This festive ramen spot in the heart of Williamsburg makes an ideal choice for locals and visitors alike. Consider it a safe space you can take your parents, in-laws or friends. Run by chef Takatsugu Kishikawa, the Williamsburg branch serves ramen that's just as good as its sister location in Park Slope. First things first: You must order the sake. Try the "dance of the demon," or Tengumai Junmai Yamahai sake ($48). This traditional sake is best served cold, so it makes the perfect complement to any hot bowl of ramen. Start the meal with an appetizer of pork buns ($4 each). The steamed buns are filled with pulled pork, hard-boiled eggs, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and special mayo. This quick and easy appetizer is a fan favorite and pairs well with anything on the menu. If you prefer dumplings, try the wasabi shumai ($6.50). This appetizer comes with five shumai, steamed to spicy, pork perfection. For your entree, you must try the spicy miso ramen ($13). True to its name, the ultra-spicy dish comes with flavored pork stock soup topped with chashu pork, hard-boiled eggs, scallions, corn and bamboo shoots. Subpar ramen joints often over season their broths with spicy to mask their mediocrity—not so at Ramen Zamurai, where the flavor comes from the rich, meaty broth. If you can't handle the heat, try the samurai shoyu ramen ($12). Soy sauce adds savor to chicken and pork stock topped with more chashu pork, nori, hard-boiled eggs, scallions and bamboo shoots. This alternative m
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