Ichiran NY's opening day in Bushwick drew long lines of eager ramen aficionados.@ichrianny

Although Japanese ramen joint Ichiran markets their restaurant experience as "low interaction dining" with "Flavor Concentration Booths" designed for solo, partitioned eating, their much-toutedopening today in Bushwickwas anything but anti-social, at least from the look of it on Instagram. Lines stretched down the block and the wait was one to two hours long even at 2 p.m., according to one post. The flavor concentration booths looked less like prison phone call cells and more like cozy cubbies; and some photos showed folks dining together!


Have a look at what you missed today — and get hungry for a future meal, with your buddies, or solo:


@ichiranny: 14:00 and waits are still 1-2 hour long. Thanks for bringing #tonkotsu ramen + private booths to New York! 🎉🎉🍜🍜 #japan #japanfood #ramennoodles #brooklyn #ichiran #nyeats #cooljapan


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Ramen booth at Ichiran ramen in NY. 一蘭ラーメン本日開店。#ラーメン#ramen#nyc

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Grand Opening today!

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