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Ivan Ramen

4.8
4.8
2645 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 64 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 678-3859

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ivan Orkin

  • Catering

    "Ramen Party"<br />Be the first of your friends to have a ramen party.<br />Off-Site catering can be arranged at info@ivanramen.com<br />all events are customized.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Stanton/Houston

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Clinton street. <br />Parking Garages are located on Essex st.

  • Public transit

    J. M. F. Trains<br /><br />J & M line to Essex Street<br />F line to Delancy Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,645 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently great, service is truly outstanding.
  2. NT

    NotTan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This narrow space, augmented by a street shed and rear outdoor patio, is not overcrowded, even on a balmy Friday evening. There are both tables and counters, one of which faces the open kitchen. The vibe is casual, upbeat and welcoming, as was the staff. The menu goes beyond the usual fare for a ramen joint. I started with the eggplant appetizer, which was sublime — the best eggplant dish I ever ate. The wedges of eggplant were fried perfectly - a crisp outer shell and soft, delicious center served on a bed of crackling garlic and a sauce I wanted to lick off the plate. Not at all heavy. This was followed by a superb rendition of the ramen mainstay tonkatsu. Unlike the ramen typically found, even in ramen restaurants, Ivan’s ramen came in an aromatic, richly flavored broth that reflected a serious attitude towards the dish. The noodles were nicely chewy and the various ingredients, led by a large slab of pork that was both meaty and fatty (in the best way). I wouldn’t have minded a little more vegetable content. Still, absolutely outstanding. Unable to sample more, I look forward to working my way through the menu, although it will take discipline given how much I enjoyed the ones that I already love.
  3. TS

    TedS

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great ramen. And super fast and efficient service.
  4. JM

    JohnM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST. RAMEN. EVER. Drooling now that I’m thinking about it again! 🤤
  5. SC

    SimonaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed delicious ramen and appetizers too. We left totally full, feeling ramen in our veins how we like it :-) servis super nice, little hot weather in the patio as one can expect in August. Definitely recommended!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food experience. Ivanramen Rocks!
  7. a

    alexf

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    We were seated next to the window where the heat was unbearable, which is not a good thing when you eat hot ramen. We had made the reservation over 2 weeks before so it would have been nice to be seated at a table (anywhere else in the restaurant) where the aircon actually worked. We had to pack up early. Shame really , as it made a mess out of the meal and overall experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Loved the food, service was good. We booked a table inside to be cool, but the ac was almost non-existent.
  9. AC

    AnnaC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was incredible. From the door to our server. Treated so well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! The apps are to die for, ramen delicious and service excellent. Hip vibe too. Highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Tonkotsu had little flavor besides salt, shoyu tasted of solely soy sauce. Chashu was very dry and fatty at the same time. Will never be coming back here or even think about recommending it for those who truly love ramen.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Go for the cauliflower starter
  13. LA

    LAtransplant

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was an unique American experience. It's not the authentic Japanese ramen that I was craving but I appreciated the ramen after watching Chef's Table.
  14. KB

    KBlake

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 the ramen lives up to the hype! Crispy eggplant is great too.
  15. NL

    NicholasL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zach was amazing - knew the menu well - calm - and I did not feel any pressure or rush!! The whole staff was great.
  16. BK

    BKNYFD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Apps and individual elements are all delicious, great drink selection, but the highlight dish (Tokyo Shio) has gone downhill a bit. Still delicious, but not quite as transcendent as it used to be. Don't expect your mind to be blown, but do expect great food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ramen Authentic taste
  18. AH

