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536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6526
+1 212-505-8001
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ramen” (31 reviews)
“pork gyoza” (3 reviews)
“tsukemen” (2 reviews)
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12:00 - 23:30All hours
Japanese, Asian
536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6526
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, the ramen and broths are as on par with many of the more famous places, their gyoza are homemade and delicious, I love sitting at the counter and watching the chefs at work. It feels like a place lifted from some...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic ramen bar in East Village. We came in for a late lunch or early dinner at 3:30. The place was somewhat empty at the time so we grabbed a seat at the bar. I ordered the Minca Sio (pork broth with roasted garlic). The...More

Thank cacheng88
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Accidentally stumbled upon this place when momofuku was too crowded. Loved it. Had a full Tokyo ramen and the waitress was very good at explaining the dish and also helping me navigate it. I'm not a ramen pro. Food was very fresh. One note: they...More

Thank Tourist66
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great ramen spot that's reminiscent of my time in Japan. It's a bit small and can be cramped but it's worth the wait for ramen. We were a group of 6 and it was very tight. It's also cash only. The ramen...More

Thank Moybien93
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Tiny little shop located in Alphabet city (East Village) where I've had the best ramen of my life. Highly recommended for a casual launch / dinner (paying it's not packed)

Thank lollo272
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I got a spicy ramen basic. The ingredients were fine, broth tasty and very spicy, but something wrong in the ensemble, kind of fast assembled, with very cold meat and egg, you have to wait a bit that things warms up. I had better ramen,...More

Thank Stefano O
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We just wanted to have an early dinner that was quick and wanted some ramen. This has been recommended by locals, and I had the Minca Sio ramen, which had a chicken and pork broth with thin noodles as recommended by waitress. My wife had...More

Thank Foolander
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I've not visited Minca for a VERY long time since they opened their sister restaurant Kambi on 14th street. Whilst I know the dishes are the same on both spots, I thought Minca felt like I was taken back to the small streets of Tokyo...More

Thank Milehighclub
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Minca, a small, yet very good spot for all you ramen fans. Located in Alphabet City, do not let this small place deter you for eating here. They are simple and too the point, creating ramen that tastes great! Since the place is small, I...More

Thank Nobel V
Reviewed 23 December 2015

It's definitely in the top 5 for sure. 5 types of noodles and plenty of broth options. We ordered the Minca Shoyu Ramen bowl which is made using pork bone broth, mongolion salt and roast garlic flavor. To accompany the bowl you get negi, egg,...More

2  Thank Vahid R
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Restaurant Details

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US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 536 E 5th St, Bsmt A, New York City, NY 10009-6526
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-505-8001
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