I'm no food expert, and I definitely don't know much about ramen. But as it turns out, it wasn't necessary at Naruto. Four hours later I still have a stomach ache, just like I did at Minca in the East Village. It's as if the ramen got to my stomach and wove itself into a tight ball and refused to move any further.
So, really, why bother with any further critique? If you go to a place, eat something and it leads to pain, you know you're not going back or recommending it. I probably would've written that it was "ok but nothing memorable" but now I'll never forget it.
On the plus side, I only paid nine bucks, so they got that going for them. Oh, and they're really close to Trois Pommes Patisserie. (Struggling here...) Ok, crossed this baby off, now onto the next item on the NY food list.....
278 5th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn