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2nd Language, Evansville, IN

2nd Language

4.9
4.9
36 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


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

    Bloomington

  • 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

What 36 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
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Indiana

    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Indiana

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  • Indiana

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  • Bloomington

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  1. MV

    MelissaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food rivals any ramen I have had and the server excellent. My out of town guests were very pleased
  2. 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😊
  3. 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.
  4. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely awesome. best restaurant in Evansville
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great restaurant with a cool ambience. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    私は日本人です。 昨日で5回目の来店でした。 いつも美味しいラーメンと唐揚げを食べましたがどれも日本で食べる味に近く私はここが大のお気に入りです。 またオーナーの方ともコミニケーションが出来、日本のラーメン文化を良く知っていると感心しました。 一緒に写真も撮っていただきありがとうございました。 それとこのラーメンや唐揚げを作って頂いてるシェフの方は大変若い 方にはビックリしましたが関心しました。 これからも私たち日本人への美味しい食事を提供して下さいね。 麺は硬めでスープは熱々で宜しくお願いします✋
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had no expectations the first time I ate here. Now I’ve been three times and loved it every time! In fact, I’m online now to book another reservation!
  13. LD

    LDHS

    SW Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best local food I've ever had. Unique options. Staff was so helpful. Going back again tomorrow - it was that good!
  14. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Amazing food. We will be back.
  15. HH

    HattieH

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With 90% of the eateries being fried food, fast food chains, or just barely edible. 2nd Language is Probably one the best places to eat in the area. The ramen broth is flavorful, but only a few options. Unable to choose spice level like at a Ramen House, you have to order chili oil. Regardless, the food is good, staff is great, and it’s a super cute restaurant. .
  16. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding
  17. ML

    MikeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is great. Love the building. This was our first time. My husband had fried rice. There was a lot of food. I had the tan tan ramen. Ramen has a good texture and consistency. Flavor was very good. Not too hot. Must try if you like Asian food. We will be back.
  18. AF

    AmyFerguson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always great!! We have never had a less than stellar experience.
  19. SR

    ShahzaibR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing! The food and the service are all exceptional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining there; can’t wait to return!
  21. C

    Cravingflavor26

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Great flavors! Can’t wait to try the Thai Pineapple Fried Rice next!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Ramen! I enjoyed the overall feel of the place. Vey good strawberry shortbread as well. Only thing I didn’t love was the entrance seemed a little hidden to the restaurant where the pastry shop was nice and present.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramen was so good! Drew took great care of us! So glad we have this restaurant in Evansville!
  24. SR

    ShahzaibR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and service are absolutely amazing, but the food takes over the top making it an exceptional experience for anyone.
  25. AT

    ATANK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    three of us had a terrific meal there this week- we ordered these appetizers-mushroom buns, karrage & vegetable gyoza-all excellent. all mild in flavor and because we like more heat it was great to have accompanying sauces. mains-chashu chicken ramen with added 5 spice paste and kimchi- yummy , tan tan ramen-excellent & sesame miso salad -wonderfull. we also had the honey toast- not to be missed.
  26. MP

    MichaelP42

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s a treasure to have a restaurant this creative, fresh and so well done in Evansville! Big city flavors and Ramon in Evansville.
  27. BB

    BrettB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So freaking good. The pork shoulder I the Ramen was melt in your mouth good. I could’ve drank the broth out of a glass. Some of the best Asian food I’ve ever had.
  28. s

    sirtasty

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  29. BJ

    BridgettJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food awesome service and a delish margarita!
  30. A

    Anonynon

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Seating was great, food was on time, lighting just right, our server Jesse was on point with suggestions, great service overall.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Their house Special ramen is amazing. Great creative cocktails as well. Always a great experience and reasonably priced for the quality of food.
  32. BG

    BevG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Randy Hobson and his team do an excellent job of bringing unique foods and ambience to Evansville! The attention to detail is always evident, which makes for a fun dining experience. The sesame miso salad with chicken was delicious for lunch! We’ve had ramen, rice bowls, several appetizers and desserts for previous dinners at 2nd Language. It’s a new favorite spot! And don’t forget to ask the bartenders for help in selecting a beverage— they know their craft.
  33. BG

    BevG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service! Our drinks, apps, ramen, rice bowls and dessert were top notch! 2nd Language offers a unique dining vibe for Evansville. We love it!
  34. LH

    LoganH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ramen and rice bowls in Evansville. Drinks were great too.
  35. DC

    DexyCali647

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried - appetizers, ramen, and desserts - was incredibly delicious. Our server Leah was great too, very friendly and made helpful suggestions. The price seemed very reasonable for everything we ordered and how much we enjoyed it all.
  36. S

    Sevron

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good and the time spent in restaurant was enjoyable. Our wine was excellent!!

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 36 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


Google Map for 2nd Language

401 NW 2nd St Evansville, IN 47708-1009

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ingle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bloomington

  • 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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