A Ramen Festival is Coming

A ramen festival is coming next month! JAPANFes will be bringing the fun and spirit of Japan to us on October 5th, with the NY Ramen Contest & International Food Avenue on Broadway between 115th and 116th Streets. The event will go from 10am to 6pm, and vendors will be offering many unique and exciting varieties of the cherished noodle soup. 

Some of the varieties mentioned on the event’s official website include:

  • Lobster miso ramen
  • Japanese beef and truffle ramen
  • Wasabi salt ramen
  • “Yuzo Sio” butter ramen

The event website also indicates that non-ramen treats will be available, such as Japanese rolled omelettes, fried ice cream, fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes, rice burgers and more.

JAPANFes is one of the few large-scale Japanese food event producers in New York. They hold food-based festivals approximately 18 times a year in several areas of the city. While the events are mainly in Union Square and Times Square, this year the Upper West Side is part of the schedule!

The organization aims to bring different people and cultures together. Through food, music, and art, they bring a taste of Japanese culture to NYC.

Learn more about the ramen festival here.


At past events, cuisine has included Korean street food, Korean BBQ, ramen, and Indonesian desserts. Additionally, JAPANFes features Japanese crepes, Chinese noodles, and bubble tea.

On June 9th, JAPANFes held a “sweets festival” on the Upper West Side. The free festival was held on Broadway, between 73rd and 74th street.

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Hannah Rosenfield

Hannah Rosenfield

Hannah Rosenfield is an avid writer and new resident of the Upper West Side. She graduated from Binghamton University in May of 2018, after studying Creative Writing and works in advertising. In her free time, Hannah loves reading the New York Times food section, petting all the dogs on the Upper West Side, and strolling through Central Park.

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