Rai Rai Ken

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79 Solid

This 14-seat noodle bar serves solid ramen that’s easy on the wallet.

218 E. 10th St., New York, NY, 10003



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The lowdown

Perhaps even more than they adore soba and udon, the Japanese love ramen noodles. And so do impecunious college students and anyone else interested in eating great food on the cheap, which is more than possible at this East Village spot, known for its ramen in umami-rich broths, and delectable pork-stuffed gyoza. Best of all, loud slurping is encouraged.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesShio ramen; mabo ramen; pork gyoza.

DrinksBeer, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelCivilized