Ippudo – NoHo, NYC

I finally made it out to Ippudo in the East Village. The wait was well worth it. It has a traditional feel (not typically found in the states), reflected in the awesome design and layout of the restaurant. The star of my meal was the Kuro Kasane (below).

The Kasane consisted of a pork and chicken broth, topped with pork, cabbage, kikurage mushrooms, pickled ginger, scallions, naruto, and black sesame oil. The broth was rich and complex, noodles fresh, and toppings were delicious.

Spicy Cod Roe

My friend and I ordered the ‘lunch set’ which included a bowl of rice with your choice of toppings and a salad. The rice was great! I ordered the spicy roe, but have to say that the fried chicken was far better. 
I saw people eating the pork buns as appetizers, and have to say that I will definitely be trying them next time. They looked delicious, and I can never say no to a pork bun.

The prices at the restaurant were very reasonable, the quality was excellent, and the service was quick and friendly. I will definitely be coming back soon. If you happen to stop by, do not be intimidated if there is a wait, they tend to turnout tables quickly. Even on a packed day, the wait should be no more than 20 minutes.
65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
East Village
(212) 388-0088
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