More than just OKI!

Popped into one of my favorite ramen joints in DC.

DC weather and I have a love-hate relationship. The past few days have been filled with sporadic showers, wet pavements, crazy humidity and unexpected hail. With chilly temperatures, I contemplated whipping out my winter jackets, but decided to revisit my favorite ramen spots in DC. It’s been almost a whole year since I last visited OKI Bowl.

After exploring Dupont Underground with friends, we arrived to the restaurant and spotted a few lurking patrons waiting for the store to open its doors. After a few minutes, we popped inside and sat at the table by the window. If you’ve never seen the interior of OKI Bowl, it’s quite spectacular with dim lighting and unique art. The space embodies a hipster-like environment with its mason water jars and tin cans holding chopsticks.

We ate fried octopus legs as an appetizer. Although it’s impossible for one person to get full from the starter, it’s a nice way to tease a the Japanese entree. I ordered my favor rite curry chicken ramen, which tasted spicier than I previously remembered. A bundle of fried carbs sat on top of tender chicken, additional noodles and a coconut curry flavorful broth. The miso bowl came standard with bamboo shoots, corn, scallions and beef. Justin and TheKevinJ gave it two thumbs up and agreed it made their list of favorite DC ramen bowls.


OKI Bowl DC is located on 1817 M St NW. 

Author: Just Souled Out

Justine is a sneakerhead, streetwear lover based in the greater Washington DC area. Follow her on

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