With Rai Rai Ken, Ippudo, and Ramen Setagaya all located in the East Village, you’d think the neighborhood had reached its peak of noodle peddlers. Well, get ready to add one more to the bunch. Ramen Misoya, specializing in miso-flavored ramen, will open at 129 Second Avenue (212-677-4825) this coming Friday.
The restaurant, which was formerly Nori, is switching its menu concept from sushi to ramen, according to chef/owner Nori Nishida. He plans on serving three different types of ramen, including a red miso version, a white miso one, and a mame miso, which is slightly sweeter and more umami-rich. “My partner has 30 franchises of Ramen Misoya, including one in Brazil and Taipei,” says Nishida, adding that this location will be the Japanese noodle shop’s first New York City branch and will be open for both lunch and dinner. Get ready for even more noodlemania.