New York Restaurant Is A Silent Haven For Solo Diners With booths that seat one diner, facing the wall, the ramen chain Ichiran has been drawing huge crowds of people eager to eat alone. The only sound inside is the slurping of noodles.

New York Restaurant Is A Silent Haven For Solo Diners

New York Restaurant Is A Silent Haven For Solo Diners

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With booths that seat one diner, facing the wall, the ramen chain Ichiran has been drawing huge crowds of people eager to eat alone. The only sound inside is the slurping of noodles.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. So much today is noise, pulling our attention away from the simple things like eating, which maybe explains why a restaurant centered around silence would do well. The Japanese ramen chain Ichiran just opened a restaurant in New York with booths that seat one diner, facing the wall. And it's been drawing large crowds of people eager to eat alone, where the only thing one hears is the slurping of noodles. It's MORNING EDITION.

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