Ippudo NY is the first American opening for the Japanese chain and it should come as no surprise that this, house made ramen spot, is an instant hit. It’s a bustling and chic setting, surrounded by more than a few mirrors, that hits you when walking in. This is a popular go to spot for young Japanese and it’s easy to understand why, its spelled Tonkotsu Ramen, this rich pork flavored broth with delicious thin noodles should convince the doubter. You can overlook the magic procedure of making the noodles through the windowed chamber downstairs. Don’t miss the appetizers as they come highly recommended by regulars, especially the Kakuni, the chef’s-choice appetizer plate and surely a safe bet.