Why Every New Yorker Is Flocking to Bushwick's New Ramen Shop

In a dream world, most New Yorkers would go about their days without having to interact with another human -- freely hopping on the subway without having to push past an unruly middle-school field trip, getting bagels without having to talk to the curmudgeonly coffee cart guy, and doing work in peace in a miracle office made just for one. Well, we just got a little bit closer to the dream. After nine years of plans and rumors, popular Japanese ramen chain Ichiran has finally opened its first US location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and in addition to its specialty tonkotsu (pork) broth and handmade noodles, it’s also known for “low-interaction dining” -- i.e. eating a meal without interacting with a single other person, not even your waiter.