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A taste of Japan in the heart of Vienna, VA!

Bringing authentic Japanese cuisine to Northern Virginia, AKAI TORI will serve traditional Japanese fare including ramen, yakitori, donburi, and sushi accompanied by a wide selection of bar offerings. 

AKAI TORI (赤い鳥, meaning Red Bird in English) offers a variety of ramen styles, from the prominent Hakata Tonkotsu ramen to the Sapporo-style Miso ramen. The silky and flavorful broth is delicately prepared by hand for hours and hours using our secret recipe, which makes it unique and unparalleled in DMV area. Our must-try signatures are Black Garlic Tonkotsu ramen, Shio ramen, and Truffle Flavored Shoyu Ramen — the one-of-a-kind ramen loaded with umami flavors that will level up your ramen game!

AKAI TORI also specializes in Yakitori (grilled skewers) – another traditional Japanese street food seasoned with salt or tare that’s universally beloved. The variations of ingredients and homemade sauce make our yakitori distinguishable, and you will keep coming back for those mouth-watering flavors. 

To company our comfort foods, AKAI TORI will offer a curated range of Japanese beers, sake, and spirits. For all the night owls, it will be their dream destination to satisfy late-night cravings, grab a drink after work or catch every big game in comfort! 

Inspired by the Japanese Izakaya style we strive to create an atmosphere that exudes warm sensuality and makes you feel at home. We believe food can have a profound comforting effect. Just like ramen is for the soul, AKAI TORI is sure to be your go-to place if you need a little pick-me-up in the middle of the night.