Ramen Misoya

129 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003


  • 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Mon – Fri), 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Mon – Sat), 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Sun)
  • $$
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
This tiny East Village spot specializes in soybean-paste ramen noodle soups. Choose either kome (red) miso, typical of Hokkaido; shiro (white) miso, popular in Kyoto; and mame miso, which is slightly sweeter and primarily consumed in Nagoya. Toppings range from hefty, unctuous slices of cha-shu (roast pork), which you'd be wise to order, to assorted veggies or kimchi, which you can skip. Noodles here are thick and the portions hearty enough for aspiring sumo wrestlers. The brothy bowls aren't as refined as at other eateries in the neighborhood, but Ramen Misoya is a reasonable alternative if you're blithely quoted a three-hour wait at nearby Ippudo.

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