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Ren's Ramen

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Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
301-693-0806
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to...
Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.
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  • 17
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great ramen and fried rice

My mom (Japanese) is picky when it comes to ramen, but she claims this is the best she's had in the nation, and yes we've been to NY! The fried rice also tasted like the one we loved at a restaurant called Chinrai in Japan. The only bad thing I have to say is that a girl that worked there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy L
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom (Japanese) is picky when it comes to ramen, but she claims this is the best she's had in the nation, and yes we've been to NY! The fried rice also tasted like the one we loved at a restaurant called Chinrai in Japan. The only bad thing I have to say is that a girl that worked there... More 

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Thank Amy L
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

if you're in wheaton and have a real ramen jones and don't feel like driving, i guess this spot will scratch that itch. but i'd strongly encourage driving into the district toki's underground or sakuramen. the place is ugly and bright. service is perfunctory at best. the tonkotsu is bland with little depth. the noodles were all clumped together. the... More 

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Thank Thomas J
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

When I arrived my party was already seated, 2 others, with empty table for 4 next to them. The rude "host" would not allow them to move to the empty table, and it was not reserved. I asked if the table could be split so I could sit near them and was told no. 30 seconds later they split the... More 

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Thank Peter L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Delightful little find of a ramen shop; great food. Know that it's cash only here, and if it's crowded inside, then you must wait out on the sidewalk for a table to open (and sign up on the clipboard).

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Thank FunkyManJive
Lithia, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I waited 2 weeks to write this review. I have been to 5-6 traditional Ramen shops. This is my least favorite. The Broth is OK. Maybe if I was able to decipher the 3 different broths but I had the miso....OK. Maybe if I chose another broth. Pork belly just had no flavor.

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Thank gldmd
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've always had high remarks for this place, but I guess this place got snobby for being the few places that serves authentic Ramen. I've been going to Ren's ramen since they were next to Daruma in Bethesda. I've always loved the food and staff were always friendly. I do admit that they are on the salty side but nothing... More 

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2 Thank Alice T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Ren's is pretty darn tasty! This is a down right - to the point ramen house. I prefer the miso style with egg and extra bamboo. The broth is salty and flavorful, the meat is delicious and tender and the noodles are perfect. The service is speedy and the staff friendly. This is a CASH ONLY joint so come prepared!

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Thank Heidi F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

There is limited food choice for this ramen shop, but if you are craving for excellent ramen soup, I would recommend the Sapporo style Tonshio Ramen, I tried all of their ramen with my family, the miso based soup overpowers the soup and so did the soya based. If you have a delicate pellet, is a soup person, and can... More 

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1 Thank Anna J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I used to frequent Ren's when they first opened some years ago -it was my go to place for delicious ramen and the staff was really great. But the past two years on my visits it's really gone down in food quality and the staff is different. Then I had an experience and have never since returned back to eat... More 

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1 Thank apikalia
bethesda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Parking lot was full so my husband dropped us off to get a space. The restaurant was not busy but the waitress stopped us from going in because the full party of 3 was not here. I pointed that my husband was in the process of parking but she still said no. Weirdest policy ever. I can understand if the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 301-693-0806

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Description

Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.
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

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