A couple of weeks ago I had an event in midtown, and brought Clara along with me. Afterwards, we needed to eat quickly, and I wanted to find a place that wasn't a typical overpriced midtown restaurant. I decided on Menchanko Tei , and it was perfect. One bowl of noodles and an appetizer of dumplings was enough for the two of us. That plus the most perfect mug of draft Ichiban, and we walked out (in less than 30 minutes) for $22.