NYC♡Fukuoka Now

This month, we’re featuring a culture swap between Fukuoka and “The Big Apple”, New York City! Did you know that every month, FN magazine is distributed at 11 Hakata-style eateries in NYC? For a full list of the restaurants, check below! Meanwhile, enjoy some NYC flavor in Fukuoka at Brooklyn Parlor our recommended NY-style eatery in Fukuoka – report here.

Every month, Fukuoka Now magazine is distributed at these 11 Hakata-style eateries in NYC!

Kuboya
536 E 5th St Ste 2
(212) 777-7010
kuboyanyc.com

Chef/owner Hiroshi Kubo spent years crafting the special ramen at Kuboya. Featuring a blend of pork, chicken and seafood stocks, topped with the classic combo of char siu pork, scallions and bamboo shoots, this ramen is exceptional.


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Yakitori Taisho
5 St. Marks Pl
(212) 228-5086
yakitoritaisho.com

Nothing goes better with a cold beer than yakitori. The skewered and grilled chicken, mushrooms, and other delicacies at Yakitori Taisho are gently seasoned with a pinch of salt or the traditional sauce. Grab some friends, order up a cold one, and experience BBQ, hakata-style!


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Terakawa Ramen
18 Lexington Ave
(212) 777-2939
http://terakawaramen.com/

Ramen for everyone! Terakawa Ramen’s namesake is a pork bone based soup with thin noodles, but they also serve Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, and Tan Tan Noodles. This is ramen for every day of the week.


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Hide-Chan Ramen
248 52nd St
(2120 813-1800
hidechanramen.com

Famous ramen master Hideto Kawahara, known as “Hide-Chan” to his friends and customers, oversees the steaming bowls at this midtown noodle shop. Come taste Hide-Chan’s tonkotsu (pork) broth ramen—a luscious, meaty soup, more cloudy than creamy—and you may just meet Hide-Chan himself.


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Batten Ramen
2024 Center Ave, Fort Lee, NJ
(201) 461-5465

Ramen topped with Japanese-style fried chicken! Batten Ramen has some of the best and most unique ramen toppings in New York City. Try corn, egg, bamboo shoots…or just try the fried chicken. It’s that good.


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Donburiya
137 E 47th St
(212) 980-7909
http://donburiyanyc.com/

Dig into the donburi (deep rice bowls) at Donburiya and you may never leave. Topped with all sorts of delectable tidbits, from stir-fried beef to fresh tuna sashimi, these donburi are darn good.


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Ippudo New York
65 4th Ave
(212) 388-0088
ippudo.com/ny/

You have to taste the ramen at Ippudo to fully understand why every day over 20,000 hungry people visit one of Ippudo’s 43 restaurants across Japan. This is the real deal. Hakata-style ramen to be slurped and savored.


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Udon West
11 St. Marks Pl
(212) 353-3888
http://udonwest.com/default.aspx

Discover the joy of slurping. The thick wheat noodles at Udon West are served up alongside other traditional dishes such as tempura and rice bowls. It is truly authentic fare at a reasonable price.


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Yakiniku West
218 E 9th St
(212) 979-9238
http://yakinikuwest.com/

Like a social club for carnivores, Yakiniku West is a meeting place for meat lovers. The traditional Japanese yakinuku (BBQ) joint lets you choose from a variety of thinly sliced and marinated meat and grill it at your table.


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East Japanese Restaurant
210 E 44th St
(212) 687-5075
http://www.east.japas27.com/

Imagine yourself bowing through the noren curtain into a traditional Japanese eatery for a filling lunch or dinner with all of the flavors of eastern Japan. East serves an array of sushi, chicken yakitori, gyoza, and tempura. Bento boxes with hot and cold dishes are popular.


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Hakata Ton Ton
61 Grove St
(212) 242-3699
tontonnyc.com


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For more information access the official Hakata Style website
hakatastyle.com

Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn166, Oct. 2012)

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