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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.
Washington, DC 20001
Ramen, Japanese, Japanese Speciality
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12 midnight
Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bar open till last man standing
at least an hour after kitchen closes .
8th St NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking as well as public parking under the Atlantic Plumbing building.
U Street-Shaw Metro Station
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Haikan Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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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