooked al dente like most GF substitutes. At Tatsu, all but one ramen can be made gluten-free: the Soul.

While all dishes are prepared in the same kitchen, gluten-free orders have a different cooking process, and extreme caution is taken in preparing the orders to minimize cross-contamination.

It has been years since I have had ramen due to the lack of gluten-free noodles offered. But look no further. Tatsu has finally saved the day.