City Guides

Ippudo, 321 W 51st St., Recommended by Chrissy Teigen

Ippudo

Recommended by: Todd Mitgang (Chef/Owner, Crave Fish Bar), Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger (Owners/Chefs, The Catbird Seat), Samantha Duenas (DJ), Richard Kuo (Co-Owner/Chef, Pearl & Ash), Branden McRill (Co-Owner/General Manager, Pearl & Ash), Anne Burrell (Chef/Host, Worst Cooks in America), Chrissy Teigen (Model), Andrew Carmellini (Chef/Owner, The Dutch), Vinny Dotolo (Co-Chef/Co-Owner, Son of a Gun), Bo O’Connor (Chef/Owner, The Pomeroy)

Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi. Price: $$$. Location: Manhattan, East Village.

The flagship for the popular Japanese restaurant chain brings their own modern take on ramen to the states. The soup is made from scratch on site, boiled for 26 hours, and finally dished out to Ippudo’s clamoring guests. Even more dazzling are the Japanese tapas-like dishes and rare sake offerings.

www.ippudony.com