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Men Kui Tei

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60 W 56th Street, 5th & 6th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3810
+1 212-757-1642
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If your'e near Central Park South, you can't do better than this for fabulous authentic Japanese dining. Atmosphere is ordinary, but food and service is tops.

Thank Fred F
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Old school Japanese ramen-ya. Not as flashy as Ippudo or Totto, but your more likely to get a seat and the Ramen is solid - tasty and satisfying. Get the pork shumai appetizer, they are delicious. Also an excellent tan-tan (as well as a nice black sesame version).

Thank Bob M
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

On the recommendation of a friend who lives in the city and frequents this restaurant a LOT, we went there on a rainy Friday night. We had to wait abut 20 minutes because there aren't a lot of tables and it is clearly popular with the locals, but we were seated as quickly as a table opened up. I had... More 

Thank Brenda P
Ratingen, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I ate a Ramen after a Central Park Bike tour. The restaurant is close to the bike shop, just next door. Service is quick and friendly. I just missed a hot towel, normally provided in japanese restaurant. The Ramen was hot, spicy and I got a big portion.

Thank gooddeal66
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Staff were very friendly but for me my ramen was just ok. Big portion though. My wife liked hers. The fried chicken was delicious and the giozas were fantastic. The best we tasted so far.

Thank Jon L
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I came here for supper with my husband and toddler. They were very accommodating with our pram and seating our son as it's not the biggest place. The service was very good, the food came quickly and it was tasty. We had the ramen and katsudon which were delicious. We also ordered the slightly pickled cucumber which wasn't a very... More 

Thank THH-2
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I love ramen. so walking into this small, traditional looking Japanese restaurant in New York for my favourite food is especially comforting. Ramen - affordable (everything in NY is expensive), this comes with big bowl of noodles and value for money. The Char Siu is tough to bite and chew though. Had hot sake to warm the body during the... More 

Thank EdwinC79
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

My wife and I tried the ramen as well as the gyoza. Taste wise is okay I felt the soup (Miso Ramen) a bit salty. At the price they offered, I believe they are quite value-for-money place for a meal. Service is great as well.

Thank edwinlyc
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

It's my favorite ramen place in NY that I always visit when I'm in NY. This time, I got the ma-bo ramen, which turned out to be a bowl of spicy deliciousness. If you're really hungry, you can order a extra serving of noodles to really fill you up.

Thank rinkai
New York City, New York
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

In the summer, I suggest the jar jar men. In the winter, I go for the kaki furai, dumplings, and one of the hot ramen soups. The service is usually good and the food comes out quickly.

Thank PersonWhoEats

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Restaurant Details

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Japanese, Asian, Soups
Dinner, Lunch
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  • Address: 60 W 56th Street, 5th & 6th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3810
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-1642

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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