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Rai Rai Ken

East Village
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218 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10003-7702
(212) 477-7030
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 am
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank nickwheeler69
Brisbane, Australia
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462 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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 

1 Thank blueflag08
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 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!

1 Thank corduroy8
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 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.

Thank caroline a
New York City, New York
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321 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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.

Thank Unbongout
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

So delicious with a great, cosy set up. Just happened to come across this little restaurant and loved it! Would definitely recommend it!

Thank bmf6584
Doha, Qatar
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Went there with friends and each of us ordering Ramen. Small place but cozy and comfortable. The soup was mainly chicken broth based, not bad.

Thank JacqueFoo
Avon, Connecticut
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great spot to stop for a fabulous bowl of ramen while in the Village. We snagged spots at the bar for lunch and each enjoyed a different flavor ramen bowl. Lunch combo included bowl of ramen, app, and moochi for dessert, all for $14.95. Perfect!

Thank jsfisch
Wilmington, Delaware
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97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Very good ramen and really really good shumai, good bargain too. Staff is professional and good. Highly recommend the soups.

Thank Karen M
Wilmington, Delaware
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97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Small place, good service but excellent food, the ramen is some of the best I have ever had, also had the shumai which were the best I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 am
12:00 pm - 1:45 am
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
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 477-7030

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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