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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Off-Site catering can be arranged at firstname.lastname@example.org
all events are customized.
Parking Garages are located on Essex st.
J & M line to Essex Street
F line to Delancy Street
What Insiders Are Saying
Ivan Ramen is an extremely popular ramen spot from Japan, now in the Lower East Side.
Simply put, lives up to it's reputation. Excellent!
C est vraiment un restaurant tip top, je recommande vivement à tous ceux qui aiment manger des ramens. C est de loin les meilleurs !!
not sure what all the hype is about but it's def some solid ramen. the slight to moderate deviations from the standard ramen offerings are appreciated.
Everything was wonderful! From the staff to the food. It was fantastic! We had the Japanese fried chicken and watermelon nigiri to start and then shio and spicy ramen. It was delicious! Can’t wait to go back.
Unfortunately less than I expected
What was not to like about this place? The server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being pushy. Definitely order the Aubergine - OMG. Amazing. It's a shame I live in the UK but I will definitely return. Outstanding experience.
Came here our first time to try the specials you cannot find in Japan for example. Noodles are cleverly delicous and well-presented. Don't expect the authentic Japanese ramen experience but experience the Ivan's ramen style.
It was hotter inside than out, and we were sat at the worst hottest table right next to the door where I was cramped against some hanging signs, a spot there shouldn’t be a table. It was just so hot that the experience was ruined.
Must try the pork buns and fried chicken! Can't wait to return.
Ivan Ramen had great food! We sat in the outdoor seating area in the back which was quieter and had a great ambiance. We got the Japanese Fried Chicken and Pickles for staters - I would recommend both of these dishes! The ramen is INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend it.
The food, the place, the people, everything was Superb! Thanks Ivan for your creativity to make a dream noodlesoup!
Absolutely amazing spicy ramen. First time, definitely not last time.
Truly!! Everything was lovely. Good service, lovely, food come quickly.
The overall experience was good, it’s a pity they were missing a lot of the beers from their list, maybe they should update them more often.
One of the best meals we've ever had! Server was a treat.
One of the best Ramen, ever. Fried chicken and corn appetizers are also worth the calories!!
Delicious as always and fast service.
Absolutely delicious!! Made a reservation here for a late dinner. The atmosphere is fantastic, their art wall is beautiful, and the wait staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. The beer menu is very impressive. I had the Shio Ramen and was extremely happy with it, we ordered Japanese fried chicken and Pork Buns as starters and we have never eaten something so quickly! I highly recommend both. My friends ordered the Triple Pork Triple Garlic Mazemen which I got a taste of, and I know what I'll order next time, the other got the Chicken Paitan, also very delicious!
Great ramen from renowned chef, including classics and less common variations. Good fully vegetarian ramen and veggie appetizers. Solid beer selection including classics (Asahi etc.) and crafts. Great, inventive appetizers. Service is prompt but also leaves you enough time to savor and relax with friends. Big tables outside good for groups, though there's lots of ambient noise from a.c. units etc.
Both the service and food at Ivan Ramen were exceptional.
First time going with my friends and it was a positive experience. The food was delicious, especially the pork belly in the ramen soup. Simple and tasteful.
aubegine was awsome, we preferred the tokyo shiso ramen to the triple pork ramen (a non soupy type of ramen).
My daughter and I came because we loved the Netflix documentary and are Ramen lovers. We were not disappointed. Ivan Ramen delivers with amazing presentation, taste and super attentive and kind service. Love the ambiance and it didn’t hurt to have two tv stars from Scandal sitting next to us dining and enjoying the food as much as we did. Coming back as soon as possible! Still thinking about the fried eggplant appetizer and the vegetarian and spicy red chili ramen dishes!!
I heard about this place on a Netflix show called chef's table. I knew that I had to try it. Absolutely lived up to everything I thought it would be and more.
This ramen is unreasonably good. Literally have never had better noodles in broth than this. There is no comparison, and Ivan Orkin is a genius.
Delicious ramen and inventive side dishes. Vegan friendly
Really good. They had fast service, the food was amazing. Just the smell of it made my mouth water. Definitely would come here again.
Did not disappoint, was very good And would go again
Awesome food, but we felt rushed by the server to finish our drinks althought we didn't even spend 30 minutes sitting.
Amazing food and staff were so available and friendly. A tad too noisey though and we were glad that we ate at the bar as it did seem to be little more quiet there. Nevertheless, our experience from start to finish was memorable.
This was not our first time at the restaurant, wish we hadn't returned as this was a much less enjoyable experience. We were rushed out after having mediocre room temp food that was overpriced.
Great service, great food, great ambiance! We celebrated our sons 16th Birthday and enjoyed everything about our experience here! Our waiter was outstanding :) thank you. We definitely would recommend to others.
Amazing! Tried apps and ramen and was all wonderful. Waiter made great suggestions and the beer list was very extensive!
The food is incredible. Really a must go. The place is very small only have one restroom and due to the busy of the place the service people are just trying to catch up. Please do reservations if you can spend hours waiting a table, if lucky.
The Spicy Red Chili Ramen was extremely spicy! The Tokyo Shio Ramen was excelent.
Food was awesome and came out quickly. The wait staff was really friendly and helpful. Fun place to grab a quick dinner or lunch
Ivan was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint! Great food and service.
I've never tasted ramen quite like this. I could have eaten 3 bowls, easy. It was so good, we finished our meal in 8 minutes flat. Phenomenal
My first experience with real ramen, and it was amazing. thank you.
The service was incredibly friendly and helpful as it was our first time. The Japanese fried chicken and pork belly buns were our starter, which was to die for 🤤 I had the chicken Paitan for my main which was extremely delicious, light and extremely flavourful. It was overall perfect, I would 100% recommend it!!!