With ‘Yokoya Ramen’ on the Way, Allen Street is Suddenly a Haven for Noodles
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In just over a year, the northern border of Allen Street is well on its way to becoming a destination for ramen.
Mr. Taka Ramen was the first of three to plant a flag here last November, and has skyrocketed in popularity. Then, we reported this week that five-month-old Chelsea Market vendor, Mokbar, is planning to open something at 163 Allen. Now Yokoya Ramen is about to join the club with a lease at 201-203 Allen.
Kam Sing Wong is the principal behind Yokoya Ramen. According to beer-wine application materials submitted to Community Board 3, the eatery will boast five tables, seventeen seats, and operate from 11am to midnight all days.
The space in question was made available thanks to the departure of two mom-and-pop businesses – the Allen Street Deli which foundered last year, and the eyebrow threading salon that ultimately found a new space two blocks southward.