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2 Nixons

Charleston

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2 Nixons

Charleston

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G
28 December 2019

Best Ramen in Charleston hands down

L
22 December 2019

Amazing food, amazing local ingredients and a chef whose excitement is infectious. I have taken several friends to Proof and they all loved what Jeffrey does

C
13 December 2019

I've traveled abroad in Asia several times and love me some good hearty ramen bowls. The best thing about ramen is you can go ultra fancy or good old hearty classical and it works. So 2 Nixons is on the higher end of the spectrum. This last trip we had the grandma (picture submitted) and the ginger shiitake mushroom (which is vegetarian). Grandma's had pork belly, little mushroom slices, lightly pickled tomatoes and cucumbers. My wife's ginger shiitake was prepared similarly, but minus the pork belly. Her ramen was very earthy and wholesome. I honestly preferred her bowl over mine, but they were both delicious. So I have nothing to complain about with 2 Nixons except for maybe the price. It is a little on the high side, but with the quality of the ingredients, the preparation and presentation. That makes this little bowl of awesomness totally worth it. I'll see you guys back at Proof really soon! More...

M
13 December 2019

Their ginger/shittake ramen was ON POINT!! I'm a huge fan of their food. I had a saffron broth ramen once and I MISS IT! !! Looking forward to an oyster ramen that they're thinking about doing, that I hope they do!! More...

D
13 December 2019

This is NOT a restaurant. It's a pop-up/food truck that shows up to other bars to offer food. They change locations and you can keep up via Facebook.

L
30 August 2019

Amazing food the ramen will roll your socks up and down

M
20 August 2019

That saffron broth ramen is to die for. So sad that it's $$$, but their food is wonderful! Haven't been disappointed yet!

B
22 May 2019

the Ramen is out of this world!

S
25 April 2019

One of the absolute BEST ramen joints on the planet. Chef is a genius. However, only available on select days mainly weekends which is a huge bummer for those traveling to Charleston during the week.

T
17 April 2019

DON'T EVER TRY THIS RESTAURANT!! OWNER RUDE!!!!!!!!!!! BIG YUCK!

A
10 February 2019

Awesome Ramen and an awesome Moscow mule! Cool spot! Get there early!

S
4 February 2019

2 Nixons has the best ramen in Charleston and its not ever close. I often go to lunch at collective coffee to grab some of their ramen or you can go for dinner at Proof. I can't wait for them to get their own spot but for now i go to every one of their pop ups that I can. The ramen is unbeatable More...

L
20 January 2019

The Tonkotsu it was delicious... this is the place to go when you have a ramen cravings...! They do ramen right. Never had pickles or malted mushrooms but let me telll you , it’s perfect

B
19 September 2018

I have been going too 2Nixons pop ups for nearly three years now and have always been a big fan of everything Jeff does! He puts in incredible amount of love and passion into the highest quality ingredients! Keep on crushing it my friend! More...

F
8 September 2018

9/7/18Pop-up at Proof! Raaaaaamennnn! We fooled around and fell in love! We complimented our server on the very well developed and delicious broth and he replied "thanks! We smash the crap out of a lot of crab shells to bring the flavor".  (Insert laugh emoji) That broth, those perfectly cooked ramen noodles, the tasty tender pork belly, those pickled veggies, that delightful egg, that well composed bowl of love has me craving it for breakfast! I want more now! Get that bowl! We will be back and I highly recommend! More...

S
29 August 2018

2Nixons is the Best Ramen I have had since I lived in Japan

L
23 August 2018

Best ramen in Chucktown!!!

C
16 July 2018

I’ve been going to 2Nixons for close to 2 years now and it is, in my humble opinion, the best food in Charleston. It’s not cheap, because its against Jeffery’s religion to make cheap sh*t. If it goes in his food, it’s the best ingredient you can find in a 5 state radius, and he knows exactly what he’s doing with it. If you want a big, cheap burger with everything on it, go to Wendy’s. If you want the best burger in your life, ever, go to 2 Nixons. If you want cheap ramen, go to the dollar store. If you want noodles that will make you question your relationship status, go to 2 Nixons. And when in doubt, order the whole menu, twice. Whatever you don’t eat, tell him to save for me. If you think I’m exaggerating, come find me, and see me eat it all for yourself. More...

