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NYTimes Names Ivan Ramen as One of The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014

Photo by Karsten Moran for the New York Times

Photo by Karsten Moran for the New York Times

"The name may be a mistake. Certainly it doesn’t give the full picture. Like Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ivan Ramen is more than a place for noodle soup, though its shio ramen is a dashi-loaded blast of shimmering Jewish-grandmother chicken broth, and the spicy red chili ramen could probably end wars. Purists who measure this restaurant against traditional ramen-yas are missing the point: Ivan Ramen is a chef’s restaurant, where Ivan Orkin, a son of Long Island, plays delicious and witty games of his own with Japanese food. If you know another ramen shop in the city serving braised beef heart in dashi and beef broth that can touch Mr. Orkin’s, please send the address, now." - Pete Wells

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