NYCReview

photo credit: Kenny Yang

E.A.K. Ramen review image
7.7

E.A.K Ramen

$$$$

469 6th Ave, New York
View WebsiteEarn 3X Points

If you’re looking for a relatively rare bowl of ramen, head to E.A.K. in the West Village. Their iekei-style ramen comes with a broth made from chicken and pork bones (in addition to shoyu tare), with thick, spaghetti-like noodles and spinach instead of scallions. The result is a salty, milky, and rich broth that looks like cream of chicken soup. We have no complaints about the namesake E.A.K. shoyu bowl—except that the chashu is among the best we’ve had, and only two small slices are included. Get extra. This place has 22 toppings—like butter, baby corn, and shredded chicken breast—that you can add, and there are also lots of small plates. Don’t leave without getting the big, juicy ginger gyoza, which come covered in a crunchy dumpling skirt.

Kenny Yang

E.A.K. Ramen review image

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.


By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

The Best Ramen In NYC guide image
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.

Suggested Reading

Ippudo review image
Review
Ippudo

Ippudo is still one of the best (and busiest) ramen spots in the city. If you haven’t been, or have some time to kill in the East Village, stop by.

Nami Nori review image
7.6
Review
Nami Nori

Nami Nori is a reasonably priced sushi spot in the West Village that specializes in taco-shaped hand rolls and looks like a fancy nail salon.

The Best Ramen In NYC guide image
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.

Where To Eat Phở In NYC guide image
Guide
Where To Eat Phở In NYC

When it's cold outside and you need a bowl of noodle soup, head to one of these spots.