Haikan

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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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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.

D
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!

KS
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.

GM
New York Area
6 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.

OT
1 review
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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Random fly, but was easier to kill than expected

i
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.

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

The service was amazing and the ambiance was really cool

DA
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food with a fun atmosphere!

OT
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!

N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved loved my veggie ramen and side of bok choy. Went with my husband that isn’t vegan and that was not too excited about this place or the fact that there was only pork (we don’t eat pork) but he liked it so much that he’s been craving the veggie ramen everyday since we’ve been.

Wish they sold the veggie broth at the store so that I can recreate it at home.

I’ll definitely be back and highly recommend!

RH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s dope. Hands down, the best ramen spot in DC!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ramen here is simply exquisite. Right balance of flavors and spices and noodles that are just the right amount of chewiness.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't forget to look at the specials! The spicy sweet sesame wing were amazing.

EG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Ramen and we finally got to try it since we remembered to make a reservation before going to the movies next door. We enjoyed the Raman and had a pork belly appetizer and roasted Brüssel sprouts which were delish as well. We loved the ambience, modern clean lines. The only thing that prevented us to give it a 5 star all around was the noise level and crowd. Our communal table was packed. Would definitely go again, will try a regular table rather than a high top.

K
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
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 on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ramen soup — highly recommended to ramen-lovers!

MW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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
17 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
12 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
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with the food and service

MW
Washington DC
15 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.

K
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing soup and appetizers

OT
Washington DC
4 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.