Rai Rai Ken

Rai Rai Ken

Ramen / Noodle House and Japanese Restaurant
218 E 10th St. (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:45 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • Noon–11:45 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–1:45 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No

Experience authentic, Japanese ramen at Rai Rai Ken. It's the next best thing to a visit to Japan.

7.8/10

Based on 346 votes

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  • What you need to know
    dipti p.
    wasn't a fan of the vegetarian miso ramen but friendly staff.(20 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    Seated right away, awesome pork buns, miso ramen and shoya?(14 Tips)
    Jorge B.
    Get the mabo tofu ramen: minced pork, tofu, scallions = amazing.(5 Tips)
    pressgrove
    Miso Ramen + Gyoza = Good for the throat.(8 Tips)
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  • good for a quick meal
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  • Munchies

    The ramen—made from a tasty shio broth and topped with pork chashu, bamboo shoots, and a slice of fish cake—was nothing remarkable, but it was good, filling, and cheap. Read more

    Munchies · 3 weeks ago
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  • Rita K.

    Shoyu ramen (with or without wonton). set C with charshu on the side. Plus a glass of draft beer. You are in heaven.

    Rita Kwong · May 3
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  • Jonathan R.

    Very good place to eat and enjoy the day. Plus the delicious food!! The atmosphere is very comforting. I've been coming here many times! ^__^

    Jonathan Ramirez · April 26
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  • Yera H.

    Spectacular happy hour deals-- went in for a real late dinner and drank lots of cheap, cold Sapporo.

    Yera Ha · April 23
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  • Yera H.

    Cash only! This spot is homey, clean and makes a good bowl of ramen. Try the pork buns, too!

    Yera Ha · April 23
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  • Trent

    Got the miso ramen with the thicker noodle, was almost like an udon noodle. Wasn't very impressed but I would give it another shot.

    Trent · April 12
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  • Doug

    The Ramen is to die for

    Doug · April 12
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  • Robert F.

    Had the ramen, it was kind of average. Flavor didn't jump out at me 😐

    Robert Freeborn · March 21
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  • Tamika G.

    Amazing pork buns! The Mibo Ramen was to die for

    Tamika Glisson · March 9
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  • Puu K.

    Small and cozy ramen house.

    Puu Kampolratana · February 21
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  • Jimmy K.

    4-6pm is the real happy hours that will make you super happy :) Don't miss out!!!

    Jimmy Kwok · January 31
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  • Ryan C.

    Very good soup. Get the happy-hour gyoza. So good and cheap.

    Ryan C · January 26
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  • Ryan C.

    Very good soup. Get the happy hour gyoza. So good and cheap.

    Ryan C · January 25
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  • Tyler B.

    Used to be better when it was a hole in the wall with six seats. Still decent.

    Tyler Brock · January 25
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  • Jeffrey S.

    Shoyu ramen

    Jeffrey Shyu · January 24
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  • Pablo V.

    Ramen, ramen, ramen... Delicioso!. El servicio no es tan bueno como su comida.

    Pablo Vanegas · January 22
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  • dawn.in.newyork

    More like Chinese noodle soup than authentic Japanese ramen. Not a favoured ramen place.

    dawn.in.newyork · January 17
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  • Rebecca R.

    The miso ramen is amazing! Also try the fried rice.

    Rebecca Rahmanian · December 7, 2014
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  • Elẹna

    Delicious and cheap ramen! I love the Miso flavored Ramen -deeply flavorful, though the Shoya Ramen with Pork is good too. The Almond Tofu dessert is delicious.

    Elẹna · November 24, 2014
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  • Peter T.

    Get here a bit early and put your name on the door behind the curtain because it can get busy on weekends and Friday nights.

    Peter To · November 22, 2014
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  • Elyssa A.

    The mabo ramen has just the right amount of spiciness.

    Elyssa Albert · November 17, 2014
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  • Elyssa A.

    Soup broth is made by simmering organic chicken bone for 12 hours.

    Elyssa Albert · November 17, 2014
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  • Caitlin C.

    Miso ramen with extra corn is the way to go!

