Immerse yourself in a blend of vibrant Asian flavors at 2nd Language.

Now Serving Ramen Downtown

Taste Our Vibrant Southeast Asian Cuisine.

Karaage Rice Bowl —

Steamed rice topped with karaage chicken thigh, char-grilled bok choy, pickled red onions, house aioli drizzle, cilantro.

Cold Smoked Pork Belly Buns —

Steamed buns with cold smoked chasu pork belly, housemade pickles, house yuzu aioli and cilantro.

Spicy Miso Ramen —

Tonkotsu pork broth, spicy miso tare, shio, chili oil, pork shoulder, corn, roasted tomatoes, charred green onion ends, soft egg, bean sprouts, green onions.


Fall Harvest Ramen — 19.25

Pork tonkatsu broth that’s infused with roasted pumpkin, and served with tender Chashu pork shoulder, corn, bamboo, bok choy, cabbage, our house soy egg, and topped with green onions

Turkey Curry Ramen —

Our chicken ramen with a yellow curry tare. Roasted carrots and parsnips, charred green beans , and soy marinated egg.

Japanese Cheesecake —

A beautiful combination of a cheesecake and a sponge cake. This light and fluffy dessert is delicate but elegant in flavor and texture. Served as a 5 inch round cake.

Served with miso butterscotch or a rotating fruit jam

Bulgogi Bao Bun — 12.75

Korean BBQ beef layered on a bao bun. Topped with Atchara and scallions.

All That & Dimsum —

Plantation 3 Star Rum, Orange Combier, house-made miso toasted sesame orgeat, lime juice, and a Zaya 16 yr aged rum float

An Apple A Day — 12

Hard Truth Cinnamon Vodka, St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Real Apple Purée, Lime Juice

Thai One On — 12

St. George Green Chile Vodka, house made Tom Yum Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, House Chili Oil & Cilantro

Sledding on 2nd St. — 14

Libelula Tequila, Rumchata Coconut Cream, Licor 43, Coconut Milk, Lime, and Orgeat

2nd Language brings some of the best global offerings into one innovative cultural hub in the heart of downtown Evansville, IN.


When you step into 2nd Language, you’ll be immersed into a space of passion, culture, and history. With a cuisine ranging from a blend of vibrant Asian flavors to unique desserts. Our goal is to bring some of the best global offerings into one innovative cultural hub in the heart of downtown Evansville. Whether you’re in the mood for savory or sweet, lunch or dinner, our eclectic menu is designed to satiate taste buds big and small. Our selection ranges from authentic traditional and non-traditional Ramen to delicious rice bowls. Why the unique combination, you ask? We say, why not.


Take your tastebuds on an adventure around the world with a bowl of our enriched and complex savory Ramen. All our ingredients and sauces for our Ramen are made in-house with the exception of woodle. All desserts, like authentic Japanese Honey Toast, will be made in-house at our French Patisserie, which is located on-site. Our passion for world cuisine is in every dish and every ingredient we create. Change your conceptions, shift your expectations, and expand your traditions. Yeah, we’re hungry now too. Come together at 2nd Language.

Take your tastebuds on an adventure around the world with a bowl of our savory Ramen! ...

Big news! Our XO Ramen was such a hit that it has secured a spot on our permanent menu.
House XO sauce is added to our Tonkotsu soup with shio base and fried shallot oil, then topped with juicy grilled shrimp and scallop, charred leeks, julienned Nori, green onion and soft egg.

Juicy Korean BBQ beef layered on a pillowy soft bao bun, topped with Atchara (pickled green papaya) and scallions. Try the new Bulgolgi Bao Buns, available for a limited time only! ...

🧡 We`re two and a half weeks away from Thanksgiving! We hope you and your out-of-town guests will join us the week of, but please note that we will be closed on Thanksgiving and for lunch the following day so that our team can celebrate with their families and friends. We will reopen on Friday at 4pm. 🦃 ...

⭐️ Your reviews inspire and elevate everything we do! Thank you, Caitlyn, for this amazing 5 star review! 🌟
"We’ve wanted to try 2nd Language for a while and finally went the other night. It did NOT disappoint. We went on a Tuesday and were immediately seated. We had the best server. He was extremely personable and enjoyable to talk to. I believe his name was Jesse if I remember correctly. We started with the dumplings and they were the best that I’ve ever had. They came with delicious sauce. Then I ordered Ahi Tuna and my boyfriend ordered the Birria Ramen. There were so many great choices though. We will have to go back because there’s more we want to try. The portions are huge. I barely finished mine and my boyfriend brought some ramen home. We were too full for dessert but the options looked amazing. For a nicer sit down restaurant the prices were extremely reasonable.” - Caitlyn

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