BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Ramen lovers can get their fill this fall with a new noodle shop opening on Lafayette Avenue.
Samurai Papa, a popular Bushwick ramen shop, is expanding Friday with a new location near the corner of Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Owner Makoto Suzuki will offer a variety of pork buns, fried chicken, soba noodles and ramen at the 594 Lafayette Ave. eatery.
The 400-square-foot restaurant will be standing-room only, Suzuki said, with space for about 15 diners who can chow down at Samurai Papa’s counters.
Just in time for soup season, the owner plans to bring a pour-over-style “Bukkake” ramen to the neighborhood, similar to the menu options at the original 32 Varet St. location.
“Definitely, ramen is booming,” Suzuki said. “People want to come to Brooklyn for something else and I’m always looking to give the experience.”
While the Lafayette Avenue location won’t offer the “sushi shots” (sushi combos of roe, salmon and seaweed served in shot glasses) seen at the Bushwick eatery, the owner plans on serving meatball bento boxes when lunch service debuts.
Suzuki will also test out a new policy seen at more and more restaurants across the city — implementing a “no-tipping” system to balance out the duties and wages received by employees, he said.
Samurai Papa will open on Oct. 16., serving dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.