When it comes to ramen houses in New York City, you cannot beat Ippudo, and if you’re as big of a fan as we are, you’re going to be thrilled to learn that the spinoff restaurant Kuro-Obi by Ippudo is now open for business.
Located at the new food court Urbanspace Vanderbilt on Park Avenue, Kuro-Obi is perfect for those looking for a really good meal, but don’t have the time for one. According to Eater NY, the new restaurant has a “take-away ramen recipe,” with focuses on “tori paitan,” a silky chicken base. This is a first for the ramen house, as are the new add ons of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, basil, and thick-cut bacon.
It’s important to note, that while the concept was designed for those looking for good, fast eats, the Urbanspace can be pretty packed during lunch obviously, so it’s best to head over there later in the day or on weekends. But of course, depending on how desperate you are for that ramen, it may be worth the wait at lunch.
At its location, Kuro-Obi joins the likes of Roberta’s, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Ovenly.
Head over to Ippudo’s website to learn more about Kuro-Obi.