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Ivan Ramen

4.7
1098 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 12:30pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 12.30pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 678-3859
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ivan Orkin
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Catering
"Ramen Party"
Be the first of your friends to have a ramen party.
Off-Site catering can be arranged at info@ivanramen.com
all events are customized.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stanton/Houston
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Parking details
Street Parking is available on Clinton street.
Parking Garages are located on Essex st.
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Public transit
J. M. F. Trains

J & M line to Essex Street
F line to Delancy Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

Ivan Ramen is an extremely popular ramen spot from Japan, now in the Lower East Side.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 1098 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Spectacular and memorable ramen, fun and interesting sour beers, and delicious / shareable appetizers. Friendly, informative and helpful waiters. It was our first time and we had a great time. We’ll be back :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sat at the bar and had delicious cauliflower and eggplant appetizers followed by an amazingly delicious chicken based ramen. Fantastic comfort food.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

we enjoyed our meal, only quibble is we felt rushed.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant was great m! The only problem I had was that I originally made the reservation for 8 People and I was not notified that a group this large would have a pre set menu costing $75 a plate. I had a last minute cancellation and notified the restaurant which was when they told me I would no longer have the pre set menu of which I had never heard. Triple chicken triple pork was amazing and the shoyu ramen was very good! Will be back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Just as fabulous as I expected. Will go back as soon as I can.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

"The Chefs Table" show on TV was the reason we decided to try this place...
Overall it wasn't a good experience.
My friend who was there some time ago - advised me not to go, as there is nothing special there, as per his words, and he was right.
Mine dish wasn't hot enough - so the half way through it I was eating basically cold spaghetti, at least, that how it felt.
My friend's dish wasn't explained properly regarding the level of spice in it , so she ended up ordering another one and was charged for both.
Setting the table right in front of the washroom where there is a line of people waiting to get in is not really a good idea. You can't enjoy the food being in the middle of toilet traffic.

Honestly I'm enjoying way more something similar which cost only $5 in Toronto and served HOT: very flavorful and tasty broth, beef, veggies, slice a lemon, herbs.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Best Ramen anywhere!! Service was fantastic and cool environment.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lived up to every last slurp I thought it would be. A must try.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I have been trying to dine here since his Netflix special. I'm from Buffalo and it was worth the trip. The fried chicken appetizer and pork bun were tasty and the noodles were satisfying and filling.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

So tasty. Everything was excellent. Very quick and met all of our expectations.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

amazing food and very inventive. Super tasty and wonderful flavor. I need to return to continue to explore the menu in full.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Fantastic ramen - not your standard if you order one of the special ramen but super tasty. Springy, thicker noodles. Definitely returning for more.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This is the best food for the price I've ever had. The waiter was awesome, always giving you suggestions, and he was so right EVERY TIME.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing time! Fried chicken and Coney Island tofu are truly unforgettable.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Fantastic restaurant with very attentive staff. Amazing food, definitely a highlight of our holiday here. Keep it up!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We were sat a a kinda weird and scrunched table in the way front by the window. Service was quick and friendly. The food was good, but nothing crazy notable or memorable.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2018

There are other great and better places for ramen. It is worth to try though as it has a story and the shop has a good vibe.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great! Love the vegetarian options

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Servers were on-point and attentive, food was amazing, wait time was understandable, can’t wait to come back

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My best friend and I had this on our list as we came into town to celebrate my birthday. As foodies and people who Love ramen we heard great things about this place, it was good, but it wasn’t great. The wheat noodles weren’t what I expected, the texture and size of the noodles were megh.... and the flavor was a bit bland for both of our tastes. We both had to ask for additional condiments and chili sauce to make the dish better. For 16 dollars I’ve seen other places in the area that our possibly just a bit more authentic and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great meal with excellent service. Brought our son in to celebrate his 16th Birthday with a few friends. He dabbles in some of his own ramen making and was eager to give it a shot. It did not disappoint

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent light fare. We had cauliflower, mushroom, and squash appetizers, then Ramen noodle dishes for the main course. All delicious, flavorful, and not too spicy. Unique dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had a great waiter that helped us order & pair dinner with different beers. Spot on!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Anytime I have friends visiting NYC I always take them straight to Ivan. The food is incredible and the service is always amazing. I live two blocks away and I can’t tell you how hard it is not to come every night!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Loved it! Saw Ivan on Chef’s Tabke and have been waiting to taste - it was more than worth the wait. I will be back the next time I am in NYC

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The cauliflour was outstanding
The salty soup was amazing
The guy who served us was the nicest and very natural guy
Thank u wiil come back with my friend from israel next week

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very noisy and crowded place. Bad A/C. Difficult to comment on food as this was our first ramen ever, but generally very tasty.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

You have to eat here, it's that simple.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

It was my first time at Ivan Ramen and it did not disappoint! We had the pork buns - must try! The triple pork and chicken ramen specials were both excellent! Our waiter was super nice and the atmosphere was very cozy. Would definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

This is a very, very special place. Incredible food, humble atmosphere, great waitstaff -- all around a thoroughly enjoyable restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Ramen broth was good but not as deep and mysterious as newer competitors in the ramen space
The broth was half way between clear ramen broth and the milky decomposed pork ramen broth you find in Tokyo
Very good service. Very long wait times for walk ins but they take reservations on Open Table so please reserve and save lots of time

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Reservation for 2, had a 3rd person join. They cancelled our reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

food quality was excellent. The décor was super fun. Everything was fantastic!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I think I absolutely loved Ivan Ramen. After landing in NY from the uk we spent the afternoon drinking between bars finally ending up on a rooftop chucking back cocktails and shots. By our half 8 booking we were truly and spectacularly sloshed. Apologies to anyone we may have encountered as we chomped & slurped through some delicious pork ramen and chicken kareage. For an occasion where I ate with so little memory it was a truly memorable experience. I think. Would recommend... just a little more sober

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The appetizers were excellent - inventive and delicious. We had the fried chicken, the green beans and the pork buns. The mains were somewhat disappointing. Two of us had ramen - which was fine but nothing special. The tsansuke was so cold that it turned the dipping sauce cold as well - it became a soggy chilly mess.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing food and great vibe

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I had watched Ivan on Chefs Table and had wanted to check it out. Knowing the back story gives a lot of context for the space which really feels like NY Jew meets japan and I loved it. The tofu is so cool—just different from anything else you find on a menu. And the chicken noodles were straight comfort food. Well done, I want to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I love Ivan

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Fantastic time at a place I've been to before it was popular.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We were recommended this and went when we were visiting NYC. It was perfect. The ramen was tasty, prices were reasonable, friendly staff...small place and great eats. Couldn't ask for more.

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