f the only ramen you’ve ever eaten has come in a dried brick, you’re missing out big time — at least, according to regulars at Daikaya! This DC restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese ramen noodles, imported fresh and directly from Japan.
Order a bowl of ramen served in a broth that is delicately spiced with shiro miso and a signature blend of spices, then simmered for 16-plus hours before being served. For something a little extra special, add nori (dried seaweed) flakes, roast pork, and extra veggies to your bowl. If noodles just aren’t your thing, though, don’t worry. Daikaya also serves a full izakaya menu featuring dishes like grilled oyster with butter, parmesan, and teriyaki sauce. The miso-marinated salmon, grilled over hot coals, is another popular choice.
Make note, Newseum Residences: Daikayu is also a popular brunch spot, serving up unique meals like waffles with wasabi butter, French toast dusted with kinako, and poached eggs with tangy tonkatsu sauce on an English muffin!
705 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20001