Tasty authentic food, affordable prices, large portions, friendly service, a great way to sit down for lunch in the city without breaking the bank.
I've heard a lot of people say good things about this place, but I honestly don't understand why - it's a pretty average noodlehouse, and I found the broth to be very bland and flavourless, especially compared to other Ramen places like Minca in the East Village.
I don't think most people realize that ramen is actually Chinese food. Ramen are the Chinese food that is sold throughout Japan. Ramen, however, has been modified by the Japanese. This restaurant has very good ramen and some of it appetizers are also delicious. The prices are very reasonable. The service is also quite good.
I come here every time I am in NY and schedule one dinner here during my visit. Without fail. I was in Japan 18 months ago and ate in a Nima dude 100% Japanese noodle bar like this up in the mountains of rural Japan - this place serves "real" Japanese food. The dishes are simple, elegant, delicious and inexpensive.... More
Menchanko-Tei is an unassuming Japanese restaurant which specializes in ramen noodles. It is very popular with the lunch crowd and so is usually busy at that time. There is a bar to the right as you enter and more often than not, because of the crowds, you will find patrons enjoying their meal there instead of at a table. During... More
Went there in beginning of February, entrance not too big, but food was ok, price is not bad for NYC location, the soup base I really liked because it wasn't too salty and I could taste the sweetness of the ingredients used in making the soup, portion was good, added $3.50 for 2 rice balls & shared with my mom,... More
Good value Izakaya restaurant in Midtown.
not as good as the 55th street one
People don't seem to like Menchanko-Tei but I love the tonkotsu (pork) ramen. It's cheaper than the newer "hip" ramen places, too.
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