It’s a fact: Ramen tastes better after midnight. That’s doubly true when it’s cold and miserable outside. Grub has you covered. To ensure you don’t freeze to death while eating a slice of late-night pizza on a stoop, we’ve rounded up restaurants and other clandestine operations serving top-notch bowls of ramen after 12 a.m. Take a read and keep the list handy next time you’re out late.
Hide-Chan Ramen Hours: Thu.–Fri. until 4 a.m.; Sat.–Mon. until 11:30 p.m. What to Order: Zen-Nose Deluxe ramen, with extra char-siu pork, egg, pollack roe, spinach, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, onions, scallions, and nori seaweed.
Benkei Ramen inside Ushiwakamaru Hours: Tue.–Sat. 12:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Sun. 5 p.m. to midnight What to Order: Shoyu ramen.
Ramen Sanshiro inside Restaurant SEO Hours: Daily 11 p.m. until about 3 a.m. What to Order: Salt ramen.
Saburi Hours Mon.–Sat. until 3 a.m.; Sun. until 2 a.m. What to Order: Saburi Special ramen, with pork, shrimp, quail egg, and vegetables in a thick soy broth.
Momofuku Noodle Bar Hours: Fri.–Sat. until 2 a.m.; Sun.–Thu. until 11 p.m. What to Order: Momofuku ramen, with pork belly, pork shoulder, and a poached egg.
Rai Rai Ken Hours: Fri.–Sat. until 1:45 a.m.; Sun.–Thu. until 11:45 p.m. What to Order: Shoyu Wonton ramen-noodle soup, with shrimp-and-pork wontons, bamboo shoots, a boiled egg, spinach, fish cake, dry seaweed, and scallion in a soy-sauce-based pork-and-chicken broth.
Rockmeisha Izakaya Hours: Fri.–Sat. until 2 a.m.; Sun.–Thu. until 1 a.m.; closed Mon. What to Order: Hakata ramen, with pork, scallion, and ginger.
Tsukushi Hours: Mon.–Fri. until 2:30 a.m.; Sat. until midnight What to Order: Pork ramen.
Takashi Hours: Fridays and Saturday nights only — seatings are at midnight and 1 a.m.; e-mail to make a reservation. What to Order: Beef-broth ramen, with beef belly and crispy beef intestine.
Ippudo Hours: Fri.–Sat. until 12:30 a.m.; Mon.–Thu. until 11:30 p.m.; Sun. until 10:30 p.m. What to Order: Akamaru Modern ramen, with miso paste, pork chashu, cabbage, sesame kikurage, mushrooms, scallions, and fragrant garlic oil.