Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Slurpin' USA II: IPPUDO

It looks like Slurpin' USA is going to turn into a four or five part miniseries. In the first installment we explored the humble sensibilities of NYC Ramen OG, Rai Rai Ken. Rai Rai Ken is the type noodle shop you'd find in old Edo Japan; a real blue collar joint.

Ippudo NY is a 180°departure from RRK's routine ramen; it's sleek, sexy and teems with the energy of the insatiable. It's the type of place where eating is an event and just being there makes you feel alive. If Elvis were still around, this is where he would get his ramen fix, it's that fucking cool. Oh, and their ramen is great too.

Ippudo NY
65 4th Ave (b/w 9th & 10th)
New York, NY 10003
212.388.0088

This place is always packed, so be prepared to wait at least 45 minutes to be seated, even on a weeknight. Your best bet is to hit them up for lunch when they offer a sweet combo "set" that includes a large ramen, salad, and rice w/ your choice of topping.

Akamaru Modern & Mentaiko (Spicy Cod Roe) Over Rice

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