Thumbs Up Ramen Puts Bubbles in Your Broth

The Japanese word awa means “bubble” or “foam.” Sake fans are familiar with this term in reference to sparkling sake or sake that has champagne-like qualities, Hakkaisan’s AWA and Nanbu Bijin’s AWA Sparkling to name just two brands. Now ramen lovers can enjoy the same effect in their broth at Thumbs Up Ramen. Thumbs Up Ramen is a new ramen shop that opened on June … Continue reading Thumbs Up Ramen Puts Bubbles in Your Broth

20 for 2020: Japanese Restaurants in NYC Earn Michelin Stars

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games just nine months away, it seems only fitting that 20 New York-based Japanese restaurants would earn Michelin stars. The world’s oldest restaurant guide announced the New York City restaurants elected to receive the coveted accolades. Seventy-six restaurants in New York City earned stars, and 20 of them are establishments specializing in Japanese cuisine. Not much has changed … Continue reading 20 for 2020: Japanese Restaurants in NYC Earn Michelin Stars

JAPANFes. Presents a Two-Day Ramen Contest

NY Ramen Contest Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Upper West Side – Broadway between 115th and 116th Streets Admission: $10 per bowl of ramen (cash only) Sunday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. East Village – 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets Admission: $10 for one bowl of ramen (cash only) JAPANFes. is hosting a two-day competition featuring … Continue reading JAPANFes. Presents a Two-Day Ramen Contest
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Tonchin’s Pop Up Sake Event with Manzairaku

Tonchin New York’s Pop Up Sake Event Monday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tonchin New York – 13 W. 36th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Tokyo-style ramen and cocktail bar is having a pop up sake event featuring Manzairaku sake. At this one-night-only special event, guests will enjoy a flight of this delicious sake produced in Ishikawa Prefecture and Tonchin’s signature … Continue reading Tonchin’s Pop Up Sake Event with Manzairaku
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Japanese Music and Dance at BentOn Cafe

Japan Music Junction – Hosted by Kohei & TiA Friday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Benton Cafe/Menya Jiro – 123 William Street (between Fulton and John Streets) Admission: Minimum one ramen or bento order Supported by JAPAN Fes., local entertainment personalities Kohei and TiA will host Japan Music Junction, a showcase of Japanese performers at BentOn Cafe’s FiDi location. Japanese … Continue reading Japanese Music and Dance at BentOn Cafe