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Japanese Restaurant · Alphabet City
536 E 5th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY 10009, United States
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Japanese Restaurant in East Village, NYC.

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    matt b.
    "It's well worth $2 as some of the best ramen pork in the city."(29 Tips)
    Emily H.
    "Pork bun is delicious!"(2 Tips)
    Cissy Z.
    "The chicken and fried rice are decent."(2 Tips)
    La B.
    "He's part of a jazz band & plays at the restaurant some days."(2 Tips)
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  • ramen
  • lunch specials
  • live jazz
  • pork
  • fried rice
  • happy hour specials
  • fried chicken
  • great value
  • gyoza
  • dumplings
  • tapas
  • salmon tartare
  • Sapporo beer
  • house red wine
  • sake
  • katsu
  • café
  • good for a quick meal
  • tea
  • draft beer
  • Hiroshi K.

    Kuboya Jazz Band moved to The Tokyo Tapas Café http://tokyotapascafenyc.com/ and We will paly at 7:30 pm on Sep. 10, (Wed ) 2014. We will start only service Ramen here soon

    Hiroshi Kubo · August 21, 2014
  • 💥Angєlínє 💫 .

    Spicy ramen !!

  • Kuboya

    Due to my health problem, Kuboya was closed, but, we will be served ramen at Tokyo Tapas when I come back. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-tokyo-tapas-cafe-new-York, http://tokyotapascafenyc.com/

    Kuboya · July 10, 2014
  • Anthony

    Great food, nice atmosphere. Get some friends and get some ramen!!

    Anthony · December 24, 2013
  • Cissy Z.

    The chicken and fried rice are decent. Avoid the ramen at all cost unless you want to die of sodium intake.

    Cissy Zhou · September 22, 2013
  • Ling L.

    The ramen here is way too salty. Solid fried rice, but go to Minca next door for your ramen fix.

    Ling Li · September 22, 2013
  • Ilie K.

    No more lunch specials!

    Ilie Kim · September 14, 2013
  • La B.

    The space is intimate & cute. The spicy miso ramen is quite good. The owner was there when I went and he's really nice. He's part of a jazz band & plays at the restaurant some days.

    La B. · August 13, 2013
  • Will H.

    10% discount for cash payments of more than $20

    Will Hou · June 11, 2013
  • Time 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

    Time Out New York · June 4, 2013
  • bombonia

    The shio ramen is to die for

    bombonia · May 25, 2013
  • Ruta Z.

    Get the char siew don! So yummy! And finish with some mochi ice cream.

    Ruta Ziukaite · April 20, 2013
  • Geronimo J.

    Amazing spicy chicken wings and their policy (that you can read in the bathroom) is noteworthy!

    Geronimo Jimenez · February 22, 2013
  • Linny L.

    Great lunch specials sets! Ramen + gyoza hits the spot!

    Linny Looks · January 13, 2013
  • Hiroshi K.

    Due to Sundy, Tel does not work, But we are open

    Hiroshi Kubo · December 13, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    50% off " Additive-free" Ramen for Two-Year Anniversary October, During our anniversary celebration period for from Oct. 19 - Nov.12. We are offering regular size "additive fee" Ramen for half price.

    Hiroshi Kubo · October 16, 2012
  • Ilie K.

    Great ramen and fried rice, but they have a 'b' rating.

    Ilie Kim · October 13, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    Kuboya is pleased to announce that we have added House Red & White Wines to our happy hour specials! Only $4.50/glass from 5-8pm everyday so drop by for a glass or two ( or more) anytime!!

    Hiroshi Kubo · June 6, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    How about some $1.99 Sapporo drafts at Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and our new special appetizers made just for the upcoming hot summer ?

    Hiroshi Kubo · May 29, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    We have new Lunch special dishes on the menu: Ramen Set $9.50 [any regular size ramen + your choice of 3 pieces of dumpling, half size fried rice or small salad] Lunch Sat & Sun 12;00 Noon - 3:00 Pm

    Hiroshi Kubo · May 26, 2012
  • Sheng-Min 'Sheng' C.

    Free hot genmai tea ...:)

    Sheng-Min 'Sheng' Chen · April 7, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    Our new & delicious Katsu Pork Curry is only $9.50!

    Hiroshi Kubo · March 23, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    Do you like Katsu-don? Here we go, our new Katsu-don seasoned with sweet soy sauce will satisfy your body & soul. It's only $9.50!

