Ivan Orkin carries a bowl of ramen to a customer at Ivan Ramen in Tokyo, Japan.1/3 Ivan Orkin carries a bowl of ramen to a customer at Ivan Ramen in Tokyo, Japan.
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Tokyo-cum-New York ramen-ologist Ivan Orkin’s Ivan Ramen is coming to Boston — for one night. Ken Oringer and Tony Messina’s UNI at the Eliot Hotel will host the pop-up on Mar. 6, offering Ivan’s classic Tokyo Shio Ramen and quirky twists on Japanese street food a la carte.
Notably on the pop-up agenda: Triple Pork, Triple Garlic Mazemen, a no-broth ramen, heavy on the flavor and accouterments. The New York Times’ Pete Wells deemedIvan’s rendition to be “a form Mr. Orkin has mastered more fully than anyone in the city.” (He also named the Lower East Side location a critic’s pick.) So, like, maybe order two or three.
Ivan’s cheeky renditions of street snacks, like Wagyu Beef Katsu Sandwiches, should feel at home at UNI, where Messina’s slinging White Castle burger rolls (with secret sauce), kimchee chicken and waffles and Frenchonion soup with wagyu sukiyaki.
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While the pop-up menu items will be available for one-night-only, you can still slurp the mazemen during Friday and Saturday’s late night service (10:30 p.m.-1 a.m.) through March.
If you go:
March 6, 5:30-10 p.m.
UNI at the Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Ave.
Reservations recommended, 617-536-7200