Yuji Ramen (CLOSED)

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Yuji Ramen

Williamsburg

For years, seafood salesman Yuji Haraguchi supplied pristine specimens to the city's top eateries (Per Se, Marea) through True World Food. But the Japanese native dreamed of bringing a hot new style of Tokyo ramen—mazemen, a dry "mixed" version served without broth—to New York. Working his food-world connections, Haraguchi found support at Roberta's, where co-owner Carlo Mirarchi let him test out his noodles in the kitchen after-hours, and another partner, Brandon Hoy, hooked him up with the crew at café-bar Kinfolk Studios, who were looking for pop-up projects. In late January, Haraguchi starting dishing out bowls in the back of the joint Thursdays through Saturdays, while Frej, a modernist Scandinavian concept, set up Mondays through Wednesdays. The seasonal menu changes often, but recently Haraguchi served his curly ramen noodles, made by a friend in Los Angeles, topped with uni, miso, and a julienne of nori and shiso for one dish; and spicy tuna, chili flakes and pickled cucumbers for another.

Venue name: Yuji Ramen (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 90 Wythe Ave
New York

Cross street: at North 10th St
Opening hours: Thu 7pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 7pm–2am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average ramen: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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