There seem to be hundreds of phô (Vietnamese noodle soup) restaurants in Northern Virginia, but far fewer ramen (Japanese noodle soup) restaurants, and Marumen is one of my favorites. I thought it would be fun, particularly for those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to try fresh ramen, to get together and enjoy some. There are pork, chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetarian options, and a variety of appetizers and other entrees in addition to the actual ramen selections. Whether you prefer spicy food or something milder, the menu has something to accommodate you. Most entrees are in the $12-15 range, with appetizers around half that price.
I will call ahead to let the staff know the size of our group. There should be plenty of available seating on a Wednesday evening, but advance notice will help them accommodate seating us all together.
Parking is available on both sides of the building (two separate entrances from Old Pickett Road), and in the very unlikely event that those lots are full, there is a strip mall immediately west of Marumen on Old Pickett Road that has a much larger parking lot.
If you have dietary restrictions and wish to attend, I recommend contacting the restaurant in advance at (703)[masked] to ask any specific questions that you may have.