170 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
Before opening this Lower East Side ramen shop, chef Takatoshi Nagara ran a Michelin-noted ramen-ya in Tokyo. Soy sauce-flavored shoyu ramen is the central dish at Mr. Taka, but a rich and creamy pork-based tonkotsu broth is also served, as well as small plates like Japanese chicken wings and potato tempura. The open kitchen forms the hub of the slender space, where blonde wood contrasts nicely with glasses of plum wine.