Is there a Ramen War shaping up on 5th Street between Avenue A & B? In one corner we have the reigning Champ, Minca Ramen Factory & in the other we have a newcomer, Kuboya Ramen (536 East 5th Street, in the old Le Gamin space). I’m glad to see that something is going into this address, but do we really need another ramen spot?
I love Minca & I’m pretty sure that the owner is not going to be happy about this at all. Kuboya’s storefront is covered in print outs of a ‘press release’ of sorts. The funny thing is that the first paragraph is the owner talking about how he (Sammy Kubo) & Minca’s owner have been friends for 25 years, yet this paragraph has been (improperly) redacted! Classic! I guess you ain’t friends no more!