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Projected opening: Late May
The phonetic pronunciation of IÉ-KEI, the U.S. brand of the 40-shop Japanese chain, will serve Yokohama-style “Ié-kei” ramen. This style of “Ié-kei” ramen combines Fukuoka-style tonkotsu broth with Tokyo-style soy sauce broth, creating a distinct pork and chicken flavor that is creamy and aromatic. Straight, thick noodles will be topped with items like boiled spinach, aji-tama (seasoned boiled egg), chashu (braised pork) and nori (toasted seaweed).

469 Sixth Avenue; 646-863-2027