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Ren's Ramen

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11403 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
+1 301-933-3725
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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196 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Looking for a cozy ramen shop with the feel of northern Japan? Look no farther than Wheaton Maryland. Ren's ramen shop is an intimate little step into northern Japan with hearty and flavorful ramen. The noodles are shipped directly from Sapporo Japan and are divine. The broth hearty and tasteful. The miso tan tan men is delicious. The gyoza is... More 

Thank Christina C
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had Chanpon-men, Tan-Tan men & Staminia Ramen. The broth based is solid full taste! Chanpon-men is light broth but full of shrimp, squid, crab cake and tons of vegi. Tan-Tan, is favorable with sesame and peanut sauce not too spicy. Staminia by far is the best favor broth. Must come before 1 pm to avoid lunch rush long wait.

Thank Chia Li C
Wheaton, Maryland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Cute Japanese Ramen restaurant, which specializes in Ramens from the Sapporo in Hokkaido (the North island of Japan). Not terribly spicy, but most Japanese food isn't. Disadvantages are they are not always open in the middle of the afternoon and they are cash only. Nevertheless, I would recommend Ren's Ramen to anyone who enjoys Japanese cuisine.

Thank pnickel613
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Miso sopporo is my "go to" and it is delicious. I get it with the cabbage add-on. Other add-ons are corn, extra meat, egg, and more. CASH ONLY. Best ramen I have had.

Thank Karolyn K
Kensington, Maryland
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129 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Ren's Ramen is a small place with minimal decor and a small parking lot, but there is street parking, too. It's not a hipster haunt like many of the DC ramen places, with the benefit of no waiting and music at a low volume. Beverage options are limited to sodas, bottled green tea and Ramune, the Japanese soda with the... More 

Thank Aquazoo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband really liked the meat version, but I thought the broth for the vegetarian version tasted a bit funny. I'll stick with Daikaya downtown for now, I guess!

Thank Elizabeth D
University Park, Maryland
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332 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Ren's is not a fancy place but you can get really good ramen. They have a few basic ramens and some specials they write on the board. I am vegan and I wasn't disappointed. The salty ramen with veggies was very flavorful. My husband had the miso with pork and loved it. I will be back. They close after lunch... More 

Thank esopus35
Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Ramen here is decent overall, good broth and noodles though the cha-su I felt could have been alittle more flavorful. I've tried all broths and personally I feel the spicy miso packs the most flavor. Only gripe bout this place is the limited parking and cash only.... who uses just cash anymore...? All toppings and sides were good additions.

Thank noplans4now
Laurel, Maryland
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

A decent neighborhood place. We had the miso ramen. Portions were huge. Broth was OK - I found myself adding a lot of togarashi, which tells me I thought it needed something. At the same time, I couldn't stop eating it. The place wasn't very busy when we went (7 pm in the middle of the week), and the service... More 

Thank MinervaZee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

My mom (Japanese) is picky when it comes to ramen, but she claims this is the best she's had in the nation, and yes we've been to NY! The fried rice also tasted like the one we loved at a restaurant called Chinrai in Japan. The only bad thing I have to say is that a girl that worked there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11403 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Wheaton
  • Phone Number: +1 301-933-3725
Washingtonian magazine 50 cheap best eats winner for 2011. You need to find this - excellent place.

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