Ippudo opened its doors about a year ago now. It's hands down the best ramen in New York. For the first few months I was going about twice a week, now I've honed down my habit to once a week on average. I usually go for the classic, Akamaru, but today I was feeling like a little spice so ordered the Spicy Tonkotsu (pictured). Lunch is cheaper and you have the option to get the set, which includes a side dish and salad. They feature a seasonal ramen which changes weekly (also pictured). Their cucumber salad is one appetizer that you shouldn't miss, it's sliced both diagonally and horizontally which makes for an insane texture to say the least. If you like your noodles extra firm be sure to ask for it "bari-kata".
65 4th Ave (between 2nd Ave & 8th St)
New York, NY 10003