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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.6 miles from St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
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This delicious little ramen-ya couldn’t have landed on a more fitting spot. It may appear rough around the edges, but the ultra-hip ‘hood and its affin...
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for birthday lunch. Service was great, quickly during lunch time, despite restaurant was full of guests. Just took some pictures interior without guests . Manager and staff are great and with smile. Lunch delicious. Candle on cheesecake cute. Thank you so much.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting with a group will allow you to share multiple starters. We particularly enjoyed the Spicy Kyuri Pickles, Crispy Eggplant and Japanese Fried Chicken. The Ramen is distinctive. Eating with a group will allow you to sample several of the Ramen varieties. All are delicious!...The service is friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

The food was excellent. Special taste. Very fresh and served warm. The place is clean and nice. Young atmosphere. All of us ate well!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021

Good food. My friend and I got the Tokyo Shoyu and Tonkotsu. Server was very friendly. Overall good experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Had the shoyu ramen and tonkatsu ramen. The tonkatsu is peppery which is different but good. The shoyu soy sauced based and good. Make reservations if possible. We got there at 7pm, they close at 9, and if we did not agree to sit outside...we would not have gotten a table.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 15, 2021

A small but excellent menu, super friendly service and affordable prices. What more could you ask for?

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed September 19, 2020

I have seen Ivan's story on Chef's Table so did have some high expectations. I have had a lot of ramen off over the place, including in this city. It's one of my favorite things to try in a city that I visit when I...can find it. I sat at the bar, as I was eating on my own. Unlike some reviews that I read, I have good personalized service and wasn't rushed. Chatted with the bartender/server and some other patrons. The place is super busy and has a cool and fun atmosphere. The real issue I had was that the ramen did not live up to my expectations. I have had better in NYC and worse in NYC and elsewhere. Much too salty, as I have seen in other reviews. The broth was not as flavorful as I was expecting, which might be diminished by the salt. The options were interesting, but did not wow me in any way. I would go back, but only if others I was with wanted to go. I have another preferred place in this city and others to still try.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed August 16, 2020

Had lunch on a Saturday. Made reservation and was seated in the lovely outdoor patio at the back. The food was WORTH. EVERY. CALORIE. Loved the crispy on the outside yet moist on the inside eggplant. Fought for the last piece. The Tokyo Shio and...Mazeman were unique and so tasty. Not your typical ramen. We finished every thing in the bowl. Ended the meal with soft serve ice cream - black sesame and sweet cream - both were good. Service was very friendly and we didn't feel hurried to finish our meal even with the constant flow of customers coming in. If you are a big eater, you may find the portion sizes to be on the petite side.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Sooooo worth the visit, Food, Atmosphere and Service are all on point....and to boot, an incredible beer selection. Definitely coming back!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

The only thing as good as the food was the service. I miss crispy eggplant the minute I left. Arigato!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivan Ramen

Yes, Ivan Ramen offers takeout services.

Ivan Ramen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4