IPPUDO NY (east vilagge)

65 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-388-0088 >>>google map

IPPUDO Westside (Midtown)

321 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-974-2500 >>>google map



Ippudo NY's pursuit of "Real Japanese Style and Next"

IPPUDO NY (East Village)


Ippudo NY is the first international Ippudo to introduce the World to authentic Hakata tonkotsu pork soup. From its modest origins on the Japanese Island of Kyushu to the non-stop buzz of our American flagship eatery in the East Village, our ramen is adored and beloved by New Yorkers, Japanese and hungry travelers the world-over. While Ippudo NY adheres strongly to its roots, embracing traditional Japanese ramen culture as its essential foundation, we aim to offer a modern and truly unique interpretation that is at the same time both an inspiration from Japan and influence of New York. Since its opening in 2008 and all the following years of taking the ramen scene by storm, Ippudo NY has stayed true to its primary focus of spreading happiness, smiles and thanks to each customer through one piping hot bowl at a time.



Embodying the original philosophy of the Ramen King and Ippudo founder Shigemi Kawahara, our second NYC based shop opened in Hell’s Kitchen in 2013 to “keep changing to remain unchanged.” Dishing-up the same signature Tonkotsu pork broth and premium house-made thin noodles that catapulted our East Village location into wide acclaim, Ippudo Westside brings another level of subtlety, refinement and depth to the flavor palette of our ramen and tapas-style dishes. Introducing our Buddhist-inspired Shojin - Ippudo’s first vegan and gluten-free ramen - monthly seasonal toppings and specialties as well as an extensive offering of unique and exciting sake, shochu and japanese liquor, Ippudo Westside aims to bring together the highest quality ramen, service, and libations. Stay tuned for our special events and tastings on our 2nd floor!


IPPUDO NY (East Village) [ MENU ]

65 Fourth Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-388-0088/ Fax: 212-388-9923

View with google map


321 West 51st Street, (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-974-2500

View with google map


Ramen is a Microcosmos in a Bowl

Ramen is a cosmos created in a bowl. The basic broth is derived from the essence of pork, chicken, beef, or seafood, and seasoned with soy sauce, salt, miso, and other important ingredients. It's totally up to each individual chef to decide which ingredients and how much to use. Flour, eggs, kansui (an alkaline water) and other ingredients are used to make noodles. The chefs do not simply mix these ingredients together. Their own particular originality is infused into the thickness, length, form, and texture of noodles. Toppings such as yakibuta (roast pork) and ni-tamago (soy sauce flavored boild egg) are also selectively used according to the tastes, preference and individuality of the chef. Soup, noodles, and topping ? the trinity brings forth the cosmos. Ramen is quite a creative dish with infinite potential for expansion and diversity.

Ramen is Japan's Soul Food

Japanese ramen has a roughly 400-year history. At the beginning of the 20th century, expatriate Japanese from mainland China sold ramen at food stalls in Yokohama's Chinatown. This is how ramen spread to the rest of Japan. In those days, Chinese lamian (pulled noodles) was adapted to suit Japanese preferences and called Chuka Soba (Chinese noodles). A simple bowl of Chuka Soba, egg noodles in a broth made from chicken stock seasoned with soy sauce, became popular for its taste, reasonable price, and fast service. In the 1950s, Chuka Soba gradually proliferated to become the common people's taste readily enjoyed by one and all. In the meantime, ramen made its emergence through the cooking techniques used for Chuka Soba. Then it was only a matter of time until the ramen varieties flourished locally and regionally using available traditional ingredients. In the 1980s, many chefs and cooks became enchanted by the freedom and depth that ramen offered, and ramen shops started popping up one after another. These chefs stimulated, motivated and encouraged one another, to advance the rise in the Japanese ramen market. Now, one bowl of ramen has that special something that transcends all culinary ethnicities and nationalities such as Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, and Indian. Although there are thousands of different flavors and varieties, they are all known by the collective name "ramen." Thus this Japanese soul food, ramen, was born out of each chef's individual and free, unconstrained idea and concept.

