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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  • mina j.
    mina jJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy ramens actually live up to their description. Everything was very tasty!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseAugust 16, 2014
    This has a thicker broth than most places. Probably not my favorite spot
  • Katie C.heart icon on user image
    Katie CongletonDecember 1, 2015
    Can't beat the spicy miso ramen!(cash only FYI)
  • Lindsay H.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay HowardJuly 18, 2015
    Hands down the best ramen in NYC
  • MarcAntoni M.
    MarcAntoni MaciasFebruary 25, 2023
    Cash only!!!! Don’t be like me and have to leave defeated!
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LitvakJanuary 12, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen. A cure for the common cold or anything else that ails you.
  • J L.heart icon on user image
    J LAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Basic or the Toroniku. You will not be disappointed.
  • Tomer S.heart icon on user image
    Tomer ShaharSeptember 18, 2014
    Spicy miso ramen, the service, the atmosphere
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel McDonoughNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the spicy basic ramen with extra pork.
  • Wyatt A.heart icon on user image
    Wyatt AndersonOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The radish salad is comprised of at least a pound of radishes.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TNovember 9, 2012
    Great substitute for Toto or Ippudo, minus the wait.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCDecember 24, 2010
    If you can get an extra serving of pork in your ramen, I'd highly suggest that. (I promise I won't tell anyone you did!)
  • Melody H.heart icon on user image
    Melody HanSeptember 19, 2015
    Radish salad, shrimp gyoza, Minca Sio
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CaldecuttOctober 16, 2015
    Not really sure why the pork was amazing and the broth was stellar, but the noodles felt like undercooked spaghetti.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AprilNovember 7, 2010
    Get the pork gyoza - so fresh and excellent! The rice dishes are also a great choice.
  • Johnny
    JohnnyMarch 30, 2014
    The kimchi is amazing
  • Luis Sebastián M.heart icon on user image
    Lots of tasty ramen dishes to choose from.
  • Stephanie A.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie AlmanDecember 16, 2018
    Get the miso vegetable ramen
  • Thomas P.heart icon on user image
    Thomas PajorJune 10, 2015
    WARNING: Cash only. I had to leave hungry.
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezNovember 19, 2015
    Disappointed. A long line looked like the place to be, but the food did not live up to the hype. The pork gyozas were bland. Skip the spicy basic ramen. The food just tasted flavorless.
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    TingJuly 25, 2015
    Noodles were undercooked and soup was watery. Meat was excellent but not enough to compensate for the rest of the dishes. Gyoza skin not fried enough and fell apart.
  • Bienvenido C.heart icon on user image
    Bienvenido CruzNovember 12, 2016
    Without a doubt the best ramen in Manhattan.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BoyesAugust 31, 2014
    There are no wrong answers at Minca, but spicy basic w/ thin noodle is the right answer.
  • Gizem K.
    Gizem KDecember 16, 2013
    Try the spicy miso ramen, so good and not too spicy.
  • Stas N.
    Stas NikiforovAugust 9, 2013
    Not actually good ramen. The egg is completely boiled if not over boiled. The pork is frozen and then it's not even hot when you eat it. I had the shoyu ramen and the broth tasted
  • Thalia K.
    Thalia KAugust 20, 2013
    Try the Toroniku Ramen - With pork broth. It's been far too long.
  • Max S.
    Max StollerJuly 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the spicy miso ramen and gyoza. Take a nap after finishing it all.
  • Olivier D.heart icon on user image
    Olivier DesmoulinNovember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ramens and Gyozas are delicious
  • Amy .
    Amy 🍦October 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy miso ramen is warming and filling; perfect for cold days.
  • Mauricio V.
    Mauricio VaydaDecember 24, 2012
    Shoyu pork broth with wavy noodle. Get it.
  • Nicholas D.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas DoyleJune 7, 2013
    The spicy miso ramen is overrated: the spice mutes the rest of the flavors, resulting in an underwhelming broth.
  • James K.heart icon on user image
    James KuangNovember 8, 2014
    Super soft, melts in your mouth pork.
  • Anne E.
    Anne EbelingNovember 5, 2010
    wahoo w/wavy noodles - so good! spicy miso is fab, but huge. toroniku is pretty fatty.
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael ChanMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Soy garlic tsukemen. And a side of gyoza.
  • Caroline
    CarolineFebruary 10, 2015
    Best Of Ramen, VV. Small place
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Cash only, be warned
  • Stephen G.heart icon on user image
    Stephen GrazianoOctober 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best spicy miso ramen in the city.
  • Grover W.
    Grover WattsNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat everything. Kyoko and Natsuko are the awesomest and cutest ever!
  • Dilek B.heart icon on user image
    Dilek BaykaraJanuary 25, 2015
    This place is better than ippudo. Don't waste your time there. The minca chasyu is the reason why.
  • Tushar K.
    Tushar KhandelwalAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their ramen is to die for. Try the Tonkotsu basic! =)
  • Jennifer X.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer XinJuly 4, 2015
    Tiny spot, but worth the wait.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GelmanJune 5, 2013
    Spicy miso ramen is definitely the move
  • Jadeheart icon on user image
    JadeApril 6, 2016
    Spicy miso ramen, shrimp gyoza
  • Jheart icon on user image
    JMarch 2, 2018
    Spicy miso ramen 🙏
  • graceface k.
    graceface killaSeptember 9, 2011
    Spicy miso broth is very thick and the chashu is very good.
  • Steve K.heart icon on user image
    Steve KlabnikJune 12, 2014
    Some of the best ramen I've ever had.
  • Jess C.
    Jess CDecember 23, 2011
    Don't get the hype. Ippudo is obviously best. Kuboya is better. Minca made me sick all of the following day and I am known for my iron belly.
  • Rose
    RoseJanuary 9, 2011
    Um, everything is good but the pork, pork broth and wavy noodles are divine
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoMay 10, 2011
    Try the tsukemen - Last yummy lunch with @ladylexy & @Sethland in NYC.
  • Joe K.heart icon on user image
    Joe KileyMarch 17, 2016
    Spicy miso ramen is fantastic
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