Haikan

4.8
284 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

There are plenty of places to get ramen in DC, but Haikan is doing it a bit differently. Try it for a casual dinner next time you're in Shaw.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 284 People Are Saying
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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shoyu Ramen was amazing. The broth was deep and full of flavor. The toppings complimented the broth really well. One of the best ramen spots in DC! The Crab Ragoon as an appetizer was delicious as well. The ambiance of the location was bustling, and a perfect spot to eat with friends.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was fine. Nothing spectacular and although I made this reservation months ago, they tried to tell me for 20 minutes I didn’t have one - and actually it was that they were looking at the wrong date. The manager handled it but it was unnecessarily stressful.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We cannot say enough good about Haikan, which has been one of our favorites for the last year or two. The ramen is the best we've had in DC (and we've tried a number of the top places), the service is great, and a dinner for a family of 3 does not break the bank. We also love the energetic, youthful, accepting vibe -- although it trends towards a 20/30-something clientele, we're in our late 40s and never feel out of place. A nice bonus is the terrace when the weather is nice. A must try!

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We were seated right away, and the service was top notch. I love ramen, and look forward to my return!

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with some friends and got there before our reservation time. The people were so nice and seated us then so we didn’t have to wait. The service was great and everyone was very friendly. The food was amazing and I would recommend this to all of my friends

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London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

They got our order wrong twice and ended up bringing out two of the same order and charging us for it. The atmosphere is nice and the food is ok but nothing impressive.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place- great ramen

My order- Spicy shoyu w/spice bomb and egg

10/10- fire

I usually get the pork belly or poutine- decided to go with the wings.

Thought my wings Appetizer was underwhelming, but they were pretty cheap so it didn’t affect my meal.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Haikan several times, and it’s always been an overall great experience! Yummy food, great service and a convenient location.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly waitstaff. And here are some extra characters for my review.

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m
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! When they open the wall to the outside it is just so nice to have a drink and some ramen! Plus their happy hour is awesome

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the inside-outside feel of this place. Appetizer portions are small but food was amazing! Highly recommend

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great ramen! I had the Shoyu and my partner had the spicy shoyu. The flavor profiles of the broth were complex and rich; highlight of the dish. The noodles were soft and chewy. As an appetizer we split the fried calamari, which was OK, and the portion size was small. Great happy hour drink specials for those looking for a refereshing beverage on a hot summer day without breaking the bank! I would recommend! However I prefer the company's other two ramen locations to Haikan.

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s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ramen I've had in DC! And at a great price / portion size. I was getting really tired of paying too much money for a bowl of ramen I could never finish. The small bowl was perfect.

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San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fun food, very casual, fun server

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizer portions were really small for sharing. Alcohol was semi-decent. Shoyu ramen was good.

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DC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with friends. Service was outstanding and patient with first-timers even on a Friday night. Highly recommended

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shoyu ramen is absolutely amazing and I very much enjoyed the Regina George cocktail. Service was great. All around an enjoyable experience

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PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ramen is delicious. Vegetarian options are extremely limited.

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ZI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not a vegetarian, but Haikan’s vegetarian ramen is just so good that it’s one of my favorite restaurants in DC!

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E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lively. Ramen is on par with Daikaya but with additional food options.

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SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the food was greaat. Our server gave us great ideas and describe the menu very well. WIll definetly return.

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CB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavors + friendly service + casual fun ambiance + yummy cocktails = great experience and definitely coming back

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ramen was so delicious. I just wish the portion size for the small plates were available in bigger sizes.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place have eaten here a few times. It's a nice place with great food and great prices.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Haikan I have gone there on several occasions and it’s great every time!

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best broth I’ve had in ramen anywhere. Delicious and affordable. Everything I’ve tried on the menu is amazing. Staff is attentive and awesome! Crave it all week

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d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went twice noe before shows at 930. They had us in and out in time for the sjow, with good food at a not bad price for DC.

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EA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you don't like noisy restaurants, go when it's nice weather and sit outdoors. Inside is pulsing, but outside is moderate. The service is outstanding and makes good recommendations from the menu. The ramen is top-notch, with rich broth that's far more than just a way to keep the noodles warm, and a lot of options for "customizing." Oh, and, while it may sound weird, try the poutine!

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AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Haikan always satisfies with their amazingly tasty ramen. Service is however, mediocre or disappointing on most days.

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RB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy ramen, omg, I could eat it everyday. They changed the sauce for the calamari, didn’t like it as much, but still good!

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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Sit at the bar/counter - the Shio ramen is excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cold ramen salad.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with a close friend with our two four year olds. The food was great, and they even had simpler fare for the kids. The service was patient and attentive, even when our kids started dancing in the walkway.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time ramen eater and it was amazing!!!!

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BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good ramen! The spicy vegetable ramen was phenomenal. Really interesting side dishes as well!

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and the service. The flavours are consistent and the service so good :)

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C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here prior to a show at the 930 Club.. easy, convenient,and delicious!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in DC. The Ramen is amazing, the staff is friendly and it never disappoints. I strongly recommend !!!

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K
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I decided to get dinnwr here before a show and it was absolutely amazing!

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