Fodor's Expert Review Ivan Ramen

$$ Lower East Side Japanese Fodor's Choice
Ivan Orkin's improbable but true story is one of the many layers that make New York City's restaurant scene so exciting, authentic, and delicious: the self-described "Jewish kid from Long Island" moved to Tokyo and became a ramen-making master, achieving near legendary status in the Japanese capital. In 2014 he opened this always-packed Lower East Side temple to ramen, where first-timers should try the triple pork, triple garlic mazemen, a type of near-brothless ramen. The spicy red-chili ramen, filled to the rim with chicken broth, a smashed egg, minced pork, and rye noodles, lives up to its name. It all goes well with a pint of craft beer or a can of sake.
Japanese Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

25 Clinton St.
New York, New York  10012, USA


Known For:
  • Red-chili ramen
  • Rye-based ramen noodles
  • Japanese fried chicken