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, Perrys
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Asian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Adams Morgan
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
1,422 reviews

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, and many other Washi...

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DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
1,778 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine

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
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Perrys

$$$$·Japanese·
Adams Morgan
327 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

Perry's has long been a favorite for Japanese food in the hip Adams Morgan neighborhood. In nice weather, head out early to enjoy Perry's excellent rooftop bar. This lively spot features some of the b...

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True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,771 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch

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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Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Umaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
464 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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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Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Toryumon Japanese House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
65 reviews

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
758 reviews
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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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Neighborhood Gem in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Sea Pearl

$$$$·Seafood·
Merrifield
1,982 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

This elegant restaurant and lounge in Falls Church features some of the best seafood and best ramen in D.C. in one of its most delightful settings. Head in for some of the Sea Pearl's local oyster spe...

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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
2,353 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for 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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Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Kizuna

$$$$·Japanese·
Tysons Corner / McLean
186 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch

For some superb sake and cocktails with a bowl of ramen, Kizuna is the place to go. This energetic Tyson's Corner place is a favorite of good-time D.C. professionals. They enjoy some of the best ramen...

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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
451 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Authentic

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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Iron Chef House

$$$$·Japanese·
Merrifield
35 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

The D.C. establishment of a Brooklyn favorite, the Iron Chef House brings traditional Japanese dining to the suburb of Fairfax. Diners sit in an elegant, modern atmosphere to enjoy a wide selection of...

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Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,829 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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
401 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Brunch

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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Great for Brunch in Washington, D.C. Area
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Gerrard Street Kitchen

$$$$·Global, International·
Dupont Circle
47 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
1,077 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun

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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Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Momofuku CCDC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Penn Quarter
2,089 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

The acclaimed chef David Chang's fabled Washington D.C. restaurant features innovative, creative Asian-American cuisine. Right off of I Street in the heart of downtown D.C., Momofuku is a place where ...

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