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Ivan Orkin Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Ivan Orkin
Place Of Birth
Long Island, USA
59 years old
Birth Date
March 14 1964

Ivan Orkin Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner

About Ivan Orkin

Ivan Orkin is also known as Ivan Ramen, a professional chef specializing in ramen, hence the name Ivan Ramen.

Apart from being a chef, he is also an author and has written cookbooks like 'Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo' and 'The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider.'

He is the owner of two restaurants in Japan and also operates them on his own. Not just in Japan, Ivan Orkin also has the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shops in New York on 11th Avenue and the Lower East Side. Ivan has also appeared in the Netflix series 'Chef's Table.' Ivan started his career as a dishwasher at a Sushi place.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Ivan Orkin's net worth?

It is estimated that Ivan Orkin's net worth is somewhere around $1 million.

How much does Ivan Orkin earn per year?

There is no information on how much Ivan Orkin earns annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Ivan Orkin?

There isn't any information on how tall Ivan Orkin is.

How old is Ivan Orkin?

He was born on March 14, 1964. This makes Ivan Orkin 58 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Ivan Orkin was born in Long Island, New York. His father was a very successful lawyer, and his mother was an artist. Ivan always felt out of tune with his life in America. It was difficult for him to be in school or make friends when Ivan Orkin was working in a Japanese restaurant, which made him want to study Japanese in college too.

Orkin went to the University of Colorado Boulder, and after graduating, he went to live in Japan. When he had to come back to the States, he started to work at the Mesa Grill, along with  Bobby Flay.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Ivan Orkin's partner?

Ivan Orkin was married to Tamie, whom he met in Japan. They had their firstborn son Isaac. Tamie got pregnant again two years later, she was then detected with Toxic Shock Syndrome, and soon she slipped into a coma and died.

Ivan returned to Japan so that Isaac could connect with Japan. That's when Ivan met Mari, who had a child of her own. After three months of meeting, Ivan and Mari tied the knot, and the four of them have been a family ever since.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Ivan Orkin is best known for his ramen-based dishes. He says his ramen dishes depict his own life story. His book that he published in 2013, called 'Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo' came out the same year he started his first-ever shop in America.

When Ivan Orkin moved back to Japan with Mari by his side, he opened a small restaurant that could only sit ten people at a time, at a place where no tourists go. He wanted the place to be authentic, purely Japanese.

This turned out to be successful, and he was on television and in magazines; he was not only successful but also one of the top chefs in Tokyo. In 2012 he moved back to New York and opened a new shop while also trying to operate his two shops in Japan.

His first ever shop was opened in 2013 on Gotham West Market, 11th Avenue, called Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. Orkin opened his second shop on 25 Clinton Street, New York, on the Lower East Side.

Ivan Orkin's Hobbies And Interests

Ivan Orkin is a professional chef, so his hobbies are cooking, thinking up new recipes, and some quality time with family. Apart from this, he also loves traveling to new places.

Other Interesting Ivan Orkin Facts And Trivia

  • When working in a Japanese Sushi restaurant as a teenager, Orkin's job was doing the dishes. His wife Mari pushed him into doing something out of his love for ramen.
  • He has a college degree in Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Ivan Orkin's family is Jewish.
  • He even wrote his own cookbook, 'The Gaijin Cookbook: Japanese Recipes from a Chef, Father, Eater, and Lifelong Outsider.'
  • In the Netflix series 'Chef's Table,' he appeared alongside Francis Mallmann, Ben Shewry, and Massimo Bottura.
  • Ivan Orkin completed his education at the University of Colorado.
  • He started his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher at a Sushi place.
  • Apart from two restaurants in Japan, he also owns the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shops at the Gotham West Market on 11th Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

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