4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
77th St. to 103rd St., Fifth Ave. to York Ave.
The Upper East Side isn’t exactly Ramenville. But who knows whether the downtown-style ramen bar Naruto will spark a trend? Here you sit in the traditional ramen-bar manner—on a hard stool wedged in tightly next to your neighbors as if you were taking the No. 4 train uptown during rush hour. The best day to visit is on a Monday, also known here as “Ramen Day,” when they knock a couple of bucks off the usual $9-$10 price of a bowl of the soy-sauce-based house ramen, which comes fortified with half a hard-boiled egg, a slab of roast pork, and a slice of the signature pink-and-white processed fish cake known as narutomaki.