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Chaplin, Washington, DC

Chaplin

4.5
4.5
1278 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Chaplin's Restaurant & Bar is a 1930's style Japanese Ramen House and cocktail bar. Chaplin's Executive Chef and Partner, Myo Htun, is originally from Burma, but was cooking ramen in Japan at a young age. Myo received a blessing from his mentor in Japan after nearly 30 years of cooking in Japan, to come to America and continue to showcase his authentic Ramen and traditional Japanese cuisine. Chaplin's Restaurant demonstrates the aesthetic of a bustling ramen house in Japan in the 1930's silent film era. There is also a large outdoor dining area that is dog friendly. Chaplin's is located in the heart of the Historic Shaw neighborhood. And it is open until last call 7 days a week. Chaplin's received a Plate certification in the Michelin Guide in 2020. And it is located steps from the convention center and popular Logan Circle, 14th street and City Market.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Ramen

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–1:45 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:45 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:45 am Kitchen Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 644-8806

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Myo Htun

  • Private party facilities

    Chaplin's serves as a perfect venue for events both large and small. Our restaurant can fit up to 300 guests, and has smaller spaces to accommodate semi-private events. Our Events Packages can be customizable to fit any events needs!

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Cross street

    9th and P NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Mt. Vernon/Convention Center - Walk north on 7th Street 3 blocks and take a left on P Street. Chaplin's will be on your rightShaw/Howard - Use the R Street exit, walk south on 8th street towards Rhode Island Ave. Take a right on Rhode Island and then a left on 9th Street NW. Walk south 2 blocks. Chaplin's will be on your left.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Offers

  • Chappy Brunch Libation Celebration

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM,Sat - 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    -$10 Glasses of Bubbles with free OJ upon request -$12.50 Bloody Mary Cocktails (HALF PRICE REFILLS) -$8.50 Frozen Monkey Cocktails

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What 1,278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

  • District of Columbia

    Hot Spot

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  1. SM

    SofiaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I will be back for their happy hour! The sweet and sour fried chicken was incredible.
  2. t

    txngrl

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with a large group of friends. Food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Our server was very attentive. Food came out hot and everything was correct. The night was perfect.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Went on a Saturday night. The food was fine, the service was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was perfect. Recommended “the cure” it was a fantastic drink. She highlighted all of the gluten free options
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, service, and vibe. Will be back—and soon!
  6. SK

    StephanieK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Disappointing experience last night at one of my go to restaurants. We waited nearly an hour and a half for our ramen to come out after our apps yet we ordered everything at the same time. The server offered to comp a second round of drinks but returned stating the manager wouldn’t allow it. However, after another 30 mins of watching the tables that ordered after us, get their food before us, we started to become pretty upset. Not sure what happened to cause such a delay but made the experience negative enough that I probably will not be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender was outstanding
  8. R

    Recommend

    Savannah

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and good food. Friendly and accommodating staff
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks amazing as always, we keep coming back.
  10. T

    Theo

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    While the restaurant was crowded inside and out, food service was unusually long during the early evening hours- one hour from order to delivery. Overall, the experience was good and hopefully the long wait for main menu items was an anomaly. As regular patrons since opening, we do not anticipate this will be repeated in the future.
  11. B

    Beth

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Was excited to go given all of the good reviews but the service was poor, our food took far too long (an hour), and the food was mediocre. There are better Japanese and Ramen places to check out in DC.
  12. C

    Carlos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Been here many times for drinks which are excellent. I went with a friend this week for dinner. It took an hour to get ramen after we ordered it. When the food did arrive, our order was wrong. Our server said they would fix it right away. It then took another 15 minutes to get the right order. Ramen does not take an hour to prepare All the tables around us experienced the similar delays getting their food. Kitchen needs to get it together.
  13. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful menu and great ambience. Fired wontons were delicious, and the Chaplin ramen was perfect - just what I needed on a cool, October night eating outside. Cocktail menu was great, especially for happy hour. Service was strong. Wonderful dinner catching up with a friend. And if you are on a date - the restaurant has mints and mouth wash in the bathroom!
  14. S

    Sean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Service was not on point. Food was great and good value. Noise from apartments across the street was out of control
  15. VB

    VictoriaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    The food was good! The service was terrible. We waited over 45 minutes for two bowls of ramen. The waiter never checked in and when we asked he just told us “ya know we are just busy”. The drinks were good! We only had one because our waiter never stopped by for more drinks till after we asked for the check. I would go back again but maybe sit at the bar to avoid bad service.
  16. GM

    GraceM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service we're all excellent.
  17. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to get happy hour drinks and ramen.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    As always the food was fantastic and the wait staff was very nice. Good ambiance. However it took us about 30 to 40 minutes to get our appetizers and food. The waiter was very nice about it and they deducted two drinks from our bill to apologize which was appreciated.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Waitstaff were attentive. Would definitely come back.
  20. M

