BY: BRYN MOLLOY
Searching for an authentic and easily accessible Japanese restaurant?
LOCATION: 705 6th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
METRO: Redline, Gallery Place Chinatown
POPULAR DISH: Mugi-Miso Ramen
Daikaya is a Japanese Ramen and Izakaya shop located in Chinatown. Opened in 2013, the restaurant was the dream of three men: Yama Jewayni, Katsuya Fukushima and Daisuke Utagawa, who wanted to open a Japanese restaurant that had great ambiance, served great food, while also allowing for their personalities, heritage, and love for Sapporo ramen.
Daikaya is divided into two separate restaurant spaces, the ramen shop on the first floor and the izakaya, just up the stairs on the second floor.
The ramen shop serves Sapporo style ramen, and just like in Japan is a fast paced restaurant. They import their noodles from Sapporo, Japan and serve their ramen in the traditional Chinan stock. While upstairs, izakaya serves Japanese comfort food with American and international influences as well as a wide range of drinks from their fully stocked bar.