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Hide-Chan is Bringing Even More Ramen to Hell’s Kitchen

Just in case you didn’t think there were enough ramen options on the west side (with two Totto Ramens, Ippudo, and Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen), Hide-Chan is opening across town. We’re big fans of their lunch specials and excellent pork bone broth ramen at their original East 52nd Street location. And now our friends on the west side don’t need to walk as far.

Gothamist reports that this second location will open sometime in the spring on 53rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. We’ll keep you updated. But Hell’s Kitchen will certainly never go ramen-less again!

Hide Chan’s Summer Menu Makes Me Sweat

It’s no secret that I love Hide Chan and its just over ML limit ramen and make my way over there for treat yo’self Friday afternoon lunch quite frequently. But my most recent visit revealed a new(ish) summer menu!

Prices and what I ordered after the jump…

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Hide Chan’s Lunch Specials Hit the Sweet Spot

This is a very old picture I dug from the archives.

It’s been eons since Midtown Lunch even breathed Hide-Chan’s name, which is unfortunate. In the 4+ years since it was mentioned here, a lot has happened; Totto opened directly underneath it (that link has a far more recent photo of what the front of Hide Chan looks like), the menu has undergone a lot of changes (they no longer offer megaton ramen, for example), but the most important question is: has the ramen remained delicious?

Find out after the jump…

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$25 And Under Ramen: Today's New York Times has a review of both Hide Chan and Totto Ramen.  The writer wasn't as excited about either as us or Serious Eats ("Neither spot has nearly the brilliance of Ippudo... or the breadth of other Midtown ramen shops like Menchanko-Tei") but she did have good things to say about Totto's chicken paitan and Hide Chan's black ramen.

2 of the 3 Best Ramens in NYC Are in Midtown!!!

Hide-Chan’s Hakata Ramen. Photo by J. Kenji Lopez Alt.

Oh how the tides have turned! Take that East Village! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! (Ok, scratch that last part.) When I first started Midtown Lunch we were perfectly happy with our ramen selection here in Midtown. Sapporo, Menchanko Tei, and Men Kui Tei were all perfectly acceptable bowls of Japanese noodle soup, but there was no question that the EV was where ramen aficionados longed to work. Minca, Rai Rai Ken, Setagaya, and yes, even Momofuku. We couldn’t compete with that. And once Ippudo opened, well, that was game over. Until today!

Serious Eats’ J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (the amazing Food Lab dude) has declared Hide-Chan’s Hakata Ramen the best bowl of Ramen in New York City (with Totto Ramen coming in 3rd, after Ippudo.) That’s right. Soak it in people. Midtown now officially has the best ramen in New York City!

Hide-Chan’s Black Ramen is a Garlicky Force to Be Reckoned With

Another Reason to Eat at Hide-Chan Ramen: Back in July Blondie told you how much she loved the black ramen at Hide-Chan (on 52nd btw. 2+3rd). On Friday we posted that photo of their mega-ton ramen. Still not convinced you need to go? Maybe this amazing looking review on Serious Eats: New York will convince you. Do it. Do it.

Hide-Chan’s Black Ramen is a Garlicky Force to Be Reckoned With

Totto Ramen isn’t the only ramen place in the Totto empire that opened for lunch recently. Right before the holiday break Midtown East got their newest ramen spot, Hide-Chan Ramen, which began serving lunch in the former Yakitori Torys spot- also a sister restaurant to Midtown West’s Totto Ramen and Yakitori Totto (did I get that right, Zach? I’m getting confused between the Tottos, Ramens, and Yakitoris). While I work in a prime location for Menchanko Tei to be my main ramen spot, Hide-Chan has opened in an area that doesn’t have too much in the way of ramen. And let me tell you they are serving some awesome ramen, enough that I might haul it up a few blocks (in the winter months of course.)

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Torys to Become Hide-Chan Ramen (And It Will Be Open For Lunch!)

When Eater reported that Yakitori Torys (on 52nd btw. 2+3rd) was closed, and being converted into a ramen joint, we immediately assumed it was going to become an east side branch of Totto Ramen- the new soup spot from Torys owner Yakitori Totto.  We assumed wrong. Yesterday Grub Street reported that Torys is becoming Hide-Chan Ramen, and its focus is going to be tonkotsu (pig bone broth). The most exciting part of the news is that unlike its predecessor (and sister restaurant Totto Ramen) it will be open for lunch, starting on July 1st.  (The restaurant opens for dinner starting tonight.)