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.


Tom Yum Soup —

The soup base is made with shrimp, spicy thai chili, and sour citrus. Served with white rice, bok choy, pickled onions, beech mushrooms, tender juicy shrimp and a large tiger prawn, and garnished with cilantro, thai basil, and a lime wedge.


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 in Red Wine Sause

Japanese Cheesecake with Mulled Red Wine Sauce

Warm spiced red wine sauce perfect for the holiday season.

Valentine’s Day Drink —

Jeptha Creed Blueberry Vodka, Sparking Berry Sake, lemon juice, grenadine, and topped with soda

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.

🍣 Our Ahi Tuna is perfectly seared and cooked to perfection, with a crispy exterior and a tender, melt-in-your-mouth center! It`s served with a ponzu sauce, made with soy sauce and bright citrus, to elevate the flavor. We can serve it gluten free as well.
🍋 If you order the entree, be sure to squeeze the charred lemon wedge for the same sweet and sour effect. It`s great as an appetizer or an addition to any salad, too!

🍸 Join us at our craft cocktail bar! The atmosphere is cozy and elegant, and our mixologists use the finest ingredients and techniques to create delicious and inventive cocktails that are sure to impress. As a matter of fact, almost all of our infusions and flavorings are made in house!
🍹 Have you had one of our signature drinks? Which one is your favorite?
🥃 This is the Nutty Professor, which is crafted with a house made pistachio infused bourbon, raspberry lemon shrub, lemon juice, and egg white.

Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of our Japanese Matcha Cheesecake! This dessert is the perfect balance of both sweet AND earthy flavors. It’s paired with a tart lemon curd and a sweet white chocolate sauce, and the two sauces really take it in a different direction and to the next level! Try it this month for a limited time only. ...

💨 Whew, what a storm! We’re sorry to announce that we will be closed for dinner tonight due to power outages. We hope to reopen tomorrow for lunch and will keep you posted here. Thanks for understanding! ...

Creating vibrant, new dishes for you is our passion! This is our Asian Buffalo Bao Bun, now available at 2nd Language. We coat our Karage chicken in house-made Asian hot sauce and garnish with yuzu mayo and green onions. It`s spicy and sweet and delicious! ...

🍜 Our Signature Smoked Ramen is a classic, and a great place to start if you`re new to ramen! It`s made with Tonkotsu soup, which is a creamy pork bone broth, and a shio base, which is clear broth soup, seasoned with salt. We add meltingly tender cold smoked chashu pork belly, napa cabbage, green onion, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, sweet corn, and a soft egg. Oh, and noodles, of course. Lots of noodles. ...

🇹🇭 Tom Yum soup is a popular dish from Central Thailand, and it`s a must try! It`s bold yet light, and bursting with layer upon layer of flavor.
🍲 The soup base is made from shrimp, spicy thai chili, and sour citrus. We serve it with white rice, bok choy, pickled onions, beech mushrooms, tender juicy shrimp and a large tiger prawn, and garnish with cilantro, thai basil, and a lime wedge. Get it now at 2nd Language!

🥗 Our Sesame Miso Salad is light, but filling, and full of texture and bold flavors! It`s made with locally grown aquaponic greens, purple cabbage, julienned carrots, red peppers, radish, fried shallots, black sesame seeds and topped with our house miso ginger dressing.
🥕 What you get is an explosion of colors, flavors, and crunch! Add your choice of protein, like chicken or Ahi Tuna. We also have tofu for those who prefer.

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