Toki Underground

1234 H St., NE
Washington, DC 20002


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.

Cheap Eats 2013: Toki Underground

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.