We’ve been following Diakaya with delight over the last year as they built out their space on 6th Street NW. Photos and a more detailed description of their menu can be found on Daikaya’s Facebook page.
Our good friends at the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association let us know the opening details (with a few paraphrases).
Opening First Floor Ramen Noodle Space
Thursday, February 14 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm (hours applicable for first week)
Daikaya will be a tavern-style gathering place with Japanese fare and ramen will be served in the 40-seat ground floor space that after the first week will also be open for lunch. In one month the 90-seat izakaya tavern will open upstairs
On the main floor, four different types of ramen will be served: miso, shio (salt), shoyu (soy) and vegan. The four major elements of ramen are stock, noodles, the sauce that determines the general flavor of ramen such as shoyu or miso (called tare), and the spices, oil, and toppings. The noodles are made in Sapporo to the restaurant’s specification, then aged before being shipped to the restaurant. Daikaya will offer traditional Japanese fare, sometimes with a twist from Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima.
Cocktails, Sake, Shochu, Wine, and Japanese and Craft Domestic Draft, Bottled, and Canned Beers will be available
Ramen $12 – $13.50
Izakaya $3 – $15
Cocktails $9 – $12
Wines by the glass $7 – $25
Wines by the bottle $28 – $150
The first floor ramen space does not take reservations (lunch hours begin one week after opening day):
Sunday — Thursday, 11:30am — 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday, 11:30am — 1:00am
The second floor izakaya will take limited reservations and will open in one month:
Sunday — Wednesday, 5:00pm — 1:00am
Thursday, 5:00pm — 2:00am
Friday and Saturday, 5:00pm — 3:00am