214 E 10th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.729350 -73.985871
Monday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown
Really cheap, nicely portioned ramen joint that isn't as crowded as other East Village staples (Momofuku, Ippudo). They also make a killer pork belly bun accompanied with crunchy cucumbers, lettuce, and mayonnaise. There's a side of chile sauce for those craving an extra kick
As good as you'll find – This place has an authentic feel, look and service of a Japanese Noodle shop. Location is decent and is worth the short walk from wherever you are. The noodles are good, the broth better and there is even a dish for vegetarians (miso chicken, sans chicken), whereas most noodle shops will only have pork or seafood based soup. Low maintenance, low-fi, low key attitude of RaiRaiKen makes it a great place, the best noodles in town makes it a great noodle shop. Best in the city.
love it love it love it – i lived in japan for a bit and can attest to the authenticity. great job rairaiken!
Great Noodle Place! – Very good, very fresh authentic ramen. The noodles are amazing, very eggy indeed! Can't beat the price. The space is pretty cozy and suggests a no-nonsense noodle shop. Only thing is, it's too far east! But then more people will discover this place and crowd it out.
authentic! – i love this place, it's cozy, friendly, and it has a true japanese feel, the kind of place you would see on a side street in japan. the soup is delish, the noodles a perfect al dente. perfect for a cold winter night! be aware of other imitation places.
playful noodles – Unlike other places, their noodles are chewy (which I love) Their noodle bowls are very consistant no matter when or how often you go. My first impression of this place was, "how interesting (not so exicted) and i see whole apples floating in a gigantic pot!" -- apples give great auroma + flavors. I don't care what others say, i like this place for chewy noodlyes. Kimchi and dak-kwong(yellow radish) can be ordered for extra goodies.
Tokyo in the East Village – This is definitely the best and most authentic ramen shop in NYC. Their no frills menu doesn't offer much more besides the ramen but you don't need anything else. Order a ramen, the gyoza and a beer and you are set for a good, fast and economical meal. I just wish they had more seats!
A true Ramen shop feel... – RaiRaiKen consistantly delivers delicious ramen soups, that are created right before your eyes. These bowls of ramen look almost like pieces of art, the way they are put together. These guys definitely put their heart into everything from the taste to presentation of their meals.
The best is the Chicken Miso ramen. I havent left the bar with any soup left in my bowl yet.
A 10 on 10th Street – A 10, so far; the best japanese food I had in NYC! I highly recommend with flying colors.
Fantastic – Rai Rai Ken on 10th Street in the East Village is fantastic. It's the equivalent of Japanese fast food. Dumplings, Noodle soups, small entrees make up the food, while it has beer, and a cool Blade Runner-like feel to it, that make it a neighborhood favorite. Open till 3Am and Bar sittiung only, this Cheap-Eat is among the best of its kind in the world.
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