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Rai Rai Ken

This restaurant has a narrow kitchen, serving ramen and gyoza to a clientelle seated along an equally narrow bar.   Three or four people work in the kitchen at one time taking turns cooking, serving and cleaning.  English, Spanish and Japanese are spoken.  Tacked to the kitchen ceiling in phonetic chinese characters  is a list of  Spanish words.  One of their most popular dishes is the Shoyu Ramen, a typical Tokyo ramen.  The owner, Mr. Yagi, who is from Japan and a longtime New Yorker, owns a total of 11 Asian restaurants, nine of which are within blocks of each other in the East Village.  Decibel, which was recently featured on this blog, is another of his very successful establishments.  214 East Tenth Street

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Minca

While touring throughout Japan as a jazz drummer, the owner of this ramen noodle shop,  Shigeto Kamada, visited some of the country’s most famous ramen noodle shops.  When he settled in New York, he vowed to bring his knowledge and love of authentic ramen to the city.  Tuesday evenings, Shigeto can be found performing with a jazz piano trio at his second noodle house, Kambi.  536 East 5th Street www.newyorkramen.com

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