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Chaplin, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Chaplin

4.6
4.6
1507 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Chaplin's Restaurant & Bar is a 1930's style Japanese Ramen House and cocktail bar. Chaplin's Executive Chef and Partner, Myo Htun, is originally from Burma, but was cooking ramen in Japan at a young age. Myo received a blessing from his mentor in Japan after nearly 30 years of cooking in Japan, to come to America and continue to showcase his authentic Ramen and traditional Japanese cuisine. Chaplin's Restaurant demonstrates the aesthetic of a bustling ramen house in Japan in the 1930's silent film era. There is also a large outdoor dining area that is dog friendly. Chaplin's is located in the heart of the Historic Shaw neighborhood. And it is open until last call 7 days a week. Chaplin's received a Plate certification in the Michelin Guide in 2020. And it is located steps from the convention center and popular Logan Circle, 14th street and City Market.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Ramen
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–1:45 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:45 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:45 am Kitchen Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 644-8806
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern
  • Executive chef
    Myo Htun
  • Private party facilities
    Chaplin's serves as a perfect venue for events both large and small. Our restaurant can fit up to 300 guests, and has smaller spaces to accommodate semi-private events. Our Events Packages can be customizable to fit any events needs!
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Cross street
    9th and P NW
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Mt. Vernon/Convention Center - Walk north on 7th Street 3 blocks and take a left on P Street. Chaplin's will be on your rightShaw/Howard - Use the R Street exit, walk south on 8th street towards Rhode Island Ave. Take a right on Rhode Island and then a left on 9th Street NW. Walk south 2 blocks. Chaplin's will be on your left.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • Chappy Brunch Libation Celebration

    Multiple dates available
    -$10 Glasses of Bubbles with free OJ upon request -$12.50 Bloody Mary Cocktails (HALF PRICE REFILLS) -$8.50 Frozen Monkey Cocktails

    Chappy Brunch Libation Celebration Photo

What 1,507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

1,507 Reviews
  1. FamilyBirthdayDinner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were good and strong, food was average (I’ve had better ramen at Jinya), and our server was great. The upstairs ambiance is loud, small, and crowded but as are most restaurants in DC. Might give it another shot and try some different ramen next time.

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  2. RissieM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waitress was kind of blank. The food was okay but nothing we couldn’t have made at home. The place felt “sticky” too. Probably a better bar than restaurant.

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  3. ScottB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, as always. The ramen is perfect, the cocktails divine. Slow. Golf. Clap.

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  4. EstherG

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful service! Very pleased and looking forward to coming back again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, great happy hour!! All of the ramen and appetizers were delicious excellent!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great, but it was hot, crowded, and very loud, so hard to enjoy! Bartender seemed overwhelmed solo-managing the entire room, but handled it well. Weird vibes—not really a restaurant, but not really a bar? Food was delicious but I don’t think I’d ever go back for anything but takeout.

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  7. MelissaF

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Yummy food, but extremely loud and crowded. Our waiter attended to our issue with a broken chair.

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  8. JulieC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not living in the DC area, I had heard about Chaplin’s years ago just never got to check it out until now. I’m so glad I did. I love Ramen and they have great options. Appz are great and the cocktails too. A must visit if you are in DC.

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  9. Food2travel

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Cocktails yummy; food delish. Already think about the next time we will return and who we will bring with us.

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  10. Abcpoet

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reasonably priced and tasty ramen with good vegetarian options. Alas, the broth has MSG which I hadn’t thought to ask about (and I get nasal congestion and headaches from it). Friendly service.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chaplin using the Order Online button. Chaplin also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chaplin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 644-8806.

Chaplin is rated 4.6 stars by 1507 OpenTable diners.

Chaplin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chaplin

1501 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    9th and P NW
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–1:45 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:45 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:45 am Kitchen Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian, Ramen
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Mt. Vernon/Convention Center - Walk north on 7th Street 3 blocks and take a left on P Street. Chaplin's will be on your rightShaw/Howard - Use the R Street exit, walk south on 8th street towards Rhode Island Ave. Take a right on Rhode Island and then a left on 9th Street NW. Walk south 2 blocks. Chaplin's will be on your left.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern
  • Executive chef
    Myo Htun
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 644-8806
  • Private party facilities
    Chaplin's serves as a perfect venue for events both large and small. Our restaurant can fit up to 300 guests, and has smaller spaces to accommodate semi-private events. Our Events Packages can be customizable to fit any events needs!
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