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Slurp in solitude: Brooklyn ramen house allows dining without interaction

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Restaurant where you must eat alone.

It's an introvert's dream come true. At Ichiran in Bushwick, Brooklyn, you don't really have to interact with anyone to get what you want to eat.

From selecting a seat to ordering, no human interaction is required. You even eat all by yourself, sitting in "concentration booths." The idea is for you to block out all the world and just focus the flavors of your meal.
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Once you get in the restaurant, you look at a panel that lets you know which seats are available. You then pick your seat and sit in a booth made for one.

Next, fill out an order form, but there's not that much to choose from: They only serve pork ramen.

It then becomes a question of customizing your ramen from how rich you want the broth to its spiciness. Do you require any extras?

Once you make your selections, hit the call button. That's when a server arrives and picks up your order. You don't even know what he or she looks like, because the booth is built with an opening to only partially reveal your server. You don't really see their face.

Once your ramen is delivered, a shade is pulled so you can slurp away in silence.

Ichiran is a popular Japanese ramen chain that's made its way stateside, with its first U.S. location in Bushwick.

Ichiran is located at 374 Johnson Ave.

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