Ramen is on point at SAKURAMEN.
The ramen bar embodies truly everything that I love. Good vibes, mellow music and delicious food.
The shop itself is almost hidden; it’s a small entrance and you go into a basement only to find yourself in an Asian restaurant. The waiters are friendly
Featured in the picture is the SPICY miso with a hit of seven spice. My favorite part about this place is that even not only do you get to choose how spicy you want your dish, but the spice also does not overpower the other elements in the bowl. It provides a great balance of both flavor, spice and broth.
The noodles are cooked perfectly, not too soggy or crunchy. It’s a texture that’s difficult to find in the DC area.
I finished the entire bowl. And let me tell you, I was more than satisfied. I highly recommend this with a side of buns.
Don’t forget to always pair your ramen with some saké. It just gives everything a heightened flavor.
SAKURAMEN is located on 2441 18th St NW. Avoid the crowd and visit during off-peak hours.