NYC
Updated December 16, 2019, Posted September 16, 2018

Summary

One of the better ramen places in the city. I’ve been here a few times, so here is now an updated post moving to the newer template with picture(s).

This is the Oh So Spicy Ramen. It was actually pretty good. I think the thick noodles had a nice chew to it, and the broth is pretty rich and tasty. The bowls might seem small, but it was actually pretty filling.

Final Verdict

I think this is up there with Totto Ramen for my favorite NYC ramen places.

Yelp Jabs

When I got the Zebra ramen, I felt it was an OK ramen. It was not bad, it was rich… but left much to be desired in terms of “best ramen.” I definitely have tasted tonkotsu with a deeper flavor. Some places add red ginger, which I think gives a greater dimension of flavor to the tonkotsu by adding the tart and spiciness.

This elitist probably is used to a different type of ramen. The ones that give ginger are usually the shinsengumi type with the thin noodles. If you care about that, then yeah be disappointed. If you don’t like rich flavors, then avoid this place and go back to blander broth bases.

Only based on the veggie ramen. The broth was lame and lacked any flavor. I get it it’s veggie but other ramen places get creative and the broth can be the shit. Staff were friendly. Inside is cozy. Vegan is boring.

I feel that ramen restaurants offer the veggie ramen just so that non-vegetarians will give their vegetarian friends an option close to theirs. But seriously, vegetarian ramen is the epitome of boring.