I’ve had quite a few bowls of ramen in the city, and I’ve been to some of the more popular ramen places, and they were good, but when you have something that’s a step above, it’s pretty night and day. That’s what Mu Ramen in Long Island City is.
It’s just one of those cash-only, really small places. We got there at 5pm (when it opened) because I heard there’s usually quite a wait. Of course, there was already a line down the street; but within 30 minutes we were eating. The seating here almost feels communal, because the tables are so close together in the middle. We ended up getting a seat at the corner, right by the kitchen, and got to watch them prepare everything.