Daikaya ramen
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Daikaya

Washington DC
Ramen Restaurant
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Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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This may be the first and only restaurant week menu inspired by Netflix. Restaurateur and chef Katsuya Fukushima has created a themed-dinner menu, called Midnight Diner, inspired by the cult-classic show. The dinner menu is reflective of favorite dishes beloved by the cast, so you can sample dishes that include a Japanese egg sandwich (tamago sando), curry ramen, and pork belly wrapped cherry tomatoes.

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Before the pandemic, crowds would swell at this Chinatown ramen joint, forcing hungry guests to wait patiently for a seat in the small downstairs dining room. This spot offers six kinds of Sapporo-style ramen, and they take authenticity seriously: Their noodles are imported from Japan, made from a recipe developed specially by Daikaya, and the nuanced Chintan stock takes more than 16 hours to make. Fans of something with a little heat can opt for either the spicy miso or super spicy shoyu bowls, both packed with chilies.

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Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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