Ivan Ramen

Top choice ramen in East Village & Lower East Side

After creating two thriving ramen spots in Tokyo, Long Islander Ivan Orkin brought his talents back home. Few can agree about NYC's best ramen, but this intimate shop, where solo ramen heads sit at the bar watching their bowls take shape, is on every short list. The tsukumen (dipping-style) ramen with pickled collard greens and shoyu-glazed pork belly is unbeatable.