Ippudo’s Midtown Location Opening on July 13

Worth the wait.
Worth the wait. Photo: Courtesy of Ippudo

You should probably start camping out now if you want a seat at the new Ippudo, which is opening on West 51st Street between Eighth and Ninth early next month. The much-anticpated midtown location will have a slightly different menu that includes ramen made with dashi broth, as well as a vegan, gluten-free ramen. It seems that the restaurant’s in soft-opening mode (there was a preview party last night), but July 13 is the official opening date — more than two years since it was first announced. Between this, Jinya Ramen Bar’s June opening, Ivan Ramen’s plans for July, and Tokyo’s acclaimed Bassanova Ramen opening “very very soon,” this is the summer of ramen. [Fork in the Road]