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Sakuramen Ramen Bar
Ramen Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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2441 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009
2441 18th Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20009
$$Ramen Restaurant, Noodle Shop
Ramen Restaurant
Noodle Shop
Japanese Restaurant
Dumpling Restaurant
Korean Restaurant
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

We’re just a couple guys who are passionate about ramen, which we feel is the ultimate comfort food, inspiring childhood memories of sharing with family and friends.  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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Noodle lovers can customize their soup bowls at this basement-level spot with a communal table.- Google
"Both the ramen and beef or pork buns are delicious."
"Really good noodle and broth here and you don't have to wait forever."
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Christine L
3 weeks ago
I came here with my friends a few weeks ago and with all the good reviews I was getting super excited! Unfortunately I was really disappointment and so were my friends. First off, we got there and it was crowded. I will give them props as we were able to put our name and the list and the guys said he would call us when a table was free. We were able to walk around a bit before getting seated. So much better than waiting in one place and watching other people eat. I got the original TONKOTSU Red, because when you get ramen, you have to get pork. Also you can choose the level of spicy. I choose a 5 and it was pretty hot. I can usually tolerate spicy, but 5 was a good level, just above saracha. If you can make a good Tonkostu, you can rock the other ones. The pork was actually very tasty and tender which I really enjoyed. BUT what makes a great ramen for me is the broth. I feel the broth tasted super watered down and I missed the flavor all together. I thought perhaps it was just my broth, so I tried the spicy miso and it was watered down as well. A great broth to me is similar to Daikakuya in Los angeles where you can taste the pork in the broth. I won't be coming back here unless I get super desperate.
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Caffrey Lee
3 months ago
Went with 3 friends and my wife. We were not that impressed with their ramen. Broth was too little, did not have much veggie but just canned corns in Sakuramen, gojiramen was not any particular either, donkotsu red was just okay. Chasu buns and shroom buns were good. Ramen was pretty salty, catering to Americans' taste. Atmosphere's great and a communion style table is refreshing.
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Brian Gray
4 months ago
This is the good stuff, proper ramen, not like the instant noodles you might have chowed down on in college (which, yes, are also ramen, ok). Almost a hidden gem in Adams Morgan, you head downstairs into a cool cozy ramen bar with modern hits playing and friendly staff greeting you or welcoming you back. The menu is simple enough so whether you're adventurous or like to stick to favorites, you're all set. Start off with some steamed buns or dumplings, then enjoy a selection of noodle/broth dishes--don't be afraid to slurp! Faves are the Chosun and Gojiramen bowls. And for you spicy heat lovers, they can turn up any bowl to eleven. There's no liquor license, so non-alcoholic beer is the best they can offer, however in Adams Morgan, you'll easily be able to find a drink and it allows them to focus on the food. At busier times, you may have a wait due to the restaurant's size, but word has it they're planning to expand this year. Sakuramen is always a treat for a quick solo meal, or good times with a group.
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Bernardo Atuesta
a month ago
Great food but too noisy
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Mindy Kim Graham
a month ago
Delicious food, but when there is a wait its chaos. No guarantee that you'll get a table. We were told a 15 min wait, 1 hour later we were not seated. You'll also probably get cut in line if you rely on the host to remember to seat you.
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Scotty ST
4 months ago
They do not take reservations, first come first served. This a great ramen shop that has a large menu of ramen to choose from. I had the sakuramen, which came with corn and other veggies. I highly recommend getting the moochi ice cream. I loved the green tea and vanilla flavors of moochi. The staff was very nice and quick with serving the food. Great atmosphere and an excellent spot for ramen.
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Brian Merrell
5 months ago
Ramen as it's supposed to be. There's a lot more to it than what the average American experience has included, and it's nice to see a place like this open. Frankly, I'm not a huge fan of ramen noodles, but Sakuramen is pretty satisfying on a cold DC night. Highly recommended for their vegetarian and pork dishes. The only downside is the lack of adult beverages to accompany one's meal, though that's a known issue by now.
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Alex DiCaprio
7 months ago
Sakuramen is my number 2 ramen place in DC. I still prefer Toki as it comes off tasting slightly more restaurant style... but Sakuramen does an amazing job serving up Ramen. Their broth is nice and tasty and they give you options on spice (I love spicey and got an '8' and honestly it was a bit too spicey -- so best to grab the spice on the side). The place is small and tends to have a line out the door so expect a wait. Unfortunately unlike toki you can not put your name on a list and expect a call back -- you are stuck waiting in line. Good news is that it queues pretty quickly and you end up sitting within 20 minutes. Finally the server/owner was extremely nice -- he really seems to have it all together and knows that treating customers right will keep a business popular. TLDR; I highly recommend this place - go eat some ramen.
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