Ivan Ramen

Japanese in East Village & Lower East Side

After creating two thriving ramen hot spots in Tokyo, chef Ivan Orkin brought his concept to the Big Apple. And while the title of best ramen in NYC is hotly contested, this izakaya-style spot (a Japanese pub serving tapas-style food) would rank among the finalists. If ramen's not your thing, order some starters including steamed pork buns, fried chicken and miso-roasted cauliflower.