Za-Ya Ramen opened in April 2017 to showcase gyukotsu, a beef bone marrow broth created by chef-owner Iveelt Bayart.
Iveelt, originally from Mongolia, always felt that he could use beef bones to create a ramen as unctuous and rich as pork based tonkotsu, the default base of most other shops in New York City.
Gyukotsu, however, is lighter than tonkotsu and doesn't weigh you down. People who try Za-Ya Ramen's gyukotsu ramen, for the first time, always come back wanting more.
Along with our beef based broth, we also serve the traditional chicken broth known as torigara.
Based on this broth, we make classic Tokyo style shoyu and shio ramen as well as miso ramen. All our noodles come freshly made from the renowned Sun Noodle Company.
To complement our food, we offer a carefully selected drinks menu.
We carry craft beer from our neighbor, Other Half Brewing Company along with Japanese brews and have a varied and extensive selection of sake and a small hand-picked selection of wine. All our sakes are offered by the glass, so you can taste different styles without having to invest in a bottle.
Chef-owner Iveelt Bayart is from Mongolia but grew up living around the world and moved to New York City in October of 1999. He worked in the restaurant industry ever since and has held front of the house positions at some of the best restaurants in the city including managing for Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s wildly successful Spice Market, Gray Kunz’s Café Gray and serving as a General Manager for 3 restaurants helmed by chef Tadashi Ono, among others.
Za-Ya Ramen is a laid back neighborhood restaurant that calls Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn its home.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Za-Ya Ramen!
Hours and Location
Summer hours in effect
5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Sunday
545 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Reach us via the Smith 9th St. Subway Station
as well as the 9 St. Subway Station (15 m. walk)