Cheap Eats 2013: Ren’s Ramen

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


About Ren's Ramen


11403 Amherst Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Ramen is hot these days, but for a long time Ren’s was the only game in town. The bare-bones dining room puts out traditional noodle soups—no kimchee or Swiss-chard versions here—that are soothing and satisfying. The ramen, with robust pork broths, can be had with soy sauce, salt, or—our favorite—miso. Accoutrements such as roast pork and bean sprouts are standard; we like to add a softly boiled egg, too.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.