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Mar 17, 2013 04:33 PM

Any (further?) info on Ivan Ramen @ LES?

All I've heard is "soon" or "spring 2013" ...

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  1. Ivan Orkin (@ivanramen) tweeted at 10:13am - 8 Mar 13:

    @bpicorale beginning of May barring any construction surprises! (

    You could always walk by 25 Clinton St if you're really curious...

    6 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      Yeah, maybe. I'll be in your fine city later this week.

      1. re: kathryn

        i dont think there is too much going on yet, i walked by there not that long ago

        its going to be such a zoo when it opens, but i live reasonably close to here so im excited

        1. re: Lau


          Where would you recommend for ramen? I usually hit up Totto (partly because that's usually the area of town where I'm staying at).

          Been to Ippudo and Minca. Both were ok, but prefer Totto.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            hmm honestly im probably not the best person to ask b/c ive become so jaded about NY ramen (especially after i got back from tokyo in december)

            totto - definitely one of the better spots in NY, so that's a decent go to

            Ippudo - I'm not the biggest fan of ippudo, i think its decent, but def doesn't live up to the hype. I think santouka for tonkotsu is much better (obviously you have many branches in LA / OC...i normally eat the the one in costa mesa since it's close to my home in newport)

            Minca - decent, nothing special

            Tsukushi - I haven't been here yet and they only serve ramen after 10pm (sort of this pop up underground thing), might be worth trying

            Hide Chan - This is the one place I've been meaning to go to, but I've just been to busy to get around to it. This could be something to try

            Ramen Misoya - I like this place for something different (hokkaido style ramen); might be worth it for you to try something different

            1. re: Lau

              I'll give Hide Chan a try. Thanks.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                cool, be curious to see what you think