The Best Ramen in Washington D.C.

The nation's capital has long been known as one of the best places in America to get a wide variety of great cuisines. The best ramen in D.C. is a standout in the restaurant scene, taking full advantage of the diverse range of flavors and influences that make up the city to create a delicious style all its own. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in D.C. heading out to when they have a craving for delicious ramen? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We've researched and collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the best ramen in D.C., selected by OpenTable's most expert and seasoned diners. With a multitude of ramen restaurants set up to feed the hungry power-brokers, professionals, diplomats, and locals that make up the D.C. dining scene, there is a style for everyone to be found within the capital city. Choose one of these spots and enjoy a great ramen dinner in D.C. tonight!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA, True Food Kitchen - Bethesda, Umaya
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese, American
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Bethesda / Chevy Chase
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
1,799 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

This location is actually two restaurants - Izakaya and Daikaya ramen. Diners can guess which spot has the ramen dishes. Daikaya features some of the best ramen in D.C. All Daikaya's ramens feature ro...

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Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,820 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options

The Bethesda outpost of this healthy-eating favorite boasts one of the best ramen dishes in D.C. The Dashi ramen bowl has gluten-free sweet potato glass noodles, grilled portobello mushrooms, and char...

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Umaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
486 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun

This lively downtown Japanese pub is a short walk away from Capitol One Arena and several of Washington's best museums. Visitors to Umaya will find some of the best ramen in D.C. at this hopping, comf...

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Toryumon Japanese House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
75 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic

This is the perfect spot for a ramen meal after visiting the grounds of the White House. The headquarters of the government is only a few blocks away from this Japanese favorite. The customizable rame...

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Sushi Rock

$$$$·Asian·
Arlington
759 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot

For visitors heading up to Arlington to visit the Cemetery or one of this suburb's other attractions, Sushi Rock is an excellent option for some top ramen. Sushi Rock is a combination performance venu...

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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,389 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
  • Lunch

Visitors to the D.C. suburbs that are looking for a healthy meal to balance out a trip full of heavy eating should stop into this health-forward restaurant. True Food has a focus on healthy, seasonal ...

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Okada Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Ashburn
114 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating

In the heart of the trendy Virginia suburb named Ashburn is Okada Japanese restaurant. This upscale and welcoming spot features one of the best ramen menus in the D.C. area. For people who'd like a li...

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Haikan

$$$$·Ramen·
Shaw
474 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Haikan - which translates to “pipe works” in Japanese and takes its name from the building it resides in - is the sister restaurant of D.C. favorite Daikaya. Both deliver some of the best ramen in D.C...

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Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,822 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy

This fun bistro restaurant is close to George Washington University and offers some of the best ramen in D.C. Head in during lunchtime to enjoy the restaurant's acclaimed miso ramen. Diners can also g...

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Bar Pilar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Logan Circle
412 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

The contemporary American restaurant in Logan Circle offers up one of the coolest ramen dishes in D.C. Stop by to get their mussels ramen, a unique American twist on the classic Japanese cuisine. Nam...

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Gerrard Street Kitchen

$$$$·Global, International·
Dupont Circle
50 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies

The upscale Darcy restaurant at the Darcy hotel is a fabulous spot for people watching in the heart of D.C. The global cuisine includes traditional American favorites like a crab cake sandwich, cheese...

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Chaplin

$$$$·Japanese·
Shaw
1,117 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Chaplin, in the Shaw neighborhood, is a trip of a restaurant. This hotspot focuses in 1920s-era Japanese and Shanghai dishes, creating a menu of traditional hits for excited groups of diners. Cocktail...

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