A new restaurant will open this weekend. Misoya at 129 second ave.( near st. marks)
I had the opportunity to sample the food pre- opening. They focus on miso based ramen. Miso is so healthy. I liked the kome style better than the shiro. However, both were excellent. The kome had "fuller" flavor. The noodles were wavy and perfectly prepared. The broth was also perfect. The ramen here is far superior than other ramen places in NYC. Most are not Japanese even though they have Japanese names. IMHO Ippudo was my favorite up until now. Misoya's ramen I thought was better than Ippudo's. The prices here are more reasonable as well. They do not have an extensive menu. They have gyoza, which were really good. They have a hijiki tofu dish which was OK, but nothing special. The pork katsu was excellent. The seared tuna salad was very good. They will be adding new dishes I am told. I would certainly try any sashimi oriented dish, as the staff has alot of past experience with sashimi and sushi. The restaurant is Japanese owned and operated. The ramen is exceptional and the recipe is from very famous Japanese recipe. The place is small, the cooking is done downstairs. They are open for lunch, dinner, and stay open late( until midnight). I hope they add pork bun or chicken bun to their menu.
129 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003