This store front had not been lucky for business in the past but maybe it's because they weren't food related before. Right off of the 1 train at 125 street stop, between 125th and Tiemann Place there is now a Ramen shop next door to the newly relocated pastry/coffee shop, Chocolat.
They offer five Ramens: Shio, Shoyu, Tonkotsu, Spicy Tonkotsu and Miso. My last ramen was Setagaya Ramen on St. Marks. The time before that was Santoku Ramen in Mitsuwa's food court in NJ. While I'll wait for the Ramen experts on the board for definitive reviews, I favor the pork slices from Jin Ramen the most so far. Thinner slices but with such delicate and tender flavorful fatty bits. Jin's Shio broth is lighter than Santoku's Shio broth, but well balanced. In fact Jin's Tonkotsu broth (their "creamy 6-hour pork broth") is rich like Santoku's basic broth. The egg is cooked medium in the yolk, similar to Setagaya. The noodle is another area I hope to hear from the experts: seems that every Ramen place uses a different type of ramen. What I had tonight is promising but might have been a bit under soaked. One plus for Jin Ramen is their willingness to accommodate vegetarians with vegetarian broth for both the shio and shoyu ramen. In any case, the neighborhood is happy to finally have its own corner noodle shop. Business is good!
3187 Broadway. 646 559 2862. http://www.jinramen.com/comingsoon
3187 Broadway, New York, NY 10027