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Experience


New York City's showcase ramen shop

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Experience


New York City's showcase ramen shop

 

... where ramen aficionados and novices alike come together to slurp, explore, learn, and dream.

From a creative lab, test kitchen and tasting room, to the first restaurant incubator dedicated exclusively to ramen in all its slurp-worthy forms, Ramen Lab continues to bring new experiences to noodle lovers in the heart of the big city. Join us in welcoming ramen chefs from the U.S. and Japan to showcase their traditional, regional and nouveau noodle dishes in a monthly pop-up rotation. 

Ramen Lab is presented by Sun Noodle, the artisan noodle operation that delivers fresh ramen noodles to restaurants across the globe, and supports the enjoyment of craft ramen by diners everywhere.

 
 
 

Ramen Lab welcomes Chibakiya from Tokyo, Japan

May 10–31


LUNCH | 11:30–2:30 P.M.

Tuesday, THURSDAY–SATURDAY

Dinner | 5–10 P.M.

Monday–Saturday 

 

 


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INTRODUCING Chibakiya @Ramenlab


Chef Kenji Chiba’s menu highlights the simplicity of authentic Tokyo-style shoyu ramen with classic pork chashu.

We invite you to visit us and enjoy a delicious bowl from the master himself during the Chibakiya residency at Ramen Lab, through May 31.

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INTRODUCING Chibakiya @Ramenlab


Chef Kenji Chiba’s menu highlights the simplicity of authentic Tokyo-style shoyu ramen with classic pork chashu.

We invite you to visit us and enjoy a delicious bowl from the master himself during the Chibakiya residency at Ramen Lab, through May 31.

MENu

TOKYO SHOYU RAMEN - 13

- Soy sauce tare, chashu, bamboo shoots, scallion, nori, naruto

 

Tokyo Shoyu Ramen with egg - 15

- Soy sauce tare, chashu, bamboo shoots, scallion, nori, naruto, egg

 

Chashu-men - 18

- Soy sauce tare, extra chashu, bamboo shoots, scallion, nori, naruto

 

Tokyo Shio Ramen* - 16

- Salt tare, chashu, bamboo shoots, scallion, nori, naruto, egg

*Limited to 30 servings per day.

 

Sides

Soft boiled egg - 2

Chashu - 5

 

Customers with food allergies: Our soup contains pork and chicken bone broth, soy sauce, fish broth and seaweed. Our noodles contain flour and eggs.

 

Beverages

ItoEn Oolong Tea - 4

ItoEn Green Tea - 4

Orion Beer (lager) - 6


Meet Kenji Chiba from Chibakiya

Kenji Chiba was born in the city of Kesennuma, in the Miyagi prefecture of Japan. The youngest of four brothers, his childhood dream was to become a professional baseball player. After graduating from Yokohama’s University of Commerce, he began training at Zakuro, a celebrated traditional Japanese restaurant, and eventually rose to head chef.

Chiba was in his 40s and highly regarded as a master of Japanese cuisine when he decided to make his debut in the ramen industry. He opened Chibakiya in 1992 in an area of Tokyo known as Kasai, and expanded to five locations throughout the capital.

An established restaurateur, Chiba also owns Kamome Shokudo in Yokohama, which he opened in honor of a ramen-ya from his hometown that was destroyed during the 2011 tsunami; and Makanai Kiichi, a popular new restaurant in the hip Ginza district where reservations are often difficult to come by.

Chiba is an influential voice in the Japanese culinary industry and served as the former chairman of the Japan (Nippon) Ramen Association. His dedication to advancing the craft of ramen is not only limited to Japan, but also to the shores of the U.S. and beyond.

 

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ENJOY


What makes a bowl of ramen irresistible? Deeply developed broth, thoughtful toppings, perfectly paired noodles and the elusive, all-important umami flavor. Here, we break down the elements of a perfect ramen dish.

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ENJOY


What makes a bowl of ramen irresistible? Deeply developed broth, thoughtful toppings, perfectly paired noodles and the elusive, all-important umami flavor. Here, we break down the elements of a perfect ramen dish.

Umami, the savory flavor you can't quite put your finger on, is found in ingredients like mushrooms, konbu, soybeans and chicken. Difficult to describe, impossible to ignore.

The 5 elements of ramen appeal to taste, aroma, texture and aesthetic. By arranging these elements like notes in a chord, the ramen harmonies are endless.

The 5 elements of ramen appeal to taste, aroma, texture and aesthetic. By arranging these elements like notes in a chord, the ramen harmonies are endless.

Noodles come in all shapes and sizes. They are selected to pair perfectly with the other elements of the ramen dish based on surface area, retention and slurp volume.