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Best Ramen in West 40s/50s?

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adam Sep 15, 2006 02:22 PM

I'm sure there is no real consensus on this, but I'm looking for the best ramen experience in the West 40s/50s (I know people like Minca, but I can't make it downtown tonight). What do people like?

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    Lucia Sep 15, 2006 02:32 PM

    Menchanko-Tei on W 55th St. is great.

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      Peter Cherches Sep 15, 2006 02:47 PM

      Especially the Hakata ramen.

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        Lucia Sep 15, 2006 02:48 PM

        Agreed.

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          ridonk Sep 15, 2006 03:05 PM

          I like Men-kui Tei(56th) much better. It's right around corner. Feels less touristy.

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          Porthos Sep 16, 2006 02:14 AM

          Yes. Menchanko-Tei. The Hakata is good. So is the kurobuta.

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        lvecch Sep 15, 2006 06:46 PM

        There's a fantastic hole-in-the-wall place on 49th - sorry, don't know the name, but it's on the north side of the street, right near Broadway. Looks like nothing - kind of small, formica-top tables - but the ramen is fantastic. I get miso broth with vegetables.

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          gloriousfood Sep 15, 2006 08:33 PM

          Do you mean Sapporo: 152 W 49th St | Btwn 6th & 7th Ave?

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            lvecch Sep 15, 2006 09:11 PM

            Yes, that's it! Thanks! (And apologies to adam: I was slightly off on the cross-street.)

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          Maxwell Sep 15, 2006 07:49 PM

          Chikubu, 12E44, is close to the West side. They serve stellar ramen on Fridays.

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            gloriousfood Sep 15, 2006 08:33 PM

            Do they only serve ramen on Fridays? One kind or a variety?

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