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Ren's Ramen

Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
301-693-0806
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Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in Wheaton
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Description: Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

You have not had ramen until you visit Ren's Ramen. It is nothing like that tired rectangular pack you get for 10 cents at the store. This is fresh ingredients with imported noodles made the old fashioned way. This is a tiny restaurant but it's never too busy that you can't get a seat. There's a vegetarian option that tastes... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,731 reviews 1,731 reviews
684 restaurant reviews
886 helpful votes 886 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So far this is the best place for ramen in DC area (red line Wheaton and 10 minutes walk). We ordered the miso and shoyu ramen with extra egg, nori (seaweed) and pork belly. Both were terrific. The broth was very rich, lots of flavor. Terrible service. Cash only.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Currently, I "am a fan" of this place because as most of you Ramen Seekers out there know, it's kind of hard to find a place that makes good, authentic Ramen. In terms of location and look of the restaurant, it can be a little difficult to find parking in the private lot in front of the store, because it's... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a yucky neighborhood (Wheaton) but I can deal because I really like the ramen here. I usually get the Stamina Ramen which is spicier and has a poached egg. It just hits the spot. The fried rice here is also good. Cons are that it's such a small place and waiting in line for a table is a little... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I am not a ramen connoisseur and probably think it's one of the most over-rated dishes on earth, "authentic" or "instant". Now with that being said, they have a decent ramen with a rich salty broth. The prices were a little ridiculous (two figures for any given bowl of ramen, served with a single slice of pork. Eeek! ). I... More

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Baltimore
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429 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Ren's Ramen is a small restaurant out in Wheaton, with a small parking lot outside. I'm always a fan of a ramen joint that's located in the suburbs. Typically, there's less of a wait. That being said, once you're seated, your orders come out lightning fast as well. The ramen here is pretty average, but what Ren's Ramen offers is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

no frills, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. excellent ramen and good service. very small and can get busy fast. they also offer carry-out service.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Basic ramen is good, if you are in the area. The tonkotsu (pig bone) soup is rich, if somewhat on the salty side (as it should be), and the noodles are good. Cash only, and very limited seating and parking. The service is abrupt. You are here for the ramen, just the ramen.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have been to Ren's three times and that was the charm. The first time was with Nancy and there was not enough on the menu for her to like. The second time was with someone married to a Japanese woman who knew less about the ramen than he thought he did. This last time it was about perfect. I... More

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washington, dc
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146 reviews 146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Ramen has become a DC fad, but Ren's predates most of the downtown newcomers. It's Wheaton location (just off of University Blvd.) doesn't win it many points for convenience, but the Sapporo style bowls of ramen are hot, satisfying, and tasty. In addition to their normal menu, a board inside the restaurant displays specials (like Nagasaki champon noodles). Note that... More

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Additional Information about Ren's Ramen

Address: Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
Phone Number: 301-693-0806
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Asian

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