Haikan

4.7
418 Reviews
$31 to $50
Ramen
Haikan is our second Sapporo Ramen shop in DC after Daikaya. Haikan means, “pipe works” in Japanese, an ode to Atlantic Plumbing Building where we are located. At Haikan, we focused on creating the taste of ramen from the showa period, the golden age of ramen in Japan. There are over 1000 ramen shops in the city of Sapporo alone, and we are excited to share a completely new line-up of traditional Sapporo style ramen in DC. In addition to ramen, we are serving a playful selection of Japanese-inspired kozara (small plates) to share, or to start with, or to make a whole meal of by picking a few of them. Haikan's bar serves a collection of Japanese-inspired cocktails, and a concentrated selection of Japanese sake, shochu, beer, whisky, and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 418 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food has gone down in quality

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vipMathias
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veggie broth is the best ramen broth in the city, hands down.

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BOOBIED
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FOOD WAS GREAT! SERVER WAS CRUSHING IT ON HER OWN SERVING ALL INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SEATING! FOOD WAS GREAT! WAS MY FIRST TIME THERE && I’LL BE BACK AGAIN!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for Valentine’s Day, and it definitely was a warming and welcoming environment. I look forward to coming back soon !

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was really good as always. Table service was excellent. Table was not ready at reservation time, my party had to wait outside in the cold.

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James
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get the in restaurant experience for ramen again! Haikan is still one of the top ramen places in the city. We both had the spicy shoyu and split the crab cheese wontons which were very good.

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vipDaniG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual! Haikan is my go to on a cold and raining day but still equally as good year round.

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AshleyArns
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have ample outdoor seating during COVID. All staff and patrons were wearing masks. Also, great service- our food/drinks came quickly and were awesome!

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LucasA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very tasty food but poor service. Waiter was nice but they were obviously understaffed. They had two waiters for more than 10+ tables outside. I had to ask for the check twice and ended up walking in to pay because the waiter never came to my table.

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vipIsabelleH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramen was tasty and we felt very safe eating outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The waiters were very slow to check on us

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vipAbigailC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The spice bombs are the perfect amount of heat!

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JamieW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The veggie ramen was just okay. It didn't have a lot of flavor and isn't something I'd want to eat again. No protein option. Very disappointed that this was the only vegetarian thing on the menu. They have tofu on the menu but for some reason it cannot be served without chicken, very sad.

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tagamira
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ramen, we enjoyed it very much

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jfg2003
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in the city. The food is outstanding, and I love the buzz of the restaurant. The outside seating is also great.

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NamS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great date night at Haikan! The ramen is a great deal at $9 for a small bowl - which is perfect for me, and my boyfriend enjoyed a larger bowl and was full. The staff was super accommodating with substitutions and the vegetarian ramen is a delicious option. We also were pleasantly surprised by the purin, a flan type custard that was the perfect bite at the end of the meal! This was our second visit to Haikan and we'll definitely be back!

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OliviaV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and great service. Highly recommend. Plenty of outdoor seating

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MichaelD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice server, food was overall good. Could have used a bit more noodles, we ended up having to order extra. NBD, it was a cheap add on

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vipwilliamp
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The server spill Pho all over me and didn’t even apologize.

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vipLien
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good mid covid outside dining experience & the food was great :)

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ckim25
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and precautions taken during COVID, good food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haikan is the best ramen in the DMV

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vipDaniG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and consistent!

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DWalker
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I love Haikan! We live in Maryland but the food there is definitely worth the trip!

JT
JosieT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor seating and incredible value for the money. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Kind of expensive but very good. Menu was limited because of COVID-19. I will come back for sure.

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EmilyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

broth and serving seem to have gone down hill since covid, but still glad to keep this place in business. Just wishing the broth was as savory as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I lived in Japan for several years, and since returning to the DC area, I have been looking for decent ramen. The shoyu was good, but I’ve definitely had better in roadside diner in Japan. I plan to head back and try their miso ramen. The service was great, and the atmosphere was fine.

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AndyC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a favorite go-to place for excellent street Ramen. It always delivers!

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chichi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The hostess at the front didn't even walk me to my table. The waitress seemed nice but basically rushed us out of the place before my friend finished her drink. Just poor service coming from the staff. The food was delicious which makes me sad because I'm not coming here again.

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Dannyzzzzzzzz
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Ramen house! So excited to go back! Wonderful friendly staff and a great environment and beautiful bar!

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KyleS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant. Small seating area but it doesn't feel cramped. The food is exceptional and very well priced for what you are getting. My girlfriend and I both got a small order of ramen and 6 kozaras (appetizers) and it was plenty of food. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, and if you want some excitement you can sit at the kitchen seating to see your food being made.

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GabrielM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ramen. Shoyu was one of the best I’ve ever had in DC. Seamless reservation through Open Plate as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Made reservation and requested standard seating over counter or high top. Arrived for dinner and was promptly seated at the counter directly next to the service station where the food would put up for service. Needless to say this was not pleasant because of the constant service needed. Since i requested standard seating I did not expect to be seated somewhere i had explicitly requested against.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Random fly, but was easier to kill than expected

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inthehood
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, drink, ambiance all excellent. It took a little too long to first get a server, but once the connection was made, it was all good.

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LucyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the ambiance was really cool

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DavinaA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible, our server was a joy and we laughed together all night. Only small criticism I have is that our main courses came out right after our appetizers but I also recognize it was Valentine’s Day and they were probably turning and burning. I will 100% be back again! Great vibes, amazing food, incredible wine, and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food with a fun atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambience is great and food is phenomenal, plus its right next to the 9:30 club! I come here before every show!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Haikan using the Order Online button. Haikan also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Haikan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 299-1000.

Haikan is rated 4.7 stars by 418 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.