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toki underground

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1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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17:00 - 23:00
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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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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place was hard to find but worth looking for. Our wait was short and service was great. I had the pulled pork Ramen and the flavors blended well. Small and tight seating but would get it again to go.

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Thank Anita M
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish they had more vegetarian options. There a stupid rule you can't be seated until your guest arrive. It's small but well worth it. The ramen is cooked in a pork broth that's pretty tasty and I don't eat pork.

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Thank Kaya S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Washington D.C., and you are craving something tasteful, filling and with the perfect flavor do not hesitate to stop here for lunch or dinner. I tried the Miso ramen and it was delicious and the classic one was very very yummy. We added extra pork cheek and it was soft and tasteful. Don't forget to try... More 

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Thank Caminante1234
Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I traveled to DC and we looking for dinner nearby where we were staying. This restaurant was recommended by the landlord, and I believe this restaurant was also featured in Food Network's diners, drive-ins and dives. We had to wait about an hour to get seated however I believe that it was worth the wait. They had... More 

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Thank Stephanie O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having seen the great reviews for this restaurant we booked on line. This is a small restaurant and gets very busy. I would advise booking particularly if making a journey. The restaurants 'under ground' title is mis leading as it is upstairs above a bar. It is however difficult to find. The atmosphere inside is both youthful and buzzing...in a... More 

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Thank JoanandJim806
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The ramen was amazing. I had the classic with chicken added and my husband had the kimchi with pork belly added. They were so good. We took the DC streetcar from union station (walk through the parking garage and follow the signs). Get off at 13th street and walk one block back. We also made a reservation and they were... More 

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Thank Joy1234_1
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This version is one of the most highly rated ramen dish in the region, frequently written about. No wonder. The broth was spicy (just right for me) and the noodles were chewy. You have to dig for the other ingredients but they were excellent. It was full on a Saturday evening. Good vibes about the place. Friendly staff. Didn't care... More 

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Thank Margaret C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

So much flavor what a wonderful meal I got the kimchi ramen nice and spicy. Steam buns were really wonderful .

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Thank joshuak889
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Good ramen. I had the classic ramen. The noodles are the best part. Very fresh and perfectly cooked. Broth is very filling and tastes good. Pork meat is very well prepared and has excellent flavor. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Downgraded for being hard to find, atmosphere inside, and price. Loud, profane music playing. Minimum $12 for a bowl... More 

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Thank Cameron R
Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Even with a live map view we had trouble finding the door that leads to the staircase up to the restaurant. Our persistence to find the restaurant paid off in an excellent meal. I had their most popular cocktail "Hello Kitty" was excellent. Many people at the restaurant were drinking Sapporo beer. The appetizer of steamed buns was amazing. Order... 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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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