Slurp of Port Jeff named among Top 50 ramen restaurants in U.S.


Port Jeff’s Slurp Ramen was ranked one of the premier ramen restaurants nationwide.

Hoodline, a hyperlocal news source based in San Francisco, Calif., released a list of the top 50 ramen eateries in the U.S. on Monday.

And Slurp landed No. 49.

“To determine ‘best’ businesses, Hoodline took into account the business’s Yelp rating and the significance of that rating proportional to the number of reviews, as well as regional variations,” wrote Hoodline writer Nathan Falstreau.

According to the article, there were around 1,400 restaurants that categorized as a ramen eatery, with the majority of the restaurants in metro areas like Manhattan and San Francisco.

“Texas, Illinois, Florida and Hawaii also seeing notable numbers of noodle-focused restaurants,” wrote Falstreau.

“We were shocked because we are in a small town and small restaurant,” said Francesca Nakagawa, who owns Slurp with her husband, Atsushi.

The Nakagawas found out they made the list through the owners of Ippudo East Village and Ippudo Westside, who we’re ranked No. 1 and No. 9, respectively.

“They texted us and said, ‘Did you see this?’ said Francesca, who opened Slurp in 2016. “We just couldn’t believe it!”

Slurp is now planning to celebrate with its newly nationally ranked staff.

“We’re taking all our employees out to eat,” said Francesca.

what’s new at Slurp

Slurp is now cooking up new menu items like its Vegetarian BBQ bowl.

“We served it at the Taste [at Port Jefferson] and so many people liked it,” said Franseca.

Also, Slurp is bringing back its miso ramen, a North Japanese staple, for the winter months.

prior coverage

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Top: Slurp Ramen owners Atsushi and Francesca Nakagawa. (Credit: Nicholas Esposito)