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toki underground

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$$ - $$$
Capitol Hill
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1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're in the mood for Asian noodles, this place is good. Not too diverse a menu besides noodle soup, however. My sister who with my teenage daughter, accompanied on a recent trip to Wash, DC for business and pleasure, recommended going to this restaurant after having seen it on Guy Fieri's Food TV show. The place is upstairs, in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toki underground, wow what an amazing find and place. I saw this place featured on Guy Ferreira on food network and boy was I happy to track it down. I love ramen noodles and this is by far some of the best I have ever had. The broth was out of this world, I would be happy just to sit... More 

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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a hole in the wall, walk up to second floor, only bar seating set up that is limited and once you get your spot......it will sure to please all your senses for ramen. We took an uber to and fro (highly suggest due to lack of parking and not the greatest area in town - H Street Corridor). We... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend took us here after we professed love for great ramen. It did not disappoint. The ramen (traditional, and the kimchi version, too) was fantastic. So were the steamed buns with chicken (they come in a very different format than the traditional steamed pork buns we expected). And the ambience was terrific -- we sat at the "chef's table"/counter... More 

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Thank HiCarolCo
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The door is not well marked just look for a blue circle with Japanese writing. It's right next to a bar. Best ramen in DC so far. I had Toki classic I added a really dark meat really gamie taste but omg amazing I can't remember the name of it. It all came together well also added chili paste but... More 

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Thank Parrot C
Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to many ramen shops in and between DC and Baltimore and Toki is the best. I've tried all their selections and all are fantastic, but a great combo is the classic or kimchi ramen with pork belly. Grab a pint from downstairs to enjoy with your ramen.

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Thank Eric M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No surprise that I'm going to say I loved it! But it's a definite stop for me from now on. I had the Kimchi ramen and it was fabulous! The place is so tiny so I suggest an early lunch.

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Thank parateal
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short distance from all the monuments is toki underground, one of the best ramen / noodle restaurants I've been to. It is a VERY SMALL place, maybe 30 seats, but they know how to accommodate their guests. My friend and I had the pork dumplings (delicious!) and the fried chicken steamed buns (unbelievable!) to start. I ordered the Toki... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Small place, uncomfortable, bad service and xoxo ramen (not worth the wait)..that's all i can describe this place.

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Thank Ed M
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85 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

My brother and I have been on the quest for Holy Grail ramen over the past month, and Toki was a must-visit. I can see why, but there were some misses: First of all, the lack of signage and rustic decor could use a lot of help. It was difficult to find on the street, and the steep stairway is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-388-3086

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