A lot of people like Minca, so I suggest you try. I am obsessed with handmade firm noodles and I find their packaged curly ones too soft (reminds me of a bad Mr.Noodles experience I had once). I really like the taste and all the ingredients they put in it but the broth is just too oily and heavy for my stomach. I really like their pan-fried ebi gyoza and their daikon salad (pictured here) is really fresh, thinly sliced daikon with a nice sesame dressing. Before Ippudo, I think Minca tops the charts as one of the best ramen in the east village, but now they seem to have raised their prices maybe to compete with Ippudo. I'm not sure that was a good idea because Minca is not very busy these days.
536 E 5th St, New York 10009
(Btwn Ave A & Ave B)