What Insiders Are Saying
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.
The shoyu ramen is absolutely amazing and I very much enjoyed the Regina George cocktail. Service was great. All around an enjoyable experience
The ramen is delicious. Vegetarian options are extremely limited.
I’m not a vegetarian, but Haikan’s vegetarian ramen is just so good that it’s one of my favorite restaurants in DC!
Lively. Ramen is on par with Daikaya but with additional food options.
Great place and the food was greaat. Our server gave us great ideas and describe the menu very well. WIll definetly return.
Amazing flavors + friendly service + casual fun ambiance + yummy cocktails = great experience and definitely coming back
The ramen was so delicious. I just wish the portion size for the small plates were available in bigger sizes.
Always my favorite!
I love this place have eaten here a few times. It's a nice place with great food and great prices.
I absolutely love Haikan I have gone there on several occasions and it’s great every time!
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
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.
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!
Haikan always satisfies with their amazingly tasty ramen. Service is however, mediocre or disappointing on most days.
Spicy ramen, omg, I could eat it everyday. They changed the sauce for the calamari, didn’t like it as much, but still good!
Sit at the bar/counter - the Shio ramen is excellent.
Superb cold ramen salad.
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.
First time ramen eater and it was amazing!!!!
Really good ramen! The spicy vegetable ramen was phenomenal. Really interesting side dishes as well!
I love the food and the service. The flavours are consistent and the service so good :)
Ate here prior to a show at the 930 Club.. easy, convenient,and delicious!
One of my favorite restaurants in DC. The Ramen is amazing, the staff is friendly and it never disappoints. I strongly recommend !!!
My boyfriend and I decided to get dinnwr here before a show and it was absolutely amazing!
Loved this place!!! Omg can’t wait to go back!! Food incredibly awesome. Service wonderful
The prices are good. The food is pretty good. We had the wings and crab Rangoon. We also had the Shoyu ramen ...it was just ok. This was my first time trying ramen. I’ll try a different variety next time.
I love this place! it's our regular go to place for dinner😍
First - we were 1/2 hour early and were able to get seated! It was our second trip and the food and service were as good as the first. Tried the house-made ginger beer, an excellent nonalcoholic choice (yhe bartender jokingly offered to add a shot of vodka LOL). I opted to try a veggie ramen and it was just as tasty as the meat based ones. The brith was full flavored, with both and mushrooms adding depth. I don't seek out dishes with hominy, but the hominy here added a little extra heft. Filling and good for the soul.
Broth was amazing.
The service is always top notch and the flavours bang on. I love this place anytime of the year!
My second rodeo at Haikan before a show at 9:30 Club down the block was almost as good as the first - I'm a bit of a ramen snob, but the sizable tasty bowls at Haikan don't disappoint, nor do the 32 oz beers they serve in a stein worthy of Oktoberfest that you can swim in if you don't feel like drinking. It's bright and trendy inside, and typically overcrowded for a not-so-large space, so be smart like me and make a reservation well in advance. Looks like their takeout game is strong, as well, as I witnessed about a dozen oversized bags ready for consumption by the front counter.
The staff is friendly. The food was very good. I am not a huge ramen fan but I loved this place. I will definitely be back.
We were there for the girls day celebration with our student from Japan...and we all loved it. She confirmed that the food was aligned with girls day celebration and it made her feel connected to home and us connected to Japanese traditions. So fun. Thanks.
Will always love this place !
I never write reviews but I must command Haikan on their superior management skills. We had reservation for 8pm unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances which were not really the restaurant's fault we got seated at 8:30pm instead. Throughout our wait the manager kept updating us and apologizing and asked us for our dietary restrictions because he would bring us some appetizers. As we waited the bartender also gave us a free drink and when we sat down they brought us 6 free appetizers!! For 3 of us!! I mean, they were just overall so nice and thoughtful. They have a customer for life that's for sure. It also helps that the food is always delicious. The avocado appetizer was out of this world, i don't think I would have ever tried it if they had not brought it to us.
I ordered the vegetable ramen and had the “it’s always sunny” adult beverage. The ramen was yummy and my drink was refreshing. Loved everything. This was my first time at Haikan and I’ll definitely be back.
Haikan is our favorite ramen place in D.C.! It is our first recommendation when someone asks for a ramen/noodle spot! Can't go wrong with the spicy Shoyu or vegetable broth
Delicious 100% vegetarian ramen option. Perfect, balanced broth and tasty, springy noodles. The grilled avocado was great too.
Ramen wasn’t freshly made. Too American for a Japanese ramen restaurant. They were even playing Hispanic music.