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Ren's Ramen

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11403 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Miso sopporo is my "go to" and it is delicious. I get it with the cabbage add-on. Other add-ons are corn, extra meat, egg, and more. CASH ONLY. Best ramen I have had.

Thank Karolyn K
Kensington, Maryland
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Ren's Ramen is a small place with minimal decor and a small parking lot, but there is street parking, too. It's not a hipster haunt like many of the DC ramen places, with the benefit of no waiting and music at a low volume. Beverage options are limited to sodas, bottled green tea and Ramune, the Japanese soda with the... More 

Thank Aquazoo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband really liked the meat version, but I thought the broth for the vegetarian version tasted a bit funny. I'll stick with Daikaya downtown for now, I guess!

Thank Elizabeth D
University Park, Maryland
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296 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Ren's is not a fancy place but you can get really good ramen. They have a few basic ramens and some specials they write on the board. I am vegan and I wasn't disappointed. The salty ramen with veggies was very flavorful. My husband had the miso with pork and loved it. I will be back. They close after lunch... More 

Thank esopus35
Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Ramen here is decent overall, good broth and noodles though the cha-su I felt could have been alittle more flavorful. I've tried all broths and personally I feel the spicy miso packs the most flavor. Only gripe bout this place is the limited parking and cash only.... who uses just cash anymore...? All toppings and sides were good additions.

Thank noplans4now
Laurel, Maryland
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

A decent neighborhood place. We had the miso ramen. Portions were huge. Broth was OK - I found myself adding a lot of togarashi, which tells me I thought it needed something. At the same time, I couldn't stop eating it. The place wasn't very busy when we went (7 pm in the middle of the week), and the service... More 

Thank MinervaZee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

My mom (Japanese) is picky when it comes to ramen, but she claims this is the best she's had in the nation, and yes we've been to NY! The fried rice also tasted like the one we loved at a restaurant called Chinrai in Japan. The only bad thing I have to say is that a girl that worked there... More 

1 Thank Amy L
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

if you're in wheaton and have a real ramen jones and don't feel like driving, i guess this spot will scratch that itch. but i'd strongly encourage driving into the district toki's underground or sakuramen. the place is ugly and bright. service is perfunctory at best. the tonkotsu is bland with little depth. the noodles were all clumped together. the... More 

Thank Thomas J
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

When I arrived my party was already seated, 2 others, with empty table for 4 next to them. The rude "host" would not allow them to move to the empty table, and it was not reserved. I asked if the table could be split so I could sit near them and was told no. 30 seconds later they split the... More 

Thank Peter L
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Delightful little find of a ramen shop; great food. Know that it's cash only here, and if it's crowded inside, then you must wait out on the sidewalk for a table to open (and sign up on the clipboard).

Thank FunkyManJive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Soups, Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11403 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: 3019333725
Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.

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