D
15 July 2018

Words cant describe my feelings on this one so I made an ASCII to express my titillation of the chef's cooking. 80000D---------( {i} ) Yeah, it was like that I had a grass feed cow at my uncle's barn the other week in MD. The taste of the meat was almost uncanny compare to their meat. Their $15 burger is worth it, believe me. More...

B
7 July 2018

This Ramen is unbelievable. Additionally, they do different extra options every pop up, and I have yet to be disappointed. The burgers are some of the best in town. Don’t miss this place. More...

C
30 June 2018

Had the Newburg burger today. Awesome. Mushroom ketchup sounded kind of not good but when they explained it was a mushroom reduction. It was delicious. Put them on your must try list this summer. More...

E
8 January 2018

Just ate at 2 Nixons for the fourth time. Each experience has been equally awesome and delicious (and I say that as someone who just had the pleasure/privilege of spending 2 1/2 weeks eating my way across Japan). Already looking forward to our next 2 Nixons experience! Arigatou gozaimasu! More...

J
23 December 2017

Caught them at Craft Conundrum! Super nice, and they brought it inside for us to eat with our beer. (Mazemen 4.5 stars): with pickled mushrooms, cucumber, corn, scallions, radish, and runny egg. Perfectly chewy noodles. Refreshing and savory all at once. Bonus, it's veg!We were going to get second dinner so only got 1 ramen but wanted to try their broth, which they were nice enough to let us try! Chicken miso based, with a depth of funk from maybe seaweed or mushrooms? Really addictive and perfect for the weather. More...

A
9 December 2017

Delicious ramen! I had 2 Nixons while they were serving at Craft Conundrum in West Ashley. I ordered the turkey and bacon miso ramen: confit pork shoulder, Abrose farms eggs, malted mushroom, sweet corn, aged bamboo, and collards. I ordered the ramen mild, not spicy. The portion was huge and delicious. The chef was kind and provided great service.The only suggestions I have for improvement would be to use a little less salt in the broth and have forks available for those like myself who have no hand dexterity for chopsticks. More...

M
26 November 2017

Yes, finally had the pleasure of eating 2 Nixons ramen while they were at a local brewery. Love that this location had it's indoor kitchen that they let food trucks and pop ups serve, like this Friday night. The menu tonight had 3 appetizers, and 2 main ramen dishes. We ordered the chicken Yakitori and then 1 each of the ramen dishes. The chicken Yakitori was made up of 4 small bites of tender chicken with a mild sauce. I wanted more.But then the ramen bowls showed up and we were amazed at the colorful beauty of the ingrediants. One was smoked turkey neck ramen and the other was roasted sunchoke ramen. The broths in each were so rich and tasty, but the vegetables atop the ramen made the whole combination spectacular. Both bowls had malted mushrooms, sweet corn, egg and then more. I was so glad to enjoy their ramen this night, it was more than what I expected. The only negative I dare speak were the prices, I just thought at $15 & $16.50 per bowl they were slightly over priced. But I understand, as that goes with the concept & uniqueness of what 2 Nixons brings to the food world. Plus they attempt to utilize local farms for their food sources. Good food! Follow them on FB to find their next pop up. Then GO! More...

C
24 October 2017

Their ramen game is on point! I was so excited to find them at Charles Towne Fermentory and the plan was to get the ramen and the smash burger. The ramen was amazing. I loved the broth and the fixins. The corn is a great additional because it adds sweetness and crunch. I had to keep yanking the spoon out of manfriend's hand. My only complaint was that I wanted more. Manfriend is into burgers so he was excited to try the smash burger. Not sure why it's called that and I'll have to ask next time. The burger was good, but it didn't make me want to order it again. Not sure if that's because the ramen is top notch or if the burger was just blah. I will say the bun was really soft and really good which is important! On a recent trip, we tried chicken yakitori and Brussels along with two bowls of ramen. The yakitori was tender and had a good flavor. However, $7 a pop was steep for me. I'm glad I tasted it, but I doubt I try it again. The Brussels were a mixed bag for the table. I thought they were tasteless except for the kick of the spicy. Others thought they were great. I won't order again. I'll be back to order all the ramen I can slurp down! More...

