Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen, the second location in L.E.S.

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 Ivan Ramen           25 Clinton Street ( b/t Houston St & Stanton St ) NYC         (646)-678-3859

Ivan Ramen opened a second location in the Lower East Side earlier this spring. Although I was disappointed with the ramen at their first location in Gotham West Market last year, I decided to give it another try at this new location.

I ordered two different kinds of appetizers and two different kinds of ramen. I’m sorry, but all four dishes were not for me. 😦  I’m giving it a two star rating for food. However, I’m giving it 3 hearts overall which I think is a more important rating. The best thing about this place is that they have an outdoor space in back. Since I came here in the early spring the weather was still cold, so I sat inside. I am sure people enjoy sitting in the outdoor back room during the summer time. I suggest you try the outdoor atmosphere yourself before the weather gets cold. This place still has buzz right now.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2

 

1000 years old deviled egg – hen egg + preserved duck egg, tomato, bonito 3.50 ♥♥♥1/2

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double dredged chicken hearts + livers, ponzu honey mustard $8 ♥♥

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Four Cheese Mazemen dashi, pickled bean sprout, pork chashu, whole wheat noodle $15 ♥♥

Kewpie ebI – fried whole prawns, smoked chili,
watercress, lemon 15 ♥♥♥

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Spicy Red Chili Ramen dashi + chicken broth, minced pork, smashed egg, rye noodle $14 ♥♥

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Lancaster Okonomiyaki scrapple waffle, charred cabbage, pickled apple, maple kewpie $12 ♥♥

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Chicken Paitan Ramen – white chicken broth, chicken confit,
schmaltz fried onions, rye noodle 16 ♥♥♥

Braised Beef Tongue – dashi + beef broth, hot mustard 11 ♥♥♥

Roast Pork Musubi ♥♥

Tokyo Shio Ramen sea salts, dashi + chicken broth, pork chashu, rye noodle $13 ♥♥1/2

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