By Sarah Carroll
Sometimes, you just want to eat your ramen in peace. No distractions, no interruptions, just pure ramen goodness.
Ichiran in Brooklyn is just the place for you. The solo dining restaurant recently opened up in New York City and is a playground for introverts.
You enter by yourself, you order your food without even speaking to a waiter, and then you eat by yourself in a cubicle-like booth. Need a refill on that water? Simply press a button and they will refresh your drink without even bothering you!
This style of restaurant is popular in Japan, but it’s just starting to catch on here in the States. According to Timeline, the chain believes that eating solo “helps people focus on their food,” as it “eliminates the need for exchanging saccharine pleasantries with servers or companions.”
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