Ivan Ramen

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena calidad, servicio

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OT
Italy
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ramen buonissimo davvero! Aspettative alte e superate!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Celebration with my bff

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The tongue sando is the only thing that I really liked. My girlfriend got the shio and I got the shoyu. Both tasted like glorified instant ramen. The pork croquettes aren't great either. Yuzu lemonade and roasted barley iced tea were great though.

BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my daughter’s birthday and it was wonderful. Highly recommend making reservations because the place filled up at opening for lunch in 20 minutes. Food came out fast and delicious. Best ramen I’ve had in New York. Try the Triple Garlic Triple Pork and you’ll be hooked.

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best. Just go.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen I have ever had - great service, location and the Japanese fried chicken is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The most amazing food. You will not be disappointed. Curry flower and all Ramen are out of this world

AH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The spicy ramen was a bit more spicy than they lead on and although it had a lot of flavor it took away from the otherwise fantastic broth, noodles, pork, and other ingredients.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan Ramen is one of those places everyone wants to go to because of its fame with Ivan Orkin. But really it's just a good ramen place after all. I had the pleasure of trying two appetizers and four entrees so I can say that the food is good in taste and quality. I believe that people think too much of this place--and honestly it is a good, and humble spot with great service. It has a very traditional Japanese style decoration and ambiance with stools, a bar, and a crowd of people with very little space. I think that this is a good place to try if you are into trying Japanese food; but after all--it is just a good ramen shop.

JF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time having ramen, our server Marvin was super informative and helpful. He assisted us in choosing what to order and did a great job in doing so. I will definitely be back !

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very disappointing. I am sure it has to be a good restaurant but regularity is must. Deformed oil soak chicken, sauce covered veggies are not acceptable. Only good thing about their ramen is the noodles. They taste very good and well cooked. This is NYC. You can not effort to be sometimes good

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best ramen I've ever had. If you've seen the episode of Chef's Table on Netflix about Ivan's journey, you won't be disappointed once you dine here. It's that good!

JC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

straight forward and simple. ask what is good, and they deliver. open your mind, and it is going to be good. cartoons!!!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently grear

GW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cool ambience. It’s small but it works for ramen. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

MB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as expected. Shio Ramen and Shoyu Ramen were both great. The rye noodles were fantastic. Also had the pickled daikon xo which I would highly recommend.

OT
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, will go again!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant dining experience, never eaten ramen like it - it was unbelievable.

The food and beverage choice was perfectly chosen and all staff were very friendly and knowledgable.

Recommend eating at the bar area so you can watch the chefs in action.

Thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eat here. It is truly wonderful. Beef tongue was so flavorful and the pork buns. ....wow. Both mazemen ramen dishes were great and the chicken ramen heavenly. We waddled out very happy.

M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan's Ramen is fabulous. We love this restaurant. Service was engaging and informed. The wine list short, but on point. To dine there is to be haunted by the richness of the umami in the days following and to regret that there are so few locations nearby to revisit the epiphany of taste.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautifully crafted lunch. Perfect. You can tell it's made with love.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place!!!

t
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good Service
Was not disappointed but I expected the delicious ramen to be amazing....
Nevertheless thanks Ivan will return

PP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

never fails, one of my favorite places for a quick night out. A+

TD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner - exactly what I was looking for!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Japanese friend chicken was particularly salty. The serving was quite healthy, but couldn’t finish because of the salt. Pork buns were good, but one of the pieces of chashu was cool to the touch. The downside is that the meat has more of a chew and the fatty pieces have a “bite.” It makes the mouthfeel unpleasant. The pickled daikon was a nice pairing with the bun. I’ve eaten here before and didn’t have this happen, so obviously it was just a cooking error. Had two Ramens. The Triple Pork, Triple garlic. Incredibly tasty. Noodles had a nice chew and the flavor was rich and everything I wanted it to be. I expected there to be more of a garlicky taste, but it was more subtle. I also had the a Chicken Paitan Ramen. It was delicious. The chicken broth/soup was by far the best tasting item I had that day. It comes with an egg yolk and a slice of lime that you mix into the soup. Made the broth more creamy and rich. The acid helped balance the richness of the scrumptious paitan ramen. The chicken pieces in the soup were tiny and plentiful. An excellent accompaniment to slurping up the broth after I finished the noodles. Beer selection is great. Craft brews (good ones) are already expensive and the restaurant mark up on top makes it a little hard to order more than one beer. Overall it’s worth a visit and I will be back. I like Ivan’s story and his food is very good.

RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are a fan of Ramen or never had it. This is your place. Broth & noodles spot ON.

s
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Laid back, loud environ

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen ever. Yum

FP
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb ramen of several varieties. We also had the crispy eggplant and the steamed pork buns. Both delicious. The service was friendly and helpful. Will definitely return!

l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service. Almost too perfect.

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right at our reservation time, at opening, at a table near the kitchen. Our server was great, attentive but not too clingy. The food was outstanding and my 14 yo daughter got to have the lunch of her dreams. The ONLY thing I might change is lowering the music level a little....I loved the mood it set but the combo of the music and packed restaurant made it a little loud. Can’t wait to go back regardless!

JM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

What a joke! This is abolutely not one of the best ramen in New York, whatever jimmy Fallon says. Bad presentation or just regular. Too much salt in ramen and almost no meat.
Don’t loose time and energy to go there.

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and environment! The service is quick and worth every bite.

LB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pork buns were very good. Ramen broths were too intense for us. Noodles too thin. Eggs perfect. Lemonade delicious.

PD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Food, beer and vibe. Originally watched chefs table on Ivan and needed to get here. I waited far too long, gonna be making this a regular spot.

GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ottima scoperta, lontano dalle segnalazioni delle guide.

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YH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was ok, but there are many better ramens in nyc.

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