Saturday, November 28, 2009

The New Noodle in Town

"We don't need Ippudo anymore"... was a text message I received from a good Japanese friend of mine after trying Terakawa. A bold statement, considering Ippudo has just been named top place to eat in the country! So I was dying to try. Terakawa apparently opened quietly a few months ago, maybe even more recent than that. Rumor has it it's only been open for a few week but you would never know. It's fully functioning like it's always been there... and it is GOOOOOD! I'm not sure I would say that we don't need Ippudo, because I ALWAYS need Ippudo but it's very good and a lot better priced. The lunch special is $12 and includes ramen and gyoza or a curry-rice bowl. And the ramen on it's own is $9. I'm super excited because it's close to wear I work, which lack good asian food big time! So I will definitely be frequenting Terakawa more often as it starts to get colder! I tried the house special Terakawa ramen which was great, heavier rich tast, great firm noodles.. it was ON! Each type of ramen has a different noodle which I LOVE. The shoyu was also great but much lighter accompanied by a more delicate noodle. I didn't try the miso but I imagine it's heavier and more sesame-based. The gyoza was also solid. I recommend the Terakawa ramen + gyoza lunch special. (for boys or hungry eaters)

Terakawa Ramen
18 Lexington Ave (between 22nd St & 23rd St)
New York, NY 10010
(212) 777-2939


  1. better than ippudo???? WTF really

  2. i didn't say it... but a friend did! for me Ippudo is still number one, hands down!


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