Ippudo New York

Price guide: Budget

65 4th Avenue, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003

Price guide: Budget

 Ippudo New York

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#68 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
3
3.0
Location:
3
3.0
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Trendiness

Expert review of Ippudo New York

An excellent ramen noodle joint that’s plucked right out of Japan.

An import from Tokyo, Ippudo NY is a recent discovery of mine but I was obviously on to a good thing when I waited an hour and a half for a table on a Tuesday night! The ramen was absolutely delicious.

Food and drink: 

The restaurant draws crowds daily for the amazing ramen dishes. Try the Shiomaru with pork tonkotsu or my favorite, the tofu veggie option with delicate homemade al dente noodles, and tasty appetizers like steamed pork buns.

Ambience: 

It's a clean, trendy and modern space that’s well lit and atmospheric. I especially like sitting at the open kitchen and watching the chefs at work.

Service: 

I don’t have much faith in the front person’s method for managing the wait - ie it doesn’t seem like there is a system - but once you get seated the servers are quick and efficient if not particularly warm.

Location: 

A convenient spot on 4th Avenue that’s close to Union Square. It may not be a particularly pretty block but I like that it’s easy to get to.

Price advice: 

Mains are from US$12, which seems fair when you consider how substantial they are.

Tables to book: 

Unfortunately the combination of the best ramen in the city and a no-reservations policy means that there is always a long wait, so when I visit now I go at off-peak hours or head in for a weekday lunch.

More information on Ippudo New York:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Bar, Restaurant
Food:
Japanese
Address:
65 4th Avenue, East Village, New York City, New York, 10003
Telephone:
212-388-0088
Website:
http://www.ippudo.com/ny
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-3.30pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-11.30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12.30am, Sun 11am-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Quick bites, Takeaway

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