Details: Located at 342 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016. Official site is http://momosanramen.com/
Had a hankering for ramen one day so I came here since it was the closest ramen place I could find.
The first thing you should know about this place is that it was opened by Iron Chef Morimoto, also the owner of Morimoto, his other restaurant. Accordingly, this place is packed to the brim. There are no reservations and you can expect a line around lunch and dinner times.
I ordered the Tonkatsu ramen (pork chashu, aji-tama, takana, kikurage, toasted nori, garlic oil, soy tare) and a Kakuni bao (braised pork belly, lettuce, mustard mayo). The food was fine. Not extraordinary. Portion was a little small, but I feel that way about most ramen.
What was extraordinary was the price. My Tonkatsu ramen was only thirteen dollars (ten dollars for a smaller size) and my Kakuni bao was four dollars. If you’ve eaten around the well known ramen places around New York City, ramen prices generally range from fifteen to twenty dollars. This wasn’t so bad considering it has Morimoto’s name plastered on it.
The interior is trendy and modern looking.
The service was fine.