Mu Ramen

12-09 Jackson Ave.
Queens, NY 11101
Long Island City

  • Mon.–Sat., 5:30–10pm

Custom-tailored, artisan Sun Noodles provide the ballast for the ultra-rich broth at Mu Ramen, which many regard as the top ramen purveyor in the City. Their signature soup of boiled down oxtail and bone marrow topped with brisket and half-sour pickles is light, while the creamy and deeply flavored tonkotsu with soft pork jowl, kikurage mushrooms, menma, sesame and scallions is rib-sticking, the stuff of dreams. The married team of Heidy and Joshua Smookler (ex-Per Se and Bouley) has created something truly special in Long Island City, an intimate, friendly experience that makes outsiders feel like locals. Seating is at communal tables or a few stools at the bar, the low-lit room done in soothing earth tones. Sakes are a strong point, and the Japanese beer list is also worth exploring, such as chocolate-tinged Echigo stout served in a cold stone mug.

Courtesy, Mu Ramen


  • Notable Chef
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Cash Only
  • $$$
  • Japanese / Sushi


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