This tiny East Village Japanese noodle bar, which specializes in ramen, has twenty stools along a pine bar overlooking an open kitchen in a starkly functional, brightly lit setting. "The menu is similarly minimalist," says AOL CityGuide, "with a choice of about three or four main dishes, most based on ramen noodles." And there are noodles galore: noodles without the soup, enlivened by a ginger-and-scallion paste; noodles with the broth on the side: and cold Korean buckwheat noodles with Asian pear. Non-noodle Asian specialties include pork buns, kim chee and chicken-over-rice infused with the flavor of bacon. Momofuku, which means "happy peach," attracts foodies and an eclectic mix of locals.
New York Metro.com: "The toppings are conspicuously fresh and nourishing."
Chowhound: "Great sake selection."