Around Town: Taan


1.30.13 by sarah

Taan DC

Being an H Street girl (by way of Dupont), one of the many reasons I fell in love with my neighborhood had to do with a little Taiwanese ramen shop called Toki Underground. It was hip, had good music, and even more amazing food. And before Toki, I didn’t know ramen got much better than dried in an orange bag at 4 AM during finals week.

But… I was wrong.

Taan DC

I checked out Northwest DC’s newest ramen shop with a couple of close friends, one of whom had heard that it opened on the down-low. So we headed over, and for whatever reason, I was under the impression that it was a creation of Toki’s chef, Eric Bruner Yang (I found out on a second trip to Taan that they’re actually direct competitors, which made more sense).

Anyway, everything was phenomenal. We started off with a few cocktails in the upstairs waiting area — I had a vodka cocktail infused with some sort of lavender syrup. Their cocktail menu changes with the seasons, so I’m not sure if they still have the same one.

Taan DC

Taan DC

They have a number of great ramen dishes — I opted for a duck ramen option, though their vegetarian bowl was great too.

Taan DC

Anyway, this isn’t much of a restaurant review, as the post is belated. All in all, it makes a great date restaurant, and is a relatively undiscovered gem in Adams Morgan. I’d go back (and I have). And it isn’t always super busy, though that may change if they start publicizing more.

1817 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009


  • Nikki Rappaport

    I went to taan a few weeks ago and loved it too. my ramen was great. I went with a friend who didn’t eat pork though so I didn’t get to get the pork buns i heard were so good. so need to go back!

    • sarah

      The pork buns were amazing! I also had a side of their raw mackerel, which was just as good as I remember it tasting back at my sushi spot in California. We should go! Or start going to new restaurants and doing some of these posts together :)

Leave a Comment:


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers