Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen stands out in NYC’s ramen scene, not just for its pedigree, but for its audacious, bold approach to the beloved Japanese noodle soup. Walking in, you immediately feel the vibrant energy, a mix of New York edge and Tokyo soul, the kind of place where you know you’re in for something special.

The spicy red chili ramen is a masterpiece of balance and intensity. The broth is rich, with a depth of flavor that comes from hours of simmering, a spicy kick that builds with each spoonful. It’s not just heat for heat’s sake; it’s layered, complex, a symphony of flavors that dance on your tongue. The noodles are perfectly al dente, providing that perfect chew that contrasts beautifully with the broth. The toppings—succulent slices of pork, fresh scallions, a soft-boiled egg—add texture and bursts of flavor that keep you coming back for more.

Paired with a Brasserie de la Senne “Taras Boulba,” this meal is elevated to another level. The beer, with its crisp, hoppy profile and slight bitterness, cuts through the richness of the broth, refreshing your palate and enhancing the overall experience. It’s light yet flavorful, a perfect match for the bold, spicy ramen.

Ivan Ramen isn’t just about the food; it’s about the experience. It’s a place where you can sit back, slurp your noodles, sip your beer, and feel the pulse of the city. It’s a reminder that great food transcends borders, bringing together flavors and traditions in ways that are unexpected and delightful. Here, in this cozy ramen shop, you can taste the passion and creativity in every bowl, a true testament to the art of ramen.