BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Warm up this winter with a bowl of ramen.
New noodle shop Nana Ramen opened its doors at the start of the new year on Malcolm X Boulevard, according to owner Eric Ong.
The 650-square-foot space started serving $13 ramen bowls on January 2, with options like Black Tonkotsu (pork, scallions and soft-boiled egg) and Spicy Miso (pork, corn, scallions and baby bok choi) quickly becoming favorites, Ong said.
Broths are slow-cooked for at least 10 hours.
“It’s been so surprising. The first night it was packed, almost 100 people. I didn’t expect that, and yesterday it was even busier.”
Nana Ramen at 330 Malcolm X Blvd. near Bainbridge Street, took over the space of a former tax office.
The eatery, decorated with gas pipe lights and a long communal table, seats 30.
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Diners can also choose from appetizers like sliced octopus with wasabi ginger, grilled mackerel and dried squid tempura, and menu items are priced under $15.
Nana Ramen’s opening comes on the heels of the closure of Ong’s Park Slope Asian fusion restaurant, Nana, which shuttered at the end of October after the business’ 15-year lease expired, he said.
Ong, who also heads Williamsburg bar and restaurant Hachi, said he hopes to serve beer and sake at the Bed-Stuy eatery in the near future.
The ramen shop at 330 Malcolm X Blvd. is open on Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner service starts at 5 p.m.