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Ren's Ramen

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Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, MD
301-693-0806
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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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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washington, dc
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having lived in Japan for 3 years, I have been in serious withdrawal for the comfort of a steaming bowl of miso ramen. Finally, a place that rivals any of the places we used to frequent in Japan. I went with the miso, which for me is the test of a good ramen. The broth was nutty and flavorful; the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The worst experience I had in any restaurant. This happens Monday 2/16/2015 at 12:10 pm. I believe if the manager sees this post, the rude guy and waitress should be fired immediately. Reasons: 1. Push waiting guests with baby out of door when outside temperature is 10 degrees only. 2. Refuse to allow guests inside waiting to sit in empty... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Despite the odd location and the icky parking lot where a tow truck waits to take your car away if you try to park in front of the restaurant, this is a GREAT fast casual place. Clean, friendly and yummy ramen! Really inventive use of spices and fresh ingredients. Lots here for those who love hot pepper dishes, but also... More 

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washington dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Ren's is a tightly packed palace of excellent ramen soups. Patron's wait for seating to match the size of their party and then are allowed entrance. The menu is broad and lean's toward the carnivorous and could offer more selections for pescetarians and vegetarians. Staff is congenial and knowledgeable but I felt a bit rushed to place an order due... 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?