The Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is located in the Gotham West Market at 600 11th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street. Since majoring in Japanese in college, Ivan Orkin has lived in Japan, studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and opened two ramen shops in Tokyo. An unheard of feat for a foreigner, one of his Tokyo shops is a leading ramen destination in Japan. This is Ivan Orkin’s first ramen shop in the United States. The menu consists of an authentic, yet creative blend of ramen, combining Japanese tradition with Ivan’s personal tastes. His flagship location will be opening soon in Manhattan’s lower east side.