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Haikan

4.7
4.7
535 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Ramen, Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 299-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Fukushima

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Cross street

    8th St NW

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as public parking under the Atlantic Plumbing building.

  • Public transit

    U Street-Shaw Metro Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 535 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wait staff was very helpful in getting our food and drinks and check quickly so we could make it to the 9:30 Club on time. Note that the 9:30 Club is right next door - great for food before a show!
  2. SD

    ShrutiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ramen was soooo good !! Had the veggie ramen - it was the best ramen I’ve had so far! Definitely going back
  3. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The ramen is delicious! So good. The appetizers were also very good. I should've gotten the rice beer instead of the Sapporo. It was delicious. The dessert - the custard - was excellent. The only things that weren't great were the loud racing cars (the restaurant can't help that) and the wobbly table - we moved and had a fine table. I love the Shio ramen so much. So buttery with a hint of the sea. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and made it a fun evening. Thanks for a great time.
  4. RR

    RoRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious, staff are super cool and helpful, and I love the atmosphere.
  5. s

    ssnlblck

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. We sat outside. The food, atmosphere and service were excellent. We'd definitely go out of our way to go back!
  6. G

    Genugshoyn

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fine broth & excellent noodles. Just too damn loud—and we sere sitting outside.
  7. DC

    DCNoms

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The ramen was wonderful! We ordered the shoyu and spicy shoyu ramen and both were delicious. Definitely coming back!
  8. NC

    NotCsitsma

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent neighborhood ramen restaurant with good service and great indoor/outdoor seating.
  9. VS

    VinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious ramen, great quality cocktails. Only complaint: would have loved more vegetarian options on the menu to choose from!
  10. DG

    DaniG

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t like that the tip is added in…I would have given my server more!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Just way too salty for ramen
  12. SO

    StephaneO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great ramen, fast service, good location. It can get a little loud and busy but nothing unbearable - and much better than many other DC places. I go there regularly and would certainly recommend to anyone in the shaw area or visiting town
  13. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, but they were somewhat heavy handed with the bean sprouts and there weren't a ton of noodles in the small ramen we ordered
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    You will be charged a 22% service fee. 22%!!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    It was pricey and they added a 22% service fee to the bill without telling us. We were only a party of 2. I could understand for larger parties adding the gratuity in, but for 2 people?
  16. BD

    BeccaD

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual, and the outdoor seating was perfect for a beautiful day
  17. AW

    AlanW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I’ve been a fan of this ramen for years. My best and I caught up and enjoyed good drinks and ramen. I highly recommend this spot and their sister ramen spot, Bantam King. 🍜❤️
  18. s

    sunnybrook

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall very good. Only complaint was the noise level was insane. Music was so loud plus they had the patio doors open and they were constructing their outdoor covered dining kiosk all through dinner! We were there from 7 to 8:30 and they were still drilling and sawing into the night and was so loud. We have been here before and will be back and hope the noise level will be reduced.
  19. PC

    PCDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, food, and service. Will definitely be back.
  20. W

    Wanderer

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Good ramen is hard to find in the U.S. Unfortunately, due to the criminally bad chashu and watery broth, we won’t be returning. Additionally, the cost for the bowls isn’t worth it. They didn’t even blanch the sprouts. The soup was fine, but it wasn’t ramen.
  21. CM

    ChristinaM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Went with my son while on a business trip. I used to live here pre-Covid, so I have been to Haikan many times before. This was the most disappointing time. Food looked good but broth less complex and not as good. Service was poor. The helping guy spoke the entire time at the counter to the cooking staff and we never got water refills and ask for napkins etc each time. Really sad as I used yo love this place but with service and food falling off I doubt I’ll be back when in town again next month for business
  22. N

    Nilsv

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Ramen. Sat outside - obviously cold at this time of year - but it was worth it.
  23. NS

    NicholasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place; excellent food, well prepared and delicious
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent Happy Hour and fast friendly service!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Limited menu but excellent dishes. We had the pork belly small plate and ramen bowls. Delicious.
  26. RM

    RachaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for date night. Loved the pork belly and spicy ramen.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ramen was basic, I really missed the egg. One more pork slice would have been nice since there wasn’t an egg. The broth was delicious.
  28. J

    Jesse

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Offered us drinks at last call - then about one minute after the cocktails were served, they turn on the lights and started aggressively closing up the restaurant. There were a number of other people there who seemed just as confused as we were. Who takes a bunch of fancy cocktail orders knowing you don’t intend to let people have any shot of reasonably enjoying them? Just..call for last call earlier, that’s an option. Or don’t do it at all if you’re worried you won’t be able to close on time. But this was really off-putting.
  29. CH

    CHFogey

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Haikan. My main problem is not visiting them often enough. Their ramen (especially the spicy Shoyu) is outstanding, and their appetizers are not to be missed. My one ask would be for them to bring back their Mapo Tofu Poutine appetizer, an all-time favorite of mine. I think I missed its last rotation on the menu. If they have it, try it!
  30. JW

    JohannaW

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delish food charming server Ann's modern vibe setting!
  31. NL

    NoLaLover

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always LOVE their Ramen, and we MUST have the smashed cucumbers every time we go!
  32. IS

    IS28

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and delicious cocktails. Haiken never disappoints.
  33. TK

    TKDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, people, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Will be returning for sure.
  34. F

    Fredo53

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food remains very good. However, the quality of the service is down to merely (and barely) acceptable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Hit this place up before a concert at 9:30 Club. It’s a great little ramen joint. Food is tasty and so are the drinks, though the drinks are a little weak. But the food is worth it and the location is convenient to the venue. I’ll probably be back when I go to another show there.
  36. AK

    AshleyK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Have been before, had a much better experience. I’m sure with covid things have changed. Food was good, especially the ramen. However, at the end of the meal kind of felt pushed/rushed out.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a ramen fan . I travel a lot for business and for pleasure. I can honestly say this is the best ramen restaurant in the East Coast of the United States by far! Quality, service, flavors- unbelievable!
  38. JG

    JohnG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great spot - ramen never disappoints. Appetizers are phenomenal - smashed cucumber salad is a must.
  39. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious shoyu ramen! Very kind attentive wait staff
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Not the best food, ramen was nothing to write home about. Very rude hostess being short with people and arguing with me about seating- way better ramen other places don’t go here

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Haikan using the Order Online button. Haikan also offers delivery in partnership with 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 535 OpenTable diners.

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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Haikan

805 V St NW Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th St NW

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Ramen, Japanese, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking as well as public parking under the Atlantic Plumbing building.

  • Public transit

    U Street-Shaw Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Fukushima

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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