This midtown ramen-ya from the HinoMaru crew serves noodle soups and Japanese fusion tapas. Paper lanterns light up the chef's counter where Taka Terashita (Maison O, Matsuri) cooks his tonkotsu pork broth, available with up to 10 toppings (corn, poached egg, leeks). The haunt also offers traditional hot pot and snacks like chicken skewers and grilled pork-belly buns. To drink, find thirty types of sake as well as Sapporo beer.
|Venue name:||Lucky Cat||Contact:|
252 53rd St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–11pm; Sat, Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average ramen bowl: $12. Cash only.|