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RAMEN IN WESTCHESTER???

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SLO Apr 4, 2007 10:13 PM

Any good Ramen to be found in Westchester? I'm in Northern Westchester but will travel.

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    jeanki RE: SLO Apr 5, 2007 12:33 PM

    I heard there was an authentic family style Japanese restaurant called Fujinoya on Central Ave in Hartsdale but I haven't been there personally and dont't know if they serve ramen.

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      pabboy RE: jeanki Apr 5, 2007 04:26 PM

      Love Fujinoya but they don't have ramen. Udon and soba only. I'll ask to see if they'll have it in the future.

    2. JMF RE: SLO Apr 5, 2007 04:21 PM

      There is a Japanese luncheonette on Rt 22 in Scarsdale that has ramen. It was pretty good but not great. I wouldn't travel from Northern Westchester for it.

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        pabboy RE: JMF Apr 5, 2007 04:27 PM

        Tanto Japanese Deli
        839 Post Road
        Scarsdale, NY 10583

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          billin RE: pabboy Sep 10, 2008 11:15 AM

          Just got ramen (aka "noodle soup" on their menu) from Tanto in Scarsdale. Place is very small and cafe-casual, with a very few Japanese grocery items on the shelf and premade sushi in a refrigerated case. Pork ramen was pretty good, but nothing like what you can get in NYC, for sure. I found the crab stick and sesame seeds in the soup a little odd, but otherwise it had the standard slices of pork, seaweed, and scallions. The medium size was $8.45 ($9.45 for large) and was more than enough to fill me up and satisfy my ramen cravings. The service was very friendly and polite. I'll likely go back on a semi-regular basis, but if it were more than half an hour away, I probably wouldn't bother.

      2. MikiLovesSugar RE: SLO Apr 7, 2007 09:23 PM

        Fujinoya now has Ramen on their menu... all day every day! hahaha yes, im a frequent diner there, and i have tried their ramen and it is good!

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          JMF RE: MikiLovesSugar Apr 7, 2007 09:29 PM

          Miki- I went there today for an early dinner but they have so few seats and they were maxed out... So I think I will have to do lunch there several times this week to check them out.

          So since you are a regular there... what do you recommend?

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            MikiLovesSugar RE: JMF Apr 8, 2007 10:08 AM

            yeah the seating really sucks... i usually meet my mom there right at 12 for lunch when they open so we dont really have a problem but i always see people waiting!!
            Honestly, i think there fish is amazing. The man really knows how to cook fish. It is always SO juicy, never dry and it tastes amazingly fresh!! Whenever they have like a Fish bento box lunch special, theres no doubt im ordering that!
            Otherwise, i like there Nabeyaki Udon, Hiyayakko (cold tofu appetizer dish), Ohitashi (cold spinach app), ramen, soba... i wouldn't go there FOR sushi but there sushi fish is very fresh (if you want to go that route)
            I hope you enjoy!

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              JMF RE: MikiLovesSugar Apr 22, 2007 06:40 AM

              I've been there six times in the last two weeks for lunch and have to agree that the place is good. I keep getting drawn in to the lunch special. Several times bento boxes, friday it was a unagi teishoku with tatsuta-age. There were several types of oshinko and a great home made cured cabbage with a strongly aromatic ginger to it, plus steamed sweet green beans lightly tossed in a miso sesame sauce, rice, lettuce salad in a tangy dressing, and miso soup for $9.50.

              Once it was their chirashi sushi for $9 which they normally charge $20. Let's put it this way... it was well worth the $20. I still haven't tried their udon, soba, or ramen. Their apps are very good, more like what you get at an izakaya. The cured, baked cod was really tasty.

              Since they don't have a liquor license and won't for several months they don't mind if you run up the street 50 yards to the Shugo Sake Shop and bring in a bottle of sake or shochu. They only problem is they only have seating for 14 at tables and five at the sushi bar, and no reservations. I haven't been able to get a dinner table on the two times I tried

              Well if any of you folks are there for lunch and see a big tall white boy with glasses and short hair just say hi.

              http://www.drinkingtheworld.com

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            debmom RE: MikiLovesSugar Apr 8, 2007 03:59 PM

            Went for lunch today, no ramen! But the yaki-soba was delicious as was the Chicken Teriyaki Don- loved it! Can't wait to go back and try more things.

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              MikiLovesSugar RE: debmom Apr 8, 2007 08:04 PM

              I don't think the ramen's on the actual menu but they have a sign (in Japanese... yeah i know not fair to the non-Japanese speaking customers!) that says they have started serving ramen.... so you have to ask for it!

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                debmom RE: MikiLovesSugar Apr 9, 2007 05:28 AM

                I did ask and they said no.

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                  MikiLovesSugar RE: debmom Apr 9, 2007 05:28 AM

                  oh.... thats too bad

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                    pabboy RE: debmom Apr 14, 2007 10:52 AM

                    Bingo! Ask and thou shall receive... Shoyu Ramen.

                    It's not on the menu. A bit pricey at $9 for regular and $11 for double portion. It was pretty good and the location is nice and convenient.

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                      FBDinNJ RE: pabboy Apr 22, 2007 05:17 PM

                      Yeah Tanto's in Scarsdale charges about the same for Ramen.

                      The reason for this is that these are pretty much the same prices that a Japanese person would pay in Japan. For a normal American though it seems pretty expensive to be spending $10 on a bowl of noodle soup.

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                        JMF RE: FBDinNJ Apr 22, 2007 06:24 PM

                        When I was in Japan and paid those prices it was for freshly hand made noodles that were made in the restaurant. Not for commercial udon or soba noodles.

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                          FBDinNJ RE: JMF Apr 22, 2007 06:41 PM

                          I agree, but I think Tanto does use Ramen noodles, but they are definitely not fresh.

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                          pabboy RE: FBDinNJ Apr 22, 2007 08:54 PM

                          My pricey comment was based on ramen places in the city like Rai Rai Ken, Minca, Men Kui Tei & Sapporo. They are cheaper and better but they are also 15 miles further than Fujinoya.

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