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Ivan Ramen

4.8
4.8
2692 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Pok Pok Pop Up with Morgenstern's and Evil Twin

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Andy Ricker, formally of Pok Pok in NYC and Portland, will be in NYC at Ivan Ramen for a 1-night pop-up serving up some of the "Best of" from Pok Pok. The set menu will include: Ike's Wings (spicy Thai fried chicken), Kham Waan (Boar Collar), Khao Soi Kai (Thai rice noodle and chicken soup), and dessert, by Nick Morgenstern of Morgenstern's! And finally, BEERS, by our friends at Evil Twin, will be available a la carte as well! The regular Ivan Ramen menu will NOT be offered, but there will be a VERY limited selection of Ivan Ramen menu items to add on a la carte. The menu will be served family style and, unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions or any substitutions for this event.

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What 2,692 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. m

    martina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Ivan Ramen. The food, the staff, the location. Thanks for a memorable stay
  2. PJ

    PJS1

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an awesome experience
  3. HB

    HarryB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivan Ramen is consistently excellent. Brilliant service, exceptional food, great ambiance, a MUST for NYC.
  4. WI

    WILLIAND

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best Lamen I ever eat in my life. the taste is amazing and the service is im pressive
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would give 6 stars if it was possible. Best ramen in the United States, 100% true to the Japanese Ramen experience. You would be blown by the mix of flavours. Definitively recommend!
  6. DT

    DeborahT

    Manitoba

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Tonkatsu ramen was very flavourful. Portions were reasonable. Eggplant was good. Beef tsukemen was good. Noodles were particularly nice. Thick and chewy.
  7. HP

    HenryP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was nice but it was way too fast and way too loud. It missed a vibe that made you feel more welcome and comfortable. More like you were being shifted to make way for the next person.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Seating was fast and so was service. The waiters were very kind and attentive. Great ambiance and great food. Will go back for sure.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent.
  10. AT

    AshleighT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit in NYC! Amazing food - we had the pork buns, Japanese fried chicken and tonkotsu ramen, all of which were delicious. The service was quick and attentive. Can’t wait to go again
  11. T

    Tania

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really love the service, the food was amazing and so well cooked! It was our first time here and we loved it!
  12. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding ramen, great hospitality and positive vibe
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m going to start with the fact that we were there quite early (4pm) because my husband and I were with our 2 young kids on a Sunday and wanting to leave the city sooner than later to go home to PA. It was truly a pleasure to be there with such a lovely person to help us get acquainted with the menu. He was incredibly patient and kind; not something we often found at restaurants in NYC when traveling with kiddos. My husband and I love this city but we absolutely drool over the fantastic food experiences…. and although we understand that with kids it’s a little harder to comfortably find what we need than it was years ago before kids, it was so nice to be there at Ivan Ramen. The food was not only delicious (for all of us), the service was something to talk about. They put us in the back inside where there was the only indoor booth, which I was incredibly thankful for because tall stools and tiny people = concern. I can’t say you’ll always get that table with kids, especially during a busier hour, but it was awesome that they accommodated us with that. I know it’s weird to say about dinner in a city not known for being friendly, but I can’t reiterate enough how nice all the people working there were to us! And not overbearingly. Okay more on the food: The Japanese chicken? Sour, spicy, super flavorful, a tad sweet…. Yum. Crispy eggplant? Yum. My tonkotsu ramen? Flavorful, rich, noodles perfect al dente. Our girls fully enjoyed their chicken ramens as well! I would have ordered more items if I thought I could handle more. Everything was absolutely delicious. Casual and calm. It was a breath of fresh air, after running through our weekend trip from brazenly NYC styled restaurant to the next. And that is being said even after having dined at a very famous but not-to-be-named noodle bar…. Anyways, a special and very particular experience, but one worth noting!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fave spot to hit when in NYC. Delicious food, great service in a fun setting
  15. MJ

    MerilJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the best spot for ramen in the comity and everything else is just as good.
  16. RH

    RebH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Was really looking forward to this but it didn’t live up to the hype. Yuzu lemonade was really nice but the food was just meh. Staff were a little off.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting NYC
  18. L

    Larryort

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lives up to the hype. Well deserves its focus on Chef’s Table.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Triple pork triple garlic was incredible. Pickles were awesome too! Friend Chicken could have been crispier, but not bad. Service was fantastic very Johnny on the Spot. Overall great experience.
  20. AB

    AlessandroB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here about five years ago when visiting NY for the first time, came back with friends living here. Nothing changed: among the best ramens I’ve ever tried, with a colloquial and energetic atmosphere. Prices are fair, service is fast and very professional. Will come back whenever I’ll be back in town.
  21. W

    Wonderful

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such treat! Our server was great in helping us navigate the menu and place our order. We had pork buns, the green beans, and two us us had Ramen, while the third had the sesame noodles. We were all thrilled with our choices, washed down with beer on a hot summer night. Can't wait to return!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonkatsu ramen…addicting!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience!!! A MUST when in NYC
  24. c

    chopstick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch, for sure. The food was delicious, the service was kind and helpful, but we were especially impressed to see Bissell Brothers from Maine on the beer menu!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am ramen is a great place to go. Food is delicious and fresh. Service is always great and professional.
  26. GW

    GeorgiaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. After watching Chefs Table was an absolute must!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food! Who could ask for more!
  28. HW

    HannahWik

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite place on the LES! Ambiance, food, service, everything is amazing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    During visit to NY I wanted the experience of dining in Ivan Ramen’s place.
  30. MS

    MartinS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very salty but very good also. Ramen soup was not as hot as it should have been. Still, a favorite go-to.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ottimo ! Camerieri gentili Locale bello e ramen buonissimi
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous !
  33. ND

    NathalieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a memorable food experience , the full family enjoyed it a lot :)
  34. TM

    TMGirl

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is always exceptional although my shrimp toast that night was kinda meh. It was not the usual to-die-for shrimp toast. This is not a restaurant for first dates because it's so noisy and the space is cramped.
  35. m

    maznjim

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely worth the trip to NYC. Cool little joint with fabulous, flavor packed food.
  36. CB

    CrunchyBobby

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place, great ramen, great service. Always get to get a visit in when I visit the city because it's my favourite ramen place in the entire city!
  37. JM

    JulianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall. Tokyo Shio ramen is something I’d go back for, and I live 300 miles away.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I called IR to say I was stuck in traffic: could they hold my reservation for 15-20 mins? No problem! We arrived and were seated immediately. Waitstaff was welcoming and attentive. Food came quickly and was delicious. We had a great experience.
  39. A

    Ajc4

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing this place is just so good. Fabulous food, great staff definitely recommend it . Wonderful!
  40. G

    Greatwolf

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We live in another state and were so excited we’d be in NY and could visit this establishment. Having several ramen connoisseurs in the family we had great hopes upon entering and it exceeded our expectations. Every dish was amazing, the service so attentive and lovely and we loved the atmosphere. Thank you for a great experience!

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 2692 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 80 times today
Experiences are available.
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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