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Ivan Ramen

4.8
4.8
2751 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
Ivan Ramen "More then Just Ramen!"
Ivan Ramen imagines the Classic NY diner as seen through the Japanese lens. The food is incredible, the service outstanding, the menu is uniquely Ivan Orkin. Ivan Ramen celebrates Ivan’s creativity through the lens of his life journey. His effortless blending of: his New York roots, his classic French training, and his deep understanding of Japan, color the menu and the restaurant. Ramen here is clearly a must, but you should not miss out on the amazing array of other dishes, which are perfect for sharing while you enjoy a well selected sake. Casual, comfortable and quirky with splashes of art inspired by pop culture and movies, Ivan Ramen is simply a fun restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 678-3859

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ivan Orkin

  • Catering

    "Ramen Party"<br />Be the first of your friends to have a ramen party.<br />Off-Site catering can be arranged at info@ivanramen.com<br />all events are customized.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton/Houston

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Clinton street. <br />Parking Garages are located on Essex st.

  • Public transit

    J. M. F. Trains<br /><br />J & M line to Essex Street<br />F line to Delancy Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,751 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. RR

    RRBK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tonkatsu broth is off the chain. The eggplant app is baller. The service was attentive and feidnly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food wasn't as good as it used to be. The ramen broth was way too salty & the soft boiled egg halves were cold -- not great in a hot soup. The service was rushed even though the restaurant wasn't crowded.
  3. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was good, food was hot and quick to arrive. Servers were friendly and happy to help, fried chicken to start was a bit pricey
  4. CM

    CassioM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Chicken Ramen!!! We loved it. The selection of wine and beer is great to ! Rare beers on tap ! Great service for us sitting on the bar! Everything perfect!
  5. AA

    AlirioA

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best ramen I’ve eaten. Service was great. Great selection of unique beers. Love the layering of flavors inherent in every dish.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the best ramen we have as. We sat in the back patio and it was very well heated. Highly recommend Ivan ramen.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and were seated right away. Our server was super nice and helpful! They were fantastic with refilling water which we appreciated since we had been sightseeing all day. This place was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint!
  8. AM

    AndreasMinne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Today but also 4 years ago. We will be back for sure.
  9. LG

    LeeG

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best ramen around. Great value too. Staff are all exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t recommend Ivan Ramen enough.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simply the best ramen I’ve ever had. #2 isn’t close
  11. AI

    AndreasI

    Frankfurt

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Ramen and side dishes. Ivan really built up a great brand - we were so lucky to be here. And: the Tripple is amazing!
  12. MG

    MartinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was tip top picobello 👌 It was tip top picobello 👌 It was tip top picobello 👌 It was tip top picobello 👌It was tip top picobello 👌
  13. E

    Ellen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Tonkatsu ramen had too much black pepper in it, to the point where you can’t taste the broth much anymore.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 5 year anniversary. Had the absolute best time. The best ramen I’ve ever had in my life. Got a free slice of cheesecake for our anniversary. Pork buns appetizer was amazing too. Terrific service, terrific food, terrific people. Music was great, not too loud.
  15. RR

    ReginaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The ramen was perfect! Especially the chicken patan, and the place felt like a hidden jewel
  16. y

    ycliu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Starters were good. Both Tokyo Shio and Tokyo Shoyu had good ingredients. However the broth was overly salted for both.
  17. GS

    GuyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  18. NF

    NFTFD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful, solid bowl of ramen on a cold day--can't be beat. Flavorful broth, couldn't help but finish it to the last drop!
  19. d

    ditto27

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The meal felt really rushed-- fortunately I've been to Ivan before and know how to order on the menu (Triple Pork/Triple Garlic Mazemen is fantastic), but there was statedly a 1-hour time limit for my party size and it just felt like a race to finish apps, dinner and drinks. Otherwise, the heated garden was pleasantly warm and the Sake list has some gems.
  20. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've come here a couple of times - the food is always delicious, and the servers are attentive and personable. Great spot for vegetarians – try the vegan shoyu! Big shout out to our server Rae for a great experience.
  21. AK

    AnnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vibe is chill. Service was great. Food was out of this world.
  22. AO

    AbiOne

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dedication that Chef Ivan put into his flavors are evident. Each sip and bite was/is exquisite. Umami is the term used to describe the food. However, it does not do it justice. Great food and great experience.
  23. P

    Paul

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food and the price was right.
  24. LK

    LeahK

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd anniversary dinner at Ivan Ramen and we always leave so satisfied!
  25. s

    sn0129

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly fresh noodles in a delicious broth, it was a really flavourful meal that feels fresh and wholesome. The starters also offer a nice variety, the green beans in particular were uniquely spiced and very enjoyable.
  26. T

    Toramiao

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The pork buns and cauliflower appetizers were excellent, as were the ramen noodles. However, the noise level inside at dinner time was much too high. We had to practically yell to hear each other across the table. The covered garden in the back seemed quieter, but we couldn't get a reservation there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great service, and a fun time.
  28. MP

    MegP

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant. Had gone because of the Chef’s Table episode and had high hopes - they were met!!
  29. MK

    MelisaK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    excellent service, clean restaurant. Pork Buns were delicious. Ramen was good but not quite as good as I had anticipated. I did not like that most of the broth was chicken based yet served with pork.
  30. f

    foodiedealma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Definitely overhiped, I have seen several of the documentaries about Ivan and was very exited to be able to eat here when visiting new York. For starters place is really noisy so don't come here expecting to have a nice conversation with your date. We had a reservation which was honored correctly as we where sat right away after going to the hostess the minute we received our Open table sms saying the table was ready. Keep in mind if you receive this text and don't see the hostess or respond to it within five minutes they will give your table to the next in line patron. We ordered the Japanese fried chicken, it was crispy and ok in flavor and two tonkotsu ramen which I found to be just basic flavor, a bit underseasoned and nothing to write home about. We ordered sparkling water which our waiter never brought to the table. We left feeling that we waisted a chance to eat somewhere remarkable in the two days we where spending in NY. If you are from out of town don't waste a night here, just pick somewhere else as there are a ton of Ramen places available all around NY.
  31. FT

    Food4Thought

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place. Fantastic food & staff. They need to increase toilet facilities.
  32. e

    erike

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Waiter was so helpful and nice
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious! And Kimberly’s recommendations were amazing!
  35. TK

    TaniaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice fancy place, service is efficient, no long waiting.
  36. MF

    MafaldaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved from start to finish. We loved the bao, crispy eggplant and the tonkotsu ramen was incredible.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Delicious!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, great time!
  39. A

    Amya

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very tasty. Actually the appetizers were our favorite part. We eat a lot of ramen and while the flavor was tremendous it wasn’t much different than our favorite places in michigan. Also noodles tasted like packaged noodles. What bothered me the most was how fast they rushed us out of there. We ordered and the courses were all delivered on top of each other. Seemed more like a chain restaurant than an eclectic cool experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food is usually great, but this time the food was quite salty. Each and every dish had too much salt.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Ivan Ramen does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Ivan Ramen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 678-3859.

Ivan Ramen is rated 4.8 stars by 2751 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Ivan Ramen

25 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stanton/Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Clinton street. <br />Parking Garages are located on Essex st.

  • Public transit

    J. M. F. TrainsJ & M line to Essex StreetF line to Delancy Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ivan Orkin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 678-3859

  • Catering

    "Ramen Party"<br />Be the first of your friends to have a ramen party.<br />Off-Site catering can be arranged at info@ivanramen.com<br />all events are customized.

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