E
13 October 2017

I had the pleasure of tasting some of 2 Nixons dishes at their pop up at Craft Conundrum a few weeks ago and the food was phenomenal. You can tell Chef Jeffrey is very passionate about his dishes and he does a great job of explaining the process that goes into each one. He explains how much time and love goes into every ingredient, so it just makes you drool before you even eat!The first dish I tried was the tempura late summer squash. Apparently they do different variations of tempura depending on the season, and the summer squash was just perfect. Their yuzu mayo had a bright citrus flavor that really complemented the tempura.One of 2 Nixons signature dishes is their ramen. The variety of pickled and fresh vegetables made for interesting pops of flavors and textures. The broth was very rich and definitely complex. If you're looking for comfort food, this ramen definitely fits the bill!Last, but certainly not least, I tried the Squeeze Burger. The simplicity of this burger is the reason why it shines. The cheddar is perfectly melted, the meat is juicy, and the sauce is the perfect complement to the burger. I would get this burger over and over again!Keep your eye on their instagram so you can find out where they will pop up next! It's a must-try and a fun way to mix up your normal restaurant routine. More...

A
6 August 2017

Can't get enough of this mix of Maryland and Japanese cooking! The crabs we had to today at Bowen's Island were phenomenal. Looking forward to the next pop up event! More...

R
16 July 2017

This is the coolest concept. It's a pop up, which means that they go set up at different places and sell food, kind of like a food truck, without the truck. Follow them on facebook to see where they'll be. The whole menu, like 10 things, are all basically Ramen or pho. They were at Craft Conundrum, so we stopped to try them out. We got the dark roast Ramen (something like that), which was a cold Ramen with pork and a soft boiled egg inside. I've never had cold soup other than gazpacho, but my husband ordered it from the suggestion of the guy making it. We got it to go. It's $15, but the portion is huge. There was enough for my husband and I to split. It was so good. The pork was delicious. The yolk from the egg was runny and mixed well with the noodles. The liquid was well flavored. We will definitely try this place again and look forward to trying something new. More...

R
15 July 2017

I got to check these guys out today at craft conundrum West Ashley. Got some ramen to go. Watching them cook outside is truly a neat experience. It reminds me of the type of street side cooking I've seen on bizarre foods in Thailand and other ramen serving countries. We had a dark roast pork ramen served chilled . We got it to go and ate it at home. A single serving was enough for both of us with a little left over. Flavors in the broth were really great and had a very wonderful distinct flavor. The pork confit was so soft and tender I wish I had more but to be honest that was my own portioning splitting it up at home. The veggies Inside were a nice addition, with the corn having a sweet flavor and the tomatoes having a zesty type of flavor to them. I will have to try them again in the future. Definitely one of the must haves in Charleston. More...

J
10 July 2017

Wife and I came to this Beer place called Craft Conundrum. They have a beer list which will rival anywhere we've been. We ordered Ramen and had a few snacks. The main guy doing the noodles had a huge line of people  but was nice and tried to help us decide on what to order. They even brought us our food. It was the most delicious thing I've eaten in Charleston. The flavors were insane and I can't wait for their next event. More...

K
24 June 2017

I've been eating 2 Nixons since the first week their pop-ups started. The ramen is AMAZING and the menu is constantly changing, which I'm a fan of. In my experience, they have the only ramen worth having in Charleston. The broth is always phenomenal. I really appreciate how much pride the chef takes in his work. He is a nice guy in general so feel free to chat with him. Check them out at Craft Conundrum in West Ashley. Arrive early as they are known to sell out. The ramen is pricey but considering how good it is and the fact that the chef chooses to support Charleston farmers and use local ingredients, I'd say it's worth it. I want to try the elusive burger but I haven't been able to pass up the ramen yet. One day. More...

