Re-Opening of Tavern on the Green
Hinata Ramen 159 E.55th St. b/t 3rd & Lexington Ave | 212-355-2974
I read on Twitter that Chef Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern visited Hinata Ramen a few months ago. I hadn’t heard of this ramen shop until then. So, I decided to come here for lunch. Hinata Ramen opened last November in Midtown East. I often eat ramen for lunch. There are many choices of ramen shops around my office in Midtown such as Hide-chan, Totto, Ippudo West, and a few more places. Today I found a new edition to add to my ramen lunch options. Chef Anthony mentioned this place’s noodle and that it was somehow related to Ippudo. So I was even more curious about this place!! I was also interested in tasting their broth. Most popular ramen shops often serve pork based broth, but Hinata specializes in chicken broth ramen.
I started my lunch with gyoza and pork bum to share. I didn’t much care for either appetizer, but it was good and decent enough. I sat at the front counter seat so that I could see the action in the kitchen behind the glass window. (It does not have an open kitchen.) I ordered the Original Hinata Paitan Ramen and my friend ordered the Aburi Niku Miso Ramen which is limited to 10 bowls per day. Both ramen were very good.
My favorite is Shoyu Tonkostuu (soy based and pork based mixed.) Compared to pork based this was much lighter and cleaner. Definitely refreshing.
It was also great to meet the owner, Chef Madoka Tamura. I was a little shocked to see a young Japanese lady. I guess I always imagine a ramen shop owner to be a man. Like I said, Hinata’s ramen is very clean and elegant. This made perfect sense once I met her. She was lovely. I asked her about her background. She said this is her first restaurant and she taught herself how to make ramen. I’m the owner of Cutie Room, but having a boutique and running a restaurant are two different things. I was very impressed. I love seeing Japanese women doing their thing in NYC!
I eat at most ramen shops more than twice before giving a rating. So, at this time I can’t give a proper rating yet. I am definitely going back for lunch again soon. Stay tuned for an update!
My girl Nam just got back from SF so three of us decided to meet up at Corkbuzz for din din din ~ Guess what!!! First time we actually used YELP checkin deal and we got two free glasses of wine. hehehe *\(^_^)/* The place is cute and food was good but nothing special and memorable. NY offer so many SuPa SuPa cute and yummy foods and unfortunately this place wan’t for me and my girls. One of the best dish from our ordered was Hamachi Crudo, kumquat marmalade, basil purée for sure. I go to eat often and maybe I’m kind of jaded about restaurant….who know~ But the end of meal what is most important!? Great time with great friends and certainly this place was perfect for this night for us. I might go back to here I might not but you should definitely use YELP checkin deal for wine for sure! #DEAL
If your boyfriend take you here then you probably murder him twice！🔫(◎_◎;) You have a rainbow time If you come here with girlfriends*･゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:*･'(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)’･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･* Single girl NYC bucket list “CHEKED” You must come to Milon for Valentines day with girlfriends (^з^)-☆ xoxo
Ps – $25 each and BYOB & my favorite was Lam Curry.