    Hiroshi Kubo · March 23, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    Have you tried our Fried Chicken with Tartar Sauce yet? It's the best in the world!

    Hiroshi Kubo · March 23, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    We now have Taco-chan Sausage (たこちゃんウインナー)! This retro Japanese recipe is great with beer and sake. We make this only with finest Berkshire pork sausage. Come & try!

    Hiroshi Kubo · March 23, 2012
  • Hiroshi K.

    Here is a House Ume Ochazuke (贅沢茶漬け) made with a seafood ramen broth. You can have this only in our restaurant in whole NYC area.

    Hiroshi Kubo · March 23, 2012
  • Peter N.

    A bit of a treck from 36 Cooper Square, but easily the best Ramen in town.

    Peter N · March 16, 2012
  • Natalie

    Kubo-chan shio

    Natalie · February 17, 2012
  • Claire A.

    Try the Spicy Miso ramen with extra pork ! Definitely the most tender pork I've ever had, it literally melts in your mouth :)

    Claire Abigail · December 29, 2011
  • Dens

    The fried chicken and fried rice are super good.

    Dens · November 20, 2011
  • stephiedoo

    I actually crave their fried rice more than the noodles. It's simple but yummy.

    stephiedoo · October 5, 2011
  • michael n.

    Food is mediocre. Service is a disaster. We were the only people there. 2 hours for ramen. Are you serious? Go anywhere else unless you don't mind eating much later than intended.

    michael nerenburg · September 21, 2011
  • Kit L.

    Come here to enjoy the environment and music. The food is excellent, slow down your life and enjoy things!

    Kit Lam · August 18, 2011
  • Melody H.

    $15 lunch special EVERY DAY, even weekends. Includes your choice of ramen, a half fried rice, and 5 gyoza. http://mmmelody.com/2011/04/04/great-ramen-no-wait-at-kuboya/

    Melody Han · August 17, 2011
  • leiti h.

    Ask Kubo-chan the former salaryman himself what broths that week are faring tastiest!

    leiti hsu · August 11, 2011
  • Jaimee E.

    The spicy miso is a favorite, the broth and noodles are cooked deliciously! Owner is nice, gave me iced japanese tea as I waited for my take-out.

    Jaimee Estreller · July 31, 2011
  • Zach M.

    Go for extra pork, don't miss the spicy miso or shio ramen, and they actually make fried rice amazing.

    Zach Mack · July 28, 2011
  • Tilly Y.

    They play nice classical music and the pork is super tender.

    Tilly Yau · July 24, 2011
  • Nick S.

    Def better than minca. More broths to try and IMO they've all been better. I like the spicy miso broth best.

    Nick S · June 10, 2011
  • Daiji

    Usually good but I got really sick 2 hours after the meal here once. Jut saying.

    Daiji · May 15, 2011
  • Christina C.

    Go to Minca next door instead.

    Christina Cacioppo · April 20, 2011
  • S S

    Service is really slow, but the fried rice is the best and makes up for it!

    S S · February 16, 2011
  • JuAnne N.

    get the avocado salmon tartare and the chili oil for the other apps or ramen!

    JuAnne Ng · February 11, 2011
  • Cam C.

    Waited 10 mins for table, sat down, waitress ignored us and the two tables next to us for a good 15 minutes, and we left. No protest from waitress. Went to Minca...

    Cam Cross · February 5, 2011
  • Anoop R.

    The ramen is really good. The chili oil makes it out of this world.

    Anoop Ranganath · January 24, 2011
  • Jonathan D.

    Ridiculously awful service. Minca next door is a better bet.

    Jonathan Dortch · January 24, 2011
  • Lauren H.

    This is my fave ramen spot thus far. The miso ramen is delightful, and definitely try the pork buns as well. Also, the staff was very friendly and the service was superb.

    Lauren Howell · January 21, 2011
  • Emily H.

    Pork bun is delicious!

    Emily Hobbs · January 17, 2011
  • Anri I.

    Get the layu with your shoyu ramen. It gives a little bit of heat to the bowl and makes you want to keep eating it forever !

    Anri I · November 6, 2010
  • matt b.

    Get the extra pork. It's well worth $2 as some of the best ramen pork in the city.

    matt buchanan · October 13, 2010

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