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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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New York
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199 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I've not visited Minca for a VERY long time since they opened their sister restaurant Kambi on 14th street. Whilst I know the dishes are the same on both spots, I thought Minca felt like I was taken back to the small streets of Tokyo cramped inside a small space along the other locals slurping away on my ramen. The... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Minca, a small, yet very good spot for all you ramen fans. Located in Alphabet City, do not let this small place deter you for eating here. They are simple and too the point, creating ramen that tastes great! Since the place is small, I would not recommend bringing parties of more than 5 (or maybe 6) here, since the... More 

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Thank Nobel V
Lewiston, Maine
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It's definitely in the top 5 for sure. 5 types of noodles and plenty of broth options. We ordered the Minca Shoyu Ramen bowl which is made using pork bone broth, mongolion salt and roast garlic flavor. To accompany the bowl you get negi, egg, bamboo, seaweed, pork belly, mushrooms and bonito. Thin noodles are what our bowls came with.... More 

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Boston
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Decent ramen but far from the best in NYC. The broth and noodles were OK, but was disappointed that both the meat and the eggs in the ramen were cool in the middle and had clearly just been taken out of the fridge before being tossed into the bowl. One thing worth noting: we waited in line for about 20... More 

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Baltimore
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893 reviews
659 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Minca is a decent ramen house, and seems pretty traditional. There's a limited number of appetizers offered, but the gyoza was on point. The ramen is decent. Wasn't really a big fan of the spicy miso ramen, but the garlic shio tsukemen was delicious. The broth was concentrated, yet not overbearingly rich, and is probably the best I've had in... More 

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Thank Tunaidi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Ryan N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Kelsey R
North Little Rock, Arkansas
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Margie R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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

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