Japanese ramen from an acclaimed chef
Ramen · Lower East Side · $
The Zagat Review
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
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
location 172 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002, USA phone +1 212-614-1810 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
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
Delicious, hot, average price! ~18 dollars a meal , which trends on the higher side [for me] but not in relation to other ramen places. I did not stop eating the food. A star off for having a confusing vibe. Oldstyle traditional menu and teapot, but water was served in a beaker - I'm still confused. **Edit: This is such a staple place, I love it here. Its cute and casual and affordable, goodness. And delicious. Very Delicious.
Devuroasts · January 23, 2018
We went here about 30 minutes after it opened and lined up for about 30 minutes. The soup base was amazing. The pork was great and the eggs were perfectly cooked. The entire bowl was well put together and didn't feel too heavey with just the right amount of flavor. I would definitely recommend
Jack Wang · December 29, 2017