We have strange relationship with Ippudo: the ramens are to die for and Ippudo pork buns are incredible but at the same time it’s such a pain to wait for hours to get a table there. It’s common knowledge that Ippudo makes the best ramens in New-York but I wish they had a better reservation system. We’ve even tried going there in the middle of a Sunday afternnoon but it was still packed.
But don’t despair, you’ll be welcome by the whole staff shouting welcome once you get in the dining room. They’re incredibily efficient and warm at the same time.
The deco is sleek and modern, nothing superficial, we really enjoyed sitting at the big table in the center of the room though it was a bit noisy.
We started off with the famous Ippudo pork buns. The color of the bun was very artificial as expected, very fluffy. The pork belly’s sauce quite strong and the meat was super tender. The whole thing melts in your mouth. We didn’t try Ippudo’s veggie buns.
Then we had an Akamaru Modern, one the signature Ippudo ramens. It comes with generous slices of Tonkotsu pork, a dollop of home made miso paste, a few mushrooms and cabbage. The pork belly was very tender, the sensation in our mouth was out of the world.
The noodles of the Akamaru modern were pretty al dente and transcended by a good soup was good, not too oily or rich. We cried with happiness.
On the desserts side, we’ve never been tempted by what they offered at Ippudo. But it’s hard not to mention the matcha creme brulee which is supposed to be one of the best in New-York.
All in all we highly recommend you to pass by this wonderful ramen joint, Ippudo pork buns are to die for and the ramens are not to be missed.
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65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
Autre adresse : Hell’s Kitchen