Cheap Eats 2013: Toki Underground
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 18, 2013
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Toki Underground
Address: 1234 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-388-3086
Neighborhood: H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
Cuisines: Japanese
Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Classic and miso ramen; pork dumplings; beef dumplings; passionfruit gelato; Pizzicato Five cocktail.

Few restaurants in the area come with as much hype as this graffiti-scrawled Taiwanese perch, where waits can stretch up to four hours. But score a stool—or order carryout—and you’ll be rewarded with Washington’s best ramen. Three meaty stocks go into the milky broth for the Toki Hakata Classic, bolstered with pulled pork, a runny egg, and pickled ginger. Almost as addictive: just-baked chocolate cookies with red-miso buttercream.

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