Ramen-Ya is a Japanese restaurant, specializing in ramen soup which is made with Chinese-style wheat noodles in meat or fish broth and topped with items like pork, seaweed, green onions, eggs or chicken. Ramen is the star at Ramen-Ya, but people also love the donburi bowls (rice with thinly sliced beef on top is one option) and gyoza, their deep-fried dumplings. You might opt for Tonkotsu Pork Soup, Char Siu pork and thin noodles in pork broth, or perhaps try the vegetarian Miso instead. There is also Kojiro, which is Char Siu chicken and wavy noodles in a thickened chicken broth, along with mushrooms, egg and scallions. There are two NYC locations, one in Greenwich Village and one in the West Village, and both have received multiple awards for being the best ramen in New York City. The restaurants have been around since 2013 and have built a loyal customer base that keeps them busy, despite the small settings. You can eat in or take out, but either way, you’ll be treated to authentic Japanese ramen soup. Most menu items are in the $8-$15 price range, and there is a midnight happy hour featuring Sapporo beer.
Address: 181 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
Address: 133 West 3th Street, New York, NY 10014