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Ramen Setagaya Closed for Renovations, But Momofuku Guest Star Will Bowl You Over

ramenSarah Darville

If you’re the type to slurp ramen on the off-season, take note: Ramen Setagaya on St. Marks is closed until July 26. The Local spotted workers hauling bags of debris out of the restaurant this morning; head contractor Tom Kim said they were replacing the cracked wooden floor with new tile.

So where can you get your ramen fix in the meantime? Tomorrow at Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ivan Orkin will take over for the night. Mr. Orkin, originally from Long Island, made his name at his own noodle shops in Japan. Noodle Bar will serve three of his creations  – including one featuring pork neck, pork fat, chicken feet, and bacon – along with a smaller selection of their normal dinner food. The menu might be a sign of what’s to come at Mr. Orkin’s planned New York City restaurant; Grub Street reported last month that he’s looking to open a U.S. outpost by the end of the year.

The “Invader from Planet Ramen” goes from 5:30 p.m. “till the ramen runs out” and is first come, first slurp (no reservations), so get there early.

Ippudo Expands Uptown

Ippudo NY, hakata style

The Bean isn’t the only local enterprise in expansion mode; Crain’s discovers that Ippudo, the oft-mobbed ramen joint, will open a Theater District location (its first outside of the East Village, not counting the Japanese originals) at 321-323 W. 51st Street in January.