Tsujita Almost Ready to Wreck L.A.'s Ramen Standings

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Ramen at Tsujita Photo: Sekimura via Flickr

We've been keeping our eyes affixed to Tsujita, the Japanese ramen empire that's coming to Sawtelle to potentially rearrange L.A.'s top ramen standings (there is an existing location in Costa Mesa). The exterior looks good to go and today, Contemporist shows us that the interior is even more of a stunner.

Sweet Design's Takeshi Sano has created the ceiling out of 25,000 wooden sticks to conjure images of clouds and Izumo-Taishi, one of Japan's most important Shinto shrines. Looking just a little like those boxes of pinheads that you could press your face into and make a temporary mask, it's a pretty cool look, making us ever more eager to get our hands on Tsujita's food. From the looks of things, it won't be long now.

Nidaime Tsujita, 2057 Sawtelle Blvd. West L.A.

Tsujita LA Ceiling Installation by Takeshi Sano [Contemporist]

Earlier: Japan's Nidaime Tsujita Bringing Ramen, Smiles, and Satisfaction To West L.A. [GS]