A
12 May 2017

SO GOOD. We'd had our eyes on them since we moved down here and finally caught them at Two Blokes. Totally blew us away. We had the bulgogi yakitori, which was super tasty, and the 'Nduja ramen, served cold, which was exploding with flavor. Had a great level of spice, the noodles were tasty, and the gooey egg and pork belly were both perfection. I will now be making it a mission to try each kind of ramen they do. More...

S
17 February 2017

I tried 2Nixons at a pop up at Craft Conundrum in West Ashley a while back (randomly) and I'm so glad I did! Although the menu is limited (understandably), the dishes themselves are so packed full of flavor and yumminess that it more than makes up for the lack of options. I tried the Okonomiyaki which he did in a waffle iron, and it was so tasty! I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it blew me away. I would best describe it as Japanese comfort food with an American twist (thanks to the waffle iron). It was topped with all sorts of goodies (sorry I don't remember the details right now, but I want to say there was like brussels sprouts and cabbage and bacon (I mean, come on, so good!). The Kimchi Burger was quite a contender as well. A really thick, seasoned beef patty, cooked to a perfect medium rare, oozing with sharp cheddar cheese sauce, homemade pickles and kimchi. I think I may have blacked out for a second after taking my first bite. I know his menu changes often, and you can bet I'll be back to try out some of the ramen in the future! More...

C
6 February 2017

2 Nixons deserves way more credit than they receive. In my opinion they have some of the best food in Charleston and easily the best Ramen. Prepare for mazeman ramen to blue crab ramen to chicken/pork standards. Creative and delicious. I'm not a burger eater but apparently theirs is incredible. You may even see them tweet out a special menu that you need to reserve ahead of time. I think they did a big old steak or two this way.Do yourself a favor and find out which bar/brewery they are at and enjoy. My wife thinks in particular that their egg is the best egg she's ever eaten. Great pop-up and hopefully they open a restaurant right next to my house one day so I can eat there more often. More...

S
26 January 2017

Finally got a chance to check out 2 Nixons at a pop up they did at Proof. If you know how much I love Proof, you know this was a perfect pairing for me. I sneaked a peak at the menu on FB before the dinner and was dead set on the lobster ramen. After confidently ordering with merely a glance at the menu (my mind was made up in advance), I was promptly notified that the ramen did not contain lobster, but rather was a lobster broth base. I had a brief moment of disappointment, but quickly changed my tune as I realized I was still getting ramen.The ramen came out pretty quickly and I've got to give it up to the guys from 2 Nixons. Ramen is a delicate and complicated dish. To be able to execute it so well in an array of make shift kitchens all around town is pretty impressive. After tasting the lobster broth, I lost any resemblance of disappointment I may have had. In this giant bowl, you could also find the regular suspects of pork confit, a soft boiled egg, pickles, corn, scallions, and mushrooms. Everything was perfect together and I was tempted to get a side order of noodles to keep this dish alive, but honestly I was full after digging to the bottom. More...

K
12 December 2016

I've heard about these guys for a while and finally had their food at a pop-up dinner at craft conundrum last Saturday. Best ramen I've ever had in charleston and I might be insta-addicted! I ordered the shiitake mushroom ramen bowl. It was warm, flavorful, and packed full of all the goodies (carrots, egg, red peas, kimchi, corn) The noodles are obviously homemade and super fresh and doughy.Apparently they are at craft conundrum on Wednesdays and Saturdays and at Two Blokes on Fridays. More...

K
29 November 2016

2 Nixons recently did a pop-up at one of my favorite Charleston bars, Craft Conundrum. Our ramen was made PERFECTLY and was just enough to split. It helped that we had a melty-center brownie as dessert as well.The chef here is very accommodating and worked with our unique diets and tastes. Two in our group try to stay vegan and the chef knew exactly how the make the ramen vegan-friendly. There were lots of options to customize your bowl, although their recipe is really the height of perfection. More...

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