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Ramen Setagaya

Map & Directions 34 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
  • Japanese
  • Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Located on that hectic strip of St. Marks Place in the East Village, Ramen Setagaya stands out on a block awash with questionable cheap eats and riff raff by serving quality noodles in a cool but unassuming setting. This tiny ramen counter is actually part of a small chain that originated in Tokyo, and Setagaya’s offerings are simple but well-made, spiced with high quality, natural salts. Besides the vegetable ramen, all of the bowls come with tender slivers of broiled BBQ pork, and the broth is thick and flavorful without overbearing on the taste buds. The shio ramen is king, its simple, salty liquid bolstered by tasty scallop powder. While the cold noodles are refreshing, the hot, spicy miso ramen’s potent red broth is great for those who can handle an extra kick. Setagaya serves a variety of typically Japanese, crispy small plates, but the tri-color pickled vegetable plate or the wasabi-marinated octopus are excellent options to jump-start one’s palate. Setagaya is inexpensive, but come during lunch to snag an even cheaper special. --Alex Spoto

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Tips from foursquare

  • naveen on 07/05/10

    Always get the extra pork — and no matter what you get, don't drink up the extra broth by itself (get extra noodles if you have to)

  • Village Voice on 08/13/10

    This is a very fine bowl of ramen all around, but it's the broth that makes it one of our favorite dishes -- brick-red, zipped with plenty of chile, the miso base adding salty, nutty heft and backbone

  • Ryan S. on 08/26/13

    Their tip calculations are off by 2% in order to get you to unintentionally tip higher. Beware.

  • Tristan on 09/28/10

    Spicy miso ramen! Do it

  • Foodspotting on 11/26/10

    Try the Spicy Miso Ramen and spot it on Foodspotting!

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