Ivan Ramen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian

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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.
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The plum soy glaze for the bao buns is perfectly sweet and savory, the roasted cauliflower is life changing, the ramen will make you want another bite even when you’re stuffed to the gills and the service was great. My water glass never reached below half. I drank so much I almost didn’t make it home to the bathroom. If you haven’t been here, you must!

WJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Well dine with our allergies-peanut/treenut/shellfish. (we had ramen) We will be back!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The curried cauliflower appetizer was delicious and the eggplant appetizer was too, but all the ramen dishes were way too oversalted. It's a fun, popular place, but I won't be going back any time soon.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best ramen I’ve ever had.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have been coming to Ivan ramen well before the chef table episode. Over the years the quality has been inconsistent. This has been my favorite Ramen place by long shot and it’s sad to see what it’s becoming. I hope it been bad timing on my part.

L
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST RAMEN I'VE EVER HAD. Our waiter made our experience even more amazing. He was so friendly and gave us some great recommendations.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great ramen!! Good servers with good experience to walk us through the menu

SD
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My intention to duck-and-cover as a solo guest on Valentines Day turned into a wonderful friends’ get-together, where the Ivan Ramen team were—no, ARE—my friends. Thank you, Jam and all your colleagues. So many yumminesses: the tofu coney island (reflective nostalgia that becomes the future), the cauliflower that thinks it’s a party 🎉 for my mouth, crispy eggplant, chicken with the ranch dipping sauce. It was an appetizer flight. Then the duck duck tsukemen 🤤😝👅. With a tiny yet mighty sake flight. And Boyz II Men radio playing. Yes, I will be back.

MR
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious, original food and very well-informed staff who are helpful with ordering. Would definitely recommend.

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent ramen in a cool setting. Price point is slightly above the quality, but the selection is diverse and excellent, something you don't see at many ramen places.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my husband’s death foods is ramen. Well where else do you go to celebrate your husband’s birthday - and you live in Omaha? You go to the king of ramen: Ivan Ramen.

Our experience did not disappoint. From the reservation process to the amazing noodles, flavor profile and variety of ramen; not to mention the fantastic appetizer and beers. Ivan Ramen is an experience. A seat at the counter where you can watch it all happen and interact with the staff; you can tell they love working for Ivan.

Ivan, please visit Omaha! We love ramen!

E
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food spectacular (Tokyo Shio)
Service was attentive
Atmosphere was just right

t
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan's food is fantastic - nothing more to say other than BRAVO what a delicious establishment with great service and a great atmosphere

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day in NYC for Stephen Colbert show!

JB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is, as always amazing. Service could improve. We waited for a long time to get a waiters attention and, when he approached us it was not good. Too quick and too dirty for our taste.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lamen of my life. Great staff and cool vibe

JG
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good OMG. Definitely recommend to go again. Prices are decent.

JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and beer selection.

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly staff, overall really wonderful experience! Will definitely go back.

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Went once on a date and keep bringing friends back - especially fun for out of town guests! Delicious food. Fun atmosphere and helpful/friendly staff.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sake selection is very eclectic and well thought out, the service was great at the bar and the server was very helpful with the menu. The ramen was exceptional, but the Japanese fried chicken wasn't as juicy as I would have expected, however, the sauce made up for the dryness.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

In and out on a Wednesday, very good sour beers.

The “OOOMPH” in the ramen seems to have waned.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is way better than Ippudo by far. The Duck Tsukumen is amazing. I was a big fan of Ippudo until I went to this place. Triple pork was also very good. Appetizer eggplant and pork buns are outstanding

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite ramen spots, the food is delicious and the vibes are on point.I’ve been going for a couple of years and am always pleased to see how busy it is.

AO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food unless you’re vegetarian or vegan - not much selection there. However, this omnivore loved her dinner!!

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very courteous servers. Delicious options. Never disappoints Bao
Buns with pork belly are worth the visit

LT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and fantastic service from Nathan.

J
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sophisticated flavors, great atmosphere and easy-going service. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have an amazing experience when I go to Ivan Ramen. Service and food always hit the spot.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Chicken Paitan was different (in a bad way). This was my 7th time having it... both myself and my gf noticed something was off. Disappointed

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect spot for a good ramen.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always the best customer service in the city. Incredibly kind and thoughtful

DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly bun was the best we’had, the eggplant amazing. The ramen was a little bland. It could use more seas and more vegetables. Would love a ramen with uni.
Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! So full!

MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best casual meal in town

MI
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visit NYC 2-3 times per month from Dallas, Texas. Ivan Ramen is on my list every time. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The chicken ramen is unbelievable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best ramen in town!

AD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good vibes, unpretentious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Ramen. Best I ever had.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan was an amazing server, and all the food was great! Thank you all!

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