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Ren's Ramen

Noodle House
11403 Amherst Ave (at University Blvd W.), Wheaton, MD 20902, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    Steve P.
    "Try the Bakudan!"(4 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)
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  • ramen
  • bakudan
  • stamina
  • Sapporo beer
  • good for a quick meal
  • gyoza
  • authentic
  • eggs
  • good service
  • pork
  • great value
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • corn
  • shoyu
  • tonkatsu
  • bamboo shoots
  • bean sprouts
  • soy sauce
  • scallions
  • David S.

    Really good Ramen

    David Smith · September 27, 2015
  • Sam

    Best ramen in DC. Several vegetarian options with actual vegetarian broth!

    Sam · September 24, 2015
  • Sonia S.

    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.

    Sonia Su · June 11, 2015
  • Ebrahim B.

    Veggie options ! Go vegan with the miso broth ! :-)

    Ebrahim Bandookwala · February 8, 2015
  • Linlin P.

    Best Japanese ramen in dc area.

    Linlin Pan · December 20, 2014
  • amit j.

    bakudan miso ramen w extra egg and pork, trust me

    amit juneja · August 20, 2014
  • Gail C.

    LOVED the miso ramen, with an extra side of noodles. Fantastic takeout.

    Gail Cole · August 16, 2014
  • Thuy-Linh N.

    I had the "stamina" special ramen and it was painfully salty. Will not be going back

    Thuy-Linh Nguyen · August 11, 2014
  • Julian R.

    Bakudan tonshio ramen with egg

    Julian Ragland · June 26, 2014
  • DC Dining Adventures

    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.

    DC Dining Adventures · March 23, 2014
  • Dustin F.

    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.

    Dustin Friedman · March 1, 2014
  • AL K.

    Bring cash.

    AL K · February 23, 2014
  • Zach H.

    Don't bother with the menu unless you want classic ramen. Otherwise, check the chalkboard specials on the wall.

    Zach Heng · January 17, 2014
  • Zach H.

    Cash Only and limited parking so come prepared

    Zach Heng · January 17, 2014
  • Geoff D.

    Miso ramen, extra noodle, add an egg.

    Geoff Dudgeon · January 12, 2014
  • Ms b.

    Cash only!!!!

    Ms b · January 3, 2014
  • Cheapism

    This isn't the Ramen that you lived on in college. Ren's serves fresh noodles with an assortment of flavor. Read more:

    Cheapism · November 13, 2013
  • Wendy W.

    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.

    Wendy W · November 11, 2013
  • Elvina S.

    New special menu for Fall 2013: Sukiyaki-Men!

    Elvina Suryani · September 17, 2013
  • Elvina S.

    Close every Tuesday on the 2nd and 3rd week of the month.

    Elvina Suryani · August 25, 2013
  • Shannon S.

    Get the corn in your miso broth. So good.

    Shannon Sarino · August 10, 2013
  • Rock S.

    Be sure waitress repeats order so meal experience arrives as expected. Food was tasty today and hits the mark. Service was hit-or-miss.

    Rock Star · July 19, 2013
  • christine k.

    the spicy miso/tonshio ramen with 3 chili pepper symbols is not spicy at all so ask for extra spicy

    christine kwan · May 8, 2013
  • Thomas P.

    Impressive Ramen place. Don't pass on the gyoza.

    Thomas Pyle · April 28, 2013
  • Don H.

    Delicious. Stamina wasn't spicy enough... going bakudan next time.

    Don Ho · April 8, 2013
  • Eater

    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]

    Eater · January 23, 2013
  • William S.

    Super delicious and authentic

    William Sandy · January 10, 2013
  • Lauren Y.

    Try the Tonshio Ramen - Added a soft boiled egg.

    Lauren Y · December 29, 2012
  • しほ👓 .

    Ask for "light" shio/salt ramen!

    しほ👓 👵👽 · December 29, 2012
  • Ted V.

    Walking here from the metro on a cold, windy day makes the ramen even more satisfying.

    Ted Van Houten · November 9, 2012
  • Maryann J.

    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!

    Maryann James-Daley · September 29, 2012
  • Albert Y.

    Try the tsukemen for something different.

    Albert Yi · September 9, 2012
  • Lyle I.

    Try the Tonshio Ramen - Love this. Just like ramen I used to get when I lived in Japan. Four #noms out of four.

    Lyle Ishida · June 23, 2012
  • Sam

    Best noodles in DC. You hear me Wagamama? Get your shit together.

    Sam · May 27, 2012
  • Nancy K.

    Cash only!

    Nancy Kloster · May 3, 2012
  • Nathan

    Great noodles, terrible parking.

    Nathan · March 1, 2012
  • Leslie C.

    A little on the salty side, but not bad.

    Leslie Colvin · February 19, 2012
  • Alonso L.

    Pork belly in your ramen

    Alonso Llerena · November 25, 2011
  • Washingtonian Magazine

    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.

    Washingtonian Magazine · November 23, 2011
  • Lyle I.

    Best ramen since I left Japan. Get the tonshio ramen with egg, wakame seaweed, and char siu. Wonderful stuff.

    Lyle Ishida · November 20, 2011
  • Lyle I.

    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.)

    Lyle Ishida · November 20, 2011
  • Steve P.

    Try the Bakudan! Im pretty sure it translates to "spicy soup death". Soooooooo gooooooood!

    Steve Poulsen · November 6, 2011
  • Erik M.

    Add a boiled egg!

    Erik Moe · October 25, 2011
  • Washington Post

    ** 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.")

    Washington Post · October 12, 2011
  • Tod C.

    Come early on weekend - it gets packed after 12 pm

    Tod Companion · September 18, 2011
  • Randy W.

    Good (not great) but pricey Ramen in a dodgy neighborhood. Meat selection limited to Pork. I don't understand the hype!

    Randy Whitney · August 8, 2011
  • Yee L.

    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.

    Yee Lau · July 3, 2011
  • Ryan H.

    Get the fatty pork and egg in your soup, it's delicious.

    Ryan Harris · June 29, 2011
  • Tim K.

    Best Ramen in DC metro area!

    Tim Knox · June 5, 2011

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