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.

FEATURES

Fall Harvest

Roasted pumpkin ramen with seasonal squash, baby corn, red cabbage, bok choy, and Chashu Pork.

Cucumber and Daikon Salad — 8.50

Sliced salted cucumbers, pickled Daikon radish, fried shoestring butternut squash, creamy Asian vingrette dressing (vegan)

Add ons
Soy Protein — 4
Chashu chicken or Karaage chicken — 6
4oz seared Ahi Tuna — 9
6oz steak — 9

Tofu

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.

London Calling — 13

Earl Grey Infused Plantation 3-Star, Oloroso Sherry, Vanilla Bean Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters.

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.

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed today and tomorrow for lunch so our team can be with their families.
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🧡 Since we opened last year, our goal has been to bring some of the best global offerings, from a blend of vibrant Asian flavors to unique desserts, into one innovative cultural hub in the heart of downtown Evansville. We can't thank you enough for your support. We are truly grateful!
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🫶 Enjoy the holiday, and we'll see you Friday for dinner!
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#HappyThanksgiving #Taste2ndLanguage #2ndLanguageRamen
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🍷 Nuthin’ like mulled wine syrup to warm you up this season!
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🫦 We make it in house and then mix it with Banhez Mezcal, Savage & Cooke Lip Service Rye, housemade bitters and a herbsaint rinse.
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👉 It’s called the Oh! Sweet Nuthin’, but we think this drink is somethin’.
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😍 Two words: HONEY TOAST!
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🍞 This over-the-top dessert is made with soft and fluffy Japanese Milk Bread that's baked at our Pizzeria next door daily. We toast it, then cover it with miso butterscotch and a drizzle of honey, and serve it with scratch made vanilla gelato and seasonal fruit. What you get is a delicious and decadent dessert!
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🍯 It’s made to share but may be too good to.
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🍜 Don't miss your chance at our Fall Harvest Ramen!
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🎃 We infuse our housemade vegetable broth with pumpkin, which adds a general sweetness and creaminess. Paired with the seasonal squash, baby corn, red cabbage, bok choy, and Chashu pork, it’s an explosion of flavors in each bite.
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🍂 Available only through the end of this month at 2nd Language.
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🌱 Vegan friends and fans of our Vegan Ramen, we have cool news! We’re excited to introduce a new protein option: Tofu!
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👨‍🍳 It’s immersed in a southeast Asian marinade that consists of garlic, ginger, Douchi, and Gochujang. This gives it a sweet, earthy flavor. Then, it’s battered and deep fried.
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🍜 Add it to our Vegan Ramen or any dish as your protein choice!
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Nuthin’ like mulled wine syrup to warm you up this season! We make it in house and then mix it with Banhez Mezcal, Savage & Cooke Lip Service Rye, housemade bitters and a herbsaint rinse. It’s called the Oh! Sweet Nuthin’, but we think this drink is somethin’. ...

🥗 Our new Cucumber and Daikon Salad is light, refreshing, and satiating!
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🥒 It's made with fresh, flavorful greens, sliced salted cucumbers, pickled Daikon radish, fried shoestring butternut squash, and a creamy housemade vegan Asian vinaigrette dressing.
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🎉 We can't do what we do without our incredible team, and Drew has been an integral part of it since the beginning with Pangea Kitchen almost 7 years ago. That's why we are so excited to announce his promotion to General Manager of 2nd Language Ramen.
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💛 Drew went from running the front counter at Pangea Kitchen to managing the bar, teaching himself everything he could about bartending and being voted best bartender in Evansville shortly after. With the opening of 2nd Language, Drew designed the bar service area, created the cocktail program, and has been running the bar since our opening.
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👏 We know he'll take the same passion and dedication to running the restaurant, and look forward to him using his excellent customer service skills, unmatched creativity and leadership skills to move 2nd Language to the next level!
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