Top 50 Places to Eat in Manhattan

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If you’re looking to hit all the high notes of the Manhattan dining scene, you’ve come to the right place. This Collection is packed with some of the tastiest, most highly-rated restaurants around.

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Top 8 New York City Dishes of 2023

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The long, squarish noodles, almost the shape of linguine, are rolled and cut just behind the counter every day, which may explain why they do such a good job of grabbing the dipping sauce, a chicken dashi reduced until it’s as thick as gravy. The union of noodle and sauce is close to ideal; when it starts to seem too familiar, a squeeze from a lime wedge should rekindle your interest.

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— Pete Wells

Restaurant Review: At Okiboru, Soupless Ramen in a Stressless Setting

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I have never had tsukemen noodles that cling to their sauce as well as Okiboru’s. This may be because the broth has been reduced to a sticky syrup, but the noodles’ shape — an overfed rectangle, like linguine — must have something to do with it. Okiboru makes all its noodles in the kitchen each day, and the rollers that cut them into strands seem to leave the surface slightly rougher than typical ramen noodles. However it’s done, the marriage of sauce and starch is so nearly perfect that you may forget you are eating in an undecorated room in a vintage tenement next door to a shop that sells backpacks and suitcases on the sidewalk

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First Look: It’s all about the details at Okiboru Tsukemen & Ramen in Sandy Springs

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We designed the space to bring the essence of Japan, and be casual and cozy and clean, and somewhat authentic,” Kyobashi said. “Being Japanese, I wanted to make sure whatever we serve in our restaurant would be accepted by Japanese people as well as other people. The Japanese population of Atlanta is growing, so we want to bring that experience to the table.

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Bib Gourmands - Los Angeles
The only ramen restaurant to make the list!!
The MICHELIN Guide 2019

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Today, MICHELIN announces the Bib Gourmand establishments for the inaugural MICHELIN Guide California selection. From tacos to sushi, and bistros to oyster bars, the highly-anticipated list features a grand total of 151 restaurants representing 36 different cuisines.

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Okiboru House of Tsukemen

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If you see a line of people on the sidewalk around Orchard and Delancey, it’s probably for Okiboru. Even if you’re not in the mood for ramen, go ahead and join. Once you have some of the broth and noodles at this place, you’ll quickly get in the mood.

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With a lease signing at Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in the state, ramen eatery Okiboru is opening its fourth location in metro Atlanta, joining locations in Sandy Springs, Buckhead and Duluth.

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Michelin-Rated Okiboru Ramen Restaurant To Open at the Aramore on Peachtree

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Okiboru, which crafts its own noodles on-site, is the only ramen in Atlanta to make the Michelin Bib Gourmand List, according to the press release. Their unique technique involves brewing broth for twice as long as typical ramen broth to ensure its consistency is perfect for dipping.

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Okiboru makes their our own noodles on-site from scratch using a proprietary recipe, offers a vegetarian broth and is the only ramen shop in Atlanta to make the Michelin Bib Gourmand List. What is “Bib Gourmand” you might ask? As Michelin tells it, it's “Not quite a star, but most definitely not a consolation prize”, the Bib Gourmand - named after Bibendum, the friendly Michelin Man and the official company mascot for the Michelin Group - is a just-as-esteemed rating that recognizes friendly establishments that serve good food at moderate prices.

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A New Michelin-Rated Ramen Restaurant Is Opening Soon In Atlanta & It’s A Taste Of Japan

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This shop focuses on a unique style of ramen. The founders of Okiboru, who trained in Japan to master the Tsukemen craft, are on a mission to introduce this style of 'dipping ramen' to a wider audience of eaters outside of Japan,” according to Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group.

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The guys behind Coachella just opened an In-N-Out-ish vegan burger restaurant in Koreatown

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If we subscribe to the notion that all weather is ramen weather (we do), now is as good a time as any to sip some hot broth. And tsukemen, the Japanese ramen dish that consists of noodles you dip into a hot soup or broth, sounds like the perfect variation to eat during a heat wave. Okiboru, which specializes in the stuff, has just opened on North Broadway in Chinatown

— Jenn Harris

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Ramen is Japanese comfort food and has taken LA by storm. While I enjoy ramen, I don’t care for consuming hot broth when the temperatures soar into the 90’s. The answer for ramen lovers in hot weather? Tsukemen. A restaurant named Okiboru recently opened and specializes in this version of Japanese ramen.

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16 Essential Ramen Shops in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles has a long history of great ramen, but only in the past few years has the scene hit its stride. From rich tonkotsu to shoyu, shio, and everything in between, here now are the 16 essential ramen shops of Los Angeles.

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Every Downtown LA Restaurant You Need to Try Right Now


LA's got a ton of great neighborhoods, but few have undergone as massive a revitalization as Downtown LA. Courtesy of a building boom over the last decade and a half, DTLA's seen a slew of new housing, hotels, and museums -- but one of the most notable transformations in just the last few years is its metamorphosis into one the city’s hottest dining scenes that’s expanding at a dizzying pace.

— Lizbeth Scordo

Brand New Eateries to Check Out in Los Angeles

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This is a weekly compilation of noteworthy restaurant openings throughout Los Angeles. Take note of these under-the-radar places from the Valley to the South Bay, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley. Let’s dive right in.

— Cathy Chaplin

A New Tsukemen Joint in Chinatown Is Making Its Noodles In House Every Day

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Think of tsukemen as ramen’s wilder cousin. While ramen consists of thin wheat noodles bathing in a piping hot soup, tsukemen, which translates to “dip noodles,” is offered as a deconstructed version in two bowls. One bowl holds noodles that are thicker and chewier than ramen, and the other vessel cradles a much more concentrated and viscous broth.

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Taste the best food from around the world without leaving L.A.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- One the best things about living in L.A. is that you can experience culture and food from all around the world without getting on a plane. This global, gastronomic adventure is taking your taste buds for a trip around the world, including Spain, Japan, the Philippines and more!

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The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles Right Now

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Talking about “the best” restaurants in LA during a pandemic seems entirely unfair, and frankly irrelevant, considering what the industry is facing at the moment. Since we last updated this list in January, so many iconic restaurants have closed (RIP Broken Spanish, Baco Mercat, Here’s Looking at You, and so many more), and the remainder are struggling to stay open while enforcing mandatory safety restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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If you’re looking for a hearty meal to fill you up on these cold winter nights, ramen is a perfect fit. And with lots of new ramen restaurants popping up, there are more flavorful ramen choices than ever.
Many Asian chefs grew up with this noodle comfort food, which is said to also brighten the soul. Whether you like your noodles thick or thin, in broth or brothless, here’s a roundup of some of the very best L.A. ramen restaurants.

— Susan Hornik