LUNCH AT IPPUDO NY: dimly-lit deliciousness at the famed Ippudo in the East Village. The secret to (slightly) shorter lines and even more tastes is going for their lunch menu. You can get their famous ramen just like at night, and add-on my personal favorite: the lunch set. Salad, rice and, for instance, Japanese fried chicken for just a few extra bucks. Nothing says romance like a feast in broad daylight with your beloved. Take a stroll while you wait.