Daikaya ramen
Brian Oh/Thrillist

Daikaya

Washington DC
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Mon11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Mon5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tues11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tues5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wed11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thu11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sat5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sun5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Daikaya

705 6th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Don’t let the wait for this Chinatown ramen shop deter you: it’s more than worth it for the chewy noodles imported from Japan and the chicken, pork, and beef Chintan stock that’s cooked over 16 hours for extra richness. An unsuspecting standout among the Sapporo-style ramen on offer is the vegan version topped with Brussels sprouts, snow peas, carrots, and braised shiitake mushrooms. As if the ramen didn’t already, Daikaya’s wooden accents, dangling lightbulbs, and blue- and yellow-striped walls will have you feeling warm and cozy.