Location: 536 East Fifth Street New York, NY 10009
Telephone Number: 212-505-8001
Official Website: www.newyorkramen.com
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00pm – 11:30pm
Minca Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC
Where can you find the best ramen in NYC? That’s a tough call, simply, because NYC is such a tricky market when it comes to food. It’s a hit or miss, not unlike Tokyo, where everything just hits the mark. NYC can really trick you into thinking that you shouldn’t miss this piece of cronut at Dominique Ansel, or even their latest craze, the Blooming Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. But there are a few select spots that serve the best ramen. Totto Ramen in Hells Kitchen easily slides of my tongue as I think about unassuming, unpretentious ramen spots that don’t break your bank. Remember, I am a huge fan of minimalist food.
Oh Taisho at Saint Marks Place is a huge rip off. Even a 1 dollar sign restaurant doesn’t do any justice to that dismal bowl of ramen. Enter Minca Ramen, a.k.a., the best ramen in NYC.
Iron Chef Morimoto puts a strong disclaimer in his search for the best ramen in NYC. Where else can you find the best ramen in East Village?
When placed in the running with its neighbors Ivan Ramen and Momofuku Ramen, Minca Ramen doesn’t highlight commercialization. It simply delivers a bowl of salty ramen that seems to attract a steady stream of loyal patrons. While it bothers me I am paying more than 10 bucks for a bowl of ramen when it would only cost me 500 yen in Japan, I’d take this bowl over the popular ones.
Only that hard boiled egg bothered me the most. It sucks big time.
Minca Ramen Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 3 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3 / 5)|
|Average:||(3 / 5)|