I have been following this restaurant’s instagram feed since they received their Michelin star. I just can’t resist those perfect uni shots, mouth drooling ramyun, and those sweet sweet seafood hashtags!
Short and sweet: sweet potatoes fries is definitely a must order. The syrupy maple butter with the mayo on the side makes a great sweet tooth appetizer.
Tip: If you get the chicken buns, order the sauce on the side. It gets everywhere and it would just be a lot easier to eat if you dip each bite instead.
Tip: come on a weeknight during happy hour for dollar oysters and if you want to be fancy (or indecisive like me!), let the bartender choose your drink.
Totto Ramen (51st Street)
I came to this Totto ramen a little before 2pm on a weekday and there was plenty of seating. I ordered the pork bun, uni don, and chicken ramen. The pork bun was pretty good but a tad bit more mayo than I liked. The uni don was delicious! The uni was melt in your mouth soft and whatever sauce they put in the rice really complimented the dish. The chicken ramen was very creamy and fulfilling, but the best part was the noodles. Love the al dente noodles!
Would definitely come back again for the uni don and the pork bun. For lunch, the uni don was half off!
Since they just opened, I would suggest getting a reservation. Otherwise, you would be waiting for a long time! Mu Ramen only accept same day reservations and the phone line opens at 3pm: 917.868.8903.