If you're slacking on your noodle game, it's time to nix the Pad Thai and toss the salad (erm, pause?) in favor of familiarizing yourself with NYC's ever-changing ramen landscape.

Rather than proclaim one bowl the king of them all (and endure hate mail and angry @ mentions about how we snubbed your neighborhood noodle shop) we're highlighting some of our personal favorites. I can say with confidence that these are nine very satisfying, supremely delicious bowls of ramen that you shouldn't skip. 

That being said, if you're the easily enraged type, and we've made a serious blunder here, feel free to send strongly worded emails to cityguidetips@complex.com.

Words by Shanté Cosme (@ShanteCosme)
Photos and video by Liz Barclay (@liz_barclay)

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