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Totto Ramen
Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
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366 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019
USNYNew York10019
(212) 582-0052tottoramen.com
$$Japanese Restaurant, Noodle Shop
Japanese Restaurant
Noodle Shop
Asian Restaurant
Ramen Restaurant
Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amTuesday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amThursday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amFriday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 – 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSunday 4:00 – 11:00 pm
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Minimalist Hell's Kitchen counter offering ramen soups in a basic setting.- Google
People talk about chicken broth, char siu pork, chicken based, long wait and boiled egg
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Abby Morales
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Totto Ramen has the best broth! The wait is incredibly long so my advice is to try after the first wave of people that are seated at 12pm. By 12:45 your name should've been on the list. Expect to wait it out about 40 minutes. Totto Ramen was my first experience having Japanese Ramen soup and I loved it immediately. I think you will too.
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Dewey Kang
reviewed a month ago
Finally came around to grab a bite here - loved it. Tried the Totto Extra Spicy Ramen. Chili sauce and garlic comes separately, so you could add as little or as much as you want to. Tried half first, then added the rest - spiciness is around Shin Ramyun, I'd say. Overall, lovely taste. I would certainly return for more. Friendly staff. The space is pretty tight, but clean. Also, cash only.
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Patrick Barranger
reviewed a month ago
Best chicken broth ramen I have ever had. The wait can be long here but I got seated quickly because I was rolling solo. I got the tuna sashimi which was amazing and a bowl of the chicken broth ramen and both were amazing. I avoided the spicy stuff but I know a lot of people like it. The buns also looked good but my stomach is not that big, yet. Try to get a seat at the bar to see the chefs in action. There may or may not be a blow torch used in prep.
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Kenny Mui
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Since I set at the bar area, and literally no service in particular besides handing me a bowl of noodle 10 inches away. Gave a 3 dollar tip for a $30 bucks bill, the wait staff had the guts to chase after me out the door for more tips at 15%. He said is mandatory! That is ridiculous and rude! If is mandatory you print it on the bill. You accept whatever tip people provide you according to judging your service! Coming from supposedly humble Japanese restaurant is a real shame!
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Stephanie Woo
reviewed 3 weeks ago
My overall experience here was mediocre. After waiting for 45 minutes for a table for two, even though we got there at 4:30 on a Sunday, I was definitely HUNGRY and ready to eat what I thought was going to be the most delicious ramen EVER. However, when I left, I was tempted to just tell everyone in that ludicrously long line that the food simply was not worth it. Let's start with the good. The noodles are chewy, a little salty (in a good way), and have that fun yellow and wavy look (unlike the straight white noodles you find at Ippudo). Another nice surprise was that the broth is made from chicken, so it is lighter and less greasy than pork based broths. I still prefer pork based broth, but Totto's advantage is that it was rich and tasty without being overwhelming and making you feel a little sickly afterward. Lastly, the miso ramen ($11) comes with a half boiled egg, which is my ultimate weakness...a little package of savory creamy heaven! Now, on to the not-so-great. First, I ordered the pork topping (the alternative is chicken), which ended up being two small pieces of rubbery pork. They use very lean meat, which they proceed to overcook... Ick! Second, most of the ramen varieties come with only bean sprouts, meat, scallions, and an egg if you're lucky. You have to pay extra for toppings, even the simple ones like nori and corn will set you back an additional dollar per add-on, which I think is kind of tacky. Third, the wait is absolutely egregious. I cannot believe that even showing up as early as 4:30pm did not save me from a 45-minute wait. Side note: I also saw a waiter chase down a customer who he thought did not tip enough... Last time I checked, this is a free country, tips are a gratuity not a right, and you get them when you provide good service. The food was good (by "good" I mean 'above average', but not 'great') but the restaurant's too-cool-for-school attitude is so incredibly annoying. The ramen is 100% NOT WORTH THE WAIT. Go somewhere else, otherwise you'll leave Totto kicking yourself, wondering why you just let yourself waste an hour of your life waiting to get a bowl of "above average" ramen.
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Fausto Perez
reviewed 5 months ago
Amazing, great place to eat the experience is fantastic the service is on top of it and make sure you get the best of making sure your getting the best meal and pairing. Don't think it's just water and noodles the process in preparing the delicious hearty broth is lengthy and labor intensive. The guy's also take pride in the process making sure it's the broth is slowly cooked so each ingredient releases the right flavor or absorbs what it should. Their was a process being performed by a new staff member that started when I was was seated that 30 minutes later when I was walking out was still being manually performed now by the person who was originally teaching. Pride in the preparation! Enjoy
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