E.A.K. Ramen bills itself as a “modern” ramen concept, serving Ié-kei soups that combine both tonkotsu (pork bone–based) and shoyu (soy sauce–based) broth. Also unique to E.A.K.’s ramen is the noodles — they are much thicker and straighter than your typical ramen noodles, apparently serving to better complement and soak up the salty, rich broth. Look for it to open at the end of May.
469 6th Ave.; 646-863-2027