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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
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
Most recent review
The Real Deal for Ramen

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
GeneOk
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Maryland
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Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Hollister, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very satisfying on a cold winter's day-enormous portion, nice vegetables, pork and coconut milk curried ramen. My family ordered the miso and shoyu options, which had a rich pork broth, but too salty for me. I'd like to try the seafood ramen next. Very authentic, mom & pop feel-no decor. We went early and it was starting to fill up... More 

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My first time here and first time in to have authentic Japanese noodles. The bowls were enormous and taste incredible. Service was great too. I will definitely be back on my next visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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?