Tucked in Fuji Mart in Scarsdale, RAMEN MUSASHI is a new ramen joint that offers a variety of authentic Japanese ramen at reasonable prices. The heartiest ramen that will warm you up this winter is Tori Tonkotsu Spicy featuring mild and flavorful soup crafted by blending two kinds of broth, one made from chicken and the other from pork bone. The soup is kicked up with chili sauce mix and chili oil, making you sweat from within. Thin noodles and simple toppings of chashu, kikurage (cloud ear mushroom), bamboo, and scallions perfectly match the vigorous soup. The restaurant won “The Best of Westchester 2017 (Food & Drink category)” in Westchester Magazine.
816 White Plains Rd. (bet. Ackerman Pl. & Locust Ave.) Scarsdale, NY 10583 | TEL: 914-472-1468
www.musashi-ny.com | Mon-Sun: 11:30 am-7:30 pm
The third location of beloved CURRY-YA just opened in Midtown this fall. Their exquisite curry roux is made by simmering chicken, ox tail, vegetables, fruits and a blend of spices for 6 hours, reminiscent of a Japanese home style curry. For your winter treat, try Berkshire Pork Katsu Curry made with tender, lean and flavorful Berkshire pork deep-fried to order. Another hearty menu item is Seafood Curry. Shrimp, squid, and scallops are stir fried first and then added to curry roux for a mild and rounded taste. They recently introduced Daily Special, offering Curry of the Day for $2.50-$3 cheaper than regular prices.
844 2nd Ave.(at 45th St.) New York, NY 10017 | TEL: 646-682-7788 | www.nycurry-ya.com
Mon-Fri: 11 am-3:30 pm, 5-9:30 pm | Sat: 12 pm-4 pm
Tonkotsu ramen lovers’ favorite Hide-Chan Ramen Hell’s Kitchen is now offering more than fulfilling Kobore Megaton Ramen. Only available at the Hell’s Kitchen location, it boasts rich, full-bodied tonkotsu soup kicked up with melting lard and grated garlic. Toppings are also more than plentiful; a big chunk of simmered pork, two slices of chashu roast pork, a boiled egg, and piling cabbage and bean sprouts. Extra thick noodles perfectly match up with the powerful toppings and broth satisfying your palate with every bite. You can eat it all by yourself, of course, but it is also a sharable size for two.
314 W. 53rd St.(bet. 8th & 9th Aves.) New York, NY 10019 | TEL: 212-969-0066
www.hidechanramen.nyc | Mon-Wed: 12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30-10 pm | Thu-Fri: 12 pm-2:30 pm, 5:30-11 pm | Sat: 12 pm-3 pm, 5:30-11 pm | Sun: 12 pm-9 pm
Specializing in yakitori (grilled skewers) and soba (buckwheat noodles), Soba Totto has been loved for 10 years. Celebrating this milestone, they will offer the 10th Anniversary Special Course for only $50. Including an appetizer plate (monk fish liver, tomato in bonito dashi gelee and roast Kobe beef), sashimi plate (chutoro [tuna], sea bream from Japan, and sea urchin from Maine), yakitori (chicken with scallion and tsukune meatball), your choice of hot or cold soba noodles, and dessert along with your choice of beer, sake, or shochu. This special course, with an abundance of delicacies, is available from Jan. 8 until Feb. 28. (About the raffle, go to www.sobatotto.com)
211 E. 43rd St., 1st Fl. (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.) New York, NY 10017 | TEL: 212-557-8200
www.sobatotto.com | Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:45 am-2:30 pm | Dinner: Mon-Sat 6-11 pm, Sun 5:30-10:30 pm | Bar: Mon-Sat 5:30-11 pm
Conveniently located near Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue, YAMA RAMEN and Sushi Bar is a perfect shelter while sightseeing during the cold season. To warm your mind and body, rich and creamy Tonkotsu Ramen and spicy and hearty Kimchee Ramen are recommended. The former highlights flavorful tonkotsu (pork bone) broth simmered for fourteen hours with braised pork, satisfying your palate with a medley of umami-rich ingredients. The latter boasts piquant tonkotsu broth, which can be substituted with chicken broth if you’d like, accentuated by kimchee and topped with spicy meat sauce. Get warmed, relaxed and savor at YAMA this winter.
60 W. 48th St., 2nd Fl. (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.) New York, NY 10036 | TEL: 212-832-6688
www.yamaramen.com | Mon-Fri: 11 am-4 pm, 5-11 pm | Sat & Sun: 12 pm-11 pm
Although Totto Ramen Next Door boasts its signature tonkotsu broth ramen, it also has an extensive variety of vegetarian friendly dishes including 6 types of vegetable ramen. Try the unique Tomato Vegetable Ramen this winter. It features flavorful tomato broth accentuated with basil and topped with big chunks of avocado and tomato slices, greens, minced onion, and melting mozzarella cheese. If you want more body, you can add chashu roast pork for $2. If you still have room, accompany it with crispy, fried Takoyaki Balls (6pcs for $6.75). You can choose a spicy version of the ramen as well.