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2nd Language, Evansville, IN

2nd Language

4.8
4.8
57 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

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times 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

What 57 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. C

    Cdv1

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant!! The best food and service. Everything is done to perfection!!
  2. 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 2 days agoHi 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

  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The cocktail was a little weak
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. PM

    PennyM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

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

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

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

    CEWE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Our favorite restaurant in the area. Will be back.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. T

    Trae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, ambience. Craft Cocktails delicious. Highly recommend
  15. 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food!
  17. 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
  18. JJ

    JimJ

    SW Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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😊
  24. 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.
  25. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely awesome. best restaurant in Evansville
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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✋
  33. 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!
  34. 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!
  35. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Amazing food. We will be back.
  36. 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. .
  37. KD

    KevinD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 7 times 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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