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About Haikan

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.

805 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Ramen, Japanese, Japanese Speciality

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

Wednesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12 midnight


Happy Hour:

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bar open till last man standing

at least an hour after kitchen closes .

Cross Street:
8th St NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 299-1000

Website:
http://haikandc.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking as well as public parking under the Atlantic Plumbing building.

Public Transit:
U Street-Shaw Metro Station

Executive Chef:
Katsuya Fukushima

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Haikan Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (8)
Quick Bite (7)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
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People Watching (5)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The crab Rangoon was sublime. The ramen can only be described as transcendent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Best ramen in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for lunch and had a great experience. The waiter was very knowledgeable and gave great tips for what add-ins to get, and the ramen was incredible.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

In my opinion, Haikan has some of the best Ramen in DC (I also love Daikaya, which I wasn't surprised to find out are the same folks behind Haikan). We started with the cucumber salad
which was simple, very flavorful, and easy to share. The cold crunch also provides great balance to hot bowl of ramen. I got the spicy shoyu which had a pleasant amount of spice and a broth that was balanced. My friend got the traditional Shoyu and it was delicious with a really rich broth. I'll definitely get that one next time I go and perhaps add the "spice bomb" add on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service was amazing. We had a large party and complicated orders and our waitress accommodated everything with ease.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always welcomed like a home away from home - DELICIOUS!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food and customer service were amazing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Haikan. I got the vegetarian ramen and the hasselback seared zucchini. They both were amazing. The broth in the ramen was rich and flavorful, and the zucchini was seasoned and seared to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who's looking for an amazing bite to eat!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Overpriced bar food. Loud. Meh. Would not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing service amazing food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best ramen I've had in DC, or anywhere for that matter, with some very tasty side dishes (tried crispy pig ears for the first time, so good)! Great vibe and great service, with very reasonable prices! Really nice for small groups (we had 5)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always love going to Haikan! Great ramen, great cocktails and apps.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious spicy shoyu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious! The service was friendly and fast and the value of the meal was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was crowded and it did take the hostess awhile to seat us even though we had a reservation. The food makes up for the wait though!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Haikan is a charming ramen house tucked just behind U Street and next to the 9:30 Club and Atlantic Plumbing. They specialize in a shio (salt) broth, which is both delicate and complex in flavor. Each bowl comes with the traditional garnishes of onion, scallions, chashu pork, ground pork, onions, nori, and bean sprouts. They offer many other add ons including nitamogo (egg), menma (bamboo), corn, butter, and a spice bomb. They also offer a shoyu (soy), miso, and vegetarian broth.

Their small plates are excellent, including their own take on a poutine that uses mapo tofu, and crab rangoons. They also offer a wonderful selection of house cocktails that blend traditional Japanese flavors with western spirits.

Haikan offers all of the comfort and quality without the crazy waiting times that you deal with at other ramen restaurants.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I made a reservation weeks in advance for 12/30/17. My party still had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated which is absolutely unacceptable. If the restaurant can’t seat reserved tables in a timely fashion, they should not take reservations. While the staff was mostly apologetic, nothing was offered to us in terms of compensation for our time wasted. Even a free round of drinks would have gone a long way. What is more frustrating was that half our party was from out of town, and that kind of experience is never what you want to have with guests.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Haikan is my favorite Ramen joint in DC! It's cool, it's hip, and their Ramen and appetizers are all very good! I've been to Japan and have eaten at some great Ramen joints and I can confidently say that Haikan's take on Shoyu Ramen is among the best I've had, the broth is extremely hearty, rich and a bit peppery. Delicious!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Appetizers were okay. Ramen was phenomenal. Best Shoyu I've had in DC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My absolute favorite ramen place in the entire city.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Simply the best ramen in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've had a lot of ramen. That was maybe the best we've ever had. We will certainly be back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Really good ramen and wonderful cocktails . We will definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is Dakiya minus Dumplings and tiny restaurant, plus a chinese inspired poutine. I highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Haikan is on my favorite's list. Can not wait to return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Couldn’t understand much of what our server said! We just guessed!

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Haikan has some of the Best Shoyu Ramen I've had in DC! I loved the broth of the soup, as it was very rich and savory. I was also pleasantly surprised that this restaurant had the best Japanese Beer, Kirin Ichiban!! I'll definitely be back to Haikan in the future.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Finally a great dining option adjacent to the 0930 Club :) Ramen is very good

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Noodles were excellent, but the broth lacked interest. Draft beer was a bit flat and the house happy hour wines were best skipped.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had to wait 30 minutes for your table but they were kind enough to comp our first round of drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was my first time back in about 6 months. I favor their vegetarian ramen soup and it was quite good, but not quite as good as it once was. It was missing this overlay of smokiness it once had, and the soup came warm to the table versus pipping hot. The server was absolutely wonderful, and kind, and was willing to turn down the music. Of course that helped but I couldn’t wait to get out of there, given the tight seating quarters and decible level of all these people trying to talk above the music. I would gladly pay 3 times the amount for dinner if I could be guaranteed a quiet and ambient environment. A few places, thankfully, fit that description in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place! We made a reservation and I'm glad we did. The place was packed on a Friday night at 8pm with lots of walk-ins. We sat at the bar and had prime seats to watch the chefs-- which we love. The ramen was amazing-- not as spicy as we were forewarned. Regardless we loved the chill, vibrant scene of the restaurant. Wonderful and helpful service. It was our 7 year dating anniversary (and a rare night out from the baby) and we were treated with a congratulatory cocktail. Such a nice surprise. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome ramen, great service and friendly bustly ambiance!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ramen was delicious and not overpriced, which tends to happen in the DC area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ramen broth was quite ordinary. I have had ramen at several restaurants in DC and suburbs and Haikan's version did not have the taste complexity that others have (i.e., Ren's in Wheaton is far better). The broth among our group who all had ramen (6 diners), was thin almost watery for all. We mentioned our feelings to the front desk upon leaving abut they simply said "sorry". I should have interacted with the manager during the meal and voiced a complaint. The appetizers were generally good. Very noisy but that is too be expected in this part of town.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The noodles in the ramen are imported from Sapporo, Japan, and are some of the best I've ever had.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

the host was terrible - he had a terrible attitude and sat us between 5 other people when two seats over there was open space!

Our waiter though was great. He made several accommodations for us and had a great attitude.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Haikan is the best ramen in the area! We rank it better than Daikaya or Jinya because of the flavorful and rich broth and the delicious fresh noodles. The hipster vibe, craft cocktails and beers, and open kitchen add to the fun atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and hip vibe. Service was a little chaotic, but we got everything we needed. It was very busy on a Saturday night, so I can't criticize too much. Easy, delicious and not too pretentious!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome crab Rangoon

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