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toki underground

1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
+1 202-388-3086
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ramen” (120 reviews)
“steamed buns” (14 reviews)
“curry chicken” (10 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1234 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So let’s talk about Ramen. Theirs is not Ramen. It’s some strange concoction of salty miso and ground pork with a poached egg. Strange. Not Ramen. Staying and space is pretty funky too. Service was awesome, so I’ll give them that.

Thank Bobdec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place just proves how valuable a little research is when travelling. Stumbled across this place online and being a ramen lover, decided to give it a go. My reasearch advised they took limited reservations and if you didn't have one, be preapred to wait....More

Thank bits1979
Reviewed 30 November 2017

You go to Toki for the food. Period. The seating is all on stools, at bars. It's meant for a quick trip (Ramen is intended to be eaten quickly), in and out. But oh, the food. The Ramen is spectacular (get the pork cheek add-on)....More

Thank MattyC33
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I walked to Toki Underground, 1234 H Street NE, about 1.2 miles from my hotel, to meet business colleagues for dinner. We had a 6 PM reservation. This is a walk up eclectic place and you would never know it was there unless you knew....More

Thank gypsyuno
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Don't go anywhere else but here. Daikaya is nothing compared to here. If Toki has a wait it's worth it 100%. Look for small door with blue symbol next to bar door. Amazing classic Toki and curry chicken is amazing. Love this place, great staff...More

Thank Parrot C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The crew must have thought I was crazy when I told them that I travelled thousands of miles just to eat here again. (Not exactly true. I had other reasons for being in DC. But I made sure that it would be in my itinerary...More

Thank ancoylopez
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Tremendous soup, really flavorful (actual "spice" rather than piquant). All the seating is on bar stools at counters, Taiwan-style. The volume is loud, but you can still hear the person you come with (better for two than for three or more). Short waits are OK...More

Thank dcsween
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Love the decor, loved the food, loved the service. Crowded and minimal seating, but it's part of the experience. Be prepared to wait for a while if it's a busy night.

Thank kjb4christ
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Tiny and cozy place in Ustreet. It can get pretty packed so I recommend booking in advance. Otherwise, it is always a good idea to wait at the bar downstairs.

Thank as3591
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit here with some friends. Luckily she got a reservation. Note that they won't seat you until all of your party are there. They have you wait to the side, which is about a 6 square foot area that gets stacked...More

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William M
2 April 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
31 July 2016|
Response from napman | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Need to call the restaurant directly.
29 April 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, After-hours
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
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-388-3086
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