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.
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.
Ramen Sanshiro inside Restaurant SEO
Hours: Daily 11 p.m. until about 3 a.m.
What to Order: Salt ramen.
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.
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.
Hours: Mon.Fri. until 2:30 a.m.; Sat. until midnight
What to Order: Pork ramen.
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.