Haikan

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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.
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BS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm no expert on Sapporo style ramen, but wow was the food at Haikan incredible. The noodles were cooked to perfection and the broth was robust with flavor. Pro tip - order the veggie ramen with a veggie bomb and add ground pork. Our table had a few of the small plates as well. You've got to get the crab rangoons and the pig ears. So good!!!

Service was excellent.

NC
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food - prepared quickly. Good service. Nice to keep water pitchers on tables.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Dad and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the Staff was so kind and considerate!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great HH and Rose

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Haikan. The food is original, fresh, flavorful and delicious! The beverages are great too. Haikan is a good place to go before or after seeing a movie at the theater nextdoor.

CW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Wow, where do I start? The Hostess was nice but everything went downhill from there. From cold staff and getting the order wrong. This place used to be so good but it has taken a turn for the worst. My food was wrong and then the replacement was not that hot. Also, the table was dirty. Definitely will not go back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I got the vegetarian bowl, it was really really good. I also recommend the curry fries!! The food came out super fast and the service was very attentive. I’ll definitely be back.

LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great ramen and appetizers/drinks but the service was awful! We weren’t too upset because it was a nice night and we were sat outside, but the service was incredibly slow.

DR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good Ramen in a great location. All the food was very hot and very fast. The drinks were unique and delicious. Great spot to grab dinner before a show at the 9:30 club. My party ordered a number of things and they were all really good.

I'll be going back soon.

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

Delicioso! Awesome ramen

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy, Haikan. The food and service are is dependably good. We had frozen Moscow Mules at one time, which were excellent. When are those going to be offered again? This latest visit was for my husband's and my anniversary and, once again, we were well taken care of.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks. Noise level is a little loud when the place is full on a Friday night, though I've been here on other nights during the week and it's not as loud and easier to catch up with friends then.

SC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went here for dinner during restaurant week to try their ramen flight. The food was delicious but the portion size was rather large for a "flight" where we could barely try the third bowl before getting it packed up to go.

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

Great experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wish the veggie ramen had more white corn.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

They had one server.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing Ramen evvvvvvvveeeerrrrr and great place staff is great I have already been 4 time in 3 months lol

AJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Ramen I've had in DC. The Shio in particular is our favorite. The appetizers and cocktails are also reliably tasty.

E
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre, wish there was more flavor and options. Hot A/C in the environment did not make it comfortable to eat in.

JS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a huge group and I can’t say enough about how well Haikan accommodated us and were friendly at that!

AB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! I would highly recommended it. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I love the modern sleek ambiance. The staff was friendly. We can wait to go back.

S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
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.

s
San Francisco
27 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.

J
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!

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!

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

OT
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.

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.

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.

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.

m
Washington DC
13 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

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

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.

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.

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

Great fun food, very casual, fun server

h
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.

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

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

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

The ramen is delicious. Vegetarian options are extremely limited.

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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