Uptown Manhattan Raises the Bar for Ramen

The ramen scene in Upper Manhattan has never been stronger—an observation that wouldn't have meant much in the noodle-challenged recent past, but suddenly uptown has the real thing in West Harlem's Jin Ramen and, since summer, Yasha Ramen in Morningside Heights. Yasha (which means "demon") has won over Chowhounds with its signature ramen—chicken broth, pork chashu, scallions, bamboo shoots—as well as knockout spicy chicken wings. "We'd go here again and again," swears one fan, c oliver.

Photo by Chowhound member c oliver