HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Recs for Udon/Ramen Noodle Soup on the UWS?

gloriousfood Nov 21, 2007 09:03 AM

Preferably from 75th Street--116th Street. Could be Japanese, Chinese, any kind of cuisine.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. f
    FattyDumplin RE: gloriousfood Nov 22, 2007 07:07 AM

    not much here. but if you venture on down to 56th and 6th, menkuitei is pretty good for ramen.

    Udon is a little more prvalent. most of hte sushi places on teh UWS will have it. nothing great though.

    1. m
      MikeG RE: gloriousfood Nov 22, 2007 08:21 PM

      Some of China Fun's noodle soups - particularly IMO the wonton/noodle version with roast meats - are pretty good. (The one I'm talking about is on Columbus near 72nd. FWIW you can get them with various noodles including udon, but they're 100% Chinese soup.) Staying "west," the closest Japanese ramen I can think of is Sapporo on 48th near 7th, but I haven't taken any sort of ramen survey of more generic Japanese restaurants.

      1. g
        gloriousfood RE: gloriousfood Nov 23, 2007 08:20 AM

        Thanks. The pickings are slim in this side of town. I usually end up going to Sapporo, but there are times when I want to stay in my own neighborhood and not to midtown, downtown, or Chinatown. A lot of generic Asian places serving generic food on the UWS--wish someone would open up a worthy ramen shop here.

        1 Reply
        1. re: gloriousfood
          MikeG RE: gloriousfood Nov 23, 2007 01:17 PM

          "A lot of generic Asian places serving generic food on the UWS"

          Can't argue with that but what I meant was, I don't usually get ramen in "plain old" Japanese restaurants but one of them might happen to have serviceable if not noteworthy ramen or udon soup.

        2. af_eats RE: gloriousfood Nov 23, 2007 07:00 PM

          Go to the Japanese market on Broadway and 101st (Sunrise, I think it's called?) and in the refrigerator section you'll find pre-packaged ramen which is excellent, with fresh (not dried) noodles. Be sure to get the kind where they give you a little blob of fat to add to the broth. I also add the shabu-shabu pork and some choy... delicious...

          1 Reply
          1. re: af_eats
            piccola RE: af_eats Nov 24, 2007 09:32 AM

            There's also the JASmart around 110th and B'way, and that Asian store/takeout counter next to Pinnacle at 116th.

          2. r
            rubkra RE: gloriousfood Jan 30, 2014 03:17 AM

            Yasha Ramen is excellent. Not a big menu, but all items are quite good and made fresh on the premises.
            (On Amsterdame btw 106 and 107 streets.)

            1 Reply
            1. re: rubkra
              c oliver RE: rubkra Feb 17, 2014 04:11 PM

              We just stumbled into this today and liked it A LOT. We had the spicy chicken wings and the "signature" ramen.


              We'd go here again and again. Highly recommend.

            2. ipsedixit RE: gloriousfood Jan 30, 2014 03:35 AM

              For a bowl of udon or soba, Yasaka might be your best choice.

              If you want ramen, I would save yourself the calories and aggravation and simply head south to Midtown and hit up a place like Totto.

              1 Reply
              1. re: ipsedixit
                JeffOverley RE: ipsedixit Jan 30, 2014 10:29 AM

                I second Yasaka for udon. For ramen, you could also go a bit north to Jin at 125th & Broadway - it's right at the bottom of the staircase to/from the 1 train.

                EDIT: WTF this is from seven years ago, I assume the OP has found his/her soup by now.

              2. p
                plf515 RE: gloriousfood Feb 17, 2014 05:08 PM

                Just a little out of your range of streets is Jin Ramen. Great stuff.

                Show Hidden Posts