Everyone knows that if you are in New York, there is MORE THAN ENOUGH vegetarian food for everyone. What makes this city so special food-wise, is that the most meat centric food, also has a veggie alternative. Totto Ramen is one such restaurant. A small Japanese Eatery that will have you waiting at any hour cause they don’t take reservations, but don’t fret, the wait is quick, painless and worth it!
Fashioned after Japanese lunch hour madness, this place serves delicious food on rustic wooden tables with no pretense. Service is quick and there is only one vegetarian ramen option (even the broth is vegetarian). You can sit at the open kitchen counter and watch Japanese Chefs prepare this soupy goodness or wait your turn for a table.
The vegetarian ramen is delicious and hot! You may want to wait a bit before you dig in so the noodles can soften a bit. Ramen is messy food, and the best way to eat it is messily! Don’t bother trying to be dainty about it, just go all out with that soup spoon and those chopsticks. It is served with avocado, leaves, lemon and a tofu cake, if you like it spicy then feel free to ask for some hot sauce. The flavors are nice and strong and the portions are large! You can always ask for more noodles for your Ramen, and they will happily oblige.
Voted as one of the best and most authentic Ramen shops in New York, Totto is a shrine for Ramen lovers of all races. Stop by when you are hungry and you won’t be disappointed. They have 2 locations in mid town west, if the line is too long at one, maybe you should try the other.
On 52nd Street
366 W 52nd Street (Bet. 8th & 9th Ave) New York, NY 10019
Mon â€“ Sat: (Lunch) 12-4:30pm, (Dinner) 5:30-12am
Sun: (Dinner) 4-11pm
On 51st Street
464 West 51st Street (Off 10th Ave) New York, NY 10019
Mon: 5pm â€“ 11pm
Tue â€“ Sat: (Lunch) 12-4pm, (Dinner) 5-11pm