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Ten-Ichi Ramen Opening in Park Slope

By Leslie Albrecht | November 13, 2015 8:14am
 Head cook Duane Le and owner Wen Zhuo at Ten-Ichi Ramen in Park Slope.
Head cook Duane Le and owner Wen Zhuo at Ten-Ichi Ramen in Park Slope.
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PARK SLOPE — Call off the riot police, Ten-Ichi Ramen is opening Friday.

Comedian John Hodgman tweeted last month that Park Slope was "about to explode" if the noodle shop (which was then under construction) didn't open soon.

"Prep for riots," Hodgman warned.

The long wait is now over and Ten-Ichi Ramen is scheduled to hold its grand opening at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, owner Wen Zhuo told DNAinfo New York. The 27-seat restaurant is at 382 Seventh Ave., between 11th and 12th streets.

Zhuo said people have been curious to know when Ten-Ichi will open because it's one of the few ramen shops in Park Slope.

Ten-Ichi roughly translates as "No. 1 in the sky," Zhuo said, and his goal is to serve the best ramen in the area. Zhuo made sure the restaurant's logo shows steam rising from a bowl of noodles because he believes noodles taste best when they're piping hot, he said.

The menu will include four varieties of ramen: chicken, miso salmon, organic tofu and the house signature dish, Ten Ichi, which is pork with bok choy, egg, scallions and kikurage mushroom. The ramen ranges from $11 to $13, and toppings such as kimchi and menma (bamboo shoots) are available for $1.

Other dishes include housemade chicken wings with sweet chili sauce ($7), ahiru buns with roasted duck ($8), kimchi seafood pancakes ($10) and housemade crab shumai ($7).

Zhuo also owns Ten Asian Bistro on Seventh Avenue and 15th Street.