Minca

Minca

Ramen Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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    New York Habitat
    "Come here on a cold day and get the spicy miso ramen to warm up!"(47 Tips)
    Alexa S.
    "Great alternative to Ippudo and other popular ramen spots - no wait!"(18 Tips)
    Hannah A.
    "Best spicy ramen and the curly noodles combination"(11 Tips)
    Corey S.
    "Get the #1 minca ramen, shrimp gyoza and pork belly on the side"(33 Tips)
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  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChienDecember 1, 2013
    Order your ramen with the salt and roasted garlic broth. It is beyond delicious.
  • Corley S.
    Corley StoneMay 18, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spicy miso ramen and kimchi is a great shareable option
  • Breeze S.heart icon on user image
    Breeze SkrrtJuly 23, 2015
    Cash only and prepare to sweat if you go in summer. Still always tasty, whatever you get.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 17, 2010
    Enter this small and character filled ramen shop and dive into a bowl of the Pork and Chicken Mix Broth with the Sale & Roast Garlic Flavor.
  • Matthew W.heart icon on user image
    Matthew WilliamsNovember 15, 2014
    The spicy miso ramen feels like a game winner.
  • Grace B.heart icon on user image
    Grace BarrApril 7, 2018
    Spicy miso with curly noodles
  • Benjamin P.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin PalmerFebruary 29, 2016
    minca ramen (try half pork half chicken broth) gyoza, kimchi
  • Gabrielle S.heart icon on user image
    Gabrielle ShinerAugust 24, 2013
    This place is awesome! Really down to earth. And, yes vegans, they have options!
  • Thomas P.heart icon on user image
    Thomas PajorJune 25, 2015
    The Minca Ramen was magnificent. But: Sitting at the bar, the AC blew a freaking cold storm in my face. That was really unpleasant and ruined the experience.
  • Chloe H.
    Chloe HNovember 20, 2014
    Spicy miso perfect for a cold day. Don't sit at the bar in front of the door, brrr!
  • Nichlas W.heart icon on user image
    Amazing place! Try the spicy miso ramen, It's so good!
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosMarch 24, 2011
    Fantastic homemade noodles in a variety of delicious broths. I got the Wahoo with pork, and a side of kimchee. See pic.
  • Helen S.
    Helen SJanuary 25, 2012
    you can choose b/t pork or chicken for the ramen topping. afterwards, go to ace bar to play some skee-ball.
  • Lyss
    LyssOctober 9, 2010
    get the kimchee miso ramen, its my alltime favorite there!!! i also LOVEEE the Basic Ramen. 3 years coming to this place and i still LOVE it.
  • Rahul S.heart icon on user image
    Rahul SenOctober 23, 2013
    Am a spice lightweight but found the Spicy Pork Miso ramen delicious and hearty.
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    Sara 🌈⚔🍾June 14, 2015
    Tasty classic ramen and fast service. Great value too!
  • Joyce
    JoyceAugust 2, 2021
    Don’t get the spicy tsukumen! It was not spicy and too salty. With that said, the host was quite friendly, but this place was quite busy during COVID-19. Plan to wait at least 5 minutes.
  • Maitland W.
    Maitland WatersOctober 16, 2013
    are you working your way through my Maitdizzy dogg NYC noodle bar list on 4 square? ;-) great to meet up last night.
  • Joey T.heart icon on user image
    Joey TJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The vegetarian ramen is fantastic
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCDecember 19, 2010
    Spicy Miso Ramen was soooo rich. Almost too rich. But, man, they cook their pork perfectly. Well done, but still not as good as Totto Ramen or Ippudo.
  • C F.heart icon on user image
    C FMay 5, 2016
    Everything is good. Crowded at all times, easier to get a seat for one
  • Marianna F.heart icon on user image
    Marianna FierroOctober 27, 2017
    Amazing ramen, but my heart is 100% faithful to the radish salad!
  • Peggyheart icon on user image
    PeggyJanuary 28, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The spicy miso Tokyo tsukemen is amazing.
  • Lisa Z.
    Lisa ZApril 24, 2017
    Their sister restaurant Kambi on 14th and 1st Ave has the same menu
  • Benjamin P.heart icon on user image
    Benjamin PalmerFebruary 29, 2016
    this is the most legit ramen spot in nyc
  • Angela C.heart icon on user image
    Angela ChungSeptember 9, 2018
    The spicy ramen— amazing.
  • Val T.
    Val TAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy miso tsukemen with thick noodles. Unbelievably satisfying.
  • Julie D.
    Julie DasteJune 3, 2013
    Best ramen in NYC! The pork gyoza is super delicious as well.
  • Corey S.
    Corey SchneidermanFebruary 2, 2013
    Get the #1 minca ramen, shrimp gyoza and pork belly on the side
  • Luc D.heart icon on user image
    Luc DoanNovember 30, 2015
    Affordable solid ramen with a quaint neighborhood feel
  • Idan C.
    Idan CohenSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best raman in NY. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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    RobbyJuly 13, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy basic baby. Very friendly staff!
  • Chris G.heart icon on user image
    Chris GampatDecember 24, 2017
    Get all the eggs in your ramen. All of them.
  • Christine A.
    Christine ArboledaDecember 8, 2016
    One of my fave Ramen spots. Great price and great food
  • Gingerengsheart icon on user image
    GingerengsJune 8, 2014
    Great ramen at good budget!
  • Hsiang L.heart icon on user image
    Hsiang LinFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    We tried ippudo, toto and the spicy Ramen at Minca is still our favorite in NYC
  • Mather
    MatherNovember 3, 2014
    Don't get it twisted - go straight for the spicy miso tsukemen!!!!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LovejoyMarch 3, 2014
    Vegetable miso ramen. And bring change because they didn't even have ones by the end of the night.
  • Stephen G.heart icon on user image
    Stephen GrazianoDecember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't overlook the daikon salad. It's huge and delicious.
  • Argelys O.heart icon on user image
    Argelys OriachMarch 19, 2017
    Spicy miso is some of the best ramen I've ever had
  • Raymond Y.
    Raymond YipNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tonkotsu Basic with thin noodles load up with extra melt in your mouth chashu is to die for! F*** the hype @ momofuku & ippudo
  • Carissa G.
    Carissa GOctober 27, 2013
    The pork & chicken broth is absolutely delicious! Spice it up with a splash of chili oil.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PJanuary 18, 2012
    Get the Minca ramen, with soy broth, tea-boiled egg, kelp, and thin noodles.
  • JP
    JPNovember 18, 2015
    Get the Minca Ramen with kimchi on the side.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachJuly 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The cold spicy miso ramen was confusing but as delicious as the hot one.
  • Christina C.
    Christina CacioppoOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    delivery is super fast - call ahead of time, and you'll be in and out in under 2 minutes.
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    TMay 28, 2018
    The ramen is good and reasonable price but cash only
  • Sanida C.
    Sanida CarrollSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy Miso is great (huge portion!). Gyoza is too oily. Bring cash -- they don't take credit cards.
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    spicy miso ramen is so good
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanAugust 22, 2015
    Spicy miso is the way to go.
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