Robb Report


Long Island native Ivan Orkin moved to Japan 10 years ago and opened 12-seat ramen shop Ivan Ramen in a small town on the outskirts of Tokyo. Despite his American heritage and limited formal training in ramen making (he took a six-day course), Orkin gained a cult following for his nuanced broths and perfectly textured noodles. Now he’s coming home and gearing up to open an Ivan Ramen downtown in the spring. Until then, follow his recommendations for New York’s best Japanese eating and drinking...



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