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toki underground

1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (117 reviews)
“steamed buns” (14 reviews)
“curry chicken” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I walked to Toki Underground, 1234 H Street NE, about 1.2 miles from my hotel, to meet business colleagues for dinner. We had a 6 PM reservation. This is a walk up eclectic place and you would never know it was there unless you knew....More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go anywhere else but here. Daikaya is nothing compared to here. If Toki has a wait it's worth it 100%. Look for small door with blue symbol next to bar door. Amazing classic Toki and curry chicken is amazing. Love this place, great staff...More

Thank Parrot C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The crew must have thought I was crazy when I told them that I travelled thousands of miles just to eat here again. (Not exactly true. I had other reasons for being in DC. But I made sure that it would be in my itinerary...More

Thank ancoylopez
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Tremendous soup, really flavorful (actual "spice" rather than piquant). All the seating is on bar stools at counters, Taiwan-style. The volume is loud, but you can still hear the person you come with (better for two than for three or more). Short waits are OK...More

Thank dcsween
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Love the decor, loved the food, loved the service. Crowded and minimal seating, but it's part of the experience. Be prepared to wait for a while if it's a busy night.

Thank kjb4christ
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Tiny and cozy place in Ustreet. It can get pretty packed so I recommend booking in advance. Otherwise, it is always a good idea to wait at the bar downstairs.

Thank as3591
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit here with some friends. Luckily she got a reservation. Note that they won't seat you until all of your party are there. They have you wait to the side, which is about a 6 square foot area that gets stacked...More

1  Thank Sean K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was in town for work and was able to be seat right away. The restaurant had a cool vibe and I enjoyed the Hip Hop music that was playing that night. The Ramen was a very generous portion and the dumplings had a nice...More

Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is some of the best ramen I've had in DC. I went at 11:45am on a Monday and didn't have to wait. Service is quick and basic. The ramen is fabulous.

Thank trvladdict
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I almost didn't write this review because it's crowded enough as it is. Went on a Monday at 11:30 am, right when they opened, and still had to wait half an hour to get a seat. Really good, fresh food. Not your customary Japanese cuisine...More

Thank Andrews_Mommy
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Questions & Answers
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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