    Caitlin Clements · November 16, 2014
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  • Laura N.

    The pork buns are the bomb, the ramen is hearty, maybe not the best in NYC but it hits the spot on a cold day.

    Laura Noonan · November 5, 2014
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  • Jon A.

    Solid shoyu ramen when Momo is too busy. Fried rice is awesome.

    Jon Avedon · October 25, 2014
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  • Rasmus M.

    Stop reading this and just get the pork buns!

    Rasmus Moseholm · October 9, 2014
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  • E L.

    I miss this place much!!! Greart curry ramen & shoyu ramen

    E L · September 30, 2014
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  • Alessandro d.

    Ask for your extra pork. You're welcome.

    Alessandro de Guzman · September 27, 2014
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  • emma t.

    sit at the bar and order miso ramen with a diet coke while you watch the chefs make your soup! mm.

    emma tangoren · September 14, 2014
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  • Jennifer K.

    Pork buns, miso ramen, shoya ramen

    Jennifer Kramer · August 31, 2014
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  • Jennifer K.

    Didn't want to wait for 1+ hour for Ippudo and momufuku so went here and it was great. Seated right away, awesome pork buns, miso ramen and shoya? Ramen. Delicious, will def go back

    Jennifer Kramer · August 31, 2014
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  • Amanda J.

    Pork buns and cheap ramen - too good

    Amanda Jabes · August 28, 2014
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  • Nathan Y.

    Mediocre ramen

    Nathan Yuen · August 19, 2014
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  • Michael M.

    The Shio Ramen is my go-to here, with butter. Ask them to add butter. Trust me. Just tell your judgey friends that its a Japanese thing, and they have no culture, you cant take them anywhere.

    Michael Muse · August 16, 2014
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  • Nicole A.

    Totally legit ramen, great prices, and open way late. Can't go wrong.

    Nicole Aptekar · August 7, 2014
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  • Kris C.

    Shoyu ramen is flavorful and the pork belly was tasty. Not the best but a really solid bowl of ramen.

    Kris Concepcion · July 24, 2014
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  • Daniel M.

    Cash only btw.

    Daniel McDonough · June 15, 2014
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  • Daniel M.

    The shoyu ramen is a staple. Can't go wrong.

    Daniel McDonough · June 15, 2014
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  • Kevin T.

    Very much classic style of shoyu ramen and fried rice "Tyahan" are the best selection. They are likely Syouwa era, the year of 1925-1989, so it is classic!! Take an annin-tofu for dessert. Enjoy!

    Kevin Tak · May 4, 2014
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  • Sunny C.

    Mapo Tofu Ramen.

    Sunny Chen · April 28, 2014
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  • Robby A.

    Ask about the secret menu!

    Robby Abaya · March 19, 2014
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  • Julius T.

    Nop no

    Julius Tarng · March 14, 2014
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  • Chia Lynn K.

    The wonton in the wonton ramen are literally SKIN ONLY. No filling.

    Chia Lynn Kwa · March 9, 2014
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  • Valerie S.

    Happy Hours at 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and 10 p.m. » closing bring half-priced pork buns, gyoza.

    Valerie Seckler · February 18, 2014
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  • Sparkie

    What to Order: Shoyu Wonton ramen-noodle soup, with shrimp-and-pork wontons, bamboo shoots, a boiled egg, spinach, fish cake, dry seaweed, and scallion in a soy-sauce-based pork-and-chicken broth.

    Sparkie · January 20, 2014
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  • Jonathan H.

    No more late lunch special....

    Jonathan H · December 16, 2013
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  • Marina B.

    Not worth the wait at all, shoyu ramen was bland and Mabo was too thick, too much cornstarch.

    Marina B. · December 14, 2013
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  • Katie F.

    Best ramen in manhattan. The end. Pork buns are sex in my mouth

    Katie Friedman · November 24, 2013
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  • Dee C.

    Cash only...there's an ATM a few storefronts down

    Dee Cha · November 3, 2013
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  • Chelsea V.

    The bathroom is magical.

    Chelsea Vance · November 3, 2013
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