Ivan Ramen

4.7
1208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Delivery or takeout
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 1208 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Simply put, lives up to it's reputation. Excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

C est vraiment un restaurant tip top, je recommande vivement à tous ceux qui aiment manger des ramens. C est de loin les meilleurs !!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Unfortunately less than I expected

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Must try the pork buns and fried chicken! Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food, the place, the people, everything was Superb! Thanks Ivan for your creativity to make a dream noodlesoup!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Absolutely amazing spicy ramen. First time, definitely not last time.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Truly!! Everything was lovely. Good service, lovely, food come quickly.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

One of the best meals we've ever had! Server was a treat.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

One of the best Ramen, ever. Fried chicken and corn appetizers are also worth the calories!!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Delicious as always and fast service.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Both the service and food at Ivan Ramen were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

aubegine was awsome, we preferred the tokyo shiso ramen to the triple pork ramen (a non soupy type of ramen).

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Delicious ramen and inventive side dishes. Vegan friendly

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Really good. They had fast service, the food was amazing. Just the smell of it made my mouth water. Definitely would come here again.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Did not disappoint, was very good And would go again

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Awesome food, but we felt rushed by the server to finish our drinks althought we didn't even spend 30 minutes sitting.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Amazing! Tried apps and ramen and was all wonderful. Waiter made great suggestions and the beer list was very extensive!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The Spicy Red Chili Ramen was extremely spicy! The Tokyo Shio Ramen was excelent.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was awesome and came out quickly. The wait staff was really friendly and helpful. Fun place to grab a quick dinner or lunch

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Ivan was recommended to us by a friend, and it did not disappoint! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

My first experience with real ramen, and it was amazing. thank you.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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!!!

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