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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.
It is estimated that Ivan Orkin's net worth is somewhere around $1 million.
There is no information on how much Ivan Orkin earns annually.
There isn't any information on how tall Ivan Orkin is.
He was born on March 14, 1964. This makes Ivan Orkin 58 years old as of 2022.
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.
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.
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 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.
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