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toki underground

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Capitol Hill
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1234 H Street, NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-388-3086
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I have been on the quest for Holy Grail ramen over the past month, and Toki was a must-visit. I can see why, but there were some misses: First of all, the lack of signage and rustic decor could use a lot of help. It was difficult to find on the street, and the steep stairway is... More 

Thank cosmopobeth
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and his wife recommended that my partner and I eat here while visiting them in DC. We ventured over on a hot afternoon for lunch and were not disappointed. We walked by the restaurant a few times as it seems to blend right into the surroundings but once we found it and settled in to our bowls of... More 

Thank TravelShark88
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The place was hard to find but worth looking for. Our wait was short and service was great. I had the pulled pork Ramen and the flavors blended well. Small and tight seating but would get it again to go.

Thank Anita M
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I wish they had more vegetarian options. There a stupid rule you can't be seated until your guest arrive. It's small but well worth it. The ramen is cooked in a pork broth that's pretty tasty and I don't eat pork.

Thank Kaya S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in Washington D.C., and you are craving something tasteful, filling and with the perfect flavor do not hesitate to stop here for lunch or dinner. I tried the Miso ramen and it was delicious and the classic one was very very yummy. We added extra pork cheek and it was soft and tasteful. Don't forget to try... More 

Thank Caminante1234
Tucson, Arizona
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I traveled to DC and we looking for dinner nearby where we were staying. This restaurant was recommended by the landlord, and I believe this restaurant was also featured in Food Network's diners, drive-ins and dives. We had to wait about an hour to get seated however I believe that it was worth the wait. They had... More 

Thank Stephanie O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Having seen the great reviews for this restaurant we booked on line. This is a small restaurant and gets very busy. I would advise booking particularly if making a journey. The restaurants 'under ground' title is mis leading as it is upstairs above a bar. It is however difficult to find. The atmosphere inside is both youthful and buzzing...in a... More 

Thank JoanandJim806
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The ramen was amazing. I had the classic with chicken added and my husband had the kimchi with pork belly added. They were so good. We took the DC streetcar from union station (walk through the parking garage and follow the signs). Get off at 13th street and walk one block back. We also made a reservation and they were... More 

Thank Joy1234_1
Bethesda, Maryland
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474 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This version is one of the most highly rated ramen dish in the region, frequently written about. No wonder. The broth was spicy (just right for me) and the noodles were chewy. You have to dig for the other ingredients but they were excellent. It was full on a Saturday evening. Good vibes about the place. Friendly staff. Didn't care... More 

Thank Margaret C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

So much flavor what a wonderful meal I got the kimchi ramen nice and spicy. Steam buns were really wonderful .

Thank joshuak889

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1234 H Street, NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-388-3086

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