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The Best Ramen in New York City

With so many immigrant populations, New York City has diverse dining options from all four corners of the map. The ramen trend has exploded here, and New Yorkers can't get enough of the traditional Ja...

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JeJu Noodle Bar

$$$$·Korean·
Greenwich Village
33 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine

This sparsely decorated restaurant in the West Village serves the Korean equivalent of ramen, known as “ramyun.” Under the direction of Chef Douglas Kim, who has years of experience in the Manhattan r...

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OIJI

$$$$·Korean·
East Village
733 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

OIJI has a warm, cozy atmosphere, helped by one wall of exposed brick as well as dark wooden tables and dim lighting. The chef-owners came to NYC from Seoul by way of the Culinary Institute of America...

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Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

BONDST

$$$$·Japanese·
NoHo
2,206 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

This three-story eatery is beloved for its crispy rice appetizers—both the spicy tuna and Alaskan king crab versions—as well as its sushi rolls and sashimi. Diners looking for the best ramen in New Yo...

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Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Bessou

$$$$·Japanese·
NoHo
130 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

From the iced barley tea to the homemade sorbet, the team at Bessou pays attention to every detail of the Japanese meals served here. They take authentic recipes and tweak them with new ingredients, s...

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Ivan Ramen

$$$$·Contemporary Asian·
Lower East Side
2,268 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

Although American, Chef Ivan Orkin successfully opened and ran two of the top ramen shops in Tokyo before bringing his expertise back to New York City. Ivan Ramen is his flagshop eatery here, known fo...

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Shalom Japan

$$$$·Creative Japanese·
Williamsburg
489 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

Partners Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi serve Japanese Jewish cuisine in a setting that’s typical New York corner café on the outside, but like a warm and welcoming neighbor’s kitchen on the inside. T...

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Fit for Foodies in Brooklyn

Wagamama (Murray Hill - 39th Street)

$$$$·Asian·
Murray Hill
178 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Wagamama’s Murray Hill location is airy and welcoming, with both communal tables and more intimate booths, as well as a few seats outside the main entrance. Wagamama offers a range of healthy Asian fu...

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Zutto Japanese American Pub

$$$$·Japanese·
TriBeCa - Downtown
122 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

This neighborhood izakaya restaurant has dished out traditional Japanese fare to the denizens of Tribeca for more than three decades. The generous menu includes everything from sushi and sashimi to st...

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Mira Sushi & Izakaya Bar

$$$$·Sushi·
Chelsea
576 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

Patches of exposed brick and wooden tables add warmth to Mira Sushi & Izakaya Bar, while pops of color from Japanese-themed canvases hint at the playful, but bold cuisine served here. Mira earned a re...

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Wagamama (Nomad - 5th Avenue)

$$$$·Asian·
Gramercy / Flatiron
441 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

Just blocks from the Flatiron Building, this location of Wagamama was the British chain’s first in New York City, and it continues to dish out large portions of its noodle and rice dishes to residents...

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Asian in New York / Tri-State Area

Zengo - NYC

$$$$·Asian·
Midtown East
2,240 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

Zengo, located in Murray Hill not far from the U.N. or the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, features a handsome, welcoming space replete with wood, black metalwork, and some gorgeous lighting fixtu...

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Yama Ramen & Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown West
150 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries

Those looking for some of the best ramen in New York can find it in the thick of the city’s tourist area—Rockefeller Center. There, Yama Ramen serves an assortment of salads, steamed buns, and Japanes...

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San Daniele

$$$$·Japanese·
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
17 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quick Bite

Ramen Bar notes that it strives to present real Japanese ramen to its customers, rather than an Americanized version of the noodle soup. To that end, many of the ramens come with a choice of either tr...

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Bua Thai Ramen & Robata Grill

$$$$·Unspecified·
Upper East Side
86 reviews

High up on the Upper East Side, this cozy restaurant with an open kitchen serves traditional Thai food, as well as other Asian delights (satay skewers, hand rolls, tempura). Bua Thai offers ramen in b...

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Yahao Asian Cuisine

$$$$·Asian·
Great Neck
10 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Bar Seating

It may be out in Great Neck, but it’s still some of the best ramen in New York. Yahao Asian Cuisine checks all the boxes for suburban Asian restaurant décor, including the requisite large fish tank, p...

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Tenzan 89

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
Upper East Side
6 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quick Bite

This neon-lit “neighborhood” Japanese restaurant offers both inside and outside seating, and plenty of sushi, from hand rolls to vegetable rolls to specialty rolls. Tenzan offers some hibachi and teri...

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Ichiba Kitchen

$$$$·Japanese·
Carroll Gardens
2 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fit for Foodies

Ichiba Kitchen, in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, serves Korean and Japanese cuisine in an inviting, wood-paneled dining room. The restaurant offers bibimbaps, donkatsus, and steamed buns, as we...

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Morimoto New York

$$$$·Japanese·
Chelsea
6,752 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

Its red-curtained exterior only hints at the futuristic interior that awaits diners at Morimoto, where the draperied ceiling evokes a tent-like feel and the bathrooms feature heated toilets and infini...

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Mu Ramen Permanently Closed

$$$$·Asian·
Long Island City
235 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Its nondescript brick exterior makes Mu Ramen easy to overlook, but those who find it get to sample some of the best ramen in New York. This includes the spicy miso ramen, with ground pork, bamboo, an...

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mokbar

$$$$·Korean·
Prospect Heights
60 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy

Mokbar has elevated ramen soup to an art form, with a layering both of flavors and of colors. The restaurant crafts Korean ramens from a Japanese-style tonkatsu broth made from boiling down bones and ...

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