Nakamura
Japanese ramen from an acclaimed chef
Ramen · Lower East Side · $
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
3.7
Decor
4.1
Service
 
Vanguard Japanese ramen specialist Shigetoshi Nakamura leads this “classic” Lower East Side noodle shop, offering a “limited” menu of “meticulously prepared” bowls (including chicken-based torigara and yuzu dashi) plus “don’t-skip” pork gyoza; the narrow, brick-walled interior is “small” , but fans still “drink the broth until the very end.”
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Monday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
location 172 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-614-1810 website www.nakamuranyc.com directions Get Directions
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4.4
(258)
Friendly and attentive staff unfortunately this is where the compliments end. So as I was looking for a quick bite & just happened to come across this location. A bit pricey for what you get, not the best nor the worst sort of middle of the road (a bit salty) otherwise it’s just ok. Tiny & I do mean tiny (little kid portions)I mean $13 for this really ??? I could be wrong but it probably cost them more for the brown paper & plastic bags along with the spoon, fork, napkins, the chopsticks, container & lid than it did to fill this container halfway. 😂😂😂
Dom Jr · April 26, 2018
Came here a year ago based on "strictly dumplings review" as of June 2018 their amazing tontoro Ramen has changed. It's no longer as amazing as it was last year. Their weird curry Ramen was lacking in depth of flavor, I would not recommend it at all. Stock to the tontoro
Andrew R · June 19, 2018
I’m not a ramen expert, so I can’t be too detailed in my critique. But for the price, the food was tasty and filling...and quick! We both ordered the smaller bowl, and felt satisfied leaving. Now, the plan for the day was to enjoy a lot of food in a lot of places, so if you’re hungry and want to be full to the brim, order the larger size. I did think it was strange that there was an extra cost to add boiled egg to the ramen, as I have typically had that included in the base. There is also an option for extra noodles, which we saw come in handy for a fellow patron who ordered the larger bowl, and wanted to finish the remaining broth with more noodles. The restaurant is small, so capacity is quite low, which might explain the wait some reviewers mentioned. The staff is friendly, and the service is really nice without being overbearing. Overall, good place.
Rachel Winsor · March 4, 2018