- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
pork belly chashu, stamina egg, scallions, bean sprouts, black sesame paste, tonkotsu
Delicious food. Felt comfortable with their outdoor dining.
One of my favorite spots for quality time with loved ones
I would argue that this is the best Ramen in the city. I know there are many other great locations but Chaplin is my favorite!
Felt like we were being rushed out from the second we arrived.
Great eve at Chaplin’s - home to some of the best ramen in DC. The ramen was amazeballs, as usual, as was the tori karaage chicken. Strong drinks, a great server, and the best heaters I’ve experienced so far in DC made it a stellar eve.
Always banging and delicious.
We were seated outside but there was a black tent and black fabric enclosure so it felt really dark. Food was served in plastic containers which is not at all environmentally friendly. If you want to eat from here I would recommend just ordering a take-out and eating at home.
Friend wanted to try pho and I had been a few times so thought it would be best location.
We had to wait almost 20 minutes for our table. The service was extremely slow, we did not get any water despite asking for it three times. The Ramen was served in a throw away plastic bowl like it was take out food. The restaurant was extremely cold because the served and guests never closed the door to the patio.
The food was bland, served in take out containers, and they charged us $1 for water
Great place, great experience, great service and great menu
Chaplin’s never disappoints! The service was incredible, the food was delicious and the ambiance was a vibe. We ordered ribs, gyozas, chicken and shrimp shumai, various ramen dishes, the Japanese friend chicken and every dish was so tasty. I’ll be back! Thanks for making our Valentine’s Day dinner amazing.
Great outdoor set up! Our waiter was incredible - tons of positive energy.
Great food and drinks as always. Propane heaters at every outdoor table.
Never disappointed when I dine at chaplins!
Took very good care of us. Thank you!
Great service, great food and the staff is very accommodating. Thank you!
Perfect place to go during the pandemic!! Nice warm heaters outside and yummy veggie ramen!
Outdoor seating only. Food served in plastic to go containers with plastic utensils. Food broth tasted like it was made with Maggi or chicken cube. Not worth the money.
Great atmosphere and food as always!! Loved how they’ve enabled the curtain border on the outside patio to separate the restaurant guests from the street.
We waited 20 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. We were given complimentary warm drinks while we waited, a courtesy that we appreciated while we waited in the cold. Appetizer gyozas were good. Ramen A.S.S. was excellent, as always. My one complaint was actually a huge disappointment. Practically everything used for our meal service was single-use plastic. Plastic to-go containers for appetizers, plastic bowls for every main course, plastic flatware for each course. We try so hard to avoid using single-use plastics in our daily lives that it was really unsettling to see how much plastic was being used at this restaurant. We decided that we will not return until they resume using their normal dish-ware. We really don't want to support the rampant use of plastics like that.
Best pork dumplings ! Service is always spot on . Love this place !
They’ve done a fantastic job adapting to COVID requirements and offered great outdoor dining service!!
Started with some appetizers: pork gyoza, ribs and pork belly, all really good. For drinks we tried the Tokyo tea and Daisy Duke, both really good. We then tried the Ramen with added corn and extra egg, really savory. Overall the food was really good, great friendly staff and good area.
I love it here. It’s always a winner on a cold day!
Chaplin is always great! I celebrated my birthday here with friends, but have been dining here often for the past couple of years now. The staff are always friendly and the manager (or owner?) is always so accommodating. If you like ramen, Chaplin is a sure bet. The ramen offerings (and starters) are so flavorful and filling. My favorite ramen dish is the Chaplin A.S.S., and the pork buns and gyoza never disappoint!
My bf and I always come here from time to time when we’re craving ramen. we love how they have vegan and vegetarian options. we always have a good time when we come here. we also get the veg. spicy miso ramen and get some add-ons. they veggie fried dumplings are BOMB
Been to this restaurant a few times and the experience has always been great. The employees have a great vibe and the restaurant has high energy. Food is always phenomenal even during the pandemic.
Strange and wasteful that everything was served in takeout containers. Definitely made the evening less special. Would have been nice to know about that in advance.
Great experience as usual
Great food and service. The portions seems small with the plastic bowls but the taste was still great.
My favorite place in DC, hands down!! Anytime my friends and I want to get together this is our first pick. The food is incredible - the best ramen you will find in the DC area without a doubt. The staff makes your experience better each time you go. Ari is the absolute best. He truly cares about every single person that walks through the doors, and goes out of his way to make sure you are having a great time. The GM, Gui, is awesome!! He always goes above and beyond and remembers you after just one visit. I have never had anything less than amazing here. If you want a great and fun server - ask for Jake!! He knows his stuff and always has the best food and drink recommendations!
Very reliable all ways friendly service
Great restaurant with a cool vibe! The Ramen however was not authentic japanese. Felt more like a thai-japanese fusion!
Delicious ramen and great service! Grateful for this place, especially on a chilly night :)
Chaplins is the go-to local hangout that has that "We're All Family Here" vibe.
Chaplin does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Chaplin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 644-8806.
Chaplin is rated 4.7 stars by 940 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.