Terakawa Ramen

(Now Closed)
Noodle House and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Gramercy Park, New York
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  • Michael Steven W.
    Michael Steven WilliamsOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ramen for a good price. The heavyset waitress is, shall we say, stern, but overall a great experience. Awesome that it's next door to my wife's office at Baruch College. Will return soon!
  • Queen Tetia
    Queen TetiaJanuary 12, 2013
    For takeout they put the noodles and the broth in different dishes. I like that. It's not Minca... But it's good. If you are like me and like spicy, you will add a lot of extra hot pepper flakes.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsMarch 3, 2014
    The 'burnt leek' ramen tastes like burnt ashes. Not a good choice. The omelette with spicy cod row was delicious! The takoyaki was ok. The Iciban ramen (house special) was excellent. Good food!!
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseJanuary 13, 2012
    RS says: try the Mayu Ramen "Darkest & stormiest bowl of ramen in the city, pork broth laced w/ garlic cooked almost to a cinder. Plethora of other ingredients: wood-ear mushrooms & bamboo shoots"
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangDecember 26, 2013
    Get the terakawa ramen, it's an interesting take in a tonkotsu broth - lighter but still as flavorful. Good portions too!
  • Marti N.
    Marti NadelAugust 20, 2013
    Tasty, affordable, and never seems to be packed! Mayu ramen is a must-have. Good place to duck into with friends, find a table in the corner and talk. Cash only!
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurDecember 15, 2014
    The vegetable ramen for vegetarians didn't look good so ordered the shoyu with no pork. If you can handle light chicken broth as a vegetarian, it's a delicious alternative!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DoloricoSeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch specials are awesome, particularly the egg bowl & curry. Call in your order between 11:30 and 12.
  • Dragondenis
    DragondenisJanuary 26, 2013
    Saturday is $2.50 Sapporo beer day! Comes with a side of edamame and go for the noodle of the month Feb/Mar is Kimchee jigae ramen
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YamanakaSeptember 16, 2012
    It's not the ramen hot spot of the moment, but it reminds me the most of eating at your local ramen shop in Japan. Chahan like Mom used to make and shoyu ramen like my old neighborhood shop in Tokyo.
  • Mingster C.
    Mingster CJune 7, 2014
    Tastes like Naruto ramen to me. I ordered the Terakawa ramen. The egg was delish. For the lunch combo, u can add a side dish for $2.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeungJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have the Ra-Yu Lime ramen. Bits of tender pork melt in your mouth. Absolutely love the service here. "Thank you dear".
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinFebruary 6, 2013
    Try either the Terakawa or Mayu - the pork bone based soup they come in has excellent flavor. Don't be scared of the dark color.
  • glenn g.
    glenn goldmanOctober 27, 2014
    Smooth and complex w chicken / pork broth. Perfectly cooked soft egg. Dressed w ample scallions. So Good!
  • Donna Y.
    Donna YoungSeptember 11, 2013
    Delicious ramen, and the BEST gyoza I've ever had. The wrapper is just gossamer!
  • Natalie B.
    Natalie BergmanJuly 28, 2014
    The terakawa ramen with a little fried garlic and hot sauce added - delish
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    They have some specials that you shouldnt miss. An oxtail ramen and a mammoth bowl known only as "The Whopper"
  • Irving C.
    Irving CoronadoAugust 8, 2014
    The sho-yu ramen bowl was satisfying. The dumplings side made the perfect pairing. Would eat again.
  • Nathaniel L.
    Nathaniel LeeMay 2, 2013
    There's an unadvertised $5 minimum for each person seated at the table, and it's not cumulative so if one person orders $30 of food everyone else still has to order at least $5.
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WFebruary 2, 2015
    The black garlic oil ramen is bomb, especially with the crispy fried garlic bits in the shaker.
  • C L.
    C LiAugust 18, 2013
    This place is never mentioned in any food magazines but next to ippudo, this is my favorite ramen in the city.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaDecember 28, 2014
    The Terekawa Ramen hit the spot. I especially loved the added red ginger! Fast service, cash only.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MacDougallDecember 6, 2010
    The mayu ramen is accented with black garlic oil, giving it a speckled color and roasted flavor. Next best thing to their winter oxtail ramen.
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LeeApril 3, 2011
    The mayu ramen and homemade fried garlic are so good that I will come back even though the service was really slow and the cash only policy.
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonNovember 20, 2013
    If you forget that you aren't carrying cash (as I do), there is an ATM in the deli two doors down on the corner of 23rd and Lex
  • Ethan C.
    Ethan CAugust 7, 2011
    authentic and good value. For get waiting in line for ippudou. Ramen here are just as good and cheaper!!
  • Sumeet S.
