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Sakuramen Ramen Bar

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$$ - $$$
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2441 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2021 (Formerly Sakuramen)
+1 202-656-5285
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place where everyone must go at least once. I'm a big fan of ramen, and this one here was one of the best I ever had!! I had the sakuramen, with vegetables, and it was so tasty!! And to make the experience even better, the place looks really nice and the staff is very attentious. Top place... More 

Thank David F
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I never review, but landed here solo tonight while on a business trip. DO NOT miss this place. Well worth a cab ride. Great food and prices. Fresh and huge portions!

Thank Msteele425
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I are very picky about food. This place is one of the best ramen bars I've been too. Low key, large portions, great flavor in all the dishes and the service is on point. they are always there if you need anything or before you even get a chance to ask their on it. Only thing is... More 

Thank Jason B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it, it is a must try when in the city. Great old school music. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamburg, Germany
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is a small place but nice place. The Service is good and the armen delicious. First place I have been ask how spicy I wanted my ramen on a sale 1-10

Thank GlobalMJ
Bethesda, Maryland
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257 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

My family and I are on a Ramen Kick these days. We wanted to check this place out. We heard a lot of good things. As we heard it's loud and crowded. But service was fast and friendly. The Ramen was good but not as good as our absolute favorite place; Maki Grill in Rockville...by far the BEST RAMEN in... More 

Thank DaveHRoe
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Absolutely love this place when I'm in town. The owner is such a standup guy and remembers guests like they're family. This place gets packed around dinner but the table turnover time is quick. Make sure when you walk in that the owner gets your party size and sees your face. He doesn't write anything down, but has a ridiculous... More 

Thank timocc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I went twice (and wish we had such a Ramen Bar in the city I live). I stayed at a hostel nearby and was looking for some asian food. It was beyond my expectation with the spicyness and the texture of the noodles. I brought my boyfriend there later he loved the ramen as well!

Thank Tianshu Z
Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is the best place I have ever eaten ramen in DC hands down. The portion is ridiculously big and the spice level is spot on. I would drive here every weekend for lunch if I could to eat my favorite (Chosun). Parking is a bit of a hassle and space is limited, so do yourself a favor and get... More 

Thank TravellinOnABudget
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Was brought here by a friend. This place is great! The pork buns were good! I had the ramen with bulgogi and it was beyond good.

Thank Wilmer C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Japanese, Asian, Soups, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2441 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2021 (Formerly Sakuramen)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-656-5285
Our sole focus is to create the best ramen on the planet, without using artificial flavorings of any kind, sourced from pure bone broth coupled with the freshest ingredients available. We do not favor any particular style or cultural influence when it comes to our ramen dishes. With an unbridled approach to culinary creativity, we strive to deliver a unique dining experience that highlights a fusion of diverse flavors from across the globe.From ramen houses in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul, to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, we are pleased to see that others love ramen as much as we do… and so we are especially proud to open our doors in Washington DC, in the heart of a city we love to call home.Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Humbly Yours…~ Jay & Jonathan ~

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