    AllisonH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We sat at the very front table which felt very cramped and it was very hot in the front of the restaurant. When walking to the back to use the restroom it was noticeably cooler, even with the open kitchen. While this might be out of the restaurant’s control, it did make it hard to enjoy the ramen. The flavor of the food was good, everything was nicely done. It’s a decent bowl of ramen. Not the best but still good. Very good noodles. I’d go back if I was in the neighborhood but not something I’d travel to the LES for when there are so many good spots in closer neighborhoods to me.
  19. b

    bajorito

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun experience with a unique menu. Appetizers are fantastic here (we enjoyed both the curry flower and the fried chicken). Ramen was OK relative to other spots in the city and country. The Tokyo shio was clean and smooth, but I personally prefer the heavier pork-based ramen styles - so personal preference there. I got the tsukemen which was very unique as expected but regardless was tough to enjoy as thoroughly as I would a traditional one. The shrimp toast was just an oil-soaked bomb that didn’t add much in my option. The cabbage was a nice addition to cut down on the overall fattiness. The noodles were nice and chewy as I like with tsukemen
  20. R

    Raphael

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cool Ramen place. Wanted to check it out after we have seen it on Chef’s Table. Very good ramen in a modern style ramen restaurant. Waitress was really good and helped us on the order.
  21. SS

    SamanthaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food! Would definitely go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food Great service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to Ivan ramen!
  24. JF

    JuanF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ramen I have ever tasted! Excelente service and nice ambience! Great appetizers and good sake and beer
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my partner here for their birthday because they had been wanting to come here forever- we agreed that easily this was some of the best ramen we have ever had.
  26. l

    lovely

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love Ivan Ramen. My only wish is that it was not so loud. The food is amazing but it is hard to have a conversation.
  27. LY

    LindyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    zack was a great server and we thoroughly enjoyed dining at Ivans . It was a tad hot in the greenhouse out back but they moved our seating to the other outdoor table and it was divine ! Will go back ! yum
  28. RF

    RailFanMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed having my dinner at Ivan Ramen yesterday; the Tonkotsu Ramen was absolutely outstanding!
  29. ND

    NicolettaD

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivan Ramen was everything I wanted it to be and more. The ramen was amazing, the service was incredible. 10/10 would recommend.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food! Great service, fun beer and wine choices, highly recommended.
  31. ET

    EliT

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good ramen. Excellent service. Overall fun experience
  32. T

    Tyler

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My first time at Ivan ramen was four years ago, and it blew my mind. Been there several times after that, each time it lived up to the hype in my head. Yesterday, it was a bit of disappointment. The broth was not as flavourful, umami of the broth from the tomato was lacking. Hope Ivan Ramen can improve and be as good before. Definitely still worth to give it an another try again.
  33. c

    caroline

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Ivan Ramen many, many times - and each time the food is amazingly delicious. They add a few new items to their menu regularly (including cold ramen in the summer for example). The food is a great mix of traditional and inventive. The service always goes above and beyond, and the servers are great at recommending dishes. Ten stars. Highly, highly recommended!
  34. A

    Angelise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Worth every penny. Service was perfect.
  35. A

    kimA

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous Ramen. Music was fun and ambiance fabulous! Excellent slurping
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were served so well. The food was delicious and the servers were hospitable.
  37. E

    Elisabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lives up to the hype. Delicious, decadent broth with beautiful noodles with perfect bite. Would recommend to anyone looking for a casual, fairly priced, lively night out for indulgent ramen.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really awesome lunch
  39. A

    Andrew

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent ramen, and the curry flower starter is a must-try. Noisy, but not overcrowded.
  40. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only complaint was how close the front tables are together. While we were there it wasn't possible to get out without the table being pulled out to get up and I'm not a very big person.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Ivan Ramen does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, 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 2645 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 64 times today
Google Map for Ivan Ramen

25 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stanton/Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Clinton street. <br />Parking Garages are located on Essex st.

  • Public transit

    J. M. F. TrainsJ & M line to Essex StreetF line to Delancy Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ivan Orkin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 678-3859

  • Catering

    "Ramen Party"<br />Be the first of your friends to have a ramen party.<br />Off-Site catering can be arranged at info@ivanramen.com<br />all events are customized.

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