Toki X Lemon Collective Kokedama Workshop


On Sunday, September 10thToki will partner with Lily Cox from The Lemon Collective to host a Kokedama workshop and sake tasting. Guests will learn how to make Kokedama (aka a hanging Japanese garden) at this one-day-only collaboration pop-up at the H Street ramen shop. The restaurant, which is normally closed on Sundays, will open for the pop-up from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 each and include all supplies needed for each participant to make their very own hanging Japanese garden, complete with care cards. Lily will talk about the history of Japanese hanging gardens and show participants how to assemble their own. We'll also be doing a sake tasting paired with East Asian inspired nibbles. The regular Toki menu offerings will not be available during this time. Tickets are available at:

Toki Tees Now Available!

Love Toki? We just printed off a batch of fresh Toki Tees, modeled by the one and only Brandii. Sizes S-XL available in limited quantities. Only available in store, $20 each. Spread the Toki love! 

Toki X Astro Doughnuts Popup

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Sup DC! We'll be opening this Sunday 6.11 from 11am-2pm (or until we sell out) for a popup with Astro Doughnuts. Check out the dope menu below. Call us on 202.388.3086 for more details. Love, Toki

Baller Whisky Flights

Toki is now offering high end Japanese whisky flights from Suntory and Nikka. Three 1oz pours of Yamazaki 18, Hibiki 17 and Taketsuru 21 served with a little cold water. The Yamazaki 18 is rich and full bodied with notes of chocolate and sherry. The Hibiki 17 is a more medium bodied whisky where butterscotch, baking spices and candied orange peel come through. Finally, the Taketsuru 21 is soft and smooth with custard on the nose and a nutty, oaky flavor. At $55, this flight is well below typical cost for such premium spirits and provides a great opportunity to taste the fantastic, varied whiskies produced in Japan!

Introducing Japanese Whisky Flights

Three months ago, when we started offering Sake flights, our sake sales increased significantly beyond what we could have hoped for. We realized that people were interested and wanted to be exposed to this highly diverse product and that by offering an approachable format at a reasonable price we could create a really awesome experience for our guests. 

So following the success of the sake flights, we've started selling Japanese Whisky flights, another product that many people are interested in but are not familiar with. The flight consists of two 12-year single malts from Suntory and a Japanese Bourbon from Nikka. The three are markedly different but also approachable to American whisky/bourbon drinkers and showcase the quality of Japanese whisky.

The Yamazaki 12 is medium bodied and round with notes of toffee and banana. The Hakushu 12 is a little lighter on the palate and in color but has a green, piney quality followed by a peaty smoke, great for scotch lovers. The Nikka Coffey is made from 95% corn and most resembles Bourbon. It's full and rich with notes of vanilla, oak and caramel.


Toki's 7th Birthday Brunch 4.2.17

We're celebrating our 6th Year anniversary this Sunday 4.2.17 from 11.30-2.30pm! $35 for four courses, vegetarian and meat options available. No Ramen! Ceremony Coffee and $8 brunch cocktails including the Toki Monster. Limited reservations available, please call us on 202.388.3086 to book!

Toki's Famous Steam Bun Featured in Eater

Our fried chicken steam buns, served with a sweet chili sauce, varying pickles from no.1 Sons, kewpie mayo, fresh cilantro and Thai basil are a staff and customer favorite. Check out some of the other great DC restaurants selling different styles of bao!



Toki Underground: Elevating Ramen to an Art Form


It seemed to take no time at all for H Street’s Toki Underground to morph from one of D.C.’s hidden gems to one of its worst kept secrets.

The tiny ramen shop opened at the beginning of April, 2011 and within weeks, its twenty seats were some of the most coveted in town. While waits of upwards of an hour were commonplace, many patrons were willing to content themselves with a pint or two at The Pug, the downstairs bar, until they received a text to signify it was their turn. Five years later, Toki still hasn’t lost steam, and it can be as hard as ever to grab a seat during prime-time – although insiders know that their chances of being seated promptly increase quite a bit during lunch hours, which are 11:30 to 2:30 daily.

The word may be out about Toki Underground, but the place still has the inconspicuous signage of a speakeasy, and the décor of a funky hostel for weary backpackers. The interior, which features big-head figurines, a wall made of skateboard pieces and a wrap-around bar decorated with old anime panels, is practically a shrine to Japanese pop culture. A pulsing soundtrack of indie rock and hip-hop helps to contribute to an aura of calculated quirkiness.