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New York

Located inside a West Village townhouse, Ramen-Ya is a tiny cash-only joint that serves a small but well-rounded selection of the Japanese noodle soup. The top bowls to order are the pork Shio black and the chicken Shio red; the first features straight thin noodles and a tonkotsu broth, while the second is made with thicker and wavier egg noodles in a spicy red chicken broth. Make sure to order the spicy pork gyoza as an appetizer -- the pan-fried dumplings come with a fiery topping of chili oil that'll get your tastebuds ready for the main event.