    Sumeet ShahNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Saturday Sapporo/edamame deal is awesome. Same with Sunday gyoza deal. Get the special ramen for the season while it lasts!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CJanuary 30, 2014
    Miso ramen was delicious... Cash only, fast service. Great on a cold day
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TongJanuary 29, 2014
    Absolutely one of the best tonkotsu ramens I've had. The key is soup!
  • Adela M.
    Adela MouNovember 7, 2012
    Tan tan ramen is my go to. Just the right amount of sesame flavor and spices!
  • Kain
    KainFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This hidden gem of ramen shop is really good although they skimp on the pork slices. Get the Terakawa Ramen and chahan (Set B). It's a dive and be prepared for rude service.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BOctober 12, 2013
    Ramen is very good, enough for two to share. Cash only.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Slurp down affordable ramen and dumplings from the oft-hidden Japanese restaurant.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MatsuokaJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spicy Tan Tan Ramen - Never disappoints #ramen
  • David J.
    David JiangDecember 28, 2012
    Dense soup base, great heaviness!!! Service: interesting and chaotic
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanAugust 13, 2014
    Had the sho-yu ramen which was great for summer. The egg is perfect.
  • christina lynn agatha
    christina lynn agathaJanuary 3, 2012
    loved it. was delicious. had vegetable ramen. salad in a bowl!
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tan tan noodles are the best here. Cash only!
  • Ronn T.
    Ronn TanMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    u should try the octo-balls and it had the best service evah! :)
  • Anson W.
    Anson WangOctober 27, 2014
    I always get shoyu ramen, karaage, and a sapporo
  • Mimi
    MimiJanuary 3, 2012
    Food comes out 5 min after placing order, so best to wait for your friend who is running late
  • Alison C.
    Alison ChanMarch 15, 2012
    Decent food and the only ramen spot in the area. But super aggressive waitresses make it hard to be comfortable. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Chaley S.
    Chaley StallingsJanuary 16, 2012
    Very Friendly Staff! Try the Fried Chicken & Curry.
  • Michael Steven W.
    Michael Steven WilliamsMay 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Terakawa and Mayu are both winners! Nice little spot!
  • James P.
    James PalmerJuly 8, 2012
    Decent gyoza. Try the chasyu taco.
  • Todd B.
    Todd BradleyJanuary 16, 2013
    Ramen lunch special will make you happy. x2 when it's raining out.
  • George R.
    George ReligiosoMarch 26, 2010
    If you like pork, theTerakawa Ramen can be a little heavy. The Shoyu Ramen is just right if you're looking for something lighter.
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyJanuary 9, 2015
    Tan tan ramen all the way
  • Sherman X.
    Sherman XNovember 11, 2013
    Soup is good . Noodles are amateur . Cash only .
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherJanuary 14, 2012
    Terakawa ramen: good tonkatsu broth and chasu, noodles are eh.
  • Bout J.
    Bout JsimoSeptember 1, 2013
    Make sure you order quick. They keep asking you every 10 seconds lol
  • Mona W.
    Mona WuMarch 27, 2014
    Mayu ramen + fried garlic bits! Cash only.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CohenOctober 10, 2014
    $3 beer and edamame deal on weekends!!
  • Dan C.
    Dan ChanNovember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Just go for the house Terakawa ramen bowl.
  • Deandra T.
    Deandra TanAugust 15, 2014
    Fast service, decent food, but you will feel a little rushed.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChouJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Drop by on Sundays for $1.50 gyoza. And get the Terakawa ramen too.
  • Lily P.
    Lily PanFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lunch special to go is only 1130-noon for 30 mins. $6
  • Ethan I.
    Ethan IllfelderAugust 19, 2014
    The number 1, get it joes style!
  • Kristin J.
    Kristin JohnsonNovember 4, 2013
    Beer $3 & edamame on weekend!
  • Billy T.
    Billy TobonFebruary 20, 2014
    The tan tan is good! Also, cash only.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GandiaJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Terakawa Ramen - Best ramen in NYC? Probably.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly staff, great prices, decent food. Heads-up, cash only.
  • Emma H.
    Emma HansNovember 29, 2014
    Terakawa ramen was really good but the service sucks!! Forgot my sake and appetizer completely, and messed up my ramen order.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LoOctober 22, 2013
    I wanted to put fried garlic on everything
  • Vinmania
    VinmaniaApril 17, 2011
    Black garlic ramen is unique...and good
  • Alexandria D.
    Alexandria DangOctober 24, 2011
    good spicy tuna bowl at a good price too
  • Lauren
    LaurenFebruary 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A game: Every time the hostess (manager?) yells, take a drink!
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    david ' dj shakez ' thaiApril 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a heavy-accented and friendly waitress!
  • David T.
