Astoria’s HinoMaru Opens “Lucky Cat Ramen” on 53rd

Just when you thought the Midtown ramen scene couldn’t get any better… HinoMaru Ramen, the Astoria ramenya that was included in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list in 2012, has opened Lucky Cat Ramen on 53rd btw. 2+3rd in the old Social Eatz location. The menu is completely different than HinoMaru, so there’s no sign of the HinuMaru ramen or the fireball meatballs that Sietsema loves so much, but there is a tonkotsu style ramen, a shoyu ramen, and a tonkotsu/shoyu hybrid, as well as four other styles that I think you’d be hard pressed to find in any other ramen shop in Midtown.

Check out the menu after the jump…

Right now they’re in soft opening mode, and only open for lunch (Monday thru Friday 12-3pm) but they plan to start dinner service (5pm to 2am 10pm) tomorrow night (Wednesday).   Early adopters, let us know how it is in the comments.

Lucky Cat Ramen, 232 W 53rd St. (btw 2+3rd)


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