Rai Rai Ken

Rai Rai Ken

Noodle House and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
  • Drew S.
    "Shoyu Ramen + Sapporo = great solo dining experience"(19 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    "Seated right away, awesome pork buns, miso ramen and shoya?"(20 Tips)
    Saba N.
    "Pork buns, Kara age chicken, mapo dofu ramen -- all great!"(19 Tips)
    Lucius K.
    "Get the Shio Ramen with corn topping."(7 Tips)
196 Tips and reviews
  • ramen
  • pork buns
  • happy hour
  • casual
  • gyoza
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  • Harry J.
    Harry Jacobs2 weeks ago
    Good enough for a cheap ramen. I wasn't a huge fan, but they had a nice lunch special
  • Drew S.
    Drew S.September 21
    Make sure to order the pork buns to start followed by any selection of ramen as they are all delicious.
  • Saba N.
    Saba NekoSeptember 21
    Pork buns, Kara age chicken, mapo dofu ramen -- all great! It's very small though so better for a smaller group/you may have to wait
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 15
    Priced at only $8 and up — cheap by ramen standards — selections skew doctrinaire, with broths based on soy, miso, and curry, and no Tokyo-style salt ramen or fancy-pants pork bone tonkotsu. Read more
  • Jo P.
    Jo PoJuly 31
    Tsuke-men is so good
  • Pontus A.
    Top class noodles with lots of flavor. Would come again!
  • Molly D.
    Excellent $17 dinner special includes soup, pork bun, beer, and mochi
  • Maca M.
    Maca MakaApril 5
    Ramen with pork and dumplings
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanMarch 21
    $17 dinner special for any bowl of ramen, a side, a drink + mochi ice cream.
  • Perri S.
    Perri SilverMarch 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Best seamless delivery ramen in the area
  • Jillian
    JillianMarch 12
    Shoyu ramen and crispy gyoza was a yummy combo
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithFebruary 27
    I come here for their delicious mabo ramen as an alternate to chashu, since their pork broth doesn't compare to Zundo-Ya or Ippudo.
  • Kyo S.
    Kyo SongFebruary 24
    Had the shoyu ramen. Very good broth, a bit small but filling enough
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherFebruary 6
    OG ramen spot in NYC
  • Escott H.
    Authentic ramen in the East Village.
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanDecember 31, 2015
    Not the best classic ramen in EV but I do like the mapo tofu ramen here.
  • Craig A.
    Craig AustinDecember 28, 2015
    Good ramen. Try the sake in a can.
  • Louis W.
    Louis WayneDecember 27, 2015
    Shoyu ramen
  • Louis W.
    Louis WayneDecember 27, 2015
    #menu menu
  • Annabelle M.
    Annabelle MooreNovember 19, 2015
    Standing order-- miso with half noodles and an egg! Ramen, gyoza, kimchi, fried rice... all delicious!
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornNovember 15, 2015
    Ramen was OK, broth was not very flavorful and meat wqs not super soft. There r def better
  • Gavin
    GavinNovember 7, 2015
    Get the dinner special and the pork bun!
  • Akio T.
    Akio TsuchiyaSeptember 25, 2015
    They only take cash
  • Daouna J.
    Daouna JeongAugust 24, 2015
    Clash only. The pork buns are really good.
  • Leah M.
    Leah MaloneAugust 8, 2015
    Dinner special includes kimchi, an app, ramen bowl, sake or Sapporo and moshi for $17, tasty and a great deal!
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 25, 2015
    Can't get into momofuku? Come on over. Ramen is decent and varieties aplenty. Gotta say, the mochi is doo tho
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertJuly 18, 2015
    Came here during off peak time and it was lovely, the ramen was good, maybe a tad salty. Chashu (Pork) was tender and good.
  • Yo K.
    Yo KatsuseJuly 17, 2015
    New Combo for Lunch and Dinner are real stealer
  • Munchies
    MunchiesMay 11, 2015
    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
  • Rita K.
    Rita KwongMay 3, 2015
    Shoyu ramen (with or without wonton). set C with charshu on the side. Plus a glass of draft beer. You are in heaven.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RamirezApril 26, 2015
    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! ^__^
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaApril 23, 2015
    Spectacular happy hour deals-- went in for a real late dinner and drank lots of cheap, cold Sapporo.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaApril 23, 2015
    Cash only! This spot is homey, clean and makes a good bowl of ramen. Try the pork buns, too!
  • Trent
    TrentApril 12, 2015
    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.
  • Doug
    DougApril 12, 2015
    The Ramen is to die for
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreebornMarch 21, 2015
    Had the ramen, it was kind of average. Flavor didn't jump out at me 😐
  • Tamika G.
    Tamika GlissonMarch 9, 2015
    Amazing pork buns! The Mibo Ramen was to die for
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 21, 2015
    Small and cozy ramen house.
  • jkhknyc
    jkhknycJanuary 31, 2015
    4-6pm is the real happy hours that will make you super happy :) Don't miss out!!!
  • RC
    RCJanuary 26, 2015
    Very good soup. Get the happy-hour gyoza. So good and cheap.
  • RC
    RCJanuary 25, 2015
    Very good soup. Get the happy hour gyoza. So good and cheap.
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockJanuary 25, 2015
    Used to be better when it was a hole in the wall with six seats. Still decent.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff ShyuJanuary 24, 2015
    Shoyu ramen
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 17, 2015
    More like Chinese noodle soup than authentic Japanese ramen. Not a favoured ramen place.
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RahmanianDecember 7, 2014
    The miso ramen is amazing! Also try the fried rice.
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToNovember 22, 2014
    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.
  • Elyssa A.
    Elyssa AlbertNovember 17, 2014
    The mabo ramen has just the right amount of spiciness.
  • Elyssa A.
    Elyssa AlbertNovember 17, 2014
    Soup broth is made by simmering organic chicken bone for 12 hours.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsNovember 16, 2014
    Miso ramen with extra corn is the way to go!
  • Laura N.
    Laura NoonanNovember 5, 2014
    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.
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