Ivan Ramen

4.8
2092 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 2092 people are saying
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SeanM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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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!

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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.

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CescF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were planning on going here at the start of the year but due to one too many reasons we pushed it back all the way to the end of the year. It was our first time and we had the Chicken Paitan and the Vegan Shoyu. The Chicken Paitan was delicious - the minced chicken, chicken broth, and the combination of all the flavors makes it a must-have - strongly recommend. The Vegan Shoyu however was not as good - the Tofu was a little too salty, and overall the broth was not complimenting the dish - playing around and perhaps adding different flavors could probably help.

Perhaps this was a one-off so would definitely visit again.

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EzequielM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. They recommended us what to eat and all they said was great really good food and also really good price for a really good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't be better. Super good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Favorite ramen In the city - fried chicken bites a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in Nyc

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RonaldR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat

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JesseP
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was absolutely amazing food top notch from drinks to entree! Service was very attentive and helpful! Did a great job in these times of making it a quite and fun experience!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ivan ramen -- incredible fried chicken, awesome spicy ramen, and amazing pork buns. A must go!!

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not the biggest fan of ramen but after going to Ivan Ramen i love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My thought while eating this delicious ramen was “I could die right now and be happy” That’s how good it was. Everything else I’ve eaten throughout my entire life does not add up to the flavor that I found at Ivan Ramen. Since I left, people have asked me repeatedly what my tattoo means across the small of my back. It’s a noodle, a ramen noodle, in the shape of Ivan.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ramen was amazing. Outdoor seating space wasn't very comfortable.

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vipGigi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan never disappoints and now that they added desserts, hmmmm def one of my top 10 restaurants in NYC.

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POOJAK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor outdoor dining arrangement. No place to hang coats. Food was salty

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AliS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was everything I hoped it would be!

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MichelleT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious and service is phenomenal. We are well taken care of every time we visit. We leave full and happy.

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ErisJ
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. We had seen the chefs table episode on Ivan so we were curious to see if the food matched the hyped. It surpassed. The broth was layered and flavorful. The noodles, my favorite part, were so delicious. We both could have just kept on eating. Our server was at tentative and warm and extremely personable. We look forward to our return with friends and family.

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bvd667
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food
Really had a great time

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food excellent for Ramen. Very different ways to prepare a Ramen Noodle dish.
With COVID 19, seating on the street, it would've been a little nicer for us diners to have more separation between our table and the auto traffic on the street.
Maybe plastic window above the table as opposed to it being open.
The night we ate it was a big rain storm, so it was a little damp from cars going by, and spraying water at wooden divider between tables and street.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. One of my favorite ramen places

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TiffanyY
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. The only complaint is the bao bun was a bit on the salty side.

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vipCheunger
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating only. Food was great. Service was great. Great place to stop by for a bowl of ramen.

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Sharone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and Jhovana was an outstanding host. Can’t wait to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We ordered I voted today (local IPA) and house white wine. Started off with fried chicken and bao buns. The ramen was to die for! Delicate and Smokey. Ended the evening with the black sesame and sweet cream soft serve. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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vipFoodreviewer1
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, as always! The Chicken Paitan is one of my favorite bowls of ramen in the city, and the Crispy Eggplant was fantastic.

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vipIris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the soft serve dessert was very good!
the service was very good.

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Magz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ramen was delicious! I liked the broth and the veggies. I did not like the ground chicken and the server was too invasive.

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite spots in the LES. Great ambiance, even with outdoor only. Staff is always super friendly and helpful.

If you're looking for a starter, the eggplant is unreal and the spicy pickles are a must. I'm a vegetarian – I get the Vegan Shoyu with a side of chili oil. It's super flavorful and rich, something that vegetarian ramens can lack. My partner gets the Chicken Paitan (apparently Ivan's favorite) and goes crazy over it every time. I've eaten here more times than I can count, and am always happy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fun and attentive, as was the cleaning crew. Attentive enough to do their jobs amidst COVID, but not too much as to be worried for crowding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience from top to bottom. The wait staff (Will) was extremely attentive, and gave excellent suggestions. The food was incredibly impressive, and reasonably priced.

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PabloC
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Karage chicken so good. Triple pork really good, however if your salt sensitive be careful, wish i could've ate more, one item off my bucket list

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RennaG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ivan Ramen is one of my favorite places to eat in NYC. The food is incredible and the outdoor back patio is perfectly COVID-friendly and serene. We did have to wait for 30 minutes after our reservation for our table to be open, but the staff (without a single request from us) offered us complimentary appetizers to thank us for our patience.

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vipJilski
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. The food has so much depth and intenstity. Never had better ramen. Ivan's chicken broth is off the charts. I would eat here every day if I lived in the city. His servers are so amazing and upbeat. Friendly and seem to all work together. This restaurant is my happy place!!!!

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AmyP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!! The food was amazing, the staff was incredible. Highly recommend checking this place out. Our waiter Will was so knowledgeable and every recommendation he made was spot on! 4 for 4- drinks, apps, entree and dessert. We enjoyed our experience here and can’t wait to go bask again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivan Ramen using the Order Online button. Ivan Ramen also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 2092 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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