Ganso is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

1. Ganso

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Noodle House · Downtown Brooklyn · 25 Bond St (at Livingston St), Brooklyn, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Before giving Downtown Brooklyn its own killer ramen den, owner Harris Salat was a food writer, whose culinary crush on Japan was well documented in the The NY Times, Saveur and his own cookbooks. Read more.

Jin Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

2. Jin Ramen

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Noodle House · West Harlem · 3183 Broadway (at W 125th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: In accordance with the restaurant’s name—jin is the kanji character for benevolence—owners Isan Chang and Jenny Ko contribute to charities supporting community-revitalization projects. Read more.

Ramen Yebisu is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

3. Ramen Yebisu

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Noodle House · Williamsburg · 126 N 6th St (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Hokkaido-born chef Akira Hiratsuka ferments his noodles for 48 hours, which lends the strands a wild, funky character that marries well with the briny shio broth. Read more.

HinoMaru Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

4. HinoMaru Ramen

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Noodle House · Astoria · 33-18 Ditmars Blvd (btwn 33rd & 35th St.), Astoria, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The Sapporo-style miso ramen broth boasts more than twenty ingredients, including three types of umami-boosting miso, plus a piquant seven-pepper spice blend. Read more.

Hide-Chan Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

5. Hide-Chan Ramen

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Ramen Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 248 E 52nd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Owner Bobby Munekata's mini empire also includes Totto Ramen, Soba Totto and Yakitori Totto. Read more.

Totto Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

6. Totto Ramen

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Ramen Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 366 W 52nd St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Totto's special spicy sauce is not lip-singeing, but the steaming broth coats your mouth and throat in chili, creating a slow burn that builds up as you work your way through the bowl. Read more.

Ramen Misoya is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

7. Ramen Misoya

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Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 129 2nd Ave (btwn St Marks Pl & E 7th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The Misoya chain, which was founded just outside Tokyo in Chiba, focuses on different regional styles of miso ramen—the shiro variety is typical of Kyoto. Read more.

Chuko is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

8. Chuko

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Noodle House · Prospect Heights · 552 Vanderbilt Ave (at Dean St), Brooklyn, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The three chefs in the kitchen—Jamison Blankenship, James Sato and David Koon— spent months testing different broths, noodles and toppings to create the three bowls on their opening menu. Read more.

Momofuku Noodle Bar is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

9. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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Noodle House · East Village · 171 1st Ave (btwn E 10th & E 11th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The first issue of Lucky Peach—David Chang's quarterly magazine, published by McSweeney's—includes a travelogue of the chef's ramen-eating adventures in Tokyo. Read more.

Souen East Village is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

10. Souen East Village

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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · East Village · 326 E 6th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Souen specializes in macrobiotic, vegan and vegetarian Japanese food; there is a gluten-free option for almost every dish on the menu. Read more.

Terakawa Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

11. Terakawa Ramen

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Noodle House · Hell's Kitchen · 885C 9th Ave (btwn 57th St & 58th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: While tonkotsu is most commonly associated with Japan's Hakata region, Terakawa has its roots in Kumamoto, a nearby prefecture known for its slightly milder variation on the style. Read more.

Minca is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

12. Minca

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Ramen Restaurant · Alphabet City · 536 E 5th St (btwn Ave A & B), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Kamada fell in love with tonkotsu ramen while living in Tokyo in his twenties, and always wanted to create his own version of the famous pork broth. Read more.

Kambi Ramen House is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

13. Kambi Ramen House

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Ramen Restaurant · Gramercy Park · 351 E 14th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Tsukemen is also referred to by the name dipping noodles; rather than being combined in one bowl, the noodles and toppings are served on the side, then dipped with chopsticks into the broth. Read more.

Restaurant Tokyo is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

14. Restaurant Tokyo

Japanese Restaurant · Murray Hill · 342 Lexington Ave (40th St.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Restaurant Tokyo is one of the stalwarts of Japanese dining in NYC; it's been in business for more than 40 years and serves a wide range of dishes

Ippudo is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

15. Ippudo

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Ramen Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Ippudo was brought to NYC by Shigemi Kawahara, who is known as "the Ramen King" in Japan; his rich, cloudy tonkotsu broths draw the longest lines the city's ramen-ya, and they're well worth the wait. Read more.

ZuZu Ramen is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

16. ZuZu Ramen

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Noodle House · North Slope · 173 4th Ave (at DeGraw St), Brooklyn, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This Brooklyn joint is known for its creative, nontraditional ramen styles, including a hot-and-sour variety with shrimp and lemongrass. Read more.

Menkui Tei is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

17. Menkui Tei

Noodle House · NoHo · 63 Cooper Sq, New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This no-frills ramen spot—with plenty of seats to spare for a procession of NYU students and Japanese regulars—is a solid backup plan for anyone who doesn't want to wait for a table at nearby Ippudo. Read more.

Rai Rai Ken is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

18. Rai Rai Ken

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Noodle House · East Village · 218 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: With 30 seats, Rai Rai Ken is a good approximation of the small, humble ramen-ya found throughout Japan. Read more.

Ramen Takumi is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

19. Ramen Takumi

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Noodle House · Greenwich Village · 1 University Pl (Waverly Place), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Shio ramen is popular on Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island where lots of expensive salt is mined, and in Tokyo.

Sapporo is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

20. Sapporo

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Noodle House · Theater District · 152 W 49th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Sapporo is known as the birthplace of miso ramen. According to lore, the variant was invented in 1955, when a customer asked a chef to add some noodles to his miso-and-pork soup. Read more.

Ramen Sanshiro is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

21. Ramen Sanshiro

Noodle House · Turtle Bay · 249 E 49th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This pop-up ramen joint takes over the kitchen at midtown sushi restaurant SEO from 11pm to around 2am each night. Read more.

Ramen Setagaya is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

22. Ramen Setagaya

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Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 34 1/2 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This Japanese export started in Tokyo before making the jump to the East Village; the shio broth here is unique for its nontraditional use of chicken and pork bones.

Kuboya is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

23. Kuboya

Japanese Restaurant · Alphabet City · 536 E 5th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Owner Hiroshi Kubo grew up eating ramen in Tokyo, but spent 6 years in Fukuoka, where he fell in love with the tonkotsu broth. He seeks to combine his favorite types of ramen into an original NY style Read more.

Menchanko-Tei is one of Best Ramen Restaurants.

24. Menchanko-Tei

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Noodle House · Turtle Bay · 131 E 45th St (btwn 3rd and Lexington Ave.), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: In addition to several varieties of ramen, this midtown spot also offers "Menchanko" soups, inspired by traditional, hearty stews eaten by sumo wrestlers. Read more.