565 Vanderbilt Ave (at Pacific St)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Created by three Morimoto vets, this Prospect Heights noodle nook slings some of the city's best ramen. Chuko offers a few varieties of noodle soup bowls, from classic miso, pork, and chicken broths to the more fusion kimchi version with ground pork, scallion, and egg. The steamed pork buns are solid appetizers, but the fried Brussels sprouts with fish sauce and peanuts, and the miso-dressed kale salad with crispy sweet potato, are welcome, if untraditional, complements to the silky, steaming entrees.