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Ippudo NY

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65 Fourth Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.73099 -73.990413
nr. 10th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-388-0088 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

ippudo.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 11am-3:30pm and 5pm-11:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-3:30pm and 5pm-12:30am; Sun, 11am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$12-$20

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The first American entry for a Japanese chain, Ippudo NY is a dark, bustling place with a surprisingly large modern cluster of dining rooms—once you push past all the young Japanese in the crowded bar area up front. Though the house-made ramen is the highly touted draw here—you can even see the noodles being made in a windowed chamber downstairs—the appetizers steal the show. The sinfully rich kakuni, a chunk of stewed fatty pork, melts in your mouth; beef tataki, thin slices of grilled ruby-red steak, is reason alone to get the chef's-choice appetizer plate. The ramen itself is excellent but not outstanding—the broth lacks richness and depth compared to the quality of the appetizers—and the somewhat brittle noodles are a little bit of a letdown. Still, the frenetically complex hodgepodge of the akamaru ramen, a bowl of noodles with red miso, black garlic oil, and ivory slices of Berkshire-pork, is a revelation.

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