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.


Smoked Tonkatsu Pork Rice Bowl — 16.75

Fried pork belly tossed in tonkatsu sauce served on a bed of rice.

Miso Butter Salmon —

Salmon with sauteed bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, roasted carrots and bok choy served over rice.

Spring Pavola —

Sweet baked meringue filled with tart lemon curd, whipped cream, and fresh fruit.

April Showers —

New Amsterdam Stratusphere gin, Combier Creme de Violette, house-made lavendar ube syrup, lemon juice, and egg whites.

Fruits of our Labors —

Diplomatico Mantuano Rum, Tempus Fugit Creme de Banana, Aperol Apertif, house-made strawberry syrup, and tropic juices.

South East Gimuretto —

Wheatley vodka or Roku gin, Kurokame Honkaku Sochu, house-made salted lime syrup, house-made wasabi paste, lime juice, and rice vinegar.

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.

🌧 April showers bring new bar hours! Our cocktail bar will now be open during lunch on Saturdays, making our full bar menu available starting at 11am.
🪻 Be sure to try this month’s exclusive new cocktail, April Showers! A riff off the classic Aviation, we add our house-made lavender ube syrup and egg whites to bring forward notes of spring and a frothy texture.
🍸 Ube is a southeast Asian purple yam that has a slightly nutty flavor with a hint of vanilla, and it pairs very well with the lavender syrup. It also gives this cocktail its vibrant purple color!

🧑‍🍳 We’re growing our team at 2nd Language Ramen and Pangea Pizzeria in downtown Evansville! If you’re passionate about global cuisine, and are friendly, dependable, and excited to work in a fun, fast-paced environment, we’d love to hear from you. Experience is preferred.

🤝 We’re now hiring for the following positions:
- Part-time Dishwasher
- Full-time Prep cook
- Full-time Pizzeria attendant

📍 Find us in downtown’s NOCO district, inside the refurbished National Biscuit building, at 401 NW 2nd Street. Stop in during regular business hours to apply, or email your resume to

🍹 Kick off the start of spring with one of our new craft cocktails, available this month only!
🍊 Rhymes with Orange - Uncle Val’s Gin, Tempus Fugit Crème De Cacao, Combier orange liqueur, Campari Apertif, Yakami Orchards yuzu juice
🐉 Year of the Dragon - Wheatley Vodka, Huana Guanabana liqueur, house-made matcha orgeat syrup, real kiwi puree, lime juice
💜 Unbeetable - Beet Infused Wheatley Vodka, Cynar Amaro, house-made basil syrup, lemon juice

🍋 One of our most popular appetizers is our Ahi Tuna! Seared with a delicate crust of sesame seeds and served on fried wontons, topped with a tart and tangy ponzu sauce, green onion, and a charred lemon wedge to finish. ...

🍣 Tiradito is a Peruvian dish influenced by Japanese immigrants. The fish is cut in the fashion of sashimi, reminiscent of crudo or carpaccio, and served with a spicy, citrus forward sauce made with aji amarillo peppers. The result is uncured, raw fish served with a bright chili sauce, a fusion between Japan`s history of sushi and Peru`s history of ceviche. Try Tiradito this month only at 2nd Language in downtown Evansville! ...

🍯 This month only, try our exclusive Honey Mascarpone Cake! Made with layers of honey olive oil cake and filled with a vanilla mascarpone pastry cream. Served with fresh raspberry sauce and toasted pistachios. ...

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