Is it getting worse or is it just me? Last 3 times I've been it's been deafeningly loud with all the faux-Japanese thank-you slogans being bellowed out by the servers and cooks at top volume everytime a dish is taken off the counter, put down at a table or whenever a diner arrives or departs...or goes for a leak...!! It's driving me freekin nuts!! I've varied the times I've eaten there lately to gauge any difference...went early, went peak, went late. No difference - the noise level is excrutiating due to the constant shouting of the staff. I couldn't have a conversation with my guests at all.
I'm no old fogey and like a bit of buzz as much as the next person but this whole "we are an authentic Japanese ramen joint comedy act bs" is getting out of hand. I can put up with the odd shout now and again but c'mon ramen people tone it down. I just want to eat my fricken noodles without losing my hearing in the process!!
65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003