Founder of the first Michelin starred ramen restaurant passes away

The founder of the first ramen restaurant to receive a Michelin star has passed away.

In a social media post by Tsuta Japan, it announced that the owner and founder of the popular ramen restaurant Yuki Onishi suddenly passed away at the age of 43.

“Yuki Onishi was a talented chef who founded Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta, the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, and established the popularity of ramen across borders.

While mourning with his relatives and friends, our staff around the world will work together to carry on the wishes of the late Yuki Onishi,” the announcement read.