Ivan Ramen Returns to Uni in February

Mark your calendars for February 20.

Shoyu Ramen at Ivan Ramen

Shoyu Ramen at Ivan Ramen. / Photo provided by Ivan Ramen

Ramen fans, if you missed this week’s deluge of noodle events, fear not. An exciting additional dinner is on the books for later this month: Ivan Ramen is popping up again at Uni.

Ivan Orkin, who owns a handful of acclaimed, eponymous noodle shops in both Tokyo and New York City, kicked off a guest chef series at Uni last February, and returns this month for one night only.

A few of Orkin’s signature dishes are on the menu—check out his lineup below—alongside a streamlined array of Uni’s sushi, sashimi, and street food from chef and partner Tony Messina. The pop-up booked up in less than a week last time, so reserve your seat now to ensure you get to slurp—though a quarter of the restaurant will be kept open for walk-ins.

In the immediate future, different New Yorkers noodle into Somerville this weekend. Brooklyn Ramen pops up at Union Square’s Reliable Market tonight for dinner, and lunch on Saturday, Feb. 3. Read all about it over here.

Ivan Ramen Pop-Up, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5:30-10 p.m., Uni, 370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-536-7200, uni-boston.com.

Spicy Red Chili Ramen
Dashi + Chicken Broth, Minced Pork,Smashed Egg, Bok Choy, Rye Noodle

Tokyo Shoyu Ramen
Soy Sauce, Dashi + Chicken Broth,Pork Belly, Soft Egg, Toasted Nori, Rye Noodle

Fried Chicken
Spicy Collards, Roasted Garlic Jam


Jacqueline Cain Associate Food Editor at Boston Magazine jcain@bostonmagazine.com