I set out looking for great ramen with two of my ramen-loving cohorts. Spurred by a great review in NY Mag, we headed to Momuku on 1st Ave and 10th Street.
Afterwards, we left with unhappy palates and leaden stomachs.
The ramen noodle were a sticky glutinous mess that sank to the bottom of our bowls and sank our spirits. Since this is primarily a ramen restaurant, bad noodles qualify as a critical defect.
The gyoza were of the Chinese thick-skinned variety, heavy and leaden, not the light Japanese pot-sticker that one would expect with a name like Momo-fuku. The dipping sauce was bland.
The idea of an American take on ramen is a good one. The pork was tasty. But, overall, not one of the three of us would ever go there again. Stay away.