For breakfast and lunch, this quaint Williamsburg spot specializes in ichiju‑sansai, a traditional Japanese set meal consisting of grilled fish, rice, miso soup, and vegetable sides. On weeknights, it turns into a casual à la carte ramen-ya where the seafood broth is made from the daytime meal’s leftovers. The 12-seat space gets more intimate and upscale on Saturdays and Sundays, when the chef unveils his weekend ramen tasting menu.
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150 Ainslie Street
Okonomi gained a following for owner Yuji Haraguchi’s ingredient-driven, set menu Japanese breakfast and lunch, and eventually for his evening-only ramen, which he named Yuji Ramen. But because of Covid, he has merged the two services into one takeaway outfit where guests can set breakfast/lunch bento meals and ramens to eat outside on benches. Don’t miss the spicy tuna mazemen, the restaurant’s calling card, with confit tuna, sesame oil, and seasonal greens.