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toki underground

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1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (119 reviews)
“steamed buns” (14 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Not that the atmosphere is bad.....it's a funky place, on the small side, with seats mostly at a couple of long bars, one facing the kitchen and one facing a wall. I believe there is only one table that might seat four. So it's not...More

Thank JD3
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Pre trip research uncovered this ramen restaurant. Website and reviews encouraged reservations so those were made. We took a cab from the museum of natural history for about $15.00 and were surprised when we pulled up at the address, where was this place? The restaurant...More

Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Found this based on the Triple D show. Guy F said that the veg pot stickers would be on his final meal. Sadly, the food does not live up to the billing and the atmosphere is quite claustrophobic, especially at the prices they are charging....More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Feel like you are one of the hip and cool people in this world by climbing the steps of this hidden treasure. The menu is small and perfect. The staff is awesome. You may be asked to purchase the chef a beer. There are only...More

Thank Rudi R
Reviewed April 26, 2017

If you're in the mood for Asian noodles, this place is good. Not too diverse a menu besides noodle soup, however. My sister who with my teenage daughter, accompanied on a recent trip to Wash, DC for business and pleasure, recommended going to this restaurant...More

Thank Codman2014
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Toki underground, wow what an amazing find and place. I saw this place featured on Guy Ferreira on food network and boy was I happy to track it down. I love ramen noodles and this is by far some of the best I have ever...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

It's a hole in the wall, walk up to second floor, only bar seating set up that is limited and once you get your spot......it will sure to please all your senses for ramen. We took an uber to and fro (highly suggest due to...More

Thank Amy E
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A friend took us here after we professed love for great ramen. It did not disappoint. The ramen (traditional, and the kimchi version, too) was fantastic. So were the steamed buns with chicken (they come in a very different format than the traditional steamed pork...More

Thank HorseDragonBrew
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

The door is not well marked just look for a blue circle with Japanese writing. It's right next to a bar. Best ramen in DC so far. I had Toki classic I added a really dark meat really gamie taste but omg amazing I can't...More

1  Thank Parrot C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Been to many ramen shops in and between DC and Baltimore and Toki is the best. I've tried all their selections and all are fantastic, but a great combo is the classic or kimchi ramen with pork belly. Grab a pint from downstairs to enjoy...More

Thank Eric M
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William M
April 2, 2017|
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Response from Caminante1234 | Reviewed this property |
Ramen noodles are made with wheat flour. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat (gluten free) and wheat. You will have to contact the restaurant and see if they have soba noodles made just with buckwheat.
Cindy H
July 31, 2016|
Response from napman | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Need to call the restaurant directly.
April 29, 2016|
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Response from Thang V | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how big your party is. Capacity is 23 seats. Best to try and make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-388-3086
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