We were looking for a place to eat before seeing a movie in Times Square and decided to stop by Shokudo, a japanese restaurant that opened few months ago in Hell's Kitchen. The place was not that crowded for a Saturday, but I admit that we might have been a little early...
We started our meal with some pork gyoza that were good, juicy and tasty, with the only negative being that I like when one side is crispier and a bit more charred.
Jodi did not feel like eating ramen, so she went for two rolls: the avocado roll and the asparagus tempura roll. The latter was better than what I was expecting and had this nice crunchiness from the tempura.
On my side, I ordered the tonkotsu ramen made with pork broth, chashu pork, scallion, bean sprouts, red ginger, garlic oil and egg. It looked beautiful and milky and the first slurp was fine, but then I realized that there was too much garlic, way too much...That was a bit disappointing.
I am not sure what to think about Shokudo: the food was just ok and considering that there are better Japanese restaurants in the area, I am not sure I will go back soon. For ramen, Mentoku is a better place.
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