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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SM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Sam I think? Brunette at the bar was awesome. Ramen was on the edge of being over seasoned. It’s never fun to set next to drunk

PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to satisfy! Great service. Great food. A+

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ramen ever !

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A
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great staff! The restaurant is small and cosy though busy! The food is excellent (especially that roasted eggplants dish to die for) and the ramen... just go!!!!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pork belly bao was fantastic! So were the spicy green beans!

HJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - brilliant service and delicious food. I would definitely recommend!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Ramen I ever had. I did not know that so much flavor was possible in a soup - well done ivan, well done.

IY
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend you not to blast the AC so much, we wore jackets and it was still chilly inside

SG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were fantastic, they really made you feel comfortable and took good care of us. The food... wow! I had the chicken ramen and it was the best ramen I had in my life and to mention, I’ve hade som really good ramen around Japan.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food- spicy chilli ramen and pankoncrusted chicken were superb. Loved the food and concept.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend. Must try the inventive appetizers

FP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Amazing experience about food and place. We tasted the ramen and a appterizer, both delicious!

MB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steamed pork buns were out of this world. I would come back just to order a few round of those

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zack was a gem!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think my expectations for Ivan Ramen were too high. It was good ramen, but nothing exceptional. It was also fairly expensive per bowl, and I also expected larger portions. It's worth going to though.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fast. Local beers available, food packed with flavor. Awesome overall!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The best ramen, corn on the
cob and a sticky bun. I will be dreaming about this ramen.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ramen, you won't be disappointed. Staff were very nice and polite.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I ever get to NYC this place is always on my agenda. One of my favorite things in the world to eat.

E
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food we tried was amazing and the server was really helpful in offering suggestions. The food came quickly and was delicious. We had a great spot at the bar.

JB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lives up to the reputation. It’s a little cramped, but we loved our food.

FD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Japanese fried chicken is a revelation. The Shoyu Ramen great. And the beer list defies any competition.

r
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Eggplant with tahini, pork bun, pickles were all amazing
Ramen was just ok

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, good food and impeccable service.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

I was used to the tonkatsu style broth, so their light broth took 2 seconds to get used to. We like the ramen & broth, my partner enjoyed the mazemen (liken to a Japanese bolognese) a lot. . The manager and staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend this place and hope they will serve the tonkatsu broth as an option in the future, not that they need to. In fact, my nephew prefer the ramen here to the momofoku @ Colombus circle.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Ivan Ramen for a date night and it was a blast! Sat at the bar, where we had a very friendly server who was happy to explain different items on the menu. It was a fun environment and the food was outstanding. We will surely be back.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, food was very good. Came from WI, this is the second time for me but this time, brought friends to try.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, refreshing take on ramen, great spice in the spicy chili ramen

SF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and delicious

h
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and great fun. We went for a birthday celebration, and we had a great time.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went and had the spicy green beans and the charred corn to start. The corn was incredible, with just the right amount of spicy and flavor to awaken the pallet and the green beans were delicious and packed with a great amount of sesame and spicy to balance it out just right. Follow that I had the chicken paitan, which in my mind was like eating the most flavorful, a complete polar opposite to your moms bland matzoh ball soup. It was loaded with flavor and each slurp hit you in the face like a NYC bus with flavor and umami. It was the perfect balance of flavor and was literally everything I hoped for and more after watching chefs table and waiting for my chance to have it. After having NYC favorites like Totto Ramen, Nakamura, and Ichiran, I would absolutely recommend it to friends and will definitely be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The vegan ramen was really lackluster, and I was astounded that ~$8 got me just 5 oz of beer.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience exceeded our expectations!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting NYC from Toronto. Having seen Ivan Ramen on Chef’s Table and read his cookbook, we were excited by the chance to try the menu. Everything exceeded expectations. It’s a fun restaurant, service is friendly, and the food was delicious. The Tokyo Shio Ramen was fantastic. I would highly recommend dining here.

n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food, great environment, creative flavors!

NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chicken Paitan Ramen was amazing! The broth was rich, flavorful and not overpowering. It had a darker color than is typical for chicken paitan but came together nicely with the egg yolk and the minced meat. Would definitely get it again!

C
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Our server helped us with recommendations and was very attentive. The restaurant staff were even able to accommodate us when we arrived early for our reservation. Best ramen around!

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food. Incredibly tasty.

EN
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ivan Ramen was always on my bucket list. So I had to go. I made a reservation 8:30pm. I got there hour late so I understood what the situation would be like. It wasn’t extremely busy but it had traffic. I approached the front and the hostess said it would be 10-15 min wait. So I thought that’s cool. But then another host person came up to me with a very snarky rude tone. And said “ because u came extremely late and u missed ur reservation you have to wait 10-15 min wait”. First of all I was already told that. And second of all there’s no reason to be rude. Anyways I waited. Started off with a bad taste in my mouth. We finally got a table. The ambience is decent. Very small cramped. I’m ok with that because I love small Japanese ramen spots. But it wasn’t comfortable. Sat on the wall table. The server we had was extremely great bless him. But the other workers around him were to casual at moments. I ordered the fried chicken, tsukemen and about ramen.
The fried chicken was in a sauce that was good but it was too strong. It had a very vinegar salt taste. It was cool for the first couple bites but after that it got too much. The tsukemen noodles and pork were dope. The pickled greens on the side was also too strong. Didn’t care for the them and the dipping broth needed more broth and came out almost cold. The shoyu ramen had a smoky flavor to it. It was good. But not amazing. Overall everything was overpriced for the experience and taste. Nothing special.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with extremely delicious food

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