Sit at the long wooden bar that faces Minca’s kitchen, and you’ll be rewarded with a view of the chef at work. What you won’t have is a lot of elbow room. The small restaurant recalls traditional Japanese ramenyas, which provide large bowls of hot ramen at a fast pace and in close quarters. As with tailored sweatpants, customization is the key attraction; you pick the noodles (thick, thin, wavy wheat, whole wheat, or bean), then the broth (pork, chicken, soy, veggie, spicy, or a mix), and lastly the accouterments. Diners also enjoy beer, sake, and wine with their meals.