Mr. Taka Ramen  House

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Who We Are


         Hailing from Japan, Chef Takatoshi's story started in college
  when he met Takayuki. Upon realizing his studies did not lead to 
  his dream of becoming a ramen chef,  he dropped out of college  
  and began traveling all throughout Japan sampling and tasting the   different kinds of ramen offered. He worked at three different ramen   restaurants as the chief chef , before opening his very first ramen   restaurant called Bigiya in 2009, located in Tokyo, Japan. 

        Takatoshi is very selective about every single ingredient he
  uses, perhaps due to his strong sense of care and responsibility. 

  Bigiya was eventually listed on Michelin Tokyo in 2015. It was the   first year for Michelin Tokyo to list ramen restaurants,  out of the
  5000 ramen restaurants in tokyo, Bigiya was listed as one of the
  top 22 ramen restaurants.  A true honor and accomplishment for
  any chef.
 The two Taka's reunited and decided that New York was
best place to bring true japanese ramen cuisine.


      Originally born and raised in Japan, Takayuki Watanabe met  Takatoshi in Japan during their years in college. After graduating in   1999 he came to New York City to pursue his journalist career and  started interning for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine.  Takayuki   Watanabe began working as a fashion journalist at the early age of  nineteen. For eleven years, he had regularly contributed to Vogue,  Marie Claire, Brutus, PEN, Dazed & Confused and NYLON.           
       He had traveled all over the world, experienced different     cultures and most importantly the different foods. What he realized was that Japan's cuisine was different, but still very delicious and
should be shared with the world.   After accomplishing his career    goals, there was one left and that was owning a restaurant in New York. 
With  the help and expertise of his friend Takatoshi, the two  were able to collaborate their experienced sense of taste and love   for Japan's number one comfort food, a steaming bowl of delicious  ramen noodle soup.