NYC’s 10 Best Ramen Restaurants

Nothing will keep you warmer than a hot bowl of noodles and broth during NYC’s brutal winter weather. Ramen is […]
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Nothing will keep you warmer than a hot bowl of noodles and broth during NYC’s brutal winter weather.

Ramen is Japan’s version of a fast food dish made with noodles, broth, and various other added ingredients from meat, eggs, and vegetables.

Ramen broth can be made using soy sauce, pork bones, chicken, miso, vegetarian, or seafood and the best ramen use fresh, homemade noodles.

NYC’s 10 Best Rame Noodle Restaurants

Benkei Ramen.  115 Allen Street, LES.  Really good ramen if you are not in a rush as the service can be rather slow (30 min wait time).

Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop.  Gotham West Market, 600 11th Avenue, Midtown West.  Serves shoyu ramen aka soy suace-based ramen from chef Ivan Orkin who lived in Japan for many years.  His first ramen shop was one of the highest ranked in all of Tokyo and he recently returned to nyc and opened this location at the end of 2013.

Ippudo NY.  321 West 51st Street, Hell’s Kitchen and 65 4th Avenue in the East Village.  Originally a successful ramen shop from Kyushu, Japan, their unique tonkotsu ramen is made from pork bone broth.

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Jin Ramen.  3183 Broadway near 125 Street, West Harlem.  Harlem houses one of the best ramen houses in nyc.  Jin Ramen is cheaper ramen than more expensive areas of town and the wait is always shorter.  Offers a variety of ramen including miso, summer ramen (cold), shoyu, and regular tonkotsu but I recommend the spicy tonkotsu or shio ramen.

Mu Ramen.  12-09 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City.  You have always been interested in riding the ariel tram to Long Island City, and with Mu Ramen finally you have a reason to visit.

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