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The Best Ramen In NYC

Where to go when you want something better than a block of dried noodles and a powder-filled foil packet.

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The Best Tapas Places In NYC

16 great tapas restaurants in New York.

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The Best Chaat In NYC

Where to find the city's best South Asian street food.

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The Best Ramen In NYC guide image

NYC Guide

The Best Ramen In NYC

Where to go when you want something better than a block of dried noodles and a powder-filled foil packet.

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7.8

NYC Review

Shinka Ramen & Sake Bar

Shinka, tucked away inside a Chinatown hotel, is a great place to drink, watch sports, and eat a unique bowl of ramen with brisket and bone marrow.

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7.7

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E.A.K. Ramen

Stop by E.A.K. Ramen in the West Village for hard-to-find iekei-style ramen and crispy gyoza on a cast iron plate.

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8.6

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53

53's stylish dining rooms should be studied at Parsons. This modern Asian restaurant in Midtown from the Marea team is one of your best options for an upscale dinner in the city.

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6.2

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Smyth Tavern

Smyth Tavern makes one of the best burgers in Tribeca, but not much else here is worth mentioning.

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7.8

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Zaytinya

An Eastern Mediterranean restaurant from José Andrés, this Nomad spot has a relaxing, seaside resort-like setting. Prioritize the seafood mezze.

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LittleMad

LittleMad is a Nomad spot where you can supplement the French/Korean dishes with caviar, uni, and truffles. It's a fun place, and there's nothing else like it.

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7.8

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Tsurutontan

This Midtown location of Tsurutontan serves sushi and unique bowls of udon in a big space with tons of seating spread out over three floors.

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6.9

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THEP

THEP is a Thai restaurant on the Upper East Side with an attractive space but uneven food.

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Sojourn

Sojourn on the Upper East Side has a menu influenced by a lot of different cuisines, and it's a solid option for when all you need is somewhere that’s “just fine.”

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6.6

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Mel's

If we thought of all the places we’d rather go for pizza before Mel's in Chelsea, it would be a long list.

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8.3

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Yakitori Totto

By the time you finish paying your bill, you'll already want to come back to this yakitori restaurant in Midtown.

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Martiny's

Located in a three-level carriage house in Gramercy, Martiny's is a Japanese-style cocktail lounge serving memorable drinks and small plates.

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Moonflower

This West Village bar serves small plates and natural wine in a fun setting that looks like it was designed by Lisa Frank and Henri Matisse.

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7.5

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Gugu Room

For a fun night out, get some small plates and cocktails at this mostly-Filipino spot on the LES.

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7.7

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Ladybird

Ladybird is a vegan restaurant in the East Village that's perfect for a fun night out, whether you're vegan or not.

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Deux Chats

Deux Chats has a beautiful space, impressive cocktails, and some of the best seafood small plates in Williamsburg.

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B'Artusi

For a first date in the West Village, try B'Artusi. This wine bar from the people behind L'Artusi is walk-in only and serves great small plates.

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8.4

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8282

Korean spot 8282 might just become your favorite LES hangout for fried chicken, gochujang margaritas, and delicious upscale anju and banju.

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8.0

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Gem Wine

Gem Wine on the Lower East Side is one of those rare spots that's ideal for dates involving drinks, dinner, or both.