The popular Ramen Misoya in the East Village, first opened by chef/owner Norimitsu “Nori”, has just opened an underground speakeasy-style bar in the West Village.
“Once guests descend and enter the first set of doors, a bright orange door leads to the restaurant’s main dining room just a few more steps down. The design is sleek and modern, with a light color palette, blonde wood furniture and décor elements, and surprising 10-foot ceilings that make the space feel open and airy.
The two dining rooms (seating 30 total) feature exposed brick and white walls, tiled floors, banquette, booth, table, and counter seating perfect for solo diners, and a large window that allows diners to peek into the kitchen”, the release states.
Ramen Misoya’s menu features three main types of regional miso ramen that are based on pork and chicken broth, plus a vegetarian broth made with mushrooms and seaweed, all of which are enriched with different types of miso.
For each miso broth, options include plain, miso-marinated Pork Cha-Shu, Yasai (vegetables), Spicy and Kimchi bowls with toppings including miso egg, pork cha-shu slices, ground pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, fried tofu, panko shrimp, scallions, and more.
Special ramens include Goma Tan Tan Ramen based on Shiro miso with sesame paste; Miso Curry Chicken Katsu Ramen and Konayuki Ramen, a kome miso broth with parmesan cheese and butter.
Vegetarian Ramen and Gluten-Free Ramen are also available, making the dining experience accessible for a wide variety of diners.
Classic ramen appetizers like Pork Gyoza; Shrimp Shumai; Chicken Karaage and Black Pepper Tuna round out the menu, along with Chef Nori’s fresh tofu from scratch.
The beverage program focuses on cup sake from the Chiyomusubi Brewery in southern Japan, which offers various styles of their sake plus a few beers, wine, and chu-hi (shochu highball) options, the release disclose.
Delicious ramen and a cool underground atmosphere? What could possibly be better?