The travel to this location is a stretch for me especially since I live in Bensonhurst and I also got lost on the way to the restaurant, but I eventually made it. We met on a Monday afternoon around 12:30PM and already it was crowded at Ippudo Westside. Luckily, we didn't have to wait for a table at all and was seated immediately when Diane arrived.
I really love that this location is a lot more spacious, well-lit, warm, and bright. It's very stylish and chic. Staff is very welcoming, warm, and friendly. Service is on point.
For lunch, Diane and I tried these:
|Hirata Buns - Chicken|
|Shiromaru Hakata Classic|
Diane and I both had the straight ramen which I really liked. The ramen was on point, really soaked the flavors and garlic oil from the broth and cooked al-dente - just the way I like it.
Overall, I really liked our experience and lunch at Ippudo Westside. I can definitely see myself coming back despite the time it takes to travel to Midtown.Service and food was impeccable. I definitely feel like it's a better experience during lunch, but not sure what it's like here during dinner.
Likelihood to return: 95%