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About Ivan Ramen

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.

25 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday 12:30pm-10:00pm
Fri-Sat 12.30pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Stanton/Houston

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 678-3859

Website:
http://www.ivanramen.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street Parking is available on Clinton street.
Parking Garages are located on Essex st.

Public Transit:
J. M. F. Trains

J & M line to Essex Street
F line to Delancy Street

Executive Chef:
Ivan Orkin

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

Ivan Ramen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (89)
Fit for Foodies (84)
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Hot Spot (53)
Great for Lunch (49)
Cozy (40)
Spicy (39)
Bar Seating (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Great Beer (35)
Special Occasion (28)
Quick Bite (26)
Good for Groups (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Healthy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vegan (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Pretty flavorful dashi broth

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing chicken ramen

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

AMAZING AND DELICIOUS!

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 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

Best I’ve ever had. Broth was outstanding

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Ramen was quite good as were pork buns....wide selection of beers!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Incredible deep broth, perfect freshly made noodles, creamy egg roof
Yolk.. Go here..Go here right now

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

The ramen definitely lived up to the hype. Awesome appetizers and excellent craft beer/cider menu. Absolutely worth going.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great but they rush you a bit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Sitting here paying the bill and couldn’t contain myself from writing a review. Staff is very knowledgeable and maintain great energy, as a server myself I know how repetitive it can get. My server Marvin walked us through the menu and I still couldn’t keep my eyes off of the triple pork triple garlic, while not a soup it was so delicious. Still perfectly coated in a tonkatsu broth. Pork buns were great. And the miso roasted cauliflower had nice heat but a little too rich for me personally. Everything was great despite a server accidentally spilling ramen on my fiancées brand new jacket 😩 but besides that the experience was great. Thank you Ivan ramen I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I'm a HUGE Ramen fan, and I was SO excited to come here after watching Ivan's episode on Netflix's Chef's Table. I happened to be celebrating a big personal milestone (and Valentine's Day was coming up) so I said to my husband, "let's go to Ivan Ramen to celebrate"... and boy did they deliver the way I hoped they would! I had the Chicken Paitan (Ivan's specialty, our server, Martin, explained) and it was the BEST bowl of Ramen I ever had. I'm not exaggerating. My husband tried it and wished he had ordered it as well. He got the Spicy Red Chili Ramen and thoroughly enjoyed his as well, but admitted it was quite spicy and while it was still delicious, mine was just perfection. We also had the Japanese Chicken and the Pork Buns... also amazing. We actually over-ate, but we couldn't help ourselves! Oh! Also, Martin was not only friendly and attentive, but he was very knowledgeable of the beer menu and suggested a superb bottle of brew that I definitely plan to track down and order to keep in stock at home. The whole experience was just awesome and exceeded my expectations... which were already extremely high.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Really lives up to the hype the Califlower and Brussel Sprouts were the unsung heroes of the night.

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 (London)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food and service. Shame it’s so off the beaten track or would go again today!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Ivan Ramen absolutely lives up to the hype! Fantastic food, great atmosphere, wonderful waitstaff.... I cant wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Spicy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We visited on a Monday lunchtime just as the restaurant was opening. The staff were really friendly, knowledgeable, polite and attentive. As soon as we sat down the place started filling up - you could really see how popular it was! The food was absolutely delicious, especially the chicken wings and cauliflower starters. The bowls of ramen were great too - really great depth of flavor. Overall a really memorable meal for us, simple, delicious - and good value. We even bought the t-shirt!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food and phenomenal service. Great beer selections that are authentically Ivan's. A complete mouthgasm. We can't wait to go there again. We had reservations but the wait wouldn't have been long for a Sunday evening but we suggest reservations anyway so you can sit right down and enjoy your meal.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Authentic, Great Beer, Spicy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

delicious food! unique options! great service :) I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, great service, great staff, great experience! Get the Chicken Paitan, you won’t be disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing. The chicken ramen is unreal and I can't recommend it enough. They only had a beer list so we had to ask about wine or any other drinks Turns out there were only two wine options in the end, so if you don't like the options and you don't drink beer then you're not having a drink with dinner. Our service was also..strange. We were rushed through ordering and then some of our plates were taken away while we were still eating appetizers. It felt like he was trying to get us out of there quickly.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a great (and reasonable) meal at Ivan Ramen! One of my favs!

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

the food and the ambiance is so AMAZING!!! I highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Never had Ramen before and might just be hooked now! Decor was right up my alley (I'm a nerd) my date loved it as well and it was a great way to start our night. Server was helpful and accommodating to my lack of Ramen knowledge. Would have liked a table instead of the bar for date purposes but that's just luck of the draw. Will 100% be back and recommend to friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing as always! We went for the fifth time 🎉

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our first stop for dinner in NYC after seeing Chefs Table and it did not disappoint! The steamed pork buns are so delicious - we ordered more after the first round was devoured. There were four of us and we all had a different ramen - all excellent. Recommend adding a roasted tomato to the Classic Shio. The service was top notch - really friendly and helpful. Will definitely return!

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Came from Australia and we were not disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Soooooo delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The staff was very pleasant. Having heard about it from a friend, I went to the website to see what the place was about since the name was not fully Japanese. The ramen definitely maintains authenticity but also has it’s own unique interpretation. Good job on originality to the creator, Ivan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to this restaurant because we had seen it in Netflix's Chef's Table series of documentaries, and were curious to eat at an affordable restaurant that was classified among the Top 50 restaurants in the WORLD. The food was really good, but despite the fact that the restaurant depicts itself as being "accessible", it cruelly lacked decorum. The place is (too) ordinary, the staff, too friendly, and the overall ambiance, surprisingly laid-back and relaxed for that kind of place. If you just go there to eat a great soup, then you won't be disappointed. But if you're looking for an experience, Ivan Ramen is not the place to go...

Tags: Spicy, Healthy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Ivan Ramen never disappoints. This is our favorite restaurant, hands down. I can't go more than a month without my spicy red chili ramen. We love the brussels sprouts and the Japanese fried chicken as well. We even took our vegan friend here for dinner and he was thrilled to be able to eat ramen! 10 out of 10, would recommend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beennon a huge ramen kick last few years and after getting hooked on chefs table and kind of a chef, it’s only natural to visit Ivan Ramen while in NYC. Absolutely amazing place to grab a thoughtful bowl of noodles. Had the pork buns, the spicy ramen and paitan. Highly recommend.

Great job Ivan.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant was SO IDEAL for lunch. The pickled cucumbers were spicy and delicious. The pork buns literally melt in your mouth. The ramen were all good (our group ordered 4 types and tried each others... phenomenal).

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious and creative food. Very noisy but fast and friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was good. I did not need a reservation. The namesake and owner/chef.... not there. Food was tasty, as expected. Enjoyed it a lot. If I lived near there it would be a destination!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

great for vegetarians as there are lots of options. Also great for ovo vegetarians (i.e. if you eat eggs but no dairy)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Definitely my top Ramen place ! Have their red chilli ramen and the pork buns, you will come back for more!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We ordered a wide variety of menu items and all were delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Very good quality food. I will come again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Friendly staff, amazing ramen and good atmosphere! Would recommend and go back again!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nos encantó!
Justo lo que esperábamos :)
Excelente comida, súper atención del Camarero y sugerencias muy acertadas.
Recomendado!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and provided very fast service but we didn't feel rushed to leave. Loved the ramen and the apps. Extraordinary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I was disappointed, entirely because of the service. The service felt rushed, our server seemed impatient, and we were not given an opportunity to order any dessert.

I would not recommend this restaurant to others.

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