Any (further?) info on Ivan Ramen @ LES?
All I've heard is "soon" or "spring 2013" ...
hmm honestly im probably not the best person to ask b/c ive become so jaded about NY ramen (especially after i got back from tokyo in december)
totto - definitely one of the better spots in NY, so that's a decent go to
Ippudo - I'm not the biggest fan of ippudo, i think its decent, but def doesn't live up to the hype. I think santouka for tonkotsu is much better (obviously you have many branches in LA / OC...i normally eat the the one in costa mesa since it's close to my home in newport)
Minca - decent, nothing special
Tsukushi - I haven't been here yet and they only serve ramen after 10pm (sort of this pop up underground thing), might be worth trying
Hide Chan - This is the one place I've been meaning to go to, but I've just been to busy to get around to it. This could be something to try
Ramen Misoya - I like this place for something different (hokkaido style ramen); might be worth it for you to try something different