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Ivan Ramen

  • 25 Clinton St.
  • Lower East Side
  • Japanese
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Red-chili ramen
  • Rye-based ramen noodles
  • Japanese fried chicken

Published 07/20/2005

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


25 Clinton St., between Houston and Stanton Sts., New York, New York, 10012, USA



Published 07/20/2005


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