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Hinata Ramen is Worth the Splurge


It’s fair to say that Midtown is currently in the midst of a ramen bubble that shows no signs of slowing down. Only a few years ago, Ippudo’s opening was a huge deal, we ate at Totto ramen a bit too often, and heck, we even had a celebrity ramen reviewer. Nowadays, the opening of a ramen shop still elicits a reaction, but with the enthusiasm curtailed to a bare simmer.

But we still got excited when we heard about Hinata (159 E 55th St between Lexington and 3rd ave), because they seem to have Totto ramen directly in their cross hairs. The similarities on the menu are striking – both serve a paitan ramen that gets its legs from chickens, a vegetarian ramen, pork buns and the like. And both are cash only, although Hinata’s prices are generally $2-3 higher than Totto’s equivalent.
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Ivan Ramen Now Open in Gotham Market; Hinata Ramen Opens Today on 55th

Here’s two more big ramen openings for Midtown…


A sign on the window yesterday promised that Hinata would open for lunch service today on 55th Street between Lexington and Third Ave. I have not been able to find a menu online, but according to the sign, ramen will be the focus. But in even bigger news Ivan Ramen is finally open as part of the giant Gotham West Market on 11th Ave. btw. 44+45th.  It’s way out of bounds for most lunchers, and some of the prices are a bit over the $10 limit, but if it’s anywhere close to as good as its hype it should be well worth it.

Check out the menu after the jump…

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