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172 Delancey St., New York, NY 10002 40.717961 -73.987526
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212-614-1810 Send to Phone

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

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Mon-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.; F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Beer and Wine Only


Shigetoshi “Jack” Nakamura is what you might call Japanese ramen royalty: He opened his first ramen-ya when he was 22 and later contributed menu development to his brother’s chainlet, Afuri, an influential shop that debuted in 2005 in Tokyo with light soups and a heavy emphasis on fish in the stock. He’s been praised by the likes of Ivan Orkin and David Chang. In New York, the chef is likely best known as the mastermind behind the defunct ramen flights at Sun Noodle’s original New Jersey incarnation of Ramen Lab, which he also briefly ran after it relocated to New York. Now he’s back on the Manhattan noodle scene with the first Stateside shop of his own, aptly named Nakamura. In a Lower East Side storefront squeezed into the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, Nakamura’s menu is compact, with eight bowls of ramen available. These include the two bowls Nakamura served at Ramen Lab: his light, restorative torigara, based on a recipe more than a century old, and his XO miso vegetarian ramen, made with David Chang’s vegan version of the famous Hong Kong sauce.

Recommended Dishes

All ramen bowls, $14-$17; teppan gyoza, $7; beef soboro rice, $7