Haikan

4.7
268 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 268 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The ramen is delicious. Vegetarian options are extremely limited.

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ZI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
4 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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WL
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!!! Omg can’t wait to go back!! Food incredibly awesome. Service wonderful

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h
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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d
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place! it's our regular go to place for dinner😍

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AL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SS
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broth was amazing.

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always top notch and the flavours bang on. I love this place anytime of the year!

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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will always love this place !

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CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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KF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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A
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience

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AI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious 100% vegetarian ramen option. Perfect, balanced broth and tasty, springy noodles. The grilled avocado was great too.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Ramen wasn’t freshly made. Too American for a Japanese ramen restaurant. They were even playing Hispanic music.

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