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Ren's Ramen

Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
301-693-0806
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Ranked #5 of 46 restaurants in Wheaton
Cuisines: Asian
Description: Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.
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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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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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584 reviews 584 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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101 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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102 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The dishes are very flavorful and filling. Cash only. Somewhat pricey but there are no nearby alternatives. Extra toppings on your Ramen can quickly add up. Very small setting. Very much worth the wait on the occasion that there is one. I consider Ren's one of the treasures of Wheaton.

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88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Ren's is small and located in a tiny strip mall with little parking, but they have a very loyal following. It is easy to see why. The noodles are made in Hokkaido and perfectly chewy. The menu is very small and basic...ramen and gyoza. While the gyoza is nothing memorable, the ramen is excellent. Maybe it is because we haven't... More

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DC
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We (okay, the rest of my party, 'cause I was late) got to Ren's Ramen just when they opened, beating any rush. It was as I expected, clean, small, not fancy, fully functional. I've been to one of those stand-up ramen places in Tokyo, so understand that the bowl is the thing. We all got a version of one of... More

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Dayton, Maryland
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Spartan setting; about 12 functional tables; limited menu and parking; cash only; no liquor; no atmosphere- nothing elaborate- just excellent "Sapporo" Style Noodles. Bakudan Ramen - "The Bomb", a spicy Ramen is my favorite. Also offered is Miso Ramen, Tonshio Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, and Vegetable Shio Ramen. If you want real Japanese noodles, this is the place in Montgomery County,... More

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