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:Asia Nine Bar and Lounge, DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA, True Food Kitchen - Bethesda
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Asian, Japanese, American
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Bethesda / Chevy Chase
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
1,452 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy

This trendy eatery in Downtown D.C. is the perfect spot for a ramen dinner after a day of sightseeing. It's within walking distance of The Mall, Ford's Theater, Capitol One Arena, ...

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100% recommended

DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
1,755 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas

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...

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92% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,724 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Outdoor Eating
  • 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...

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94% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Umaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
450 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies

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. a...

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89% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Toryumon Japanese House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
62 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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. T...

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93% recommended

Sushi Rock

$$$$·Asian·
Arlington
762 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Casual

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 combinat...

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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,293 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Healthy

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 o...

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95% recommended
Healthy in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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 pe...

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94% recommended
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Haikan

$$$$·Ramen·
Shaw
438 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food

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 t...

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95% recommended

Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,831 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 rame...

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93% recommended

Bar Pilar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Logan Circle
397 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date

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 J...

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88% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in District of Columbia

Chaplin

$$$$·Japanese·
Shaw
1,051 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Outdoor Eating

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...

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94% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area