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

    1. 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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        1. re: budcar

          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

          1. re: E Eto

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

        2. I thought there was a Setagaya Ramen in Flushing, but it may well have come and gone judging from this thread.

          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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          1. re: HLing

            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.

          2. Rai Rai Ken is my favorite, but in Manhattan.

            1. 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