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Rai Rai Ken

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218 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10003-7702
+1 212-477-7030
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12:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:45
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:45
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

"Delicious bowls of Asian noodles. My favorite is the curry one!!" Comida brutal.. com sabores únicos...

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Thank Carlos C
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Buns are amazing, yakisoba and ramen sooooo good!!! This place is near momofuku, i really really recomend give a shot you won't regret it

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Thank Thomas H
Brooklyn, New York
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We knew this restaurant already when it was just a hole in the wall. Meanwhile the place has doubled in size and the block has a whole variety of Japanese places, but this place still stands out for their delicious Ramen. The secret of a good Rames is the broth and here they make the best. We have lunch here... More 

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Thank D-Rhemrev
Brooklyn, New York
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320 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Good bet for ramen in the East Village. We had the shoyu ramen and cold tonkatso noodles with pork. Both were good. The ramen broth is flavorful and noodles have an excellent texture.

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Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Patchogue, New York, United States
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great food. First time having ramen aside from the instant kind and it was awesome. Our glasses were always filled, you were never rushed and the dessert was fantastic!

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Thank Amanda O
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The place has good stuff, at the counter or tables. Not so loud and not as fancy or pricy as ippodo. Neighborhood spot. Tenth bowl of Ramen free.

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Thank nickwheeler69
Brisbane, Australia
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548 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few ramen places along this stretch of road and area so it's hard to pick. We were actually wanted to go to Ippudo around the corner but being a Saturday night it was over an hour wait as we hadn't booked and it was about 7pm! No problem, we walked and found something else and we... More 

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1 Thank blueflag08
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

There are no shortage of ramen places to choose from, but I promise you can't go wrong with this one. Cozy joint, good service, and very tasty food. I had the curry ramen noodle soup, and I would absolutely go back for it again. Cash only!

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1 Thank corduroy8
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I always loved this place, they moved a couple of years ago in a larger spot but the previous one was bar only and I loved it. I always take the Shoyu ramen, but the Shashu is excellent and they have seasonal dishes that are worth a try.

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Thank caroline a
New York City, New York
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338 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Back after a year and it was still as I remembered. This is cash only, no reservations, and most always a not unreasonable wait. The selections are still a good range. Not a place for intimate conversations, just good, reasonably price Ramen.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:45
Monday
12:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:45
Thursday
12:00 - 23:45
Friday
12:00 - 01:45
Saturday
12:00 - 01:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10003-7702
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-7030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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