Last night, Ramen Setagaya, the Japanese chain that took home Best Ramen honors last year, opened its third location, at 90 University Place between 11th and 12th Streets. An employee at the original location on First Avenue tells us that in addition to the shio-based (salt-based) ramens served there, customers will also be able to choose among the shoyu-based (soy-sauce-based) varieties of the type offered at the St. Marks location, in addition to the usual side dishes like gyoza and curry rice. The new outpost has about ten to fifteen extra seats, and will be open for lunch from noon till 3 p.m., and for dinner from 4:30 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. on weekdays (on Fridays and Saturdays, it’ll close at midnight). We’ll have a photo for you shortly. Also, we’re told that the chain’s fourth location, in Astoria, will open in a month or two.
Photo: Melissa Hom