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Ramen By Ra, New York, NY

Ramen By Ra

5.0
5
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese Speciality
Ramen By Ra is a revitalized “Asa Ramen” experience inspired by Southern/Asian/American cuisine and culture.

"Asa-ra" is a union between the Japanese word morning (asa / 朝) and ramen (ラーメン), dating back to the early 1900s in the Shida District of Fujieda City, Shizuoka Japan.

The menu draws inspiration from toppings traditionally used in ramen while connecting to the American brunch concept.

To maintain tradition, each ramen starts with a classic Shoyu broth as a base that’s enhanced with infused oils and paste to differentiate the flavor of each bowl from the next, offering a balanced taste of familiarity and innovation with unique ramen profiles such as bacon-egg-cheese, blt, everything egg drop, gravlax and steak with soy egg in ramen form—no vegan/vegetarian options.

The Ramen By Ra "asa ramen'' experience is inspired by the past, recognizing the present, and evolving into the future as curated by Chef Rasheeda Purdie.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Rasheeda Purdie

Experiences

  • Asa-Ramen Experience

    $1.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Reservation Policy: Reservations are required given that we’re an intimate five-seat counter. To ensure that your ramen experience is guaranteed, pre-ordering and pre-payment are required. We kindly remind you to comply with this policy to ensure a smooth and efficient service. Reservations that do not adhere to this requirement will be canceled. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    Asa-Ramen Experience Photo

What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Overall

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Food

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Service

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Best Overall

  • Manhattan

    Best Food

  • Manhattan

    Best Service

  • Manhattan

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Innovative

39 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    World class ramen that strikes a wonderful balance between originality and the heart of the classic noodle soup which brings so much joy. Rasheeda is both passionate and down-to-earth, and is an excellent host alongside her amazing food. Can’t wait to come back!

    1 person found this helpful

  2. JT8493

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Chef Rasheeda was welcoming and attentive, she made us feel very comfortable during our time there. The ramen was perfect, delectable. Definitely worth a return trip.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greatest ramen I have ever had. Highly recommend to everyone - will definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  4. AshleyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful, calming, delicious, and unique experience. Highly recommend making a reservation and I'll def be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elite experience, absolute delight to dine at. Highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  6. dknychef

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the pleasure of tasting the potlikker ramen - smoky, savory, and incredibly comforting! Chef Rasheeda is clearly a master of her ingredients, and has the hospitality to match...I can't wait to go back and try the regular menu!

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  7. DanA

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can find amazing ramen here. There is love and passion put into every dish here. Highly recommended!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Rasheeda Purdie has created an experience that makes you feel as if you’re sitting in a Japanese ramen shop with the comfort and hospitality of a souther aunt. We ate, laughed in one of NYC’s most intimate culinary experiences. We had the steak and eggs ramen and the BLT ramen dish, two delectable innovative additions to a dish that has existed for ages. Highly recommended! Thank you Chef Purdie from your neighbors, Kurtis and Sonia.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Rashida has invested so much soul and intention into this cozy corner that is all at once new, intimate, familiar, welcoming and restorative. This carefully cultivated, curated space embraces a flavor-rich menu of soul-hugging broths and level of upon level of unique and balanced flavors that incorporate a “greatest hits” list of comfort breakfast flavors. Each bowl is carefully assembled in an environment where you and chef can share space, swap stories and temporarily escape the city noise and slide into a warm flavor haven. Wordlessly, chef Rashida asks you how your day/life is going and rises to the challenge to make it better through ramen. So far I’ve tried the Gravlax and the Steak and Soy Egg. As a lifetime ramen fan her take is new and fresh but still honors the classic core fundamentals. I will return again and again to this NYC gem!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramen made with love and Ra is the sweetest! 10/10 would recommend again and again!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuine and lovely experience. Chef Rasheeda is making amazing and inspired food that leaves you wanting to come back and try the other bowls of ramen you didn’t have. Super kind service, I couldn’t recommend this place enough!

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  12. DeniceW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I could eat the broth everyday -- complex, soothing, soulful. Setting is intimate. Talk with owner and chef about the concept, her menu favorites while she prepares your meal. A NYC experience -- tight and fast-paced.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, soul soothing ramen. Delicious down to the very last drop.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been one of the best experiences I've had in my hometown! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely first time experience, we’ll be back for sure!

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  16. MorganC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ramen, my favorite was the steak and soy egg ramen. Chef Rasheeda was so warm and welcoming, and the decor was fabulous. Would highly recommend!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the steak and eggs and the gravlax ramen. Both were amazing! It was great speaking with Chef Rashida about her ethos and seeing all the intention she puts into every detail of her space and her ramen. I loved the flavor that the chimichurri brought to the steak and eggs ramen. The cream cheese foam and seafood forward broth of the gravlax was my favorite! I will be back to try the BEC and the BLT!

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  18. KariymaQ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and food was Amazing! Can’t wait to go back for another experience and bring some friends! Highly recommended

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  19. MayO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience, felt like a hidden gem in the middle of the neighborhood. The menu was inventive and fun, and the chef was so sweet. Very strong shoyu flavor in the broth (I had the BLT), and very salty.

