Located in a cool, modern space on the Lower East Side, Mr. Taka has somehow flown mostly under the radar, despite making some of the best ramen in the city. The soups here are a bit less traditional - one of them is made with white soy sauce and yuzu - but very tasty. While the broths and noodles are top notch, we've also found the slices of pork in their soups to be some of the best.
More spots in Lower East SideSee more
Clinton St. Baking Company
During brunch hours, it’s not uncommon for people outside Clinton Street Baking Company to wait two hours for the pure, fluffy cakes of ecstasy that this place is known for. We won’t join them…but we can’t blame them either.
Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.
More Japanese spotsSee more
A fun, reasonable little spot for sake and small plates Japanese. So what if it's not the best restaurant in town?
Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Ivan Ramen is an extremely popular ramen spot from Japan, now in the Lower East Side.
Five years after it opened, the original location of Totto Ramen is still packed pretty much all of the time. That's because it's still awesome.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more