Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

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...

 Dining room at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Dining room at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

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.

 Pork gyoza at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Pork gyoza at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Pork gyoza at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Pork gyoza at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

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.

 Asparagus tempura roll and avocado roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Asparagus tempura roll and avocado roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Asparagus tempura roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Asparagus tempura roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Avocado roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Avocado roll at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

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.

 Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

 Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

Tonkotsu ramen at Shokudo Sushi and Ramen in Hell's Kitchen

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.

Enjoy (...)!

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