Simply Noodles has opened at 267 Amsterdam Avenue, between 72nd and 73rd streets. Thanks to Conroy Lee for the tip.
This new noodle spot replaces an old one; the previous tenant was Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, which opened in 2019 and closed in late 2021. With the closing of Kitakata came the closing of its offshoot, Curry Mania, a Japanese curry and sandwich spot which earned quite a bit of praise from the media and general public. Eater NY food critic Robert Sietsema wrote in June 2021 that Curry Mania’s Potato Croquette Sando was the best sandwich in the city.
Simply Noodles has a few positive reviews so far, with early patrons complimenting its miso ramen, spicy mushroom noodles and dumplings in spicy chili oil.
The menu also consists of several rice noodle options which come with corn, soft boiled eggs, bean curd slices, wood ear, lettuce and a choice of beef or (pork belly) slices; Dan Dan Noodles; and small plates including duck and pork buns, fried wontons and Wood Ear Mushroom Salad.
More info at simplynoodlesnyc.com.