Ivan Ramen

4.9
2220 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.

Experiences

  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $50.00 per person

    May 20 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and enjoy this unique dining experience at Ivan Ramen, complete with a family-style tasting menu and choice of noodle dish for groups of 4 or more. Each group will receive pickles, daikon with XO sauce, tobanjan green beans, curry cauliflower, Japanese fried chicken, house salad and each guest’s choice of noodles along with a Stella pairing. Vegetarian options are available; we cannot accomodate vegan options for this Experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2220 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SilviaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent the food, service, spot everything was excelent

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Meggerzv
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Let me start by applauding the chef because the ramen really is quite good. The rye noodles boast a perfect texture and the broth's are creamy and flavorful as they should be (I had the chicken paitan and enjoyed the yolk and lime combo.) Service was courteous -- they offered chili oil but forgot to bring it out. The food was flavorful and we wanted to eat quickly so it wasn't worth chasing down a server. I'd definitely go back to sit outside for the food alone. I made the error of reserving indoors and this spot has a very pre-covid setup. None of the servers wear masks and the seating is so close I was nearly on another diners thigh. A girl in the stool seats next to us was coughing so loudly over her meal the entire time. I asked if there was any way of being seated outdoors, but I was told they had back to back reservations. I even reserved a week ahead of time and there was no outdoor seating available, which leads me to think other diners feel similarly about the layout here. So yeah, food is great, vibe is scarier than a nightclub. If you don't GAF about covid you'll probably be fine with it.

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AustinL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen in NYC.

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CarlyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Ivan Ramen I am blown away by the flavors in every dish. I always get something familiar and then something I've never had before and am never disappointed by either. One of the best places in NY.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to Ivan Ramen three years ago and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I’m so glad I went back, the food was incredible as always, the service out of this world. I can’t wait until my next visit and let’s hope it’s less than three years from now!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular. We had the eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers to start - all of which were fantastic. However, the ramen was a tad bit salty but everything else was amazing!

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome experience and the hospitality was great!

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Matin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for lunch on a weekday, so only a few other diners. Quiet, relaxing, delicious food, and attentive and friendly service.

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GizelaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ramen was very good, but the appetizers were lacking a lot. We ordered 3 appetizers and only 1 was ok. Japanese chicken and pork buns were not good at all, even a little funky.

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Esmerneb
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food came out fast and was delicious. Definitely recommend.

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Royya
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It was good ramen but not the BEST ramen I've ever had, if that makes sense. My server was super awesome and helpful though!

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carrrrrlos
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious once again, and just in time for their amazing duck confit Raman special. :)

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IrvF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The special of the day was Duck ramen and I love Duck. would go back again and again.

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JoannaH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ramen EVER! We love starting off with the pork buns. You just can't go wrong here.

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JonathanR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

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Andy
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding vegan shoyu- where most vegan ramen broths struggle in terms of body and depth, Ivan Ramen delivers full flavored broth. Great ramen... almost like this place is famous for it!!

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Ramenfan
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. My family and I love to try Ramen places and usually one bowl is better than the rest, but Ivan Ramen is so good that we agreed that all the bowls were the best and that it's some of the best Ramen we have ever tried. The service was wonderful and the vibes were perfect at our patio table.

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yoshii
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OH MY GOODNESS this place is amazing!! My husband and I loved everything about it! I reserved this restaurant because it was nearby pier 36 where we were coming from not knowing that it was on Netflix at first. We watched it before we came today lol def worth the hype! The employees are awesome! The food is divine! Loved the appetizers and ramen we ordered. Will be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best!!

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vipJeanetteT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Amazing flavors food and attentive service!

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Everything was so good! Fried chicken was to die for.

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Trey
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about Ivan Ramen. Service is *always* on point; food is *always* on point. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best appetizers in the city. I would definitely go back.

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GraceW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny, you'll be slurping your bowl clean.

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Experienceseekers
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The crispy eggplant appetizer was amazing, and glad to see the ramen is still the same great quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sake was out of this world delicious

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PatriciaA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing. Staff was efficient and personable. A must in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had seen this place on Chef’s Table and knew I had to try it! Not sure if Chef Orkin is still in the kitchen, but you certainly couldn’t tell by the quality of the food. Servers were never absent and gave great recommendations. My friend and I had made reservations for a table outside, but felt it was a little too hot to consume a hot bowl of ramen so we asked to move inside and they were more than happy to accommodate. Great selection of beer and other cocktails as well.

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Pac9008
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ramen I have ever had, staff was incredibly nice. Loved it

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SaharM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, the kindest and most helpful staff, truly a shockingly positive experience

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KennyT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was simple and not overwhelming to choose from. Service staff was very friendly and had great suggestions. Pet friendly seating was also a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whenever in NYC, I make sure to visit Ivan Ramen and it never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good to see that after six years, Ivan Ramen still lives up to the hype! The service was fast and friendly, even with our sever getting triple sat and having a rowdy party. The highlight of the evening was certainly the Chicken Paitan ramen. Absolutely mind-blowing. Easily the best ramen I’ve had in years. Very few restaurants have made chicken taste that good, and none in the context of ramen. The starters and other ramen dishes we tried were also quite good. Get the pickled cucumbers!

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vipSarah
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan Ramen is by far one of the best ramen shops in NYC. They accept reservations, the staff is immensely friendly, the food is delicious, and there a quite a few special, signature dishes worth trying.

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ShereneJosephR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant! Yummy comforting Ramen! Worth the price and travel! Must experience if visiting NYC!

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vipMonie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fun and fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend!

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JonasE
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Had to wait 15 minutes for my table. Service was a little rushed which was understandable since I was there on a Friday night, and the restaurant wasn’t operating at full capacity due to local restrictions.

Overall a great bowl of ramen, and nice to see that Ivan himself was on site.

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MattB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave ramen place in nyc

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CarolineG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Ivan Ramen for years and was so happy to be back and eating inside. The food is as delicious as ever. Old standbys like the fried chicken were again amazing, and the newer dishes like the tomato salad were so good. The wait staff is great at recommendations (they advised eating the pickles with the fried chicken and they were right!). It felt like seeing an old friend again! Highly highly recommended.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ivan Ramen using the Order Online button. Ivan Ramen also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.9 stars by 2220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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