    Mauriciop

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very cold outside with no warmers. A rat appeared 3 times.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing to include the atmosphere. The service was below par due to waitress’ demeanor. Also the food came out before the drinks as well, not sure if this is a normal practice for this establishment.
  22. ND

    NicoleD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    outstanding food and such a cute place. I will definitely come back again!
  23. HY

    HeatherY

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a reservation for myself and when I arrived, I was seated immediately. The tofu appetizer was delicious and the ramen was very good as well. They don't have a large menu but what is on the menu should be enough to satisfy anyone's ramen cravings!
  24. LC

    LaChaeim

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I love dining @ Chaplin. Food & table service is always amazing. The host that night was not a vibe. I came in to be seated, he said no problem, just clearing a few a reservations (which was not a lot) & to wait at the bar. I ended up waiting 20 mins @ the bar before booking a reservation on OpenTable while in the restaurant……………. I was then seated 10 mins after my reservation time & there was seating the entire time. Other than that, all was great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Huge shout out to the service staff and to the people who make the wonderful food here. We have had poor interactions with their management but the team that keeps this place going is phenomenal.
  26. KJ

    KJA20772

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and vibes. The appetizers and ramen was amazing
  27. s

    shell

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chaplins is a really cool unique place, the Chaplin A.S.S. ramen is amazing, just get it do not even look at the crazy menu it has this broth that is perfect. Go for happy hr they have a great wine and cocktail list. Very fun in the high-top bar area the music is fun. Good spot before events!
  28. CJ

    ChristopherJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went this past Sunday to meet up with some friends with our <6mo old baby and they opened up the outdoor patio right after a rain and dried off the seats/table just to accommodate our reservation. The server was very nice and gracious about it as well. The food is consistently good, esp the gyoza (we'd been regularly before baby). The server even walked me to the diaper changing station in the bathroom when we had to take care of that. Recommend for brunch with baby (or without)!
  29. AZ

    AZAK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes and food! They were very accommodating to our 7-person reservation.
  30. N

    Northendpasta

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Great food and drinks, we checked in with the host and had a table originally outside. The host took us it would be a few minutes, so we grabbed drinks at the bar. 20 minutes later, our table was given away and we were at upstairs. No biggie, but our server could care less we were there. No hello, no suggestions, and Definitely not present. Our first table touch was, are you ready? I’d return for food quality and ambiance, not for that server.
  31. A

    Anisia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an amazing place, a lot louder than I expected (but it’s a bar, that was on me). Great energy and amazing food, even better drinks!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. First time at Chaplin’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the food, energy, service, drinks and atmosphere were all amazing. I’m going back again soon. The owners are incredible and our waitress was so funny. You need to go if you haven’t yet.
  33. MR

    MaggieR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    An excellent dinner for an evening with friends before a show. I just hadn't thought about the proximity to the National Theater - it's quite a trek if you're making it on foot or via Metro. I recommend taking a cab or an Uber if you're going from Shaw to the National Theater.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Chaplain’s vibe was amazing. We were seated in the 2nd floor bar area and the ambiance was great. The bartender covered as a waiter and was very attentive. We both got 1 drink each and that was all we needed! The daiquiris taste amazing. The food was 10/10!
  35. D

    David

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite happy hour in DC. Also the ramen is quite good.
  36. s

    sb11

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison is the best bartender
  37. MC

    MichaelC

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ramen. Gyozas we’re ok. Next time I’ll get them steamed because they deep fry them. We had the frozen drinks and they were very good. Overall great place for a date night. They played really good music too. Nostalgia. I’d say the wait staff could be a little friendlier. I’d recommend. I will come back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  40. D

    Dcfood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Be patient. Waited 75 minutes once we ordered to get the food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chaplin using the Order Online button. Chaplin also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chaplin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 644-8806.

Chaplin is rated 4.5 stars by 1278 OpenTable diners.

Chaplin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Chaplin

1501 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th and P NW

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–1:45 am Fri 4:00 pm–2:45 am Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 am Sun 12:00 pm–1:45 am Kitchen Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Ramen

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Mt. Vernon/Convention Center - Walk north on 7th Street 3 blocks and take a left on P Street. Chaplin's will be on your rightShaw/Howard - Use the R Street exit, walk south on 8th street towards Rhode Island Ave. Take a right on Rhode Island and then a left on 9th Street NW. Walk south 2 blocks. Chaplin's will be on your left.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern

  • Executive chef

    Myo Htun

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 644-8806

  • Private party facilities

    Chaplin's serves as a perfect venue for events both large and small. Our restaurant can fit up to 300 guests, and has smaller spaces to accommodate semi-private events. Our Events Packages can be customizable to fit any events needs!

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