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  20. BrettG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ramen and one of one experience. Beautiful dishware too.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. JeanetteM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and meal. I’ve never had ramen quite like this. I had the Bacon, Egg and Cheese ramen and WOW! The soy egg was my absolute favorite. The ambiance is comforting yet elegant. I can’t wait to visit again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, perfectly balance flavors and the space is gorgeous. Ra is an amazing chef and welcomes you into her spot with love ❤️

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  23. LouisM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Show up and support Chef Rasheeda! Bowery Market you won't be let down. Make your reservation then go and enjoy. Great for an intimate date night.

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  24. Jessica

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pleasure to have a one on one Chef time with Ra. She is an amazing human and I truly enjoyed speaking with her. I had the Egg Drop Ramen and it was absolutely delicious. I am coming back very soon to have another amazing experience. 😊

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best ramen I have had in the city! Chef Rasheeda is the absolute best and so attentive to every customer. The ramen has so much depth, umami and beautiful flavors. I will be coming back to try all the different varieties of breakfast ramen that she has to offer. Thank you so much for such a wonderful night.

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  26. PriscillaB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious sublime heavenly incredible and a complete delight

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramen is delicious. Atmosphere is delightful. Chef Rasheeda is charming and welcoming.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, book your reservation now. Such a different vibe then the normal NYC restaurant experience - intimate, fresh, warm and engaging with the chef. She’s AMAZING. The food is just 10/10. I went beginning of January with a friend and saw a TikTok about it today and ran to this app to 1. Write a review and 2. Take my husband next week.

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  29. BagelBites

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A one woman job to revolutionize ramen, between the baconeggncheese ramen, gravlax, steak and eggs, and so on - this is a must hit spot for anyone who either loves noodles or wants to experiment with something new. Chef Rasheeda starts with the basics - shoyu broth and outstanding noodles from sun noodles and builds up from there. Oils and toppings and other flavors are combined to make this a wonderful treat especially while the weather still demands a good healthy broth.

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  30. Cierra

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramen by Ra is a true culinary experience! I was greeted with a warm welcome by Chef Ra and smelled the beautiful aroma of ramen being prepared as I sat down. The favors were so comforting and delicious! I will definitely be returning soon.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ramen was amazing, I wish I ordered one to go.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing intimate dining experience. I tried the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese ramen bowl which was incredible. I’ll be back to try them all!

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  33. TiffaineS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ramen by Ra is a 1/1 experience that anyone in NY or nearby should make every effort to visit! The menu is a unique take on ramen, paying homage to NYC classics. The intimate experience of sitting while Chef Rasheda preps is really special and an intimate lesson on ramen. My nephew and I had the bacon, egg and cheese dish and it was perfect for a rainy day. Flavor galore!! As my nephew said, "the broth was so creamy." Must visit!

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  34. Dominekp

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at Ramen by Ra with Chef Rasheeda during a memorable experience. One of the highlights of my meal was the bacon, egg, and cheese ramen that I ordered. The dish was prepared impeccably, with each ingredient cooked to perfection. However, what truly made the meal stand out was the broth. It was rich and full of flavor, with just the right amount of saltiness that perfectly complemented the other ingredients. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique and delicious meal.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. LesleyN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ramen and warm, attentive service. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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  36. AnnaP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're ever in New York City, you might want to check out The Bowery Market. Ramen by Ra offers a great steak ramen dish that is quite authentic. It might be worth giving it a try if you're in the mood for something new and delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Bankhead

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to Ramen by Rā on opening day and it was so special. The energy from Rasheeda was so welcoming and energetic. She handled each bowl with care and love. The flavors, I mean just so rich and powerful. She has really tapped into some incredible umami flavors. I have already been back again and it just keeps getting better. Highly recommend for great ramen experience that’s fully packed with soulful flavors and did I mention the beautiful space. A little Tokyo vibe downtown that’s a great escape.

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  38. Kiara

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Black woman-owned ramen shop? Sign me up! I've been watching Chef Rasheeda for awhile now and watching her grow and live out her dream is inspiring. Since her Kickstarter for the restaurant ended, I've been patiently waiting for the restaurant to open and was able to snag seats on her Opening Night via OpenTable. The shop is located in The Bowery Market and is cozy and intimate (only has 5 seats). The decor is beautiful. It's dark, moody, and designed to perfection down to the glassware. I love that you get to watch your meal be prepared as well as talk to the chef and other guests. I went with my partner and we both ordered the Steak and Soy Ramen which is absolutely delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked but the star of the show is the broth and chimichurri sauce. I like to eat... ALOT and have never tasted anything like this before. It was so decadent and I've literally been dreaming about it since my visit. The seasoned egg was also a really nice touch. Can't wait to head back in a few weeks :)

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazung experience and a lovely time, do yourself a favor and book asap!

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FAQs

Ramen By Ra is rated 5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ramen By Ra

348 Bowery Street, New York, NY 10012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Great Jones inside The Bowery Market
  • Neighborhood
    NoHo
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Rasheeda Purdie
  • Additional
    Counter Seating
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