Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sapporo Restaurant

We went to Sapporo last Sunday while on the waiting list for Hagi. They're about 2 doors down from each other.

I'd heard Sapporo was really bad, but it wasn't as bad as I'd expected.

I ordered Shio Ramen. The pork was dry and not very flavorful. The broth was not great, but it was not offensive either. It was missing umami and lacked the harmony of flavors that you get in a bowl of ramen from Setagaya. But it didn't fall flat like Momofuku Noodle Bar's Momofuku Ramen. I think what saved it for me was the noodles. I actually liked the noodles themselves a lot.

Anyway, I'd never go again just to go to Sapporo. But eating their noodles in lieu of waiting in the staircase at Hagi, or outside, is not a bad way to pass the time.

Sapporo Restaurant
152 W 49th St (near 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 869-8972


dave said...

In the last week, I've been back to Hagi and eaten at Setagaya (once each). You are my new restaurant advisor!

David said...

That's great! I hope you've been back since then. Lately we've been going to Hagi a few times a week.