Kizuna features ramen and sushi and some appetizers in a modern setting, a bit hidden away from the nearby office towers.
The menu proudly proclaims how much The Washington Post loves their shio ramen. Like most ramen places here, they do not specialize, and you can also have miso, shoyu, and tonkotsu ramen.
We tried the shio ramen, the miso ramen, and also a special of soft shell crab bao.
The crab bao, made with folded circles of steamed bread, featured excellently fried ss crab and a yuzu aioli that was green but tasted just of mayo. It was great. Could have eaten more of these.
Both ramens wer a bit underflavored for my taste. The miso looked rich, but the stock held back, as if it was trying to be healthy. The shio ramen (it features apple cider as one of the ingredients) is also a bit too precious. In both cases, the noodles could have been cooked less. The pork topping also was a bit leaner and drier than I'd normally expect
If convenient, I'd say this place is worth a try. The bowls look good. and maybe I'll go for the tonkotsu next time. So far if I had a choice, Marumen in Fairfax is more to my liking.