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R.O.K.C. Ramen comes to Harlem



An authentic ramen shop featuring oyster bar and very innovative cocktails opened in Hamilton Heights. At the corner of 141st Street and Broadway, “R.O.K.C. Ramen” has the wood framed windows and traditional printed fabric screens called Noren out front that shows the sign of the real classic Ramen-Ya yet it looks very modern and stylish.


The name R.O.K.S. stands for Ramen + Oyster + Kitchen + Cocktails, the concept of the shop. This is absolutely one of Hamilton Heights (West Harlem) best new hotspots. Oysters, Cocktails & Ramen……..? I thought it was a bit unauthentic but when I learned that the owners had both worked at the renowned East Village speakeasy, “Angel’s Share,” I felt it really made sense.

They serve no plain food. Their Edamame is infused with a touch of Yuzu! The Kyoto ramen is very good with a mix of fish broth and chicken broth. The Tokyo ramen is soy sauce flavored fish based broth topped with pork-belly, garlic oil, bamboo shoot and mizuna.

Not only is the specialty ramen spot the place to go in Hamilton Heights for soup noodles but now crafted cocktails are in the mix.

R.O.K.C. Ramen Kyoto IMG_0781

R.O.K.C. Ramen Tokyo IMG_0764

R.O.K.S. Ramen
3452 Broadway (at 141st Street)   MAP


スシ・イン・ハーレム!!また本格的鮨屋 Yuzuがオープン Authentic Japanese Sushi Place “Yuzu” in Harlem!!

Read in English


というわけで、「柚子 Yuzu」に行ってきました。ここのシェフは「鮨麻布」という、これまたNYでも高級で江戸前なお鮨で有名なお店で握っていたとかで、お店の開いた5時ちょっとすぎに行ったのに、たちまち満席になってしまったほどの人気店です。

場所は、ハーレムの名所「シルヴィアズ」の隣りのブロック、127丁目のレノックス・アベニュー沿いにあります。このストリートは、Lenox Avenueから Malcolm X Boulevardと名前が変わってから久しいのですが、地元の人たちは今でも「レノックス」と呼んでいるようです。


350 Lenox Avenue (bet 127th St & 128th St) MAP
New York, NY 10027

Authentic Japanese Sushi Place “Yuzu” in Harlem!!


Central Harlem definitely needs a good sushi place and so “Yuzu” is quite welcome to the neighborhood.

When I learned the new sushi spot in Harlem was called Yuzu, I knew that would be the authentic one. Yuzu is a citrus fruit originating in East Asia. Yuzu is the most popular of all citrus fruits in Japan. The fruit is found fresh in Japan throughout the winter months and can be found in many other convenient forms. With its strong taste and fragrant scent, the Yuzu rind is typically used to flavor various dishes.

Yuzu_3“Yuzu” in Harlem didn’t disappoint me. The quality of fish is fantastic and the quality comes with the price. We tried Yuzu Sushi Set ($32) and Omakase Sushi Set ($45), amazing food.

350 Lenox Avenue (bet 127th St & 128th St) MAP
New York, NY 10027