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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
11:00 PM
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Daikaya Izakaya (2F) - No Ramen

4.4
1156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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Reservations are for the upstairs Izakaya (NOT RAMEN!) only and not for the Ramen shop.

The Izakaya is a full service restaurant featuring small plates of Japanese tavern fare, as well as a full bar with cocktails, wine, beer, and a large selection of sake and Japanese spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
IZAKAYA (2F) 2nd Floor
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2PM
Sunday: 11:30AM - 3PM Brunch

Dinner:
Sun to Thurs: 5 PM - 10 PM
Fri/Sat: 5PM - 12 AM
Happy Hour: 5-7PM Mon - Fri
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Phone number
(202) 589-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Katsuya Fukushima
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Catering
Unfortunately, We don't offer catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between G and H
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Parking details
Street parking is available around the neighborhood. There are also 3 garages within 2 blocks of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Across the street from the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro station, servicing, Green, Yellow, and Red Line trains.
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Entertainment
DJ's every Friday and Saturday night.
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Special events & promotions
We can accommodate large groups up to 8 guests. We will be happy to set up at tasting menu for you.
There is no private dining room.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1156 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and enjoyed the service. Our waiter is half Japanese and helped choose our food while explaining some neat cultural info. No regrets at all.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Everything but the tuna poke was fantastic. Their prices were definitely high, but not obscenely so. My biggest negative was the waiter, who was very well informed about the menu and not at all malicious, but still came off a little too controlling and pedantic. Certainly, I'd go again, but I'd prefer to avoid being so micromanaged at a restaurant.

Favorite dishes: pork and Brussel sprouts, grilled avocado, grilled octopus, smashed (?) potatoes

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IntlTaste (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service is generally good, but courses came out a bit randomly, not well timed. Food is always yummy.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome space, creative food, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was pretty disappointing for the reviews and ratings I saw when I booked. I love japanese food and sake and tapas but this was overpriced and I was served many dishes that seemed haphazardly put together, and poorly thought out. I will not be back

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Lindsay (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our experience at Daikaya Izakaya was uneven. We were there for my birthday and though the reservation indicated the special occasion and was confirmed via phone message, there was no acknowledgement at the restaurant itself (much less a drink or dessert). Our waitress was aloof and at times rude, failing to answer questions about the menu and seemingly uninterested in the quality of our experience. Out of the seven menu items we tried, four were excellent (CHAWANMUSHI, HUMBA, Edamame and STUFFED SHISHITO PEPPERS), two were just okay (Mackerel and Cod Roe Spaghetti), and one was inedible (Beef tongue skewers). Generally, the food was underseasoned and the portions were small, even for a small plates restaurant. The ramen, downstairs, is exceptional, so it was disappointing to have a mediocre experience at Daikaya Izakaya.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My girlfriend and I love Izakaya. We have gone more times than we can count now and have items that we fantasize about for weeks before and after each occasion. I always appreciate when Jeremiah is our waiter as well because his knowledge of wine always impresses and improves our experience. The digestif he recommended this time was also superb and it was a perfect finish to our delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was excellent and knowledgeable. I loved every part of our experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Very interesting and delicious food with a very knowledgeable waiter as well!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I've always had good food here, and this time definitely didn't disappoint!

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