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.
Perfect spot for a good ramen.
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.
So good! So full!
Best casual meal in town
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.
Best ramen in town!
Great food, good vibes, unpretentious!
Awesome Ramen. Best I ever had.
Nathan was an amazing server, and all the food was great! Thank you all!
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.
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.
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.
Incredible food, the eggplant starter being a standout.
Awesome as usual
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!
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.
Excellent food and service. Music was too loud for us
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.
This place is absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back!
I had the chicken paitan and it was delicious! It was a thick broth, his noodles are excellent. My favorite Ramen place in NYC.
Bar service is always 5 stars!
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
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
Great advice from waiters, fun to sit opposite and see into kitchen, excellent food!
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.
I have been here several times. And, it just gets better and better.
Service was great. Some dishes were great!
Their food was not very surprising and didn’t seem like a good take on Japanese ramen.
Food is just fantastic. Original, unpretentious, delicious.
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!
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!
Great! Always amazing here.
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!
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.
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!
Perfection. Nothing like it.
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.
Great food and great service!