Ani Ramen now open

look forward to trying it-they take reservations


Is that a line to get in? Or just random people milling around?


That was just during the Halloween parade - they weren't serving at that time.


Even if it were a line, it’s like 6 people!


My Sis went on Tuesday. She said it was very busy and took a long time to be served, etc. So, for now, be prepared for the combo of first week crowds, together with their first week learning curve. Or wait a while until it settles down before you go.


kthnry said:

Or just random people milling around?

“Sorry, we heard this was the place for any roamin’.” 


They said this was the place


And the online menu is priceless.

I mean, literally, priceless.


We went on their Day 2 and it was very much like the one in Summit, where the wait for food is also very long. But the food and the prices are good and my kids love it. The noise level is thankfully lower than in Summit, which I find unbearably loud. Get appies to make the wait for the entrees less onerous.



No take out, right?


Yum! great pork gyoza appetizers. Slow but we expected that. Better than Montclair. Happy servers. I predict a long and happy run for this place. Live long and prosper!


What's the price point on this place? The online menu has no prices.


drummerboy said:

What's the price point on this place? The online menu has no prices.

 Apps (like edamame & gyoza) are around $7-$9, ramen is about $14.  Wife and I split shishito peppers, gyoza, pork buns and a ramen the other night and total bill was $44 with tax.  We were plenty sated.


Does anyone know what their GF offerings are? Someone went to a previous location and reported that there are several apps but they won’t do rice based or other GF Asian noodles in the ramen. I understand the concept but I don’t know I want to just go for edamame.


drummerboy said:

What's the price point on this place? The online menu has no prices.

 "price point" is one of my pet peeves. I cringe when I hear the term. A "price' is a "price". What is the point of adding "point"?


Restaurants fall along a range of prices. At what point on the range is this restaurant?

I don’t think I’d know how to answer if someone asked me, “What’s the restaurant’s price?” The price of any menu item in particular? Or do you want to buy the place?


Well one problem is what's your price point scale. Some people would call a restaurant where an adult can eat for $20 "reasonable". Others would call it "cheap" or "ew gross."

I think it's fair to ask what the prices are like. Give me a range on appetizers and entrees and I can get an idea in my head.


STANV said:

drummerboy said:

What's the price point on this place? The online menu has no prices.

 "price point" is one of my pet peeves. I cringe when I hear the term. A "price' is a "price". What is the point of adding "point"?

 The point was to make you cringe.  surprised


STANV said:

drummerboy said:

What's the price point on this place? The online menu has no prices.

 "price point" is one of my pet peeves. I cringe when I hear the term. A "price' is a "price". What is the point of adding "point"?

Because there’s not just one item on the menu. There’s a list of items and price point gives you an idea what it’s going to cost to eat there 


is a price point a specific number or a range? It seems to be used both ways. I’m not sure why it is needed since “price” and “price range” worked pretty well until about five years ago. I blame HGTV. 


price point sounds cooler. cheese

Though it turns out I completely misused it.

Price point is actually a term with a specific and complicated meaning.


For reference, walked past Ani Ramen today (Sunday) at 4:40, and only one table was occupied. Walked past again at 5:07, and the place seemed full.


I walked by at about 8:45 last night on my way to the movies and the place was packed.


Ate there this weekend. Food was great, restaurant was very busy, price point seems reasonable. Ramen dishes are in the range of $14-$18.

No take out.


Fellow cringer. Price point is a phrase with a specific meaning that is not "general idea of cost." 

I hope when the weather warms up Ani offers hiyashi chuka, my favorite.


I apologize to all of those who have been cringed.


price point

noun

noun: price point; plural noun: price points; noun: pricepoint; plural noun: pricepoints

  1. a point on a scale of possible prices at which something might be marketed. "the company produces skating boots at a variety of price points"

I wonder what happened in 1941 to make "price point" spike like that. 




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