The Spice Jar
This cozy, asian fusion spot offers moderately priced eats that are familiar - but with a twist. Sample small plates like Edamame Hummus and Portabello Mushroom Tempura, or order family-style dishes like Hangar Steak BBQ Mushu Wraps, Mongolian Lamb, or Seven-Spiced Salmon.
One of the finest ramen spots is also a terrific place for pho, laksa, and fried rice. This could probably explain how the ramen can get lost in the shuffle when discussing “best ramen” in the city. The Spice Jar has four noteworthy ramen options: spicy sesame miso with ground chicken, tonkotsu-shoyu with braised pork belly and spinach, vegetarian sesame miso, and squid ink seafood. They’re all a bit on the restrained side without much in the way of elaborate accents (save for the squid ink seafood which comes with clams, shrimp, and calamari in a squid ink broth), but there’s no shortage of flavor in any of the broths, especially if you punch a bowl up with a $1 spice shot. Feeling crazy? Go for a double.
How to enjoy: Walk-ins only. Order online for pickup or delivery via Caviar.