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.

Tan Tan Ramen

Tonkotsu soup, sesame paste base (noshio), ground pork, house spicy oil, kimchi, bamboo shoots, char grilled green onions, bean sprouts, soft egg.



Marinated in a southeast Asian marinade Consisting of garlic, ginger, black bean paste called Douchi, And fermented chili paste called Gochujang. The marinade gives it a sweet earthy flavor. It’s then battered with potato starch and deep fried.

Japanese Cheesecake with Mulled Red Wine Sauce

Warm spiced red wine sauce perfect for the holiday season.

What‘s Buzzin’ —

Toasted Fennel infused Tequila, Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur, Hot Honey Syrup, Super Lemon Juice

Castaway —

Libelula Tequila, CaneRock Spiced Rum, Combier Orange Liqueur, Tropic Juice, Lime Juice, Homemade Grenadine, and Japanese Chili Bitters

Open Sesame —

Don Fulano Blanco, Ancho Reyes Verde Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice and Toasted Sesame Oil

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.

🌱 We`ve added a new vegan appetizer to the menu!
🌶 Our Fried Tofu is silken tofu breaded in potato starch, fried, topped with green onions, and served with Thai chili sauce and eel sauce. It`s perfectly crispy and full of flavor!

🍪 We`re looking to add a part time baker and back of house staff to join our team!
🧑‍🍳 Experience is recommended but not necessary, as we love to educate new bakers on the techniques we use to create our delicious desserts!
📍We`re located in downtown`s growing NOCO district, inside the refurbished National Biscuit building, built in 1894. Stop in to apply today!

🥗 The Soba Noodle Salad is here now for a limited time! If you`re looking for something light and refreshing, this salad is the perfect choice. Made with tender soba noodles, fresh veggies like carrot, bell pepper, raddish, red cabbage, cucumber, cherry tomato, and topped with a zesty lemon miso vinaigrette. It`s also served with miso sake marinated salmon! ...

A classic French dessert, taken to the next level with the addition of sweet white chocolate and tangy raspberries, perfectly complementing the rich and creamy custard base. The crispy caramelized sugar on top is the perfect finishing touch. Try our Raspberry White Chocolate Creme Brulee at 2nd Language now for a limited time! ...

🧡 We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy culinary creations from all over Southeast Asia! Our Vegan Ramen is made with vegetable soup, shio base, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, charred bok choy, green onions, bamboo shoots, sweet corn, and vegan noodles. Plus, now you can add tofu! Our tofu is immersed in a southeast Asian marinade, battered and deep fried, and can be added to any dish. ...

🥩 Try our Steak with Asian Chimichurri! Marinated then char grilled flank steak, and garnished with our herbaceous, house-made Asian chimichurri, this dish is seeping with savory flavor. It`s served with Japanese onions and potatoes. Try it now at 2nd Language! ...

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