Peng’s is a Chinese-slash-ramen spot that’s one of the Upper East Side’s more underrated restaurants. We like the ramen here best (particularly the minced pork one), but their dumplings are also solid, as are the broth-less banmen dishes, and the rice donburis. Nothing on the menu is over $15, and there are also plenty of sakes, making this an ideal low-key weeknight meal.
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