As colder weather settles into the Northeast, a New York-based ramen spot unveils its newest location in the Boston area, dishing out bowls and bowls of warm noodles. Totto Ramen grandly opens at Assembly Row this Thursday at noon, featuring its signature lineup of chicken-based ramen.
This is Totto Ramen’s second restaurant in the area. The first is in Allston, and there are three other Totto locations in New York and one in Taiwan. The Assembly Row dining spot at 463 Artisan Way seats 30 people and offers a similar menu to its Allston counterpart, using chicken broth in its dishes, rather than the traditional pork broth, as previously reported. There are some pre-set ramen dishes, including a vegetarian option made with a mushroom base, as well as a handful of special dishes and a wide range of toppings like poached eggs. Totto plans to introduce a cocktail menu at Assembly Row early in 2017.
Totto Ramen restaurants are known for being cash-only establishments, and while the Assembly Row restaurant will follow suit for the first week, it will begin taking credit cards next week. Totto will be open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the rest of the week.