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Posted by Anonymous on 01/12/2014
Hide-Chan is a once a week lunch spot for my coworkers & I. The food is amazing and is hearty & filling without putting you into a carb coma. Once you get seated service is quick and efficient (it can get busy at noon so you may wait for a table) if not a little brisk. The ramen can be as soft or as firm as you want. If you don't specify it will be medium. Same can be said of the broth. If you want it less "rich" (fatty) order the NY Style. Monday thru Wednesday you get a free topping and the small draft is the perfect size for a lunch beer if you so desire. If you like authentic Japanese ramen, definitely give it a shot.
Posted by Luke Skywalker on 10/23/2013
I have read all the reviews here and honestly I am a little surprised. Hide-Chan makes a fantastic bowl of delicious ramen (go "NY style" for a bit of a lighter broth or "traditional" if you're feeling full richness. The appetizers like pork buns and gyoza dumplings are potentially even better and if you go before 6:30, they're half off. It's one of the better hearty meals in midtown for about $20 a person or less. One more thing... I'm not a nut for political correctness, and I understand that some would assume that if Japanese people frequent the restaurant - it must be good. On the other hand, describing the people as "Japanese-looking" or "seeming" is a tad on the racist side.
Posted by Yankee on 02/11/2013
Didn't care for the noodles. Didn't care for the broth. Didn't care for anything. I'm no ramen expert but you should avoid this place.
Posted by Stealth Zwerdog on 03/30/2012
I tried the Hakata Kuro Ramen, in a rich broth. They aren't kidding when they say rich. It's basically a bowel of molten pork fat with noodles and some other things in it. It was delicious (although not quite up to Ippudo level) but I couldn't finish the broth because it was so rich - but that's my problem and not theirs. I had no issue with service at all, and they even threw in a pork bun on the house. Next time I'll get the less rich broth.
Posted by Seng on 06/12/2011
Me and My friends ordered and had some food there. The noodle, the appetizer were good but the customer service was bad. We requested the waiter to give us one hot sauce, he told us it's gonna be charged. We're ok for the first time. But for the second time, we requested some lemon but that waiter just brought one piece of lemon for 4 people and repeated again it's gonna be charged. I was surprised that why he kept on mentioning about that. We went there for enjoying the food and spending some bucks for good food. Mentioning about the money again and again didn't make sense. We had to wait 25 mins to get the food.
Posted by Jameson on 05/24/2011
Fun little place, great decor and nice, upbeat staff. Most of the clients seem to be Japanese. But the ramen could be a little tastier, have more depth. I think Totto Ramen has the edge, but if you're in this hood, worth a try. Plus they take credit card, which Totto does not.
Posted by Noodle Fan on 02/03/2011
I had Hakata Spicy Ramen- nice zip in the broth, tender and moist pork, and the noodles were perfect. It hit the spot on a cold winter day. Simple. Warm. Delicious.