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552 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.680053 -73.968176
nr. Dean St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-576-6701 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Wed, noon-3:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm; Thu-Sat, noon-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Bergen St.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Not Accepted


Don't let the simple menu deceive youa trio of Morimoto alums are behind this surprisingly refined yet casual ramen joint. There are a few snacks and appetizers and four kinds of ramen, with the option to add pork belly, ground pork or silken chicken breast. Crispy brussels sprouts are doused with salty fish sauce and topped with crunchy peanuts and pickled peppers. Seasonal kale salad, made with raw and tempura-fried kale and dressed in a slightly sweet white-miso vinaigrette, is also a standout, flecked with pickled raisin and topped with crispy curls of Japanese sweet potato. The vegetarian broth, replete with brussels sprouts, kale, sweet potatoes, and other vibrant vegetables, is the sleeper hit among the ramen options. Non-vegetarians can add one of the meat options, in addition to a soft- or hard-cooked egg. The restaurant’s minimalist décor, consisting of a few wooden tables, high counters along the window and a bar with seating, gives the room an authentic Japanese feel.

Featured In

The Underground Gourmet’s 2012 Cheap List

Recommended Dishes

Brussels sprouts, $8; kale salad, $8; vegetarian ramen with pork, $15