Since the 1800s, ramen has been Japan’s go-to comfort food, satisfying cravings and warming hearts with its deliciousness. Step into Kyuramen, a haven for students and working adults seeking solace from the chaos of modern life. Embrace the comforting taste of a bowl of delectable ramen as you indulge in the perfect blend of warmth and flavor.
Kyuramem has expanded its presence in the United States with over 120 locations. Excitingly, they have recently opened a new branch in Forest Hills, NY, specifically at 108-50 Queens Blvd. Team Tinds recently had the pleasure of visiting the Forest Hills branch, where they were treated to a delightful culinary experience that left a lasting impression. Their other branches can be found in Long Island City, Bayside, and Flushing. Excitingly, they have upcoming openings in Jackson, Mississippi, and Huntington, New York.
“Kyu” Made into Nine Bowls of Exquisite Ramen
Kyuramen got its name from the Japanese word for nine, which is Kyu. As a result, their menu is centered around nine delicious ramen flavors. The Forest Hills menu will offer a delightful selection of nine unique ramen bowls, just like its other locations. At Kyuramen, every bowl of ramen is crafted with love by a skilled ramen master. They carefully select top-notch ingredients, including perfectly cooked chashu, tender wavy or straight noodles, and flavorful black garlic, without any additives. Their menu is filled with a diverse range of options that cater to all tastes. The starters at this ramen restaurant are a delightful mix of classic and unique dishes. You’ll find favorites like Pork Bao Buns and Gyoza Dumplings, which are sure to satisfy your cravings. But don’t miss out on the more adventurous options like Takoyaki Octopus Balls, Purple Sweet Potato Fries, and Okonomiyaki.
With such a diverse menu, there’s something to please everyone’s taste buds. Their starters are priced between $6.99 and $11.99, while their ramen bowls range from $15.99 to $20.99. Kyuramen offers a reasonably priced menu that is definitely worth trying. They are dedicated to making ramen accessible to everyone. During Team Tind’s visit, we kicked things off by indulging in some delectable Thai iced teas. We started off by indulging in their renowned shrimp tempura and popcorn chicken, which were absolutely delicious. For our main course, we indulged in their delectable grilled chicken ramen, complemented by a delightful addition of succulent shrimp and extra half-marinated eggs. And for desserts, we went with their delicious Japanese Cherry Blossom Jelly and Matcha Pudding with Red Beans. It surpassed our expectations!
Perfecting Ambiance: Kyuramen’s Secret
Kyuramen has been consistent with the ambiance of each of its restaurants; the décor is influenced by traditional Japanese design principles and natural accents, which the New York Times describes as “a subdued pale wood setting.” Kyuramen wants its food joints to be a spot where people can dissociate from the pangs of today’s daily work ethic and culture. Creating an environment of peace, perfected with delicious bowls of ramen.
The restaurant’s mastery of flavor and efficiency has converted it into a rapidly expanding franchise. In fact, Gary Lin, the owner of this awesome food chain, has stated that he wants the restaurant to become “the Starbucks of ramen.”
Where to find them:
Locations in NY:
Forest Hill: 108-50 Queens Blvd, Forest Hill, NY 11375
Bayside: 38-35 Bell Blvd. Bayside, NY 11361.
Flushing: 133-42 37th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354.
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