The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Mon, 10/11/2015, 8:30pm reservation
Ivan Orkin is the Jewish kid who is the creator of Ivan Ramen, the successful ramen shop in Tokyo that has since expanded to New York. The ramen is delicate with a different texture than the ramen we are so familiar with.
Roy Choi is the creator of Pot, the fairly new restaurant serving Korean food but with an American twist.
Somehow, these two mashed up and decided to collaborate with one another. For two nights, Ivan Ramen did a pop-up at Pot, serving a Prix-fixe ramen menu for $50. So it was only natural that I partake in this event and taste what Orkin's ramen is made of (and you can also order from the POT menu...which I ended up doing as well).
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Overall, I wasn't impressed with Ivan Ramen. It was just way too salty and left me feeling dissatisfied, which isn't a good feeling. Additionally, I felt that the prix fixe menu wasn't worth $50 in my opinion. It was the most I've ever spent on ramen. If the ramen wasn't enough, you could have ordered additional ramen for $17. I probably would have drank a gallon of water if I chose to order more. I'm not saying the flavors weren't good, cause they were. However, I'm basing this on the quality and the pricing and it just wasn't worth $50 in this case.