The Best Ramen in Washington D.C.

The OpenTable Team

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!

Restaurants:Asia Nine Bar and Lounge, Daikaya, Perrys
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Asian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Adams Morgan

Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
1,448 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Pre/post Theatre
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, Read more
83% recommended
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Daikaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
1,675 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 DaikayaRead more
88% recommended
Late Night Find in District of Columbia

Perrys

$$$$·Japanese·
Adams Morgan
327 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 feRead more
100% recommended
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True Food Kitchen - Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,545 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
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 portobelloRead more
90% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Umaya

$$$$·Japanese·
Penn Quarter
351 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
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. aRead more
83% recommended
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Toryumon Japanese House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
62 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Comfort Food
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. TRead more
92% recommended
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Sushi Rock

$$$$·Asian·
Arlington
745 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • 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 combinatRead more
100% recommended
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Sea Pearl

$$$$·Seafood·
Fairfax
2,005 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 PearRead more
97% recommended
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True Food Kitchen - Fairfax

$$$$·American·
Fairfax
1,964 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
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 oRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Washington, D.C. Area

Kizuna

$$$$·Japanese·
Tysons Corner / McLean
186 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly
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 soRead more
100% recommended
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Okada Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Ashburn
113 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 peRead more
100% recommended
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Haikan

$$$$·Ramen·
Shaw
402 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • 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 tRead more
97% recommended
Outdoor Dining in District of Columbia

Iron Chef House

$$$$·Japanese·
Fairfax
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 enjoyRead more
89% recommended
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Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,791 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
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 rameRead more
96% recommended

Bar Pilar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Logan Circle
360 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 JRead more
83% recommended
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Gerrard Street Kitchen

$$$$·Global, International·
Logan Circle
31 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
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 cRead more

Chaplin

$$$$·Japanese·
Shaw
877 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • 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 groupsRead more
95% recommended
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Momofuku CCDC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
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., MomofuRead more
92% recommended
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