Ivan Ramen

4.8
2151 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Asian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2151 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to try this place after plans fell through with friends. I’m so happy that I did. The food was delicious

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MicaelaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just loved it!!! Came home and saw the checs table episode!

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ValeK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The ramen and appetizers were incredible

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lindsayc
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was super helpful, gave great recommendations, and was ready to assist if we needed anything. The food was amazing as always, and I would 100% come back soon.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go. 10/10, can not recommend enough! The food, the saki- it was crazy.

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CarsonE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is iconic in every way. The food is delicious, the drink program is on point, and everyone's very nice. You simply can't go wrong with Ivan Ramen.

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NicoleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing the staff were so nice the waiter was great they took care of mg wins gifts and brought them out with the cake singing happy birthday, perfect!

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PaulR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ramen, including a new one with a rich chicken broth, and great warm service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience. Jonathan is the best waiter ever

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Andres
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been to Ivan 3 times hoping that the food would be better the next time I go. Every time I'm disappointed in the flavors. The taste of the food is not worth the price considering there are much better bowls of ramen in NY with similar prices. The service is very good, however.

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Anastasia
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the entire experience. Can't wait to go back soon.

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AliciaL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each item was better then the next, fun and bright. Great Sake! intresting beer menu.
The best!

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chadv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food delicious. Best vegetarian ramen in the City.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family went out for dinner after seeing it on TV food was amazing service was great and it came out quick too. Probably the best pork buns I’ve ever had ever.

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stevenm
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to the hype. Server had excellent recommendations and will definitely be back

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Jojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Last time I was here was pre-pandemic. I always loved coming here. Was here a couple nights ago without knowing I had to sit in front of the restaurant with lots of people passing by, the cars driving so close to the built dining area and people without masks passing by and very noisy. Though I came here for the food and brought my partner for a date on a Saturday night. Couldn’t make it romantic. It was a little loud. But the food was on point as always. Truly enjoyed the explosion of flavors and I missed it so much. The ambience threw it off but the food made up for it. Liked how things were contact free.

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Gidi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! We had a great meal, the staff was very accommodating.

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vipcajungirl
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw the show on Open Table and were curious to try the home made noodles and roasted tomatoes. They did not disappoint. We tried a number of appetizers including the eggplant, cauliflower, fried chicken and bao. Each was delicious and unique. We also had the shio ramen which was also outstanding. The server was friendly and service was very quick. We had the warm green tea and some sake and we were very happy with those as well. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.

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vipNicoleS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We will definitely come back over and over again.

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SofiaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Ivan Ramen. The cauliflower was like nothing we'd tried before, and the chicken curry was super cozy. Service was great.

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KatelynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Service and food A++. My first time having ramen and was blown away with flavor and my husbands 100th ramen bowl and he enjoyed it very much.

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Rick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Benjamin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthdya

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vipTipNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yummy vegan ramen. Good vegetarian options

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CharlotteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After watching "Chef's Table" feature on Ivan Orkin, my expectations were high. The Ramen lived up to my expectations! It was a very cold rainy day when we were there. The Saki and hot bowl of Ramen warmed our souls. Thank you for the excellent service!

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vipEmilyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Spot we had outside was a little cramped but fine. Server was super friendly and went out of his way for us. Food was excellent. Had the fried eggplant to start and then the Shio ramen.

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Eddie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food and incredible service! Was an awesome treat and I’d go back anytime!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is fantastic and the food is sooo yummy

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vipOrna
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when we visit ny. Chicken patain & triple garlic pork ramens rock. Eggplant and string bean appetizers were both good, though the second was a little heavy handed on chili.

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Dilly
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is incredible. Obviously most people come here for ramen. My favorite is the Crispy Eggplant and Pork buns starter, and the Vegan ramen for main. I'm not even a vegan I just really like them. You can tell how much effort and thought went into each dish. My boyfriend isn't a fan of ramen but they have Katsu Curry which is a super universal dish so don't worry if you're not into Ramen they have other yummy dishes. I always bring people here and 19/20 times they're obsessed. The food is hearty but doesn't leave you feeling groggy. Its the best food for when you want somewhere to go which isn't pretentious but has a nice vibe and incredible food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavor and comfort food. Love Vegan Raman.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and impeccable service! This is one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.

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DawnM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky NYC vibe. Super fresh, really delicious food. Great service.

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MrEdC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time back since lockdown, had a great time and enjoyed the food. i’m glad to see this place still up and running to amazing standards. can’t wait to go back!

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vipGavincho
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ramen at Ivan is absolutely great, probably the best. However, this time around, my Tonkotsu was not as perfect as in previous occasions. Keep always quality to the top!

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e33e
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Ivan Ramen was everything we'd hoped for and more! In addition to the absolutely incredible dishes, the service was outstanding. Our server was super helpful and had a great personality. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely the most disrespectful staff ever. Arrived for my reservation a few minutes early and was told “your table is hanging out... it’ll be just a few minutes.” I said no problem and waited. Within 10 minutes, two more couples came in and were seated immediately. The manager (I think) even came to me and said “the table before you was late so it’ll be a bit.” I even heard a server say “oh they’re playing games at the table so it’ll be a while” to the hostess.

Waited 25 minutes past my reservation time and was never seated. Decided to eat elsewhere. Embarrassingly terrible way to run a business honestly.

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PaulF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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KaylaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to going again!

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vipNytitan
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The cauliflower appetizer is a must. Ramen was very good. Eggplant appetizer was delicious.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivan Ramen using the Order Online button. Ivan Ramen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ivan Ramen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 678-3859.

Ivan Ramen is rated 4.8 stars by 2151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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