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Whither Ippudo Hakata?


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Whither Ippudo Hakata?

windycity | | Nov 18, 2007 06:38 PM

I have been dreaming about and craving Ippudo Hakata ever since I heard it was going to open in NYC. Today I went to MenchankoTei and it was a thin broth only slightly enlivened by too much ginger and red pepper.

Why can't we have our own Japanese outpost now? Last I read, it was supposed to open in Fall 2007, and that time is coming and going, with nothing but shuttered boards.

Please tell me the deal is still on - there are so many ramenheads in this town that would gladly pool their money at a real ramen shrine. Plus lots of Japanese ex-pats.

Santa, all I want for Christmas is a NYC Ippudo. I've been a relatively good girl, and a devoted foodie.