MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • Penn Quarter & Chinatown
  • Under 25 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

There are restaurants where soaking in the atmosphere is part of the experience, and then there’s Daikaya. This no-reservations ramen shop is bursting at the seams (though the izakaya upstairs is an acceptable consolation prize if the wait downstairs is interminable). The unfussy space is filled with communal tables and booths, but the counter offers an unbeatable view of the hustle and bustle. Loud pop and rap music set the tone here, where you’re expected to order, slurp and move on. Daikaya is famous for its Sapporo-style ramen. Here, the white miso tare is kicked up a notch with chili spice. It's the most popular bowl, but try the special mugi-miso (barley miso) ramen with a side of citrusy yuzu kosho chili sauce for a change of pace.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




Under 25 USD

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 202-589-1600
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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