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Japanese, Noodle, Asian
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536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6585
212-505-8001
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic service, great food

Came with the kids and it was a bit early so not many people there. The waitress we super kind to my daughter who had a loose tooth that was hurting. She gave her warm tea and had the noodles cooked longer so they would be softer. The food was really nice, came super quickly and the service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Came with the kids and it was a bit early so not many people there. The waitress we super kind to my daughter who had a loose tooth that was hurting. She gave her warm tea and had the noodles cooked longer so they would be softer. The food was really nice, came super quickly and the service was impeccable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dearest Minca, Please marry me. Seriously. Your delicious food and amazing service is only the tip of a scrumptious iceburg. Whenever I visit NYC, we HAVE to go to Minca. Even if there's a 45 minute wait. I don't care. This place has it all. You choose what kind of ramen broth you prefer, you can switch out the pork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I'm staying with a friend in East Village for a week and asked him for a list of his favorite restaurants. He told.me about Minca Ramen Factory. I love Ramen. I've eaten in SF, China, Japan, and Korea. So I decided to go to Minca my first evening in the area. I was not dissapointed. The food is the real.deal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We had to wait for 20 minutes outside for the table to be available fir us. But the orders were accepted before we even entered the restaurant. Service was excellent. Excellent food, so many varieties to choose from. Mine was vegetarian ramen and spicy too! Wow!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went to have dinner with a friend on a Thursday night, the wait was not very long but it was a late dinner when we arrived, the place is really small so I would go for an early dinner or late night. We order the miso spicy ramen and the regular spicy broth ramen, both of them were delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The evening was -14 and growing colder. I had been recommended the restaurant and had just arrived from the UK and had to eat. I made the special journey down to the LES and joined the queue of keen diners waiting outside. The wait was around 40 mins ... it was freezing but well worth the wait, I got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I visited minca last nigh with a couple of friends and I was so surprised with the quality of their ramen! it was so well cooked!I previously tried 7 different ramen in NYC but wasn't completely happy. This however was the first time I completely finished all of it. I'm definitely coming back here every time I'll be around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

How do you recover from the night before while crammed into this little ramen factory? Try the pot stickers and the spicy ramen. Cured.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Minca and Kambi for years and have soon realized this is the best ramen in NYC. Minca was the original and Kambi is it's sister restaurant serving the same dishes on 14th street between 1st and 2nd avenue. The restaurant specialized is several different types of broth but you can't go wrong with the basic either thick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Having lived in Japan for 5 years, I thought I had the best ramen until dining here. It's a small place with people waiting to get inside; it is so well worth the experience. It's a hidden jewel. Oishi desu!

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Additional Information about minca

Address: 536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6585
Phone Number: 212-505-8001
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6585
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-505-8001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Noodle, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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