Rakkan Ramen opened this spring at 12645 Hwy. 249, Ste. 500, Houston. The restaurant serves authentic Japanese ramen.

The chain began in 2011 as a small four-seat ramen bar in Tokyo before opening its first overseas location in Los Angeles in 2017.

Ryohei Ito, the founder of Rakkan Ramen, created an authentic Japanese ramen recipe with a broth of dashi, a traditional Japanese soup stock bubbling with umami.

832-328-8467. www.rakkanramen.com