I am sorry: I know this topic has been beaten to death, and then more....I was not able to get to a satisfactory conclusion. I am so sorry: please help me out if you can!
I am looking for a place where you can find REAL good Asian noodles (Japanese preferred, all kinds of Chinese are excellent, and willing to learn more) for a lunch or maybe dinner, no other concerns are the problem (i.e., will reserve in advance if required, willing to speak their native language, will bring a team of 6+ hungry Asian men:) . The point is the noodles: springy, lively, in any broth or a sauce. Any place between 42nd and the 14th St is fine. Will pay what it costs, at least once.