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Hide-Chan Ramen

Restaurants, Japanese Midtown East
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Hide-Chan Ramen
Hide-Chan Ramen

Time Out says

Hideto Kawahara, a ramen chef based in the Hakata region of Fukuoka, Japan, oversees the steaming bowls at this midtown noodle shop. At Hide-Chan, Kawahara focuses on tonkotsu (pork) broth—a luscious, meaty soup, more cloudy than creamy. The best way to taste it is in the ma-yu ramen, with earthy, crunchy kikurage mushrooms, a sheet of briny nori, raw scallions and bean sprouts, plus bits of carbonized garlic that lend a deep, charred flavor to the soup. There’s also a less sweat-inducing option—chewy chilled noodles, served with a side of spicy, sesame-oil-flavored soba broth for dipping—and worthy add-ons like mini pork gyoza, bound in translucent wrappers and crisped on one side.



Address: 248 E 52nd St
second floor
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St
Price: Average ramen: $13
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-3pm, 4:30-11pm; Thu 11:30am-3pm, 4:30pm-1am; Fri 11:30am-3am; Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-10pm
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all i want this winter is a hot bowl of ramen and hide-chan definitely didn't disappoint. the restaurant is decorated with cute japanese styled masks and plays old school hip-hop (which is always a plus). other than the ramen in the pic, the boyf and I also ordered the chicken don, which was as equally as delicious.


Want quality ramen without the Ippudo-like crazy two hour wait? Hide-Chan is your spot. This is also my husband’s favorite ramen joint. Hidden away on the second floor of a small building in Midtown East, this place consistently serves up yummy appetizers and steaming ramen. I have a soft spot for spicy noodle soups, so the spicy garlic ramen is my go-to. The tonkotsu broth is nice and creamy while the spicy garlic (a black oil) adds a nice satisfying kick to every bite. On the appetizer end, the pork buns and gyoza (try it with ponzu) are a sure bet.