Ivan Ramen

4.7
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$30 and under
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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
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect spot for a good ramen.

DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly bun was the best we’had, the eggplant amazing. The ramen was a little bland. It could use more seas and more vegetables. Would love a ramen with uni.
Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! So full!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best casual meal in town

MI
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit NYC 2-3 times per month from Dallas, Texas. Ivan Ramen is on my list every time. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The chicken ramen is unbelievable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best ramen in town!

AD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good vibes, unpretentious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Ramen. Best I ever had.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan was an amazing server, and all the food was great! Thank you all!

DD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazingly good. I've probably tried half of the menu by now and I've yet to try anything not worth getting. Pickled daikon, chilled kale, and eggplant dishes are my favorite apps, and all of the noodle bowls are delicious. Beer list is effin' dope, and the staff is fabulous. Can't wait for my next visit.

AB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We've been back 3x. The Chicken Paitan is a MUST. Other things are great too, like the crispy eggplant appetizer, the salad, triple pork triple garlic. The back room was nice. First time we ate back there. Wherever you sit is great. Hip vibe, great service, delicious food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pickled daikon and shrimp heads to start, spicy red chili and Tokyo shio ramen for the mains. The spicy ramen is no joke, with loads of sweat-inducing heat but also depths of flavor. The shio was more subtle, mut no less rich. We'll be back.

KN
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, the eggplant starter being a standout.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

WP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular at Ivan for a reason - they always take great care of me. Warning, last time I was there, I ate so much I actually had to stand up against the wall outside because I couldnt move. I always get the Pork Buns and Tonkotsu w/ bok choy. I'll be back next week!

OT
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Wow. Just wow. It may be a tourist trap after the Netflix airing, but the place is legit and totally worth it. Grilled Japanese eggplant and spicy ramen are simply ridiculous. Counter staff is incredibly competent and friendly - taking all newbies through the menu to ensure a great experience.

If you are in LES for any reason and don’t hit IR, well.... shame on you.

S
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Music was too loud for us

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing quaint spot with excellent service and delicious ramen as well as appetizers. Definitely a must if you're taking a trip or in the neighborhood.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back!

N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken paitan and it was delicious! It was a thick broth, his noodles are excellent. My favorite Ramen place in NYC.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Delicious food

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar service is always 5 stars!

V
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the perfect place for delicious ramen and walk-ins are always welcome even though it’s super busy most of the tines. The servers are extremely friendly and helpful despite all the hustle and bustle

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in a couple of years, but it’s just gotten better. Servers were fantastic and the food was so good - the buns, pickled daikon and the spicy chicken were outstanding. And the tonkotsu was just perfection

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great advice from waiters, fun to sit opposite and see into kitchen, excellent food!

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. We ordered the pork buns to start, which were so savory, but with the addition of the pickled daikon, absolutely perfect. I had the triple pork triple garlic mazemen, and my companion the chicken paitan, and we loved everything. This place is always great, so happy to come back here with family and have them love it, too.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times. And, it just gets better and better.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Some dishes were great!

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Their food was not very surprising and didn’t seem like a good take on Japanese ramen.

MT
New England
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is just fantastic. Original, unpretentious, delicious.

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Ivan Ramen. It was amazing from the food to the service and the restaurant itself. We had the best time and ate the best Ramen I have ever had!

CL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our experience at Ivan Raman! Service was really good and the food very tasty. The cauliflower starter was one of best food items I have ever eaten!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Always amazing here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super busy so definitely best to make a reservation. My friend and I managed to get in just before close and the ramen is amazing, excellent broth and the rye noodles are to die for!

OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Ramen is great - the Lines are long - and the space is cramped - people waiting for the bathroom kept bumping me - but I will be going back.

MO
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Was recommended to me by a friend and I was far from let down. Easy to find. Great atmosphere. Not a huge amount of space with tables packed close together but surprisingly easy to talk across the table. The staff were absolutely on point. The food was amazingly delicious. We shared the pork buns (and how can you go past pork buns) which made us salivate for more; then the fried chicken which we inhaled as it was to die for and ridiculously tasty before finishing off With the main event the tastiest noodles ever as promised! The broth, the noodles, more pork, an incredible balance of flavor, I was in organoleptic heaven! As suggested by our waiter (or noodle/ booze Jedi guy) I washed this down till the last slurp with the smoothest, creamiest milk stout I could imagine being the Resilience Geppetto... enough said this joint rocks, do yourself a flavor favor and get there!

JE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Nothing like it.

d
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lived up to the hype, truly delicious, soul satisfying. Huge portions. Our waiter even let us buy half orders of apps so we could try more. And they were more than generous. Great price too.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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