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2nd Language, Evansville, IN

2nd Language

4.9
4.9
67 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Our mission is to bring elevated and interesting flavor to the Tri-State by crafting Authentic S.E. Asian dishes like our Signature Smoked Ramen, Grilled Veggie Rice Bowl, and the Smoked Pork Chashu Bun. We invite you to experience a culinary adventure that is sure to tantalize all of your senses and shift your perspective of just how decadent Asian Cuisine can be!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Ramen

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 401-2500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Evansville

  • Cross street

    Ingle Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was terrific.
  2. LJ

    LisaJ

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend the Pork Belly Buns, Chashu Pork Ramen, and the Honey Toast! Their steak and tuna is wonderful as well. If you have any dietary restrictions or want their staff’s recommendations, they are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
  3. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in E
  4. HS

    HollyS

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Tan Tan Ramen was delicious. I ordered the cheesecake and it was dry, crumbly, and a little disappointing. Service was excellent. Love the decor and the ambiance.
  5. MK

    MikeK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff and restaurant ambiance are all above par!😊 We always look forward to dining here.
  6. j

    jmfarmer311

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return customer. The food is very well prepared and more importantly consistent.
  7. GH

    GeorgeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful, I was as giddy as an elementary school boy with the rapturous excitement of Christmas morning.
  8. DW

    DawnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A limited menu with amazing, very well done dishes. Incredibly fresh ingredients. We started with vegetarian dumplings (perfectly cooked), then had a bowl of the smoked pork ramen and a bowl of vegetarian ramen. Each were outstanding. For dessert had the honey toast. I couldn’t stop eating this! It said shareable but I could have eaten the whole thing…it was that delicious! I got the strawberry sake and it tasted like I was drinking strawberries. Overall the food was pricey but worth every bite
  9. TF

    TraceeF

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent…everything was perfect, great cocktails, the Cucumber Mule, so good. The bartender was very knowledgeable. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made awesome recommendations. The vegetable dumplings are 💯, the Tan Tan Ramen 10/10. Go to NW 2nd Street and expand your food horizon, you won’t regret it! Thank you 2nd Language for a perfect Friday evening☮️
  10. LW

    LizW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very Interesting menu with Asian theme. Food was delicious. Service was great!
  11. C

    Cdv1

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant!! The best food and service. Everything is done to perfection!!
  12. W

    Will

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The venue is not very handicap friendly. You must call on your phone a number to have a crew member come and take you up on an elevator. Then you must maneuver through a hallway that is partially blocked by a small rack/shelf with boxes protruding that prohibit access with a held walker. This rack should be moved since it is a hazard.

    2nd LanguageResponded on August 16, 2022Hi Will - I am very sorry for the inconvenience during your visit. This has been addressed with our team already. If you do not want to make the call for the elevator escort on a future visit please park in the handicapped space in the parking lot on the back side of the restaraunt (north side). There are handicap spaces and a ramp which will take you directly into the restaraunt from the patio area. Again for for the inconvenience on your visit. Randy Hobson - Onwer

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and nice service, but pretty loud. Overall, I’d do it again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The smells when you first enter let you know you are in for a special treat! The food, service, everything is phenomenal! My date suggested you change the name of the honey toast to hot sex on a plate, don't let being full be the reason you deprive yourself of this delectable dish!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed it! First time eating at 2nd Language! We will go again!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The cocktail was a little weak
  17. a

    aditya

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. The place was quite ambient.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second visit to 2nd Language. We took our son there for his birthday. The food was great and the service was awesome. We will definitely be back.
  19. PM

    PennyM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made our night. She was outstanding.
  20. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great dinner and deserts. Best restaurant in Evansville
  21. CE

    CEWE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Our favorite restaurant in the area. Will be back.
  22. M

    Megiddo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eclectic decor and amazing food. Price point was spot on and perhaps even low for the quality. The Spicy Asian Chicken Sandwich was not in the least spicy. The Ramen? Perfect broth and so many toppings I could barely see liquid. The Korean Fried Rice was beyond perfection. We had pork gyoza which could benefit from a bit of cabbage or green onion to break up the heaviness but the flavor profile and crispiness were on point. Now, the honey toast. Life changing. Miso caramel? I never would have thought! It was phenomenal and even elevated the absolutely perfect gelato. Perfect for birthdays, dates, or just a casual lunch away from the office.
  23. DC

    DenverC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic and can’t wait to go back . Denver
  24. T

    Trae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, ambience. Craft Cocktails delicious. Highly recommend
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Randy has made another unique place in Evansville.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  27. b

    butwhatifspace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd language is an absolutely incredible restaurant downtown that does not sacrifice quantity for quality. The food is some of the best I’ve had, in one of the best portions I’ve had for the price point
  28. JJ

    JimJ

    SW Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  29. FC

    FirstCityFoodie

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere. Staff is great. The inly complaint is that the server didn’t understand we wanted the kid’s ramen and brought us the regular ramen, which the kid only ate 1/3 of, and we couldn’t take it home because we had other plans afterwards. But she was otherwise very good - excellent energy and attitude. I am not a fan of ramen noodles but the broth is amazing. I did order the ahi tuna special, and it was great. I recommend for a nice eveing out, having a different cuisine than otherwise found in Evansville. I’d go back to try other options. Great place overall.
  30. JP

    JaceP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was disappointed they didn't have coffee to go with the desserts.
  31. IP

    IsaacP

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good and definitely a new go too and our seat was great and the drinks and the ramen is the best. Reminds me of the west coast and great music and vibes.
  32. MV

    MelissaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food rivals any ramen I have had and the server excellent. My out of town guests were very pleased
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    いつも美味しい食事をありがとうございます😊
  34. BK

    BarbaraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo was a great server. Leo was attentive, knowledgeable, and charming.
  35. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely awesome. best restaurant in Evansville
  36. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had heard about 2nd Language through some friends and saw a few posts on Facebook. Decided to give it a try to get some good ramen and they did not disappoint! Service was fast, the waiter was amazing, and even saw the owner out grabbing dishes and bringing food. Great staff, excellent food, and overall a great experience!
  37. T

    Tigger

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very interesting restaurant. Food good & tasty. Our waitress Sam excellent.
  38. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect!
  39. CD

    CraigD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and the environment. All was good including the service.
  40. A

    Ash1

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The Ramen was yummy, just think it was overpriced. I ordered the Strawberry shortcake, it was super dry. My waitress was wonderful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

2nd Language offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 401-2500.

2nd Language is rated 4.9 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for 2nd Language

401 NW 2nd St, Evansville, IN 47708-1009

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ingle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Evansville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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