The Daikaya team at Ramen World. Photo courtesy of Mess Hall.

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This year’s Ramen World roster includes some notable newcomers like Bad Saint, Hatoba, Uzu, and Fat Nomads. The all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink event scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24 at Mess Hall always sells out. 

The fifth annual gathering of Japanophiles will be set to a J-pop playlist from DJ Smudge. Listen as you circle the food incubator sampling snacks from eleven vendors. In addition the freshmen class listed above, you’ll also be able to try food from Himitsu, Paper Horse Ramen, Pho Wheels, Kombini Onigiri, Nomad Dumplings, Momo Yakitori, and Matsukawaya Roho. Most will serve ramen, but also look for rice balls and traditional Japanese sweets. 

Tickets are available for two sessions—noon to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets start at $75, while VIP tickets, which come with take-home gifts and cut-the-line passes, are $120. 

Mess Hall founder Al Goldberg named Capital Area Food Bank as the event’s charitable benefactor. He wants to thank the organization for stepping up to feed furloughed federal workers during the government shutdown.

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Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood St. NE, messhalldc.com