ippudo ramen
I don’t normally shill for ramenyas that haven’t opened yet, especially one that I haven’t tried first hand, but in this case, I’ll make an exception.

Shigemi Kawahara, “Ramen King”, will be opening the first American outpost of his famous Ippudo in New York City at the end of the month. Kawahara-san gained fame by taking 1st place in televised ramen battles 3 years in a row, and then won the title of “Ramen King” in a TV competition in 2005. Ippudo was first opened in Hakata in 1985, and has grown to 34 locations throughout Japan.

Big in Japan has a recent review of Ippudo’s hakata ramen in japan while the Feisty Foodie and Eater report on last Tuesday’s sneak preview.

Hakata Ippudo NY

65 Fourth Avenue
New York, NY

via gridskipper and rameniac

3 thoughts on “ippudo. ramen king”

  1. NYC Ippudo OPENED TODAY. It’s PERFECT. Today through Wednesday is the “soft” opening, with restricted hours and a condensed menu…but it’s great. And run by many helpful friendly native Japanese. I’m so happy…

  2. I visited Ippudo NY a few weeks ago. A few months prior to that I visited Ippudo Ebisu.

    Only difference? Ippudo NY is much bigger and swish. It’s five hours closer than Tokyo is (that’s a good thing or a bad thing, depending on yr POV). It’s closer to the subway (across the street from Astor Place on the #6).

    What’s the same? RAMEN IS MAGNIFICENT! Wonderfully decadent broth. Snappy properly thin straight egg noodles. Negi, garlic and other condiments in just the right amounts! This is a “must eat” place (along with Peter Luger’s and Katz’s Deli) for every visit to New Yawk!

    Added treat: If you go to the bathroom, you’ll get an added treat. When you descend to the basement where the bathrooms are, you may see the noodles being made or the broth being brewed. On the way to the can!

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