Haikan

4.7
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Ramen

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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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K
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haikan is great for a quick bite (and they're open a little later than some places in the neighborhood). The food is scrumptious -- pretty much anything you pick from the daily snack specials will be wonderful and the ramen is good to the last drop. It's a stylish space with kind service, but not quite comfortable enough to hang out long (and if we're being candid, it's a tiny bit pricey). But it's in a terrific location and we'll be back regularly.

GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ramen soup — highly recommended to ramen-lovers!

MW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy dining here. We actually came two nights in a row, cold weather makes it’s that much better. I love the smashed cucumbers and my boyfriend really enjoyed the pork belly appetizer. Ramen always on point and the team on the line are always very friendly as we enjoy sitting at the Ramen bar.

TM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a guarantee! Great food, excellent service and good environment.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ramen place!

MD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only problem was that the staff didn’t know much about wine; served way too hot and any of them knew where it came from or what it tasted like. Too bad! But food was excellent!

TR
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We love ramen from Chaplin’s and would have said it’s the best ramen in the DMV. A friend told us Haikan was way better. So that’s what we planned for date night. Clean and bright was my first impression. They were busy and the service left a little to be desired. However, the ramen? Waaaaay better than Chaplin’s. Definitely the best ramen in the DMV. And, that pork belly appetizer was to die for!!! Already planning on going back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ate food and it was good

My date was hot af would hang with her again

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ramen

GB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The food was amazing as always. The service was a bit lax at first but picked up.

KK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive waiter though we were talking so much he came a few times before we were ready. Seat by the range was exciting!

LF
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Read all reviews before coming here which convinced us to check this place. Will not come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good.
Our server was seated several times so she was running a lot. Seemed like she could manage tho.

J
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Usually great food. Food wasn’t as great on NYE

EW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was awful. We felt like an after thought and an annoyance to our server. Very unfortunate because the food is amazing.

M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with the food and service

MW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always food food and great experience!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for delicious ramen and a vibrant atmosphere. Service is fast and the spicy shoyu is my absolute favorite!

RH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite shoyu ramen ever !! Could not say better things about this place.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Loved the food. A little loud but not complaining.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, loved it. will definitely be back.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food but seated at bar set to bussing station. Servers kept bumping into me while eating which was frustrating.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

As usual, the food and drinks were good. However, when my party arrived (5 minutes before our reservation time) we were told that they had *just* seated someone at our table. Even though we had a reservation. We ended up sitting outside in a covered tent area instead of indoors at the table we reserved, since it wasn't available.

MW
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in Japan, this is the best ramen I've found so far in the DMV. The apps are also quite good and creative.

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The vegetarian ramen is outstanding. There were several decent vegetarian appetizers as well.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with quality service and food. Was a very enjoyable evening and I would return in the future

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haikan is my go to spot. The broth is better than any other ramen I’ve had in NYC or DC. I’m never disappointed and the menu is simple which I appreciate. Service is always excellent. Even when it’s busy I’m always able to get seated because the hostesses seem to really try to make everyone happy. So good. Crave it for days after eating there. Great service.... just want them to bring back the matcha lemonade!

CB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual, chilled vibe with excellent food at affordable prices👍🏼 Love the ramen here...yum

NW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoyu ramen is terrific

SS
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty Shoyu broth. Highly recommended. Always get the egg and chasu pork.

LN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I usually get the AmazuVeggies which are slightly sweet and perfect texture. Never hard or mushy. I always get the vegetable Ramen soup with extra water to cut back on sodium. The Ramen is also perfect texture. The restaurant is always busy Friday evenings and you will most likely get seated at the counter unless you book well in advance. The servers are all very pleasant. I’m always satisfied. My only wish is that they would have more vegan options.

LP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great! They have an option to have a half sized ramen bowl which was the perfect portion of food. More restaurants should have this option!

DW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place! My son always asks to go here on our mommy and son dates.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. There was little variety of desserts

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really good service and recommendations from the server. I was sick and wanted a Hotty Toddy, they didn’t have one on the menu. They made me a green tea one that was amazing. Thanks for the great service guys!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Shared high top is always a gamble, just bad table mates

All other parts of the experience above average, def vividly again

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the vegetarian ramen and it was delicious! I love their noodles! Chill ambiance with a little flare.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, but the service was exceptional. Our waiter, Carl, gave excellent recommendations for the ramen.

AF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Loved sitting at the counter

TB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Ramen! Tasty selections.