Downtown, located above and owned by the folks of Lefty’s, is a wooden-clad hall which has a few different styles of the traditional Japanese broth-and-noodle dishes (such as the shōyu ramen bowl) and some sides and smalls to complement.
Honestly, this place has gone to hell. Wow. Went there Saturday, 31st October 2020. Yeah maybe 3 years ago this place was "cool". We got served raw and cold pork dumplings. Showed the manager. The manage came and told me... "did you know they eat raw pork on Italy". Right before I was about to physically attack him, my friend told me to calm down. They did not replace the dumplings, and charged it to our bill. What a hellhole it has become. That manager/owner should honestly go drink and drive.
Best Ramen in CT for sure, no frills and no fuss with service, casual and edgy atmosphere in a vibey part of town.
The shoyu Ramen is my pick - impossibly tender pork and perfectly balanced broth.
Also if you don’t order the buttermilk fried chicken bao then you’ve made a horrible mistake. It is sensational.
Small tucked away upstairs with great Japanese style decor. The pork belly ramen was brilliant. Steamed bun for starters was perfect. Definitely will go back!
Terrible!! 3 of us ordered a take away on Wednesday and none of couldn't eat the ramen because it was so spices, it never said how hot it would be on the menu. I then opened the ramen the following morning to find it was bubbling! Surely it was not freshly made if by the next morning it was bubbeling?
Hmm, wasn't so keen on a repeat visit, based on some of the reviews here, but so glad I did! The restaurant is bigger than when I first when, so easier to get a table (as you can't book). We started with a short rib bao and a crispy chicken bao - perfect bite to share between 3 of us. The crispy chicken wasn't on the menu (but a friend had alerted me to it) - they use the chicken from the chicken waffles at Lefty's in it, and is DELICIOUS! Could just have had another round of those for dinner. By the time we ordered main course, the miso beef ramen was sold out, which was disappointing. I was worried the laksa would be too hot, but our fantastic waitress brought me a little taster of the broth to test, and said she'd put the sambal oelek on the side, so we could adjust the heat. The dish was fantastic - soft, juicy chicken in a really comforting laksa base. Others had the pork belly ramen, which was less fatty looking than I remember, and got a rave review. Will definitely be back!