Great ramen without the Ippudo crowd. Medium-thick pork broth and softer noodles.
My favorite ramen place in the city but it hasn't been open for months.
One of the first ramen places I went to in manhattan. Fond memories. Unfortunately the competition have out perfected these ramens.
Try the Tonkatsu and have them make it spicy - better than the spicy miso (which is still pretty good.) Simple, good ramen. Asahi on draft is good too!
Unbeatable lunch offer: gyozo + ramen + fried rice for $10. And it's delicious as well! Tonkotsu ramen is my personal preference.
Great lunch special! Half ramen, rice and gyoza for < $15
My favorite ramen spot based on quality/convenience. Tonkotsu is the best, specify thick noodles like from the ChanPon (or get that if you're hungry & like seafood). +side curry or chahan (fried rice)
Good lunch special.
Good and dependable ramen for the right price. Don't forget a side order of fried rice!
Awesome food and friendly staff. I guess the only downside is it's cash only, but it's worth a trip to the ATM.
Great authentic, low key ramen spot. Cash only, nearest ATM is next door at the Dunkin' Donuts
The miso ramen is delicious, but pretty greasy - left it standing for a few minutes and a good few millimeters of oil collected along the top. Its cheap and the people are super nice, though.
Pork Katsu Curry!! 👍🍛 yassss!!!!
Tonkotsu ramen is good but only one slice of pork. Order appetizer or extra pork if you want more protein.
Ask for the special vegetarian menu! A solid 3.5 stars.
Got a small sliver of pork on my ramen. . And a small half an egg. Not happy
Tonkotsu ramen with corn - ridiculously good
Get the Tonkatsu Ramen; it's not as salty as most other places around the area make it. And there's a really happy waitress that works there -- make sure you say hi to her.
Ask for the thick noodles (like the ones they have in the Chanpon). The mini-curry and mini-chahan (fried rice) are both excellent, the latter with the white pepper they put on the table.
Make sure to check the white boars with staff recommendations. E.g. the Okonomiyaki isn't listed on the menu.
Vegetarians beware! The 'Vege Ramen' and Kinoko Tofu Ramen are not actually vegetarian (both contain pork broth).
Mabo don all the way.
Two hour wait at ippudo? Come here for a delicious bowl of tonkotsu ramen for almost half the price and pair it with a small fried rice!
Kurogama ramen was awesome. Dont get any on your white t shirt.
Try the Tonkotsu Ramen
The beer cocktails are... Well, they just are.
Good place for cheap ramen and rice bowls.
Skip the starters and go right for the ramen. You literally can't go wrong with any variety. ...The spicy bowls are not for the faint of heart, so be advised.
Hands down better than totto ramen. Don't know why those other places even try.
Some of the best vegetarian ramen in town
Great lunch specials. Half a bowl of ramen is still huge!
A long-time favorite of mine, Menkui-tei never does me wrong, though it leaves me thirsty at times with it's slow-ish service. That said, ramen + fried rice/curry combo is one of the best deals in NYC
Try Mabo Men (ramen with sauteed spicy tofu & ground pork in soy sauce flavored broth) if you are looking for a hearty dish. Only cash is accepted for payment.
Carnivorous curry connoisseurs, come for the katsu curry and stay for the Sapporo.
Menkui ramen, fried rice, and gyoza for lunch special. Cheap AND good! Great service.
opt for pork katsu curry here, you won't be disappointed. perfectly crispy pork cutlet and awesome Japanese curry. huge portion, too.
get the lunch combo, $10 = ramen + gyoza + fried rice => big tummy
The TanTanMen ramen is my dish of choice here. Delicious.
The Sutamina is a crazy good spicy Ramen (and they put an egg on it!)
Try the stir fried vegetables - Pork with stir fried vegetable
The Happy Platter will make you happy.
America's New Meat & Potatoes
The MKT at 56th is great. This one is AWFUL. Never thought you could screw up curry rice and miso soup. They did. Tastes like someone shit on pork fat
Tonkotsu ramen all the way.
Go with the himachi kama. Its good.
Try the takowasa appetizer. Soo good
You'll need to make some noise to keep your water glass full, but other than that Menkui Tei is a solid, happy Japanese restaurant with food that's ordinary in Japan but much appreciated stateside.
Sutamina or mabo men are my go-to ramens. Fried rice also tasty