Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ramen-Ya 07-06-2014

Location: 181 W.4th St.
Time: 1pm
People: RB, CK and myself

-Cash only, unpretentious cozy ramen shop in West Village, which did not have much ramen presence until now.
-Quintessential superb Japanese service.
-Everything is made in house including miso and sauces.
-Broth is clean and simple, no frills, just the way I love.
-They serve a respectful, delicate bowl of ramen, similar to the flavor you get in Japan--no over-salted, spicy, fatty broth you get at famous ramen shops around the city that gears towards American palate.
- Shio black ramen is $12. With extra $1, you can have a spicy option of chili oil.
-Soupless ramen (abura soba, $15) is delicious and flavorful.
-They have a perfectly cooked bowl of smooth, shiny rice. That's how you can tell if they are a legitimate spot for Japanese restaurant.

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