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“Excellent noodles”
Review of Menchanko-Tei Midtown East - CLOSED

Menchanko-Tei Midtown East
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
Neighborhood: Midtown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I don't think most people realize that ramen is actually Chinese food. Ramen are the Chinese food that is sold throughout Japan. Ramen, however, has been modified by the Japanese.

This restaurant has very good ramen and some of it appetizers are also delicious. The prices are very reasonable. The service is also quite good.

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6  Thank Samuel F
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Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

I come here every time I am in NY and schedule one dinner here during my visit. Without fail. I was in Japan 18 months ago and ate in a Nima dude 100% Japanese noodle bar like this up in the mountains of rural Japan - this place serves "real" Japanese food. The dishes are simple, elegant, delicious and inexpensive. The quality of the place can be shown by the fact that over half the clientele are Japanese - many of whom keep their personal bottle of sake or scochu behind the counter. Well worth a visit for great Japanese food.

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Thank Neil R
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great noodle bowls and rice balls. Try the salmon rice ball, very filling and tasty.
The draft beer is cold and good. They have a good slection of Sake too!

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Thank Capt Jot O
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Menchanko-Tei is an unassuming Japanese restaurant which specializes in ramen noodles.

It is very popular with the lunch crowd and so is usually busy at that time. There is a bar to the right as you enter and more often than not, because of the crowds, you will find patrons enjoying their meal there instead of at a table.

During the warmer months (May to September), the restaurant serves its special cold ramen noodle dishes: Hiyashi Chuka, in a soy sauce broth; and Cold Sesame Noodles with a sesame-peanut paste. These are really very good and I try not to miss an opportunity to savour them and to introduce my friends and colleagues to these special seasonal dishes on the menu.

However, please note that their online menu bears only a passing resemblance to their actual menu. When we ordered dessert, only green tea ice cream was available.

Prices are reasonable. In my party of three we ended up with a share of $15 each.

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Thank OZinNY
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Went there in beginning of February, entrance not too big, but food was ok, price is not bad for NYC location, the soup base I really liked because it wasn't too salty and I could taste the sweetness of the ingredients used in making the soup, portion was good, added $3.50 for 2 rice balls & shared with my mom, rice ball came steaming hot, not too bad either. Didn't feel like I was in a traditional Japanese restaurant though, because all the waiters were speaking in English amongst themselves also.

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Thank Wing L
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