This may be the first and only restaurant week menu inspired by Netflix. Restaurateur and chef Katsuya Fukushima has created a themed-dinner menu, called Midnight Diner, inspired by the cult-classic show. The dinner menu is reflective of favorite dishes beloved by the cast, so you can sample dishes that include a Japanese egg sandwich (tamago sando), curry ramen, and pork belly wrapped cherry tomatoes.
Before the pandemic, crowds would swell at this Chinatown ramen joint, forcing hungry guests to wait patiently for a seat in the small downstairs dining room. This spot offers six kinds of Sapporo-style ramen, and they take authenticity seriously: Their noodles are imported from Japan, made from a recipe developed specially by Daikaya, and the nuanced Chintan stock takes more than 16 hours to make. Fans of something with a little heat can opt for either the spicy miso or super spicy shoyu bowls, both packed with chilies.