Hung Ry Noodle Shop NYC

Hung Ry NYC Noodle Shop exterior brick building and black awning

As we head into that big-bowls-of-steaming-meaty-noodle-soup time of year, our favorite discovery of the new fall restaurant season has to be Hung Ry, a lovely, almost shockingly soothing spot on what has become an ever-increasingly excellent though definitely frenetic dining scene on Bowery (think Peels, Hecho en Dumbo, DBGB, Pulino’s, etc.). Located on a quiet, cobblestoned stretch of Bond just off the avenue, Hung Ry in NYC is serving up some terrific, interesting dishes in a lovely Zen-ish setting.

Hung Ry in NYC serves up monkfish liver cakes with mushrooms and berry drizzle on a white plate with greens

The Hung Ry NYC menu is short–nine starters, eight noodle entrees, that’s it–but with plenty of variety and creative thinking both across and within dishes. Both starters we’ve tried, for example, have been excellent, especially the Monkfish Liver, a pair of funky, dense discs combined with grilled hen of the woods mushrooms and a tart logan berry drizzle. The Loin of Veal satisfied as well, the juicy chunks of meat set off nicely by grilled cauliflower and earthy black bean sauce. Not huge, either one of these, but both are under $10.

Loin of veal sliced with grilled cauliflower and black bean sauce at Hung Ry Noodle Shop

Hung Ry duck noodle soup filled with breast and leg pieces, roasted peppers in a white bowl on a bamboo placemat

Hung Ry in NYC is, first and foremost, a noodle restaurant, and at their primary purpose they excel. The organic noodles, either fat or skinny, are firm, flavorful, and a lot of fun to watch being flipped and pounded and pulled in the restaurant’s open kitchen in the back. We’ve wolfed three varieties so far, and can’t wait to try more. The Duck noodle soup, for example, was filled with tender, sweet pieces of breast and leg, the Szechuan roasted peppers giving the dish some bite. The Smoked Pork Belly version also had plenty of presence, the fatty meal completed by strips of tongue and leaves of brussels sprout for a bit of bitterness. And the Mutton Sausage soup, with calves liver, salty black cabbage and persimmon? Dense, delicious, and possibly our favorite so far.

Smoked pork belly with brussels sprouts and kale on top of noodles served in a bowl at Hung Ry in New York City

The ingredients here are locally sourced, the music ambient and calming, the decor constructed from reclaimed wood, the soap in the bathroom organic, the whole atmosphere decidedly grown up. Nicely done, Hung Ry.

Interior of Hung Ry in NYC with drop lights over green tables, kitchen in the rear

Hung Ry NYC Noodle Shop Details

Hungry Ry Noodle Shop is located on Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette and open from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight, with a promise of a 3:00 closing time coming soon. For more information and a complete menu, please see the Hungry Ry website.

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