Thursday, March 06, 2014

Totto Ramen Is Opening in Allston

It looks like the folks behind a pair of ramen shops in New York are opening another location, with this one being in the heart of one of Boston's busiest neighborhoods.

A well-known poster on the Chowhound site mentions that Totto Ramen appears to be opening on Brighton Avenue in Allston, taking over the space next to Tavern in the Square where YoYo City Frozen Yogurt had been. The poster mentions that a "finished" store sign is in place at the site, showing the same rooster logo as the one used for the two shops on W 52nd Street and W 51st Street in Manhattan. It is not known when the Allston location of Totto Ramen might open, and the Chowhound poster does say that a good amount of work appears to be needed for the space.

[March 7 update: A photo put up by the Chowhound poster confirms that this will indeed be a new location of NYC's Totto Ramen.]

[April 15 update: A Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website indicates that the city will be looking into a proposed common victualler license transaction for Totto Ramen this Thursday (April 17).]

[April 25 update: Eater Boston states that Totto Ramen plans to open in Allston on Saturday, May 3.]

Totto Ramen offers several options at its New York shops, including spicy ramen, cold ramen, and miso ramen, with toppings such as boiled eggs, pork, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and more available. The two ramen spots are part of a small group of restaurants in the city that include such places as Yakitori Totto and Aburiya Kinnosuke.

The address for the new outlet of Totto Ramen is 169 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The website for its existing shops in NYC can be found at

[New article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve More Starters and Sides from Restaurants in the Boston Area and Beyond]

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