Broth was amazing.
The service is always top notch and the flavours bang on. I love this place anytime of the year!
My second rodeo at Haikan before a show at 9:30 Club down the block was almost as good as the first - I'm a bit of a ramen snob, but the sizable tasty bowls at Haikan don't disappoint, nor do the 32 oz beers they serve in a stein worthy of Oktoberfest that you can swim in if you don't feel like drinking. It's bright and trendy inside, and typically overcrowded for a not-so-large space, so be smart like me and make a reservation well in advance. Looks like their takeout game is strong, as well, as I witnessed about a dozen oversized bags ready for consumption by the front counter.
The staff is friendly. The food was very good. I am not a huge ramen fan but I loved this place. I will definitely be back.
We were there for the girls day celebration with our student from Japan...and we all loved it. She confirmed that the food was aligned with girls day celebration and it made her feel connected to home and us connected to Japanese traditions. So fun. Thanks.
Will always love this place !
I never write reviews but I must command Haikan on their superior management skills. We had reservation for 8pm unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances which were not really the restaurant's fault we got seated at 8:30pm instead. Throughout our wait the manager kept updating us and apologizing and asked us for our dietary restrictions because he would bring us some appetizers. As we waited the bartender also gave us a free drink and when we sat down they brought us 6 free appetizers!! For 3 of us!! I mean, they were just overall so nice and thoughtful. They have a customer for life that's for sure. It also helps that the food is always delicious. The avocado appetizer was out of this world, i don't think I would have ever tried it if they had not brought it to us.
I ordered the vegetable ramen and had the “it’s always sunny” adult beverage. The ramen was yummy and my drink was refreshing. Loved everything. This was my first time at Haikan and I’ll definitely be back.
Haikan is our favorite ramen place in D.C.! It is our first recommendation when someone asks for a ramen/noodle spot! Can't go wrong with the spicy Shoyu or vegetable broth
Delicious 100% vegetarian ramen option. Perfect, balanced broth and tasty, springy noodles. The grilled avocado was great too.
Ramen wasn’t freshly made. Too American for a Japanese ramen restaurant. They were even playing Hispanic music.
No paper straws
I have never been unhappy @Haikan ❤️❤️❤️
Excellent ramen. The deviled eggs are also fantastic. Owners are the people behind Dakaiya, so you can expect amazing ramen.
I like the place and I go very often, but this last time it was a bad experience, because I made the reservation and it took like 15 min to sit then, they put us in a corner and it looked like they forgot about us, so the service was slow and bad,
As always, the food was amazing. Our service this time wasn’t the best.
Decent Ramen but really loud and crowded. Everyone was yelling to be heard. I felt my age, 42. It's also funny that part of the restaurant is built around the "kitchen" when it's just guys dunking noodles in hot water. Of course it's done that way in Japan but that's because of lack of space.
Service and food were top notch!
This is me and my boyfriends fav spot for Raman. Tried me miso chicken wings this past weekend yummy in my tummy
Food was pretty good. Biggest problem is that there’s NO heating in this restaurant. Everyone was freezing, there wasn’t one person in the entire restaurant wasn’t wearing their coats. Apps came out but was cold pretty quickly. The “grilled” avocado ended up just being cold avocado served with salt and lemon! Ramen very tasty. Keep in mind all broth is beef,pork and chicken based so if you don’t eat any of those you have to get the vegi ramen bowl... which was very good! Also music blasting and pretty loud. Acoustics aren’t great so really felt like we were yelling most of the time. Restaurant has lots of potential because the food is good but needs some help in the ambiance department!
Overall really enjoyed ramen (veggie), apps (wings), but restaurant is interested in maximizing customers so we did feel a little rushed, reason for 3 vs 4 star review on service.
Service was super friendly and attentive in the front of the house, and the creative drinks and delicious ramen were on point - totally the reason we visited after seeing a movie matinee with friends. Two issues: it is very drafty at the high top table by the door (a negative in winter), and one order with a request for “1/2 noodles” arrived with basically “2x noodles.” Still very happy with the experience and will return!
The squash dish small plate was so so so good. I have been thinking about it since I had it.
I CANNOT WAIT TO COME BACK!!! The food was amazing!!!!!
Great time! A few more veggies options would have been nice.
Excellent, Healthy, Comfort Food - super welcoming, great vibe, delicious and healthy!
Excellent ramen at very reasonable prices in a really great space!
I had long held firm that Bantam King was the best ramen place in DC, but my partner and our friends kept telling me that I was absolutely wrong, and that Haikan was it.
They were all 100% right.
Look, I'm not saying you can't get more creative, experimental, or even traditional ramen bowls elsewhere, but Haikan hits just the right middle points and has flawless execution.
Not to mention one of the best shochu selections I've ever seen, and fries that are to die for.
I'm excited to go back. Soon.
The wait staff was friendly and the food was phenomenal.
They sat us early and all the food and drinks were delicious. Service was great. I can't wait to go back!
Food is really good. The broth has a depth of flavor missing from most ramen restaurants. Good drinks also.
Excellent Ramen and service. One of the best Ramen we have had since moving from Japan. Plus Sapporo on draft. :). Looking forward to our next visit.
Great as always!
This was my third time dining at Haikan. I brought a friend with me and it was her first time. She loved it! Haikan never disappoints!
Excellent Ramen. Try the spice bomb. Great service.
The food here is really good. Ramen is portioned well. We ordered poutine and a shoyu ramen.
This was literally the best ramen I have ever had. It was so good that we went back twice in 24hours! My husband and I both ordered the shio ramen with a spice bomb, butter and the seasoned egg. It was so flavorful and unlike any other ramen broth I've had. We got Japanese style deviled eggs and crab rangoon for an appetizer and it was fabulous. Run, don't walk here!
Seated immediately upon arrival, promptly received table service, and had zero issues throughout our stay. Killer food, friendly service, and great background music too.
Overall the restaurant is very noisy but the food is absolutely amazing!