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Ren's Ramen

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Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
301-693-0806
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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: Dinner, Lunch
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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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super rich broths--ramen never tasted this good!

This small restaurant is usually packed for a good reason: the ramen soups are amazingly good. The broths are so rich that it's sometimes hard to finish a bowel. They do things the classic way, with their ramen flown in from Japan. This is definitely not the dollar store variety of ramen; it has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Silver Spring
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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bethesda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Herndon, Virginia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hands down, Ren's has the best Ramen in the DC area. The broth has the right amount of thickness and the noodles are fresh. The restaurant is small and the staff is clearly overwhelmed with their success, but they are friendly and helpful to first time Ramen eaters. Great dinner and great restaurant.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I called to order pick up. I was not feeling good all day and when I got dressed to go pick up, I felt a little better and decided to go to Macy's afterwards. When I got to Ren's Ramen, I asked the girl hostess if I could eat in instead and she looked at me so confused and ran... More 

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I haven't been to Japan, and this may be as close as I get. Delicious, high quality ingredients in simple generous presentations. Cozy setting and good service add to the experience.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

WE GOT KICKED OUT by asian male in charge (chef? Manager?) within 5 mins... 1) we needed 6 seats but only 4 of us were there... they would sit us first but we're told that when the other 2 people came they still would NOT move a table to join ours (and there was only 4 other people in the... More 

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Silver Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This small restaurant is usually packed for a good reason: the ramen soups are amazingly good. The broths are so rich that it's sometimes hard to finish a bowel. They do things the classic way, with their ramen flown in from Japan. This is definitely not the dollar store variety of ramen; it has character. You can choose different types... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I absolutely LOVE ramen and the fact that Ren's is so close to my house is great. Small seating area, terrible parking situation but the food makes up for it. I thought the broth was tasty but the noodles stole the show. The service was friendly and welcoming.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Hubby and I have been here a few times. I finally have time to review this place. The space is tight as well as the parking in the front. Spicy ramen was great. Small selection. Cash only.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There is very limited parking and the place is small. The general expectation is that parties aren't going to be much bigger than four people and that everyone will either arrive together or end up waiting outside. They don't serve any alcohol. The menu is a two sided plastic sheet. This is a place where you're coming to eat. 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: 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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