Friday, September 27, 2013 , Updated 2:30 p.m., December 9, 2013
Photos: Dallas’ first ramen restaurant Tanoshii is open for lunch and late-night food
Lunch service begins December 10.
DEEP ELLUM Dallas had been considerably behind the curve when it came to ramen restaurants. Some suburban restaurants have gotten hip to the nationwide ramen trend, but the first in Dallas proper opened just this week.
Tanoshii Ramen and Bar on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum sells street ramen with or without soup, as well as appetizers like edamame, dumplings and steamed buns. A late-night menu includes abridged dinner options, plus shared ramen hot pots. See the full menu below.
The restaurant is the brainchild of Joey and Chi Le, who also own Wicked Po Boys in Richardson and the short-lived restaurant of the same name in Preston Center in Dallas, which is now under a remodel. [UPDATE: It has since closed.]
Tanoshii is now open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays. It is closed Mondays.
Lunch hours will be added in October, according to spokesperson Lindsey Miller.
[UPDATE: Lunch service begins December 10. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.]