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Recs for Udon/Ramen Noodle Soup on the UWS?

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gloriousfood Nov 21, 2007 09:03 AM

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

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    plf515 Feb 17, 2014 05:08 PM

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

    1. ipsedixit 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.

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        JeffOverley 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.

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        rubkra 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.)

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          c oliver 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.

          http://eat24hrs.com/restaurants/order...

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

           
           
        2. af_eats 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...

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            piccola 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.

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            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.

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              MikeG 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. MikeG 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.

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                FattyDumplin 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.

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