NOTE: Ivan Ramen is no longer in operation. You can only find Ivan Ramen in New York. The ramen shop operating in the same location, Sanmaguro Ramen, has no association with Ivan Ramen.
"Eat ramen here." It's the kind of illuminated sign you might expect to see outside a restaurant in central London or New York. To find it over the door of a one-counter noodle joint on an old-fashioned shopping arcade in the western suburbs of Tokyo is, however, little short of bizarre.