Ramen World 4

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
RSVP Required
Included Items: 
NOTE: Two sessions are being offered: 12 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $70 and VIP tickets are $110. A VIP ticket gets you a pass that allows you to cut the line to try food and drinks faster, plus a swag bag.

It's BACK!

Mess Hall Presents “Ramen World 4”!

You've been to Mess Hall's event space, but once a year, we open our back kitchens to the public and host some of our FAVORITE Asian concepts for you to meet + eat. We assemble the BIGGEST NAMES alongside a couple of NEWBIES who are ready to be discovered by YOU. (Remember your first taste of Thip Khao at Ramen World 1?)


Scroll for this year's lineup...

#RamenAllStars :

  • Himitsu - DC's hard-to-get table (and one of Bon Appetit's Top 50 Best New Restaurants) comes to Ramen World! Chef Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner's ultra popular concept will make its best ramen bowl this one day only.

  • Daikaya and Bantam King and Haikan - Chef Katsuya Fukushima represents his trifecta of restaurants and presents multiple dishes to demonstrate his inventive uses of ramen.

  • Paper Horse - Ramen Powerhouse Erik Bruner Yang (famed founder of Maketto, Brothers & Sisters, and Toki Underground) shows off his newest ramen concept starring Chef Mike Galyen!

  • Wolfgang Puck's The Source - Chef Russell Smith, known for everything from dumplings to Peking Duck to buns, demonstrates his ideal bowl of ramen.

  • Chaplin's Ramen House & Cocktail Bar - This Shaw institution shows off its authentic ramen.

  • Abunai - The big red truck will be parked outside, serving up a modern Hawaiian ramen dish.


  • NOMAD DUMPLiNGS - Mess Hall Member Karen Hoefener serves up undoubtedly the best dumplings in DC!

  • Momo Yakitori - BE THE FIRST TO TRY these traditional Japanese skewers COMING SOON to 2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE.

There are lots of new food concepts to try on the 25th, but don't worry, we're keeping all of your favorite aspects from past years: EVERYTHING (food AND drink) is still unlimited during your 2-hour time slot! Best to be on time, no? And expect a line to get in. VIP ticket holders jump the lines, but we'll get everyone in as quickly as possible and no one will go hungry or thirsty. Adult beverages provided by Kirin Ichiban PLUS CRAFT COCKTAILS BARS featuring True Syrups (made here at Mess Hall).

Fundraising activities during the event will go to Ramen World’s charitable benefactor Miriam's Kitchen as will a portion of our proceeds.

*Additional participants may be announced at a later date.


Please pay close attention to the Round you are purchasing! Before making your purchase, you may choose:

Round One: Noon-2:00 PM


Round Two: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Your participation will be limited to the start and end times of your chosen Round. Please note: we will be UNABLE to change your preferred time.