Samurai Noodle is excited to announce the opening of its first Texas location. Samurai Noodle looks forward to serving the Houston, Texas community high-quality, hand-made Japanese ramen. Thomas Tang, Texas regional executive manager, says, "Our passion for authentic Japanese ramen goes into every bowl."
The store's design is patterned after typical Japanese ramen shops with a modest decor and casual dining environment. A primary focus is on Samurai's fresh, handmade noodles that can be viewed through a glass-encased room near the kitchen. The noodles are cooked specifically to order for each bowl (soft, medium, or hard), and are paired with signature broths that have been simmering for many hours. The menu is simple by design with both traditional offerings such as Tonkotsu (pork broth ramen) to low calorie, vegan offerings. Samurai Noodle aims to serve ramen that will please every individual.
Founded in October 2006, Samurai Noodle currently has three locations in Seattle and selected Houston for its fourth U.S. store. "Houston, with its appetite for authentic ethnic foods, is an ideal market for us to expand the Samurai Noodle brand," says cofounder Ryo Izawa. With lines of eager customers often forming, Izawa adds, "It appears Houstonians are ready to slurp our hand-made Japanese noodles!"
The company will be opening its fifth outlet, in the Seattle area, this summer. Samurai Noodle ramen product is also featured by Amazon Fresh in the Seattle area.