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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!
Posted by DSL on 06/10/2011
The queue can get a little frustrating, as the place itself is very small. However, there is no other ramen joint in the city that comes close to totto. Everything on the menu is good (yes, i have had everything on the menu), the chashu is the absolute best part of the meal. The chashu is simply unbeatable. You get 2 pieces in the ramen. I recommend asking for it on the side. They char it with a torch giving it a smoky flavor that gets washed away if you put it in the soup. Also, the chashu mayodon (rice, chashu, yuzu mayo, and scallions) is probably the greatest dish on the entire menu. Feel free to order more chashu if you think the rice to pork ratio is off. As a side note, i recommend the wavy noodles. the straight noodles are a little soggy for me. Wavy are more al dente.