Since 1971 Souen has been the place in NYC  for macrobiotic food; with their main restaurants in Soho and 13th St. This latest Souen is a third of the chain and, thankfully, home to a completely different menu!  It focuses on different styles of Ramen (all organic) and Japanese comfort food.  Souen 6th St. has fast become a local staple and an easy choice for quality, quantity, and taste!

There are still a few macrobiotic options and the food is definitely “healthy” tasting.   If you ware gluttoning for the deep pork of traditional ramen, try Rai Rai Ken on 10th St.  If you are looking for dishes being both flavorful and light- with the brilliant upside that you can eat as much as you want without feeling overly full or heavy- Souen 6th St. is the place.

Souen Organic Ramen East Village
Goma tofu with black sesame sauce
Vegetarian  Ramen East Village
Miso ramen

The appetizers are quick and special.  Top tastes include the Yuba (tofu skin) marinated in kombu shiitake broth or the “Miso Yuba”  (Note: the Miso Yuba is not always in the menu, but available upon request).  The Seitan Dumplings are fulfilling and quite good, while the Kimpira – a marinated Burdock root is just crunchy happiness.  Another hidden gem is the boring-sounding Maze Rice is actually a delicious side and goes very well with the Burdock Kimpira.  The House Salad is surprisingly bountiful and recommended for a bit of green in all the browns.

Microbiotic Newy York

The specialty of Souen is being able to combine the different Ramen broths (Miso, Black Sesame, Shoyu, or Curry) with your choice of noodles ( Soba, Udon, Wheat, or Rice).  There is also a ramen salad and wild seabass ramen,  and like at most Ramen places you can add toppings to your choice

There is a special Lunch menu set of ramen plus a side dish

The specials are usually fantastic- I’m hooked on the Brussels Sprouts!

Vegetarian New York
Miso Brussels sprout
Souen NY
Yuba (tofu skin) marinated in kombu shiitake broth
Vegetarian  Ramen NY
Pad Thai Soba
Souen Organic Ramen NY
Souen Organic Ramen NY

Souen Organic Ramen

Eastt Village

212 –  388  1155
326 E 6th Street
(bet 1st – 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY, 10003

12:00 – 23:00   Monday-Friday
12:00 –  1:00am   Saturday- Sunday

3 Comments on “Souen Organic Ramen East Village – New York

  1. The Pad Thai Soba – is not very Pad Thai like (except in form) – but it has a unique flavor. That earthy, healthy, grounding goodness that keeps drawing us back.

  2. Thanks for sharing. It’s so nice to see a reniedmr that we all should be looking inside for guidance. Yes, there are so many great inspirational and wise people out there, but so many of us forget that our bodies already know what they really need if we just learn to listen closely within takes practice, but it can be a very powerful source for personal growth and health. Thanks Gabby and Clean Plates!

  3. Unfortunately they changed the menu, the new menu is quite deceiving since it kept the same names, but the recipes are very different to the original ones that where perfect for many years.
    Pretty much every dish now is drowned in curry powder.

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