Good Eat Review: ISE Menkui Tei Japanese Ramen – Midtown West NYC
If you are craving for noodle soup and you are in the Midtown West New York City, be sure to check out ISE Menkui Tei.
Cher accidentally stumbled upon this little ramen shop last time when she visited NYC – as she walked around the neighbourhood while she was waiting for Henri Bendel to open. ISE Menkui Tei is located on W 56 Street, between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas – “60 W 56th St.” It’s a perfect place for a quick lunch – as you take a break from shopping on Fifth Avenue.
We got there around 12:45pm and there was a line up, but the line moved quickly. Three of us all ordered the same item from the menu – Hakata ramen noodle soup ($8.75 each), which has roasted pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and pickled ginger in the rich tasty pork-bone-broth-based soup!!! The ramen’s taste and texture is very authentic – almost identical to the ones we had in Japan. The chef’s craftsmanship can be tasted in this delicious pork-bone-broth ramen noodle soup!
One thing to note is that this place is cash only.