Decent to great ramen depending on what you order. Miso ramen, shio ramen, and abura soba are the best of the lot.
As a food-friendly neighborhood, Williamsburg's got plenty going for it: some of the best pies and sandwiches in the city at Best Pizza; modern casual cuisine without the hipster factor at Gwynett Street. Even the best bang-for-your-buck Japanese omakase menu can be found at Zenkichi. But noodles—and I'm taking springy, slippery, ramen noodles in a rich, salty broth—were a hole that needed filling.
Enter Ramen Yebisu to fill the void. The noodle-centric brick-and-mortar restaurant first started earning its devotees at its stall at the weekly Smorgasburg food fair a few blocks away. The fans have followed.
Williamsburg is a party neighborhood to be sure, but also more of dining out destination every day. So when it gets late and you're feeling hungry after a drink or two, you don't need to sacrifice good taste to fill your belly.
Here's a question we get time and again: where can I take a date for good food without breaking the bank? And can I do it without looking like a cheapskate? Yes you can, and here are 40 ways to do so.
It's a golden age of ramen in New York, and you should slurp widely and deeply, using this guide for reference.