New York's best Ramen shop pops up in Copenhagen


Foodies all over the world travel to New York to taste his noodle soup, the Michelin Guide has assigned him a 'Michelin Plate', and the Netflix documentary Chefs Table has placed him in the company of a handful of the world's best chefs.

Soon it will be possible to taste Ivan Orkin's fabulous Ramen in Copenhagen when he and his noodle team pop up at Mikkeller's restaurant Ramen to Biiru for five days at the end of August. From the 22nd to the 26th of August, the famous chef will bring his pots to the boil and present five different kinds of noodles for Copenhagen Ramen lovers.

Event info

Ivan Ramen to Biiru
Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th of August

At Ramen To Biiru
Enghavevej 58
DK - 1674

Opening hours:

Wednesday 12.00 - 21.30
Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Ivan Orkin meet and greet + book signing
from 15.00 - 17.00

Thursday 12.00 - 21.30

Friday and Saturday 12.00 - 22.30

Sunday: 12.00 - 20.00


Ivan Ramen makes five different kinds of ramen:

Tokyo Shio
Tokyo Shoyu
Spicy Red Chili
Chicken Paitan
Veggie Ramen

"Ivan Ramen to Biiru"

It will also be possible to buy custom designed Mikkeller/Ivan Ramen merchandise at the event.

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Ivan Ramen's story 

Ivan Orkins journey into the Japanese culinary world started when he was
15 years old and got a job as a dishwasher at sushi bar. 

He fell in love with Japanese language and culture and later decided to study Japanese at the University of Colorado. 

In the 1980s he moved to Japan and married a Japanese woman before moving back to the States in 1990 where he finished an education at The Culinary Institute of America. His son was born, but a few years later his wife Tamie got sick and passed away in 1998.

On a trip back to Japan, Orkin met his new wife, and together they returned to live in Japan in 2003. Three years later, he finally found a way to combine his love for food with his love for Japan and he decided to open a Ramen bar in Tokyo.

He not only succeeded, but his restaurant became one of the top ramen shops in Tokyo, an unheard of accomplishment for a foreigner.

In 2010, the ramen chef opened another restaurant in Tokyo before returning to his home country with his wife. In 2013 he opened the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop in New York, then published the cook book 'Ivan Ramen' and shortly after, opened the doors to his second NYC restaurant, the flagship shop "Ivan Ramen" on Clinton Street.

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