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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

image of Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York
With the weather we had these days, ramen was definitely the perfect dish to warm us up. This time, we decided to try Tabata Noodle, located few steps from Port Authority. 
image of Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York
It is not a big place and we did not mind being seated at the counter, allowing us to watch what was happening in the kitchen.
image of kitchen at Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

Looking at their ramen menu, they offer the usual: shio, miso or shoyu ramen. But they also propose the Tabata ramen with coconut milk that sounds more Thai than Japanese. I admit that I hesitated between this one and the shio ramen. I went for the later one.
image of Shio ramen at Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

I ordered it with an egg that they forgot. No problem: they brought me one couple of minutes later, apologizing for having forgotten.


image of Shio ramen at Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

The soup looked good and appetizing, with its bean sprouts, bamboo shouts, scallions and noodles. Unfortunately, the pork was bland and with lots of cartilage in it. The egg was perfectly cooked, the white being soft and the gold a bit runny and I liked the noodles. However, the broth had nothing fantastic and I did not even finish it.

Jodi ordered the vegetable ramen:
image of vegetable ramen at Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

It was composed of napa (cabbage), carrots, onions, bean sprouts, shiitake and shimeji mushrooms, scallions, snow peas and broccoli.
image of vegetable ramen at Tabata Noodle in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, New York

We did not like it, the entire dish being overpowered by a very strong taste of celery. This was so disappointing, the presentation being so promising.

So, definitely, Tabata noodle is a miss for me. I prefer Ivan ramen located few blocks away, even if a bit pricier.

Enjoy (I did)!

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Restaurant Information

* Restaurant Name
Tabata Ramen
* Overall
★★☆☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Hell's Kitchen / Japanese / Asian Fusion / Ramen
* Street Address
540 9th Ave , New York, NY 10018
* Phone
(212) 290-7691

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