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.

JULY FEATURES

Birria Ramen — 14.95

Chuck roast stewed in tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and smoky seasonings. Severed with red cabbage, cilantro, onions, corn, radish and a lime wedge.

The Sangria Peach — 8.95

Summer peaches poached in a house-made sangria. Topped with Pangea’s French Vanilla gelato and a warm raspberry compote.

The Black Diamond — 10

Martinin made with house infused orange Montenegro, Hendricks gin.

Montenegro — 9

Single Pour of house infused orange Montenegro.

Summer Mandarin Salad — 9.95

Hydroponic bibb lettuce, red onion, carrots, edamame, mandarin oranges, candied pecans with an agave vinaigrette

Tuna Appetizer — 13.95

seared ahi tuna, with sesame seeds, green onion, ponzu sauce served on fried wontons finished with a lemon emulsion.

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

A CUISINE FEATURING A BLEND OF VIBRANT ASIAN FLAVORS.

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.

INSPIRED BY GLOBAL FLAVORS. INFLUENCED BY EUROPEAN PASTRIES.

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.

☀️ The sun is shining and we're seating guests outside! On the patio, you will receive table-side service, while sitting on our beautiful concrete or bistro tables! 🥢
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🍜 And if you want to beat the heat, our dining room is always ready for you! Inside you will be surrounded by S.E. Asian art, colors, and staple pieces of architecture and design that are sure to add a little flare to any lunch or dinner! 🍹
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🍜 Your reviews inspire and elevate everything we do! This review by our amazing customer Noah perfectly encapsulates our mission of 2nd. Language!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Don’t often write reviews, but was thoroughly impressed with my visit to 2nd Language and wanted to share. Overall the atmosphere was great. Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. My fiancé is vegan, and we knew going in there would be options for her - but she always has plenty of questions too. The waitress did a really good job laying out the menu and pointing her in the right direction, which was greatly appreciated. Most importantly the food was excellent. Our group wanted to try a bit of everything, and honestly loved every item we had. I started off with the pork belly steamed buns and worked my way to the Tan Tan ramen (super flavorful!) I especially loved the Hot Asian Chicken Sando though - we actually got it for a few of us to share, but after the first bite I wanted it all to myself! Oh, and leave room for dessert… believe me when I say the Honey Toast is to die for. SO GOOD! Already planning our next visit." - Noah
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🥩 A lunch menu exclusive, our Southeast Asian Steak Chimichurri!
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🌏 Marinated then chargrilled flank steak garnished with our house-made Asian Chimichurri Sauce served with a side of steamed rice!
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🍜 We are now taking reservations for our 3rd Ramen Experience on June 25th from 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM! This monthly event is meant for those looking to take a step into a new cuisine with the proper guidance by trained chefs!
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👨‍🍳 During the Ramen Experience, you will be immersed into the art of ramen through a guided presentation that focuses on the history, etiquette, influences, and process of crafting Ramen. During the presentation, you will be given our house broths, noodles, sauces, unique toppings, and oils to create flavors your palette has never experienced.
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🎁 This event will be $50, paid at the time of reservation. The reservation includes an appetizer sampler, Ramen tasting and creation, and a $15 gift card to immerse yourself into our menu during your next visit!
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There will be a $50 Cancellation fee to make up for scheduling, our teams time preparing, and the perishability of the ingredients used during the event.
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🇹🇭 Have you tried our house-made Thai sausage yet?!
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🥬 Our chefs take delicious house-made Thai sausage, a vegetable medley, yuzu mayo, green onions, all laid atop aquaponic bibb lettuce, made locally by APE Aquaponics!
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💛 This bite-sized app is sure to become one of your new favorite appetizers!
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🌮 Our Birria Ramen, influenced by Birria Tacos found in the Jalisco Region of Mexico's Birria turns your tastebuds on their head! We take all of the amazing ingredients and staple pieces of Birria and put our Ramen spin on it!
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🇲🇽 This dish is for anyone who loves the savory yet fresh flavors from across the border!
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💛 Today, this dish is enjoyed everywhere due to its exploding popularity, but we can guarantee, and we are so excited to bring such a unique dish to our home in Evansville!
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🥃 Our bartenders have created this beautiful blend of pistachio infused Old Forester whisky, lemon raspberry shrub, lemon juice, egg white, and coined it "Nutty Professor!" 🍋
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Come downtown and sip on all of our crafted cocktails and get a taste of all of the talent that we have curated! We have THE MOST PASSIONATE team and we are proud of every dish, drink, and dessert that they create and curate!
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🍯 Our bakers have done it again with this cute Hazelnut Lavender Cake! 🥮
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👩‍🍳 Scratch made, our bakers brown butter to add rich nutty and caramel notes to the already decadent hazelnut cake, and then plate with a lavender cream and lemon curd to create your perfect blend of flavor with every bite! 🍋
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OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER: TUE - THURS 11-2 & 4-9, FRI - SAT 11-2 & 4-10
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