Since Mu Ramen opened, the Long Island City hot spot has had lines out the door and waits stretching to two hours. It did recently launch same day reservations, but the competition to get those is fierce:
Overall, really enjoyed our @Mu_Ramen experience. Took 20 calls to get our same day rezzy, but worth it: (917)868-8903 #queens #ramen— Liza de Guia (@SkeeterNYC) December 16, 2014
41 phone calls later, scored a reservation for my crew @Mu_Ramen – it's probably easier to get tickets to D'angelo's next show!— Kyana (@tropikyana) December 17, 2014
But locals and passersby take note: there's a secret trick to knowing instantly whether Mu Ramen is full or not. If it is full, the fancy light fixture hanging outside glows blue, like so:
But if there is space, the light fixture glows orange:
Just don't expect to see that orange glow very often any time soon.
Update: Not to worry, Mu Ramen promises it does glow orange plenty of the time:
We glow more orange than blue #eater. The Sort of Secret Way to Tell if Mu Ramen Is Full or Not With a Single Glance http://t.co/zU1o7bRs3q— Mu Ramen (@Mu_Ramen) December 18, 2014