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Ramen Kuboya

536 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009 40.724121 -73.982813
nr. Ave. B  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-7010 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

When this ramen joint changed over from the French bistro that previously occupied the space, the owner changed nary a detail, down to the signs reading “Toilettes” on the door of the bathroom. This might not be the very best bowl of noodles in the Japanese-restaurant-saturated East Village, but the elegant surroundings—exposed brick, European-looking photographs on the walls—give your dining experience an upscale quirkiness. And unlike Minca, smack next door, there’s never a wait. While appetizers like a disappointingly dry pork bun and ersatz “Chinese-style” kimchee largely disappoint, the main attraction – steaming bowls of noodles in a delightfully rich chicken stock – will curb your Asian-soup cravings. Really, this is what a ramen shop is meant to be: somewhere you can drop into without a wait, have you bowl of soup, and carry on.

Recommended Dishes

Shio ramen, $10.5