New York: Samurai Papa
What a spot! Wow.. and the vibe and food is so good! Samurai Papa is a Japanese relaxed hangout spot that serves ramen and other creative Japenese bites.
They have few locations around the city, I just tried the one closest to me. It was freezing cold and finding this hidden Ramen shop was a blessing, nothing better then a perfect ramen soup on cold days. The place is very small, ( i've actually walked by it several times not noticing it! ) Their industrial interior is amazing and very basic, high ceilings and a L shaped bar around an open kitchen. You see the creativity and magic happen right in front of you. Everyone dines at that bar. yeah it's literally just one bar table that fits around 10. Simple and perfect. Having it so small creates this cool - laid back experience, you'll get to know your neighbor that's probably having dumplings and beer by your side, and get to know the chef and bartender while at it.
cheers to chill dining spots!
Samurai Papa is located on 594 Lafayette Av in Brooklyn.