Tatsu Ramen in Pasadena has been selected as one of the 100 Most Loved All-Star Restaurants in the United States for 2022 in a new awards program by San Francisco-based third-party delivery provider DoorDash Inc.
DoorDash Inc. said the list of Most Loved All Star Restaurants was generated by analyzing data from April 2021 to April 2022. Data was collected from the customers who used the app and rated restaurants by giving them a Most-Loved All Stars badge.
In a statement, DoorDash Inc. said the new Most Loved Restaurants program recognizes reliable restaurants that excel in service, food and experience.
“Being Most Loved is not just about serving good food, it’s also about being dependable and operationally efficient,” Christopher Payne, president of DoorDash, said. “These are the restaurants in our local communities that deliver a great meal and always go that extra mile.”
Restaurants on the list of award winners range from AA Poke in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Zena Sushi in Hurst, Texas.
DoorDash Inc. also launched new app features that give customers new ways to rate and review eateries, the statement said.
Tatsu Ramen Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It was founded by Brentwood-based entrepreneurs Angel and Tommy Nadeau, who also own Nadeau Furniture. The couple say they fell in love with ramen during a visit to Tokyo; after returning from the trip, Angel Nadeau dedicated her time to perfecting the recipe, aided by Japanese ramen experts.
Some of the most ordered items on their menu include Bold Ramen, which house-made, slow-cooked Tonkotsu (pork) broth, thin noodles served with Tatsu Egg, and finished with a perfect blend of 11 bold ingredients, and topped with scallions and fried onions; Cheeky Ramen, which is noodles in house-made ultra rich and creamy chicken broth slow-cooked with whole ingredients; and Naked Ramen, which has zero broth, with vegan-friendly curly noodles topped with Tatsu Egg, scallions, crunchy Panko breadcrumbs, and drizzled with a sweet Kuromitsu glaze.
Tatsu Ramen also has vegetarian and vegan options available.
“Our secret (or not-so-secret) recipe: Broth made fresh daily right in front of you. Pork chashu simmered to perfection. Seasoned soft-boiled egg, firm on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside. Marry that with noodles cooked perfectly al dente and you have a ramen bowl so good you have to come back for seconds,” says a statement on the Tatsu Ramen website, www.tatsuramen.com.
Aside from the Pasadena location, Tatsu Ramen has restaurants in Sawtelle Blvd., Melrose Ave., and Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles.
For a full list of the Most Loved All Star Restaurants, visit https://get.doordash.com/en-