Yuji's Ramen Experiments Will Go Strong Through August
Rao Confit tuna mazemen, dripping in sesame oil, was one of my favorite dishes at Smorgasburg
Last time we caught up with ramen whiz Yuji Haraguchi, he was setting up shop in the Whole Foods Bowery pop-up and scheming to open his own restaurant in Williamsburg later this year. The stint was supposed to end this spring, but Fork hears that Haraguchi will be staying put through the end of the summer, slinging brothless ramen and refining his more eccentric ramen experiments until August.
Sietsema Robert dubbed the bacon-and-egg ramen "Japanese carbonara"
The Yuji team will take a break from May 20 to May 31, then reopen on June 1. And though the elaborate ramen-omakase dinners are sold out (already!) through June 30, they'll be opening up reservations for the July and August dinners soon--we'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, the mazemen ramen is available on Yuji's lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., no reservations required -- I suggest the spicy tuna.