Sun-Thu, 11am-9:45pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-10:30pm
J, Z at Chambers St.; 6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
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This Japanese chain's pork-based house soup—one of three broth bases along with curry and miso—topped with sliced roast pork, scallions, and hard-cooked egg, is rich and satisfying, the whole-wheat noodles just a little shy of al dente. Even better is the “tenderous ribs” version, which turns out to be soup with slow-cooked boneless pork ribs. Tenderous indeed.Recommended Dishes
Ajisen noodle soup, $7; tenderous ribs noodle soup, $9; vegetable curry noodle soup, $8; hot bean noodle soup, $11