    David TropianoSeptember 27, 2011
    Delicious, filling and hearty. Read more
  • Kozue Badacious
    Kozue BadaciousDecember 6, 2010
    I'm a ramen freak and im telling you they have the best tonkotsu ramen in NYC.
  • Ethan C.
    Ethan ChenDecember 8, 2011
    Cheap and big portions. Oh, food is decent too.
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie CatanaJanuary 22, 2014
    The TanTan ramen is great
  • E T.
    E TongSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't sleep on the bin bin noodles
  • Bout J.
    Bout JsimoSeptember 1, 2013
    Veggie ramen
  • Mai V.
    Mai VuDecember 31, 2012
    Not that great. But good if you have a ramen craving and you work in the area.
  • Bryan
    BryanApril 24, 2010
    Try the ramen and pork dumplings combo if you're really hungry.
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KimJuly 29, 2014
    Lunch specials end at 3pm
  • Howard C.
    Howard ChernNovember 6, 2014
    Their namesake noodles
  • Cinar S.
    Cinar SahinOctober 22, 2014
    Shoyu ramen is great!
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KoppSeptember 10, 2013
    Try the tan tan ramen
  • Christian C.
    Place is great and the staff are very attentive
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PritchettJanuary 29, 2012
    Best hole in the wall ever!
  • Kaz Y.
    Kaz YokozawaDecember 24, 2011
    Try Kyushu-danji. Prepare for to be full!
  • Bobby L.
    Bobby LinSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Slipping in quality and has not accepted credit cards since 09, but still better than average.
  • Mary G M.
    Mary G MarygbJanuary 29, 2010
    Go at lunch and get the special .. ramen and gyoza!
  • andrey
    andreyFebruary 4, 2012
    today free edamame for $2.50 beer
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungJanuary 13, 2015
    Excellent Raman!
  • Bill E.
    Bill E.September 17, 2011
    Don't order anything else except for ramen. They seem to not place any other orders except for the ramen.
  • JoAnna C.
    JoAnna ChinApril 27, 2011
    The sesame grinder is fun!
  • E T.
    E TongJune 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bin Bin Noodle, banging.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauAugust 1, 2013
    Try the Chicken Karaage
  • Nathalie T.
    Nathalie TorresFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    shoyu ramen getting better these days. try with the garlic.
  • Jimson T.
    Jimson TorioJanuary 13, 2015
    Love it here :-)
  • David B.
    David BakalFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gyoza is awful, ramen is ok, Sapporo happy hour is a plus
  • Sam T.
    Sam TaggartApril 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Jan L.
    Jan LiNovember 3, 2011
    Perfect for a hangover!
  • Brian W.
    Brian WatsonNovember 20, 2013
    Cash only!
  • Billy
    BillyDecember 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Caution: post-lunch food coma.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HowellDecember 23, 2010
    The miso ramen is lovely
  • Michael O.
    Michael OshimaJune 25, 2014
    Beware the matronly hostess. Temper as short as her screaming voice is loud.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch specials are the jam
  • .oo.
    .oo.July 29, 2013
    Terakawa Ramen is a bit bland.
  • J L.
    J LOctober 14, 2012
    Get the MaYu.
  • Aleson H.
    Aleson HoMarch 9, 2013
    Ramen is decent, appetizers are ok. Not worth the slow/rude service.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoJune 3, 2013
    Chyashu men is gooood
  • Natalie
    NatalieFebruary 17, 2012
    Terakawa Ramen
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoSeptember 10, 2014
  • AC
    ACJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect gyoza
  • wil g.
    wil garciaJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, gyoza is only 1.50 to Stay
  • Michael B.
    Michael BurkholderApril 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Now through April, $2 sapporo draft. Lmt one per person
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    This location is closing. Last day of operation is Jan 31, 2015
  • Adam L.
    Adam LekachNovember 29, 2011
    I feel like I just ate an oil slick.
  • Marcus P.
    Marcus P.July 29, 2010
    good miso lamen
  • Daria
    DariaOctober 8, 2010
    Slow service, sub-par ramen that's overly salty.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CheeNovember 14, 2009
  • Joey X.
    Joey XOctober 20, 2010
    Terrible ramen. Had to have a homeless guy poop in my mouth to get rid of the bad taste.
  • Wheeler P.
    Wheeler PreddySeptember 20, 2010
    Slowest service ever
  • Luise W.
    Luise WinJanuary 5, 2015
    Authentisch, mega lecker, günstig und schnell. Juhu!
  • tharso v.
    tharso vieiraJanuary 29, 2012
    Um japa roots. Nada de sushi e sashimi... Aqui se come Ramen e coisas do dia-a-dia japa. O Fried Chicken Curry é bonzaço.
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田November 27, 2014
    Curti a batian que atende os clientes! 🍜
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