366 W. 52nd St., (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.), New York, NY 10019
Mon-Thu: 4:30-11 pm, Fri: 4-10 pm, Sat & Sun: 12 pm-10 pm
Chicken based stock has been the mainstay of Totto Ramen since it opened 7 years ago, and it has, without a doubt, done the restaurant proud. Because of it, Totto is among the most admired in the city, with legions of fans lining up in Hells’ Kitchen to indulge in piping hot bowls of noodles no matter what the season. But Totto’s latest outpost – Totto Ramen Next Door, which is literally next door to the original, is taking the gamble that its tonkotsu (pork based) broth is as equally delicious. At first slurp, it’s not only perfect, but also unlike the heavier type of tonkotsu stock that is usually expected. The soup at Totto is deliberately composed to be lighter, and diners will relish in how flavorful, yet delicate the broth is in comparison to what they might have experienced in the past. This outpost gives Totto fans an opportunity to try something a little different, while enjoying all of their favorite elements – the beautiful roast pork, the fresh vegetables, and the perfectly wavy noodles. Try the miso flavor, which comes in a spicier version for those who like to feel heat. But for the super hungry, nothing else may satisfy more than the ‘Mega’ Char Siu Tonkotsu, whose extra portion of pork may put you over the edge in the best, most indulgent way possible.
If you still don’t believe that the Mega Char Siu Ramen can fill up even the most voracious of appetites, here is a picture to prove it.
There’s no counter, but at Totto Ramen Next Door, you can face your dining companion to see who’s the better slurper.
However, if you are somehow still hungry, these dependable pork buns should do the trick.
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Mega Char Siu Tonkotsu $16
Spicy Miso Tonkotsu $14
Spicy Tonkotsu $13