Ivan Ramen

4.9
2193 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.

Experiences

  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $50.00 per person

    May 20 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and enjoy this unique dining experience at Ivan Ramen, complete with a family-style tasting menu and choice of noodle dish for groups of 4 or more. Each group will receive pickles, daikon with XO sauce, tobanjan green beans, curry cauliflower, Japanese fried chicken, house salad and each guest’s choice of noodles along with a Stella pairing. Vegetarian options are available; we cannot accomodate vegan options for this Experience.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2193 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sake was out of this world delicious

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PatriciaA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing. Staff was efficient and personable. A must in NYC

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Pac9008
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ramen I have ever had, staff was incredibly nice. Loved it

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SaharM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, the kindest and most helpful staff, truly a shockingly positive experience

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KennyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was simple and not overwhelming to choose from. Service staff was very friendly and had great suggestions. Pet friendly seating was also a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whenever in NYC, I make sure to visit Ivan Ramen and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good to see that after six years, Ivan Ramen still lives up to the hype! The service was fast and friendly, even with our sever getting triple sat and having a rowdy party. The highlight of the evening was certainly the Chicken Paitan ramen. Absolutely mind-blowing. Easily the best ramen I’ve had in years. Very few restaurants have made chicken taste that good, and none in the context of ramen. The starters and other ramen dishes we tried were also quite good. Get the pickled cucumbers!

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vipLaura
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan Ramen is by far one of the best ramen shops in NYC. They accept reservations, the staff is immensely friendly, the food is delicious, and there a quite a few special, signature dishes worth trying.

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vipMonie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fun and fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!

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JonasE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Had to wait 15 minutes for my table. Service was a little rushed which was understandable since I was there on a Friday night, and the restaurant wasn’t operating at full capacity due to local restrictions.

Overall a great bowl of ramen, and nice to see that Ivan himself was on site.

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MattB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave ramen place in nyc

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CarolineG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Ivan Ramen for years and was so happy to be back and eating inside. The food is as delicious as ever. Old standbys like the fried chicken were again amazing, and the newer dishes like the tomato salad were so good. The wait staff is great at recommendations (they advised eating the pickles with the fried chicken and they were right!). It felt like seeing an old friend again! Highly highly recommended.

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itslitfam
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular ramen, spectacular service, looking forward to going back.

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lila
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ramen tasted amazing and the service was kind, attentive and fast.

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AlexandreS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! We went to Ivan Ramen with high expectations and they were all exceeded, from service to food! We had the eggplant appetizer (must have!) , my wife had the vegetarian ramen, which has the best tofu you will ever eat and I had one with pork (forgot the name), very rich flavored and delicious! We highly recommend it and we can’t wait to be back!

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MerilJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place with excellent staff and food. My favorite restaurant in NYC.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ivan ramen lived up to expectations! Great food, sake, and the apps were awesome!

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Michael
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two waitresses that were working with our table were friendly, great personalities and great energy. We would definitely go back. Reservations a must.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

De los mejores ramen que he comido! Podría decir el número 1 de mi lista y no sólo el ramen, todo lo que pedimos.
No serán las mejores fotos, pero si delicioso

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vipmichelefrank221
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All in all with Covid restrictions this was a fantastic experience. The dividers made us feel safe and the staff all wore masks. As for the food we loved it! My husband got the triple pork triple garlic entree and I got the Tokyo shoyu. Both were fantastic! Definitely recommend. It is worth every penny!

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ConnorJ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite ramen in NYC, the Japanese fried chicken and pork buns are a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I love Ivan Ramen and been coming here from the beginning. The service was interesting and questioned when I paid the bill when I left cash on the table, she ran outside after me but I gave 30% tip on top of bill on the table.

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vipTonyaP
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

On our list for NYC because of Chefs Table episode - did not disappoint. A little off the beaten path we usually visit but totally worth it!! Service was wonderful and helped us with the menu options. Chicken ramen was delicious!!! Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and staff. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and the other staff members helped keep our waters full and service flowing. Food was topnotch. Wish I could have spent all day there trying everything.

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KaylamarieV
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love it here! the food is great, comes out relatively fast, & the workers are sweethearts.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Waiter spilled water all over me

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RoniG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and fun decor very pleasant wait staff

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SidonieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so on point and genuine!
Food was Nick out need to go back lots more to have

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NicoleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ivan ramen and i’m so glad that they were able to stay open after the pandemic. The food and service is still top notch!

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KelliW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing. She had such great character and attitude. When one order did not come out correctly, she was on it to have corrected before we could even ask. The birthday dessert/song was a wonderful surprise. We are always happy to return to Ivan Ramen.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan continues to be a ramen powerhouse after lighting the NYC ramen scene on fire years ago.

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Danny
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AWESOME!
Legit flavors, I was just transported back to Japan with the Ramen and the Yuzu lemonade, if you are in NYC and love Japanese food, this place is a must!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ily Ivan ramen and staff❤️❤️😘

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING, and super friendly staff! Very COVID safe as well.

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sudhanshub
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen and pork buns I have had in long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter just came in from Afghanistan & was craving ramen . Sat outside, sunny day and food was great as usual ! Pork buns are classic !

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TuckerS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience, the value is also incredible. Some of the best food in NY for a very reasonable rate.

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redinnyc
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit on the pricey side but food is consistently good and portions are generous. I like coming back every so often to try their new dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and Knowledgeable staff. Green Beans are the BEST dish in NYC right now.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivan Ramen using the Order Online button. Ivan Ramen also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.9 stars by 2193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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