TOP 5
Oodles of Noodles: The Top 5 Ramen Spots in NYC

For serious eaters both here and especially in Japan, ramen noodles are a religion. Here are our favorite spots that have gained some serious slurping traction.

Ippudo

When temps dip, we instantly crave noodles. And, when noodles pop into our heads, we almost always turn to Ippudo. The hip, East Village noodle joint serves up serious ramen like the Akamaru ramen, a bowl of noodles with red miso, black garlic oil, and ivory slices of Berkshire-pork. Ippudo always has a line, but it’s also always worth the wait.

Ippudo is located at 65 4th Avenue New York www.ippudony.com.

CHEF DAVID CHANG
Má Pêche Brings a Chang(e) to Midtown

Má Pêche
15 west 56th street (in the Chambers Hotel)
New York, NY 10019
www.momofuku.com/ma-peche

Heeeee's back. Chef David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar, Ko, Milk Bar) is here with Má Pêche- and a few changes. First change, it's in midtown. Second, it's just serving lunch, for now. Third, Chang is taking on the owner role while delegating out the menu and preparation responsibilities to executive chef Tien Ho. So yes, this is a David Chang project, but no it is not the cramped, elbow to elbow authentic Chang-ian dining experience as you will get in the East Village.

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