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Ren's Ramen

Noodle House$$$$
Wheaton-Glenmont, Wheaton
  • The experts at Washington Post and Eater recommend this place
    • Washington Post
    • Eater
  • Don H.
    "Stamina wasn't spicy enough... going bakudan next time."(5 Tips)
    Linlin P.
    "Best Japanese ramen in dc area."(3 Tips)
    Maryann J.
    "stamina ramen is on the specials board"(3 Tips)
    Gail C.
    "LOVED the miso ramen, with an extra side of noodles."(3 Tips)
52 Tips and reviews
  • ramen
  • bakudan
  • stamina
  • authentic
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Sophia J.
    Sophia JacksonAugust 20, 2017
    I had the bakudan ramen. It was awesome and the gyoza was awesome too I would come back here. Yes the parking very minimal.
  • Chaitanya K.
    Chaitanya KatneniJuly 24, 2017
    Soup is Very good
  • Spoon University
    Spoon UniversityOctober 18, 2016
    One of the original players in the DC area’s ramen game, Ren’s Ramen serves up the classic styles including miso and shoyu (a soy-based broth). Read more
  • David S.
    David SmithSeptember 27, 2015
    Really good Ramen
  • Sam
    SamSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best ramen in DC. Several vegetarian options with actual vegetarian broth!
  • Sonia S.
    Sonia SuJune 11, 2015
    Terrible location with little parking. Staff isn't too friendly. Could invest more into furnishings. Unfortunately don't see a long run for this place.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaFebruary 8, 2015
    Veggie options ! Go vegan with the miso broth ! :-)
  • Linlin P.
    Linlin PanDecember 20, 2014
    Best Japanese ramen in dc area.
  • amit j.
    amit junejaAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    bakudan miso ramen w extra egg and pork, trust me
  • Gail C.
    Gail ColeAugust 16, 2014
    LOVED the miso ramen, with an extra side of noodles. Fantastic takeout.
  • Thuy-Linh N.
    Thuy-Linh NguyenAugust 11, 2014
    I had the "stamina" special ramen and it was painfully salty. Will not be going back
  • Julian R.
    Julian RaglandJune 26, 2014
    Bakudan tonshio ramen with egg
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresMarch 23, 2014
    This place is amazing. Must go with the Shoyu Ramen: soy sauce flavored soup made with Tonkotsu broth, topped with roast pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, scallions, onion and ground pork.
  • Dustin F.
    Dustin FriedmanMarch 1, 2014
    Cash only but they don't tell you until you sit down and see a menu. Ridiculous for anyplace to be cash only this day and age unless they have something to hide. I walked out.
  • Island7007 L.
    Island7007 LyfeFebruary 23, 2014
    Bring cash.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HengJanuary 17, 2014
    Don't bother with the menu unless you want classic ramen. Otherwise, check the chalkboard specials on the wall.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HengJanuary 17, 2014
    Cash Only and limited parking so come prepared
  • Geoff D.
    Geoff DudgeonJanuary 12, 2014
    Miso ramen, extra noodle, add an egg.
  • Ms b.
    Ms bJanuary 3, 2014
    Cash only!!!!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismNovember 13, 2013
    This isn't the Ramen that you lived on in college. Ren's serves fresh noodles with an assortment of flavor. Read more:
  • Wendy W.
    Wendy WNovember 11, 2013
    Hate this place. Car got towed because management doesn't get along with neighbor. Found hair in food. Waitress with glasses has a bad attitude and was very rude. Overall terrible experience.
  • Elvina S.
    Elvina SuryaniSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    New special menu for Fall 2013: Sukiyaki-Men!
  • Elvina S.
    Elvina SuryaniAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Close every Tuesday on the 2nd and 3rd week of the month.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SarinoAugust 10, 2013
    Get the corn in your miso broth. So good.
  • Rock S.
    Rock StarJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure waitress repeats order so meal experience arrives as expected. Food was tasty today and hits the mark. Service was hit-or-miss.
  • christine k.
    christine kwanMay 8, 2013
    the spicy miso/tonshio ramen with 3 chili pepper symbols is not spicy at all so ask for extra spicy
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PyleApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Impressive Ramen place. Don't pass on the gyoza.
  • Don H.
    Don HApril 8, 2013
    Delicious. Stamina wasn't spicy enough... going bakudan next time.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 23, 2013
    The tiny quarters can be a wait, but it's worth your time to grab a bowl at Ren's Ramen. Don't feel like waiting? Ruan Thai in the same shopping center's a solid bet for Thai.[Eater 38 Member]
  • William S.
    William SandyJanuary 10, 2013
    Super delicious and authentic
  • Lauren Y.
    Lauren YDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tonshio Ramen - Added a soft boiled egg.
  • しほ👓 .
    しほ👓 👵👽December 29, 2012
    Ask for "light" shio/salt ramen!
  • Ted V.
    Ted Van HoutenNovember 9, 2012
    Walking here from the metro on a cold, windy day makes the ramen even more satisfying.
  • Maryann J.
    Maryann James-DaleySeptember 29, 2012
    If the stamina ramen is on the specials board, get it poached egg, garlic in the broth ... eyes-rolling-in-the-back-of-your-head good!
  • Albert Y.
    Albert YiSeptember 9, 2012
    Try the tsukemen for something different.
  • Lyle I.
    Lyle IshidaJune 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Tonshio Ramen - Love this. Just like ramen I used to get when I lived in Japan. Four #noms out of four.
  • Sam
    SamMay 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best noodles in DC. You hear me Wagamama? Get your shit together.
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KlosterMay 3, 2012
    Cash only!
  • Nathan
    NathanMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great noodles, terrible parking.
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie ColvinFebruary 19, 2012
    A little on the salty side, but not bad.
  • Alonso L.
    Alonso LlerenaNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork belly in your ramen
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineNovember 23, 2011
    Miso is the standout, a complex broth whose balance of saltiness, sweetness, and richness compels you to keep slurping. The noodles have the pleasantly chewy texture of all good pasta.
  • Lyle I.
    Lyle IshidaNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best ramen since I left Japan. Get the tonshio ramen with egg, wakame seaweed, and char siu. Wonderful stuff.
  • Lyle I.
    Lyle IshidaNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Tonshio Ramen And Gyoza - Best ramen since I left Japan. Five noms out of five. (Added wakame seaweed, char siu, and egg to my ramen.)
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoulsenNovember 6, 2011
    Try the Bakudan! Im pretty sure it translates to "spicy soup death". Soooooooo gooooooood!
  • Erik M.
    Erik MoeOctober 25, 2011
    Add a boiled egg!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the "piping-hot miso-flavored feast wrought from wiry yellow noodles imported from Sapporo.")
  • Tod C.
    Tod CompanionSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early on weekend - it gets packed after 12 pm
  • Randy W.
    Randy WhitneyAugust 8, 2011
    Good (not great) but pricey Ramen in a dodgy neighborhood. Meat selection limited to Pork. I don't understand the hype!
  • Yee L.
    Yee LauJuly 3, 2011
    You have to add the egg and fatty pork to the ramen for extra charge, but it's worth it. The soup is really oily though.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HarrisJune 29, 2011
    Get the fatty pork and egg in your soup, it's delicious.
  • Tim K.
    Tim KnoxJune 5, 2011
    Best Ramen in DC metro area!
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