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toki underground

1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (127 reviews)
“steamed buns” (15 reviews)
“curry chicken” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know I am supposed to be hip and cool and think the atmosphere of the restaurant lends to a “vibe” but I must not be that hip and cool. I can accept the cramped seating, although stools with backs wouldn’t take up more room...More

Thank Susan3181959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ramen is stellar and the atmosphere is funky and unique. I feel as if I’m in a different city when we dine here- in a good way!

Thank myjunkjunk23
Reviewed 10 August 2018

what a great place. our waiter was hilarious. definitely order a japanse beer. hitachino are so good. its expensive but worth it. its very small so if you go in a big group be prepared to split up.

Thank xyliafanta
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The minute we decided to make DC the venue for our family vacation, my son (a 17 year old culinary student with an interest in Asian culture) started researching restaurants to try. In his mind...we HAD to try Toki Underground. I agreed...though I wasn’t as...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

You better go to Toki at lunch time ,because during the evening you will have to wait for a long time. The restaurant is very small and seems transplanted direct from Japan. I loved the food: the very crispy fried chicken, the coliflower. You prepare...More

Thank marujatarre
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We make sure when ever we hit DC to go to Toki. The ramen is fantastic. lines and wait can be long sometimes but we feel its well worth it. Try getting there a bit early before a rush and you may not have such...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We got a couple things. As a ramen aficionado I was pleasantly surprised. Wasn’t the BEST ramen I’ve ever had but definitely still had complex and interesting flavours. We ordered the pork dumplings which were a 3/5. They needed to be stuffed a little more...More

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service , the place it’s a little crowded but okay. Best ramen in town. The stools are uncomfortable.

Thank michelerU285QA
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This place is in a pretty shady/trashy part of DC. The ramen was pretty good, but nothing spectacular and the service was good. The stools are uncomfortable and the place is loud and kind of seemed kind of dirty.

1  Thank geeta3948
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I happened to be in the H street corridor when the hunger pangs hit. I have been wanting to try Toki for a while and just happened to get there a few minutes before they opened at 5pm. Beware that you need to line up...More

1  Thank Rose R
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William M
2 April 2017|
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Response from Caminante1234 | Reviewed this property |
Ramen noodles are made with wheat flour. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat (gluten free) and wheat. You will have to contact the restaurant and see if they have soba noodles made just with buckwheat.
Cindy H
31 July 2016|
Response from napman | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Need to call the restaurant directly.
29 April 2016|
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Response from Thang V | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how big your party is. Capacity is 23 seats. Best to try and make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
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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