Must I repeat, Haikan is HOT. Ramen is a popular dish that can be found in many Japanese restaurants. Haikan is cool little date spot, where you can eat and catch a vibe or order your food to-go and quickly get back to Netflix! If you still eat ramen out of a packet, this ramen will make you reevaluate your life thus far. Let’s get into it:
- Haikan’s ambience easily separates it from similar style restaurants I’ve been to, with its mixed Japanese design with the modernization of Washington, D.C. The open preparation station and kitchen presented a homey vibe, because you could see everything being made! It’s almost like dinner and a show. The outdoor patio is nicely furnished and a great place to eat, drink, and take selfies during golden hour.
- The menu is exquisite and offers you different items such as spicy shoyu (ramen), ramen cookie sandwich, and a giant shrimp burger that’s available during happy hour. If you choose to dine in, you should definitely try one of their signature cocktails. The frosé was a must for me, because who doesn’t like frozen rosé with their food???
- The portions for the large bowl were great! I took some to go and BODIED the leftovers the next day. Treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself. A small would definitely still do the job though and is $5 cheaper! It’s a win win situation with whichever you choose.
- The flavors from Haikan made me smile 🙂 The presentation of the bowl was very neat and crisp. AKA photo worthy! I ordered the Spicy Shou. Each and every components of the bowl was mixed together so well. I could not stop diving in for another bite, the flavors were so unique and tasty! AND the broth!! simply unmatched.. It was wonderfully potent, and the extra spice added the perfect touch. After a few bites in, you will without a doubt feel like..