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Ivan Ramen

4.7
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2024 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, safe and clean - really recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great go-to place in NYC. Food and service are amazing.

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Grantly
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great. Safety precautions were followed. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I get ramen together every Sunday night, and this has been one of our best experiences! Delicious, unique ramen with friendly and helpful service

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vipSandraK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Food is SUPER salty! Lacks depth just salt. Staff & Beer were fantastic! They tried but food had no flavor. Sad bc when it first opened, it was awesome.

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vipLeeM
London
50 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen BAR NONE. Exceptional food in a fun diner-type setting. Innovative and unusual ingredient combinations all work. Great value. Excellent sake.

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MaStu
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and beer. Great service and good vibes. Would definitely recommend, make sure you make a reservation!

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DrewF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food! Will be back for the ramen as soon as possible.

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maverick0079
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nos ha gustado mucho, tal y como imaginábamos , el ramen espectacular el mejor que he probado sin duda repetiremos

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robina
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing
The people are so nice and the food was great

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, nothing wow, but good! Service was fast.

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Myway
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Für den kurzen Aufenthalt: Essen und raus. Sehr freundliches Personal und tolles Essen. Geschmacksexplosion garantiert;)
Die Bierauswahl ist groß und sehr teuer.

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JoanneF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Tables are a little cramped but the food is so good you kind of forget about it. Staff was very friendly.

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NaomiL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was perfect
But it was noisy and we wait for long even if we had a reservation

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vipDouglas
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is really attentive and friendly - with a little “twist” of personality that you don’t find often. Food - pork beloy buns, crispy shrimp heads and 2 types of Ramen (I loved the spicy chilli ramen) were sll really wonderful. Portions, not that we need it,mwere very generous- could have done witj 2 appetizers and sharing a Ramen - except I like spicy, my wife does not. Took leftovers home. It’s not “cheap”, but the value proposition was a good one - especially if you stay away from multiple sake refills 🥴.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around AMAZING!!

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MaxMax
Berlin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food very average and some dishes even below,
Tskukemen noodles too chunky and the whole dish too heavy, sauces very fatty, the duck broth was half fat/ half broth

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MagaliB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had a reservation last tuesday at 8:30 and we still had to wait in line before getting a table. I thought since we had made a reservation we would be given one of the more intimate tables at the back of the restaurant but we were right at the entrance. However, the food was good and our waiter was very nice and efficient!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice and quick!

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CaseyK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our experience was great all around and the food was even better. Our only complaint was that we were placed in the enclosed outside seating. It felt like we were not at the restaurant and we would have much preferred being in doors

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DeeOdomok
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

"The best ramen ever" said my husband and I think I agree. The space had a typical NYC problem-- steam heat made it WAY too hot.

Our server was super patient.

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vipsohodiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Have been wanting to try Ivan Ramen for a while and wasn't disappointed. The triple pork triple garlic mazeman was delicious and not as heavy as you'd think, with one big chunk of pork and a bacon-tinged sauce that was full of flavor but less rich than an alfredo. The chicken ramen was also incredibly full of flavor, and we tried two tasty apps as well - the crunchy curry flower and the fried eggplant, which had a great tahini-type sauce. It is certainly more expensive than your standard ramen place but the food is definitely on another level. Just wish they had more alcohol options for those of us who don't really like beer.

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SusanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I hoped. Orkin hit it out of the park.....Best ramen we’ve ever had.
Love love loved the Wagyu beef tongue sandwich and Duck Duck Duck Tsukemen!!

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GretchenH
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were really excited to try the noodles here- didn’t disappoint! Great vibe - place was packed but food came quickly. Curry Flower appetizer was insanely good - highly recommended by our server. The Chicken Paitan ramen was especially tasty. The spicy ramen was VERY spicy- though my husband loves heat, it was almost distracting.

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ShelbiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and efficient, the ramen was delicious and the music they had in the background was on point. Started off with the Tongue-katsu sando, never thought I'd enjoy eating beef tongue. We ordered the Tokyo Shio and the chicken paitan ramen. My bf couldn't stop talking about the chicken Paitan after leaving. The broth was very flavorful. This place set the bar for ramen pretty high. I'd move to this neighborhood just so I could become a regular at this place.

Also, this chef (Ivan) was featured on an ep of Chef's Table; it was pretty cool learning his background before coming. He makes his noodles from scratch and puts his own spin on it which is why they aren't stereotypical ramen noodles.

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vipSusanS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food, great evening.

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PriscilaG
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undoubtedly the best ramen I’ve ever eaten in my life! Real umami , real deliciousness
Whenever I come back to NY, Ivan Ramen is a must !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The plum soy glaze for the bao buns is perfectly sweet and savory, the roasted cauliflower is life changing, the ramen will make you want another bite even when you’re stuffed to the gills and the service was great. My water glass never reached below half. I drank so much I almost didn’t make it home to the bathroom. If you haven’t been here, you must!

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WhoshotJR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Well dine with our allergies-peanut/treenut/shellfish. (we had ramen) We will be back!

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Chickpottery
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The curried cauliflower appetizer was delicious and the eggplant appetizer was too, but all the ramen dishes were way too oversalted. It's a fun, popular place, but I won't be going back any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best ramen I’ve ever had.

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OzTheWonderful
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have been coming to Ivan ramen well before the chef table episode. Over the years the quality has been inconsistent. This has been my favorite Ramen place by long shot and it’s sad to see what it’s becoming. I hope it been bad timing on my part.

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vipLindsy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST RAMEN I'VE EVER HAD. Our waiter made our experience even more amazing. He was so friendly and gave us some great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great ramen!! Good servers with good experience to walk us through the menu

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vipScienceDriven
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My intention to duck-and-cover as a solo guest on Valentines Day turned into a wonderful friends’ get-together, where the Ivan Ramen team were—no, ARE—my friends. Thank you, Jam and all your colleagues. So many yumminesses: the tofu coney island (reflective nostalgia that becomes the future), the cauliflower that thinks it’s a party 🎉 for my mouth, crispy eggplant, chicken with the ranch dipping sauce. It was an appetizer flight. Then the duck duck tsukemen 🤤😝👅. With a tiny yet mighty sake flight. And Boyz II Men radio playing. Yes, I will be back.

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, original food and very well-informed staff who are helpful with ordering. Would definitely recommend.

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JacksonW
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent ramen in a cool setting. Price point is slightly above the quality, but the selection is diverse and excellent, something you don't see at many ramen places.

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MaganS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my husband’s death foods is ramen. Well where else do you go to celebrate your husband’s birthday - and you live in Omaha? You go to the king of ramen: Ivan Ramen.

Our experience did not disappoint. From the reservation process to the amazing noodles, flavor profile and variety of ramen; not to mention the fantastic appetizer and beers. Ivan Ramen is an experience. A seat at the counter where you can watch it all happen and interact with the staff; you can tell they love working for Ivan.

Ivan, please visit Omaha! We love ramen!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food spectacular (Tokyo Shio)
Service was attentive
Atmosphere was just right

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tessas
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan's food is fantastic - nothing more to say other than BRAVO what a delicious establishment with great service and a great atmosphere

FAQs

Ivan Ramen does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.7 stars by 2024 OpenTable diners.

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