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The Best Ramen in Washington D.C.

The OpenTable Team

The nation's capital has long been known as one of the best places in America to get a wide variety of great cuisines. The best ramen in D.C. is a standout in the restaurant scene, taking full advantage of the diverse range of flavors and influences that make up the city to create a delicious style all its own. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in D.C. heading out to when they have a craving for delicious ramen? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've researched and collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the best ramen in D.C., selected by OpenTable's most expert and seasoned diners. With a multitude of ramen restaurants set up to feed the hungry power-brokers, professionals, diplomats, and locals that make up the D.C. dining scene, there is a style for everyone to be found within the capital city. Choose one of these spots and enjoy a great ramen dinner in D.C. tonight!

Restaurants:Asia Nine Bar and Lounge, Momofuku CCDC, Izakaya (2F) - No Ramen
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Asian, Contemporary American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Downtown
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Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
1,416 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quick Bite
This trendy eatery in Downtown D.C. is the perfect spot for a ramen dinner after a day of sightseeing. It's within walking distance of The Mall, Ford's Theater, Capitol One Arena, Read more

Momofuku CCDC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,896 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The acclaimed chef David Chang's fabled Washington D.C. restaurant features innovative, creative Asian-American cuisine. Right off of I Street in the heart of downtown D.C., MomofuRead more
89% recommended
Contemporary American in District of Columbia

Izakaya (2F) - No Ramen

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
1,563 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This location is actually two restaurants - Izakaya and Daikaya ramen. Diners can guess which spot has the ramen dishes. Daikaya features some of the best ramen in D.C. All DaikayaRead more
91% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Perrys

$$$$·Japanese·
Adams Morgan
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fun
Perry's has long been a favorite for Japanese food in the hip Adams Morgan neighborhood. In nice weather, head out early to enjoy Perry's excellent rooftop bar. This lively spot feRead more
96% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,351 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
The Bethesda outpost of this healthy-eating favorite boasts one of the best ramen dishes in D.C. The Dashi ramen bowl has gluten-free sweet potato glass noodles, grilled portobelloRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Umaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
225 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
This lively downtown Japanese pub is a short walk away from Capitol One Arena and several of Washington's best museums. Visitors to Umaya will find some of the best ramen in D.C. aRead more
87% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

TenPenh - Tysons

$$$$·Asian·
Tysons Corner / McLean
587 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Head out to Tyson's Corner in nearby McLean to grab some of D.C.'s best ramen. TenPenh's Tyson's corner spot is the new location of a downtown favorite. The menu is full of creativRead more
87% recommended
Asian in Washington, D.C. Area

Toryumon Japanese House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
44 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
This is the perfect spot for a ramen meal after visiting the grounds of the White House. The headquarters of the government is only a few blocks away from this Japanese favorite. TRead more
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Sushi Rock

$$$$·Asian·
Arlington
707 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
For visitors heading up to Arlington to visit the Cemetery or one of this suburb's other attractions, Sushi Rock is an excellent option for some top ramen. Sushi Rock is a combinatRead more
91% recommended
Asian in Washington, D.C. Area

Sea Pearl

$$$$·Seafood·
Fairfax
1,957 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
This elegant restaurant and lounge in Falls Church features some of the best seafood and best ramen in D.C. in one of its most delightful settings. Head in for some of the Sea PearRead more
81% recommended
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,701 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
Visitors to the D.C. suburbs that are looking for a healthy meal to balance out a trip full of heavy eating should stop into this health-forward restaurant. True Food has a focus oRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Kizuna

$$$$·Japanese·
Tysons Corner / McLean
154 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fun
For some superb sake and cocktails with a bowl of ramen, Kizuna is the place to go. This energetic Tyson's Corner place is a favorite of good-time D.C. professionals. They enjoy soRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Okada Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Ashburn
100 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
In the heart of the trendy Virginia suburb named Ashburn is Okada Japanese restaurant. This upscale and welcoming spot features one of the best ramen menus in the D.C. area. For peRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Haikan

$$$$·Ramen·
Shaw
305 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Haikan - which translates to “pipe works” in Japanese and takes its name from the building it resides in - is the sister restaurant of D.C. favorite Daikaya. Both deliver some of tRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area

Iron Chef House

$$$$·Japanese·
Fairfax
35 reviews
The D.C. establishment of a Brooklyn favorite, the Iron Chef House brings traditional Japanese dining to the suburb of Fairfax. Diners sit in an elegant, modern atmosphere to enjoyRead more
100% recommended

Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,714 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
This fun bistro restaurant is close to George Washington University and offers some of the best ramen in D.C. Head in during lunchtime to enjoy the restaurant's acclaimed miso rameRead more
94% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Bar Pilar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Logan Circle
323 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fun
  • Casual
The contemporary American restaurant in Logan Circle offers up one of the coolest ramen dishes in D.C. Stop by to get their mussels ramen, a unique American twist on the classic JRead more
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The Darcy Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
Logan Circle
2 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
The upscale Darcy restaurant at the Darcy hotel is a fabulous spot for people watching in the heart of D.C. The global cuisine includes traditional American favorites like a crab cRead more
100% recommended

Chaplin

$$$$·Japanese·
Shaw
782 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Happy Hour
Chaplin, in the Shaw neighborhood, is a trip of a restaurant. This hotspot focuses in 1920s-era Japanese and Shanghai dishes, creating a menu of traditional hits for excited groupsRead more
92% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area