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Ramen Zundo-Ya, The Bennett, Upstate's Sister Restaurant, and More Open

Popular Japanese chain Ramen Zundo-Ya has debuted its first New York location.

Nare Sushi opened in Midtown.
Nare Sushi opened in Midtown.
Nare Sushi

1) East Village: Ramen Zundo-Ya, a popular Japanese chain open since 2002, debuted its first international location on Monday, part of a plan to open hundreds of locations outside Japan. The restaurant offers tonkotsu broth and makes its own noodles. Status: Certified Open; 84 East 10th St., 917-639-3549

2) Tribeca: The team behind Dear Irving and Raines Law Room open The Bennett, a cocktail bar with a menu of both favorites from the other spots and new recipes. Eats include beet tartare tartine, a waygu beef burger, cheese curds, and a cookie plate. Status: Certified Open; 134 W. Broadway

3) East Village: Local favorite Upstate opened a seafood restaurant nearby called Edwin & Neal's. Both its space and menu are more expansive than Upstate's, with a larger of variety of seafood available for order. Status: Certified Open; 345 East 6th St., 212-477-0617

4) Midtown: The Macy's at Herald Square now has a myriad of options for diners, including a bar and grill and food truck-inspired set-up. Notably, food court Chef Street includes popular San Diego-style taquitos from Lower East Side's Taquitoria, a shop with the backing of chef Marc Forgione. It also offers ramen from Chicago-based chef Takashi Yagihashi at Tabo Noodles and grain bowls from Miami-based chef Michelle Bernstein at Crumb on Parchment. Status: Certified Open; Macy's Herald Square, 151 West 34th St., 212-868-3001

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5) Lower East Side: Speakeasy and cocktail bar Garfunkel's has a drink menu designed partly by Lucinda Sterling, a mixologist from Middle Branch and Little Branch. Food will be light bar fare like olives and Arancini, but next year, the owners are opening a burger restaurant downstairs called The Burgary. Status: Certified Open; 67 Clinton St., 212-529-6999

6) Crown Heights: Popular Park Slope bagel shop Bagel Pub debuted a Crown Heights location this week. It offers 20 different flavors of cream cheese, smoothies, soups, and specialty sandwiches. Status: Certified Open; 775 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn

7) East VillageJapanese restaurant Benemon offers small plates and donburis with options like pork cutlet, popcorn chicken, and eel. The restaurant, which opened on Friday, aims to combine the traditional and modern, including an Italian-inspired edamame with garlic, olive oil, and chili flakes. Status: Certified Open; 108 East 4th St., 212-112-3581

8) Midtown: A new sushi place near Park Avenue, Nare Sushi, offers both a tasting menu and lunch specials. A full menu will launch later this month. Status: Soft Opening; 115 East 57th St., 646-666-0061

9) Ridgewood: Bushwick's Queens neighbor continues its trend toward hipness with a new dive bar called The Bad Old Days. The spot offers a library and a bottle locker, allowing patrons to rent out a space to bring their own liquor. A forthcoming food menu will feature bar snacks like hummus and sliders. Status: Certified Open; 1684 Woodbine St., Queens

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