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Ippudo

65 Fourth Ave. (E. Tenth St.) Send to Phone
212-388-0088 | Menu
This Japanese ramen joint is about as authentic as you can find without boarding a Japan-bound airplane.
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Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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3.5 rating over 8 reviews

Ippudo Restaurant Review

: This chain’s first foray outside of Japan, Ippudo in the East Village serves up an array of comforting Japanese fare. But the reason most Japanese food cognoscenti come here is for the tonkotsu ramen, a rich and complex pork-flavored broth with nicely cooked thin, al dente noodles. There are three kinds, all of which vary in depth and spiciness. Other dishes---or, rather, their descriptions---don't exactly jump off the menu, but they will make your taste buds leap. Pork on rice, for example, might not sound exciting, but this bowl of ultra-tender pork mixed with diced veggies and garlic could induce tears when it’s empty. The chic setting, loaded with kitschy ’60s-esque furniture and plenty of near-disorienting mirrors, is a feast for the eyes.

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Cupcake Fiasco
by impulsivegirl on Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:11 pm
 
This is my first review on Gayot, but unfortunately there are NO ACCOLADES for Ippudo. I would award them 0 stars, but Gayot doesn't give me that option. I've been coming here for ramen, since I moved to NY about 2 years ago; but yesterday, I abruptly left the restaurant when management decided to slap me with a surcharge of $4/person for eating a cupcake in their restaurant. No one gave me a warning, but they just automatically added the ridiculous surcharge to my tab. I went late in the afternoon, and did not have to wait for a table, but for some reason, things were EXTREMELY SLOW in the kitchen. I mean, come on, it should take 5 minutes to bring out a bowl of ramen. I was STARVING and the only thing to stave off my hunger were the cupcakes that I bought from Butter Lane. I asked if, instead, I could order an appetizer or drinks, but they didn't even give me the option. Moreover, I think it's annoying when this "policy" was not listed anywhere on the menu. The manager on duty said management is allowed to do whatever they please, but shouldn't they, instead, try to please the customers? After all, you are paying $15 for a bowl of peasant food. So fellow ramen enthusiasts, beware!
 
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