Japanese cuisine expert Harris Salat (author of Takashi's Noodles and Japanese Hot Pots) and chef Rio Irie (Matsuri) join forces to open the latest contender in a wave of modern ramen-yas, like Chuko, Dassara and Yuji. Their Downtown Brooklyn joint serves classic soy and miso broths, alongside comfort-food spins like crispy-pork-and-garlic gyoza pot stickers and pork loin buns. Grab a seat at the L-shaped bar that wraps around the glass-enclosed kitchen, or at one of the wooden booths made of raw cedar.
25 Bond St
|Cross street:||at Livingston St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun, noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V|