Ramen Restaurant65 4th Ave, New York, NY(212) 388-0088$$
Michael McAfee reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Very good Service Good - The food at Ippudo exceeded all of my expectations and provided some of the most delicious ramen I've had. Despite being pricey (full disclosure: as a tourist, everything in New York struck me as expensive. However, a base price of $14 for ramen, before any add-ons, is a bit much. But, Ippudo was worth it.), the food was wonderful. Despite a wait, which I'm told is normal for the restaurant at most times, the service was fine and we were not rushed during out meal. I ordered the Akamaru Modern ramen with no add-ons; the $2-4 price per additional item put me off, but the ramen did not leave me wanting. The broth was so savory and the blend of flavors worked perfectly. The miso paste alone was worth the price of admission. Most importantly, I believe I experienced umami at Ippudo. For a sensation that is hard-to-find and fleeting, it abounds at Ippudo. I would love to dine here again the next time I'm in New York.