5 October, 2022, 03:32

“Fat Noodle Ramen House” to open at First Ave. & Wetmore

Fat Noodle's from-scratch approach as a food truck, which include noodles made with local Sonoran wheat, earned it a loyal following.

[08/06/2018 Edit: the opening date has been delayed from Thursday, August 2 to Monday, August 6.]

Ramen food truck Fat Noodle Ramen House will open its brick-and-mortar restaurant at 811 E. Wetmore Rd. on Monday, August 6.

“The opportunity came along and it felt right,” said Ramon Gonzales, owner and operator of Fat Noodle.

Regulars of the food truck around town won’t need to worry though, as the food truck will still operate.

“The truck is what got us here and we love the support we get from the local breweries, tap rooms, and lunch spots,” Gonzales said.

Fat Noodle’s new 1,800-square-foot-space sits at the base of the Seasons student apartments east of Starbucks and McAlister’s Deli. While the previous tenant was Brick & Bell Cafe, the revamped interior bears no semblance to a coffee shop. Pendant lamps, slick shades of gray, and accents of wood and steel create the feel of a modern ramen house.

Seating options vary with room for about 60. An L-shaped communal table sits in the center of the restaurant, surrounded by traditional tables. Patio seating will be available once the weather cools down.

FN Ramen at Fat Noodle Ramen House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

FN Ramen at Fat Noodle Ramen House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Menu items will range from $5 to $12. Customers can expect favorites from the food truck along with several new items.

“We’ll have new ramen options including a vegetarian ramen, snacks like tempura, karaage, house-made gyoza, and a few surprises,” Gonzales said.

Beer will be available at the opening, while sake will be available soon.

Tentative operating hours are 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.

Fat Noodle opened as a food truck in July 2014. Their from-scratch approach, including noodles made with local Sonoran wheat, earned it a loyal following.

Fat Noodle Ramen House is located at 811 E. Wetmore Rd. Keep up with Fat Noodle on Facebook.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.