IPPUDO Transformed Ramen to Art

IPPUDO is all over Japan. Shigemi Kawahara, the Ramen King, directs and oversees this well known entity. His guidance and leadership elevated the level of ramen to the realm of art. There are now 43 shops throughout Japan, from Fukuoka (the base and starting point) to Tokyo, Osaka and other cities. IPPUDO satisfies twenty thousand customers a day to meet their demand for his special ramen. The shop in New York is the very first for Shigemi Kawahara to make his long-awaited overseas debut. Under the banner "Keep changing to remain unchanged", the IPPUDO team, tapping the potential for ramen, will spread the 'Japanese ramen culture' from New York to the rest of the world.

The Revolutionary Team Constantly Seeks Changes

On October 15, 1985, IPPUDO was opened with a counter seating capacity of 10. Shigemi Kawahara the Ramen King made a grand impact on the industry with his original interior design and Tonkotsu (pork based) ramen. The classy shop interior with his heavy emphasis on wood is like a wood sculptor's studio yet kept sparkling clean with modern jazz playing in the background. The attention to detail and hospitable service translate to quality dining in a modest establishment with a decor and ambiance that hints at sophistication and quality. Tonkotsu ramen soup is free of the usual smell of pork with a light aftertaste. The selection of ingredients and the seasoning suited to the customer's well-being has won over female customers tempting them to want to try it everyday. Thanks to the efforts, discipline and quality standards of the Ramen King, the status of ramen has been raised to become one of Japan's most favored dishes by young and old alike. Yet, IPPUDO does not just stand on its laurels. As a revolutionary flag bearer, the team exhaustively explores the possibilities of ramen. This resulted in ground-breaking innovations being added to Tonkotsu ramen and eventually impressed people from overseas, not to mention the Japanese. In the meantime, the team scrutinizes ingredients and seasonings from around the world to successively create new ramen varieties using some of the various cooking techniques found worldwide. Twenty years since its establishment, IPPUDO continues to impact the ramen industry. The fast food that was originally a JPY500-bowl is now a complete meal costing JPY1,000. To introduce one of Japan's national dishes to the world culture, IPPUDO initiated its ambitious efforts toward an auspicious future in New York.



KURO-OBI Ramen Dojo in ROW NYC

The renown ramen experts of Ippudo NY will open their next ramen concept at the City Kitchen in the ROW NYC Hotel, in February 2015. Kuro-Obi elevates the precise craft of ramen making, by offering true Japanese ramen cultural style of (The quick five minute ramen meal”. Ippudo NY will break the traditional ramen rule of “No take home” or “Take out”, that they are so infamously known for. Thus, Kuro-Obi will be the first and only Ippudo NY brand to allow and offer “ramen on the Go”. ?

Kuro-Obi offers Ippudo NY style and quality for those who don’t have the time to dine and experience Ippudo NY’s real japanese style and quality ramen. To further differentiate, The Ramen Master has created a new ramen recipe that is more friendly to the perils of “take away ramen” for Kuro-Obi, and will focus on exclusively offering “tori paitan”, a delicate silky pork and chicken blended soup base.

The goal is to allow many more visitors and New Yorker’s to have a chance to experience and savor Ippudo NY’s ramen. “Real Japanese style, and SWIFT”, is Kuro-Obi Ramen Dojo. The proof shall be in the bowls! Slurps up!

For further information, contact: Email: info@ippudony.com



( Chicken and Tonkotsu broth )

( The Classic ramen w/Roasted Garlic oil )

( The Classic ramen w/spicy-umami paste )

Ramen Toppings

Umami Tamago $2
( Soft boiled egg )
Karashi Takana $3
( Pickled mustard leaf )
Extra Pork Chashu $4
( 3pc )


Pork Buns $9
( 2 per order )
Edamame $6


Ramune Soda $3
Bottled Green Tea
Bottled Water $2
Hoji Cha Tea $2
Japanese Beer $6
Kaedama Ale $8
(Brooklyn Brewery)
Kikusui Can Sake $10
IPPUDO Cup Sake $12


Kuro-Obi Ramen Dojo in ROW NYC
(Row NYC hotel)
700 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036


We are looking for the following candidates to join our team.

  • - Line cooks ( noodle, appetizer & soup section)
  • - Preparation cooks
  • - Hostess/Host
  • - Server
  • - Drink bar help staff
  • Please send your resume and cover letter in the body of email to info@ippudony.com attachments will not be opened.

    IPPUDO NY (East Village)

    65 Fourth Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Street)
    New York, NY 10003
    Phone: 212-388-0088/ Fax: 212-388-9923

    View with google map


    321 West 51st Street, (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-974-2500

    View with google map