Midtown Lunch notices that Yakitori Totto (already established as afavorite among chefs) has started serving a beef broth ramen. Grub Street correctly points out that this is a good way to avoid the wait at Yakitori’s sister restaurant Ramen Totto. Before you commit to any one bowl, you’d better survey all of the worthy options available. [The Feast]

  • Hide-Chan Ramen

    248 E 52nd St | (212) 813-1800House-made noodles and an intensely porky broth make this ramen the best in Midtown, if not the whole city.

  • Totto Ramen

    366 W. 52nd St. | (212) 582-0052Quality ramen in the Hells Kitchen? Yep and you’ll most likely have to wait an hour for it.

  • Yakitori Totto

    251 West 55th St | (212) 245-4555A beef broth ramen recently went on the menu here. Order it with a plate of crispy chicken skin.

  • Rai Rai Ken

    214 E. 10th St. | (212) 477-7030Notable soy sauce-based broth served at a good looking bar.

  • Minca

    536 E 5th St | (212) 505-8001A small, modest ramen shop located on a sleepy block in Alphabet City. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect a bit of a wait though.

  • Rockmeisha

    11 Barrow St. | (212) 675-7775A West Village izakaya with excellent Hakata-style ramen.

  • Momofuku Noodle Bar

    171 1st Ave | (212) 777-7773Though the flavors aren’t as complex as other ramen in the city, when you’re in the mood for a salty, porky punch in the face, there’s nothing better.

  • Menchanko-Tei Midtown West

    43-45 W. 55th St. | (212) 247-1585Come for the Menchanko soup: Broth combined with benito and seaweed along with noodles, shrimp, tofu cubes and cabbage all topped with a thin layer of soy milk skin.

  • Zuzu Ramen

    173 Fourth Ave. | (718) 398-9898You don’t have to stay in Manhattan for great ramen. Head to this Park Slope spot for a twist on the traditional bowl of noodles, like the restaurant’s signature Thai-inspired green-curry-miso ramen.

  • Ramen Setagaya

    34A St. Marks Pl. | (212) 387-7959An outpost of the popular mega-chain that originated in Japan. Grabbing a bowl of noodles here is quick and easy.

  • Hakata Ippudo NY

    65 Fourth Avenue | (212) 388-0088Arguably the best ramen in the city. While waits can stretch on for hours to get a table, it’s all worth it when you sit down in front of a bowl of Ippudo’s Akamura Modern Ramen.