E.A.K. Ramen (NY)
Japanese export for noodle bowls
At this Village offshoot of a Japan-based chain, the signature is a ramen bowl holding thick noodles in a pork and chicken broth (known as iekei) that's simmered for 18 hours. There’s a vegetarian style too, plus dumplings and other bites in a lively atmosphere with table and bar seating.