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drbelfer Dec 19, 2010 08:11 AM

Friends asked if we [living in Queens] knew of any places they could bring their daughter to, as she really enjoys Ramen. A place perhaps to select the type of broth, noodles, etc. A place in Queens or Nassau.

Not knowing any to suggst; I figured the Board would be a good place to investigate. Does anyone have any suggestions.


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  1. daffyduck RE: drbelfer Dec 20, 2010 06:01 PM

    i think your best bet is Manhattan. if you're willingly to travel, you should try posting there.

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      budcar RE: drbelfer Dec 21, 2010 09:12 AM

      The best and only place I know of is the Japanese restaurant on the southwest corner of Union St and Northern Blvd in Flushing. I generally order the ramen with shrimp tempura. Not about to do an analysis of the broth but it a thoroughly satisfying lunch. Much better than the dishwater they serve at many Japanese restaurants on the island.

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        squinchy RE: budcar Dec 21, 2010 09:50 AM

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-noodle-e... maybe?

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          E Eto RE: budcar Dec 21, 2010 11:40 AM

          The restaurant on the corner of Union/Northern is a branch of Udon West. They serve udon, not ramen. Completely different dishes. And ramen wouldn't be served with shrimp tempura.

          Udon West
          137-80 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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            budcar RE: E Eto Dec 22, 2010 05:13 AM

            Thanks, I didn't really know there was a difference.

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          HLing RE: drbelfer Dec 22, 2010 07:28 AM

          I thought there was a Setagaya Ramen in Flushing, but it may well have come and gone judging from this thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/610964

          Maybe one can make a day trip out to Mitsuwa Market for the Santoka Ramen in the food court. I like the experience of casual eating environment for ramen there.

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            PaMa RE: HLing Dec 22, 2010 08:00 PM

            Ajisen Ramen at Queens Crossing (across of the parking lot). Not a restaurant but part of the food court. I like Ajisen no MSG in the soup and I actually like the noodles. Setagaya is gone now replaced by Hakata. Nice staff but sadly, MSG in soup, lots.

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            Recursion RE: drbelfer Jan 3, 2011 01:19 PM

            Rai Rai Ken is my favorite, but in Manhattan.

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              sushiman RE: drbelfer Jan 5, 2011 08:45 AM

              I have been informed that 1 or 8 in Williamsburg does late night ramen on Friday and Saturday. And that it is really good.

              1 or 8
              66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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