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Posted by novicefoodie on 04/21/2014
Not sure what all the buzz is about Totto Ramen. I've been three times now just to verify my first impression. The food is ok-the miso ramen was served to me with a brick of miso paste that didn't melt all the way. I got a very unwelcome taste of miso by accidentally biting the brick. And the wait is insane. Honestly, there is better ramen in the East Village (or in HK now)-unless you're really dying for ramen in HK, it doesn't make sense to wait on Totto Ramen's line.
Posted by LaFleur on 03/06/2014
I read wonderful online reviews. Went one evening after work. Line was long so I walked on. I came back at lunchtime when I was off from work. There were many seats at the counter but people were waiting outside diligently (made no sense). I was about to ask why we were waiting, but by the time I approach the guy he began calling names (I wait for no one, ever). The Ramen! I wouldn't go back. But always try stuff for yourself. A critique is just that.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/03/2013
Are you kidding me? 10% tip and we were chased down the street! Tipping should be for service. Plopping a bowl of soup in front of you is hardly service. 10% seemed very fair. Furthermore, a "B" rating seems too high -- this restaurant is not clean. Not sure why so many Asians line up and wait for hours for this restaurant. It's okay, but come on ... noodles in broth. Tasty pork. But the place doesn't even deserve its "B" rating. Never again.
Posted by Terry on 03/27/2013
ok so the food was yummy and in front of me before I took my coat off... I put my name on the list for 2 people and we sat at 11! really! Then I was so hungry I ate in ten minutes and got out! Why couldn't everyone else do that. Why were they sitting at the tables talking?
Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2012
The wait is ridiculous but this place is about as close to Japan as you get in NY. Good quality ingredients and good value. Highly recommend.
Posted by Sherri on 08/15/2011
Totto Ramen is amazing. The wait was long and crowded but the hostess was very organized and polite. She sat my friend and me at the bar which turned out to be an awesome place to sit because the chef behind the counter treated us great, filling my glass to the brim with hot sake, serving our food piping hot, and giving me a giant heap of fresh scallions when Iasked for a side of it. Really a giant heap, btw, so worth the extra 50 cents or whatever it was. The pork broth was so flavorful and delicious and the ramen tasted so fresh and was cooked perfectly. Very authentic and worth the wait. Such a great deal too!
Posted by doodles on 07/24/2011
i decided to take a chance on the spicy vegetarian noodles...loved the presentation with fresh vegetables! such a fun eating experience...i waited probably about 30 mins but it was worth the wait!