Ivan Ramen

4.8
2119 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 2119 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BadBoyBenj
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthdya

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vipTipNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yummy vegan ramen. Good vegetarian options

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vipEmilyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is fantastic and the food is sooo yummy

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vipOrna
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 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
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavor and comfort food. Love Vegan Raman.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 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.

ME
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.

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

Great as always!

KW
KaylaW
New York Area
2 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
122 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Joyee
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was just A+ all around. Food exceeded our already high expectations as we've heard of Ivan Ramen's reputation - we started with fried chicken and steamed pork buns and had the Tokyo Shio and Tonkatsu ramen. Excellent recommendations! The staff was super accommodating and delightful - extremely grateful they went above and beyond with my birthday surprise request for my friend. Thank you for such a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food really good, but staff rushed us out. Only had an hour 15 minutes to eat. Prob would’ve chosen some place else if I’d known that

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PaulF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal, don’t miss the crispy eggplant to start or the burnt cheesecake dessert. Everything was great and comfy outdoor seating. Jhovanna is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tonkatsu ramen !

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Oenophile
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan Ramen is one of the most uniquely delicious experiences in the city. The food here is seriously legit, yet they make dining fun and don't seem to take themselves too seriously. The beer selection is one of the best around, and the staff is always incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely happy that you decided to come through. If I were to ever open a restaurant, regardless of the genre, I'd look to Ivan Ramen's vibe and ethos for inspiration. Can't wait for their indoor dining area to reopen, especially the bar!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great location!! Service was great, with helpful recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. It was freezing out and yet it was warm and cozy on the back patio.

Service was prompt and super friendly.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could rate it 6 stars I would- by far one of my favorite spots in the city, and well deserving of the honor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good and they have the best covid setup (outdoor dining in the back which prevents wind, so not as chilly)

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So happy during winter Covid restrictions to be able to reserve an outdoor table with a small heater in the back, away from the noise of the street. Delicious ramen in a homey environment, just a few blocks from my daughter's school, NESt+m. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super kind service and amazing food! Perfect date night or after work hangout with friends!

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vipJennyH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The appetizers didn’t disappoint! We ordered every dish off of the menu, and every single one was delicious! I am not a ramen person, but my dining buddies loved what they had. From what I Tasted out of their bowls, the texture of the ramen was perfectly divine.

Will definitely return! The back area outdoor space is pleasant enough. Could do with some heaters though not sure if they are allowed per NYC code.

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Matt
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good meal! Was seated in the backyard. It was a busy Saturday so waited 20 minutes for my table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan Ramen is one of my favorite restaurants in the city and I’ve been craving it during the pandemic. Took the train from Brooklyn today to dine with a friend. The outdoor dining setup was fantastic! Chicken paitan was spectacular (as it always is) and the house sake did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy eggplant was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite ramen restaurant! Perfect back garden setup. Safe, warm and intimate.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with anything. The Japanese fried chicken and the Mazeman were excellent!

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AlyssaR
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, even better ramen! Outdoor seating was very comfortable - lots of heaters and warm sake made this a must do for outdoor winter dining.

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AlyssaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor patio in back was warm and socially-distanced!

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FernandoM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready when we arrived. Nice back patio. The food was amazing. 100% as expected after washing the Netflix episode.

Thanks!

Fernando Moreno

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious

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vipMRose
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious mazemen and beer selection!

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was simply outstanding, fairly priced, came out fast and the waiter was attentive and very friendly. It was so good, I came back the next day from Pennsylvania for more.

FAQs

Ivan Ramen does offer 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 2119 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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