RED Ramen with ground beef

Tatsu Ramen’s slogan is “Ramen with a Soul”.

Upon entering, you are greeted by three (soulless) iPad’s waiting to take your order.

Hmm, maybe they’re being ironic?

Like rain on your wedding day?

There’s a few real live human waiters milling about. Wiping your table and eventually serving you your order.

But it’s pretty much mostly automated here. You tell the iPad how much garlic you want. You tell it how much spice you want. You could probably even tell it your darkest secret and it would somehow incorporate it into your order.

So, where’s the soul?

Who cares! The ramen is top notch!

The RED Ramen has the perfect amount of spice, noodles and broth. I didn’t run out of any during my chow session.

I probably wouldn’t bother with the Naked Ramen again. The broth is half the point!

And I’m not really a fan of communal seating. Don’t really care much for seeing and smelling my fellow (strange) man.

It kind of cancels out the iPad lack of human contact element. I kind of wish one could eat their ramen in a single, Peepshow style booth in peace. Like a normal person!

2123 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 684-2889

Naked Ramen with Tofu (no broth)

We were greeted by three friendly waiters

You order at iPad kiosks, like at the movie theater

I just love communal seating.