Hatoba

4.6
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Hatoba Is the 3rd Sapporo-style ramen shop/4th restaurant from the talented team behind the Daikaya Group – Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King – including dynamic DC-based partners and restaurateurs Daisuke Utagawa, ExecutiveChef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – is now open in the District’s booming ‘The Yards’ neighborhood, for both lunch and dinner service.

Featuring 2,200-square feet, and seating for 89 with 50 seats in the main dining room, 26 on the patio, and 13 at the ramen bar, Hatoba – meaning dock – is opening within the Boilermaker Building in The Yards offering an original selection of Sapporo-style ramen, completely different from the assortment of ramen currently offered at both Daikaya and Haikan. Signature ramen selections at Hatoba include Red Miso Clam, Spicy Red Miso, Yuzu Shio,Garlic Shoyu, and a vegan-friendly Tomato Curry.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 27 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the shade of a tree with birds chirping away. The balmy summer evening was a perfect pairing to the delicious ramen and edamame.

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KenR
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous Gyoza, very good ramen, so-so yakisoba.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service, and the food was tasty.

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vipJustinS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for a pre-game meal and drinks!

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The broth was a little salty in the Shio ramen. But my husband enjoyed the tomato curry ramen. The Nori fries were good. The host and waiter were nice. I appreciated seating wasn’t too close together. However didn’t like sitting on park benches under a tree but I realize restaurants have to improvise. I would return.

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vipSexypearl
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Made a reservation online but still had to wait. Broth was amazing! Highly recommend yakisoba noodles to share as appetizer. Shoyu was great if you like deeper soy based broth.

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kaiday
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with good food and great prices. Like the ambience also.

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vipdinerps
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine in the Navy Yard area after a game or before. Quick and friendly service with delicious food that does not cost an arm and a leg!

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MsVDiner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good ramen. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! Food was fantastic and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a fun date, outside heaters weren’t turn

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NamS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible vegan Ramen! The tomato curry broth tasted like elevated Maggi Noodles and was perfectly spicy. We came here for a relaxed dinner out and the ambience and service were wonderful too. This is our 3rd time at one of the Daikaya owned ramen spots and this might be my favorite

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is amazing I will say it was a little dark when I went, it was also gloomy. Our waitress was amazing. Overall I’m going back.

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IreneH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was ok. Red miso ramen was way too salty that I couldn't taste anything else. The ramen egg was cold and plain.

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BRegardKnows
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food and perfect service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ramen, great service, reasonable price!

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vipBryan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during happy hour, and got the house sake which was a good deal. Most of the food is not reduced for happy hour, but was very good. The shoyu ramen was delicious and definitely worth ordering. Great new ramen spot in the Navy Yard.

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BecketA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was slow, subpar food. Waitstaff was very nice though. Wouldn't recommend.

JM
JasonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A tasty bowl of noodles.

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vipBrenna
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ramen shop. I find some of the broths too salty, but really loved the vegan tomato curry ramen (with added pork belly!) I had last night. And the goyza are really yummy, even if I'm horrible at eating them with chopsticks! I wish the order for was 4 so it was easier to share though...

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HannahN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Spicy Shoyu should not be too spicy, but it would be nicer if the customer is warned about the spiciness.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything looked so good. It was hard to pick what to eat. I ended up ordering the Goya and the tomato curry ramen. Everything was so delicious. Their bowls and plates were also very beautiful

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I eat a lot of spicy food, so naturally I ordered the Super Spicy Shoyu. To my surprise, it was actually pretty spicy! Fun date night, great service! We sat indoors, and parties were seated well over 6 ft apart.

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DCDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as usual and the outdoor set up was perfect.

JJ
vipJanJan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The appetizers that we ordered (edamame and gyoza) were awful. Completely waterlogged! The super spicy Shoyu ramen was OK. Not extremely spicy but a nice kick. Noodles were excellent but the broth didn’t exude a warm RICH broth for me. Just average Shoyu based broth.

FAQs

Hatoba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 488-4800.

Hatoba is rated 4.6 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.