It was good food, service could have been better. We were forgotten a lot. The waiter took care of a drink to recover that however it would have been a better dinner if service was better. Other than that great place and food was amazing.
As always, the service and food were excellent. I recommend Chaplin for all occasions whether that be a date night, business dinner, catch-up with friends, etc.
I would definitely recommend their hot pot experience if you have been before but would like to have a different experience. The bartenders, servers, and management are all really friendly and attentive. I will continue to happy hour here every week as it is my favorite neighborhood spot :)
It was my first visit during restaurant week . It was very busy and energetic (loud). I enjoyed the Dan Dan men
Went at 4pm on a Saturday with a reservation. I'm really glad we made one as there would've been a wait. The ramen is absolutely fantastic and the best I've had in DC. The ever popular "The Cure" cocktail was also a nice treat as it's topped with rosemary the server sets on fire for display. The overall ambiance is nice if you're fortunate enough to get seating upstairs as they play Chaplin movies on a loop throughout the second floor. Downstairs, the tables are cramped and the bar is very loud so not the most ideal spot for a date, but the food, service, and drinks are all top notch!
Great food! Server was very friendly and helpful with helping us order the right spice level and amount of food! Love the artwork and the vibe! Plus amazing cocktail selection!
Great date night spot! Food and ambiance are perfect - would recommend for young couples or groups as the music can be a little loud.
Drinks aren’t nearly as good as the food and worry more about being ‘creative’ than they do about how they taste. Stop torching rosemary at the table. It smells weird and doesn’t add anything to the experience but does smell across the whole restaurant.
The ramen here is wonderful and the drinks are fun. It’s a loud atmosphere. It’s fun for a friends night out.
Everything on the menu at Chaplin's is amazing and each time I discover something new. This time I tried the strawberry parfait and it was amazing!! Their food is flavorful and made with the freshest ingredients. Every meal is a treat!
Love this place and go often. Food took too long tonight but overall still great and I will go back.
Staple spot but the service is a hit or miss. Busy Sunday afternoon that cleared out and our waiter took a while to get to us and was also overly chatty and hard to understand. Great place for pets on the patio and they did a nice job with bringing us water and doggo treats.
Food and happy hour wine prices were wonderful.
Made a 7:30 reservation with my partner for an aniversary dinner and wasn't seated for over an hour. After standing in the way of the servers for 45 minutes, we were finally told we could sit on the patio as we waited for our table. The shrimp gyoza tasted store-bought and microwaved and the silken tofu, while refreshing, was humble and unimpressive.
When we were finally seated and ordered ramen at 8:40, we were too tired and frustated to have much fun. The food was fast and the servers were responsive, but the experience left a sour taste in both of our mouths. I might go back with a friend, but date night is off the table. Really disappointed.
Really good food and good service relatively cheap. It was pretty busy. Overall a good girls night
Service was very slow on Sunday as I believe they were short staffed
My husband and I love Chaplin’s. We live across the street and go all the time. The food and service is superb! Love taking our out of town friends, family and clients there. :)
Great service, and AMAZING food!!! I would definitely go again. Great vegetarian selection as well. Big fan of the spiked dumplings!
Overall a good place to eat! Food was excellent and the drinks were unique. The only reason it’s not 100% is I requested champagne in a note via open table to be at the table or delivered to the table since it was my anniversary. Then a host even called me to confirm the reservation and I told them again that I requested it...but still never was brought to the table even after mentioning while we were there, which was disappointing BUT overall, it was a good place to eat.
Chaplin’s is our go to spot and our “anniversary tradition.” Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful service.
Extremely pleased with the dining experience and quality of the food. I will be back soon.
Favorite Place. Great for vegan options.
Happy hour is excellent. All things yummy
Everything was delicious! It was a very nice place to eat on Christmas Eve
Amazing food and amazing people who work there
Chaplin's has become a standard favorite. The ramen is some of the best in the district!
Ordered gluten free and they brought out regular noodles. Didn’t realize until too late. And they didn’t seem too apologetic.
Overall the experience was awesome. The food was excellent and service was fast. It’s a tad dark in there, but still great for a date spot!
We went there to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and it was amazing! From the moment we walked in we felt this place was special. The hostess was great! Our waitress (Charlotte) provided fantastic service! The food was delicious. We highly recommend this place and look forward to going back! Thanks Chaplin for the wonderful service!
Amazing. Best staff and food around.
Pretty annoyed because I get the same order there every time. This waitress wouldn't let me substitute items in my dish without a fee. Ended up with a bowl of noodles and broth.
Great food always pleased with food and no wait with a reservation
Always a favorite place to unwind after work. They have great ramen and drinks!
Always enjoy the food
Service was very slow
Great meal and our server was amazing!
I highly recommend their tonkatsu ramen. And if you go during Happy Hour they have great cocktail specials.
Good value for a food and drinks, we were on the first floor . It was a little cold and noisy
Everything was alright. Their special Chaplin ramen was alright. Pork Bun/Lettuce Wrap Platter was alright. Karaage was the only thing exceptional.
Recommended by wife’s boss during our weekend in Washington DC. Went for drinks the first night. Atmosphere, drinks, and bartender service was so great we decided to set a reservation for dinner the next night. Could only get a late dinner reservation but we took it. Arrived an hour plus early so we had a drink and they worked us in early. Ordered more than we should have, but everything was delicious. Gyoza, pork belly, edamame, Chaplin ramen, and pork ribs. Good thing we were walking back to our hotel.
We’re looking forward to returning to DC and Chaplin’s. Ambience and decor was charming and unique. Service by all staff was excellent. Drinks are creative, unique, and delicious. Menu was delicious with a wide selection. Not a bad choice from our selection as well as what we observed. Price was very affordable. Outdoor seating with gas heaters and thick warm throws. Great Japanese fusion.
Love Chaplins! Always have a great time when I’m there. Please get the vegetarian miso. You will not be disappointed
Food and drinks were great, but it was overly hot in the upstairs area
Ramen was really good - our table was next to the elevator which sort of ruined the ambiance but otherwise great place!