Compact Japanese ramen eatery
Ramen · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
There are “no pretenses” at this “traditional” Japanese noodle shop in the East Village, just the “charming simplicity” of “delicious” ramen featuring “rich” , “slurp-worthy” broth, plus gyoza “just like in Tokyo” ; its “tiny” , “basic” space is “perpetually packed” , but “fast” servers keep things on track.
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hours Open Today · 12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
location 536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009, USA phone +1 212-505-8001 website newyorkramen.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
The broth on these bowls are thick and flavorful. Hands down one of my favorite bowls of ramen in NYC. Grab a bowl for yourself! Grab two if you can.
Red Dacquel · February 14, 2018
Tsukemen is surprisingly hard to find in NYC, so it's wonderful that this place has some of the best thick noodles around, coupled with the densest, richest broths you could ever hope to find.
Brian Ellis · February 1, 2018
I actually had a really awful experience - I went with my elderly grandma and they tried to sit us at the crampt space at the bar in front of the exit during a busy hour. Even though there was a table available that I asked about, they blatantly lied to us and said it wasn’t available and gave it to the three men who lined us after us. My grandma is 85 years old and you wanted to seat her short, fragile self at a crampt, hiked up seat right in front of the door that would open every 3 minutes?? Luckily my grandma spotted a window seat and we asked to sit there instead. The waitresses weren’t particularly attentive to us and I had to ask for water and the menus. I don’t know if it’s because we were speaking Chinese but the waitress gave us the bill before my grandma was done eating...at a time when the restaurant wasn’t crowded anymore. The waitress seemed offended when I asked for the change from our cash exchange (you did not warn $10 tip, girl). At the end, they gave us the wrong check, and passively aggressively wrote 18% and 20% tip amount out on the correct check as if we wouldn’t have tipped them properly. One of the other waitresses was slacking off majorly and talking intimately with all the single male customers. It was honestly so strange and kind of gross? Either way there are dozens of amazing ramen places in NYC so we’re never coming back. Your ramen was good but it isn’t worth any of the above bs my grandma and I were put through.
Karen Zhang · February 26, 2018