- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Our waitress Laura was amazing and accommodating. It was a Raman first for our 9 year old. He loved it!
Menu keeps changing around, we checked Daikaya’s website when booking and it seemed like they had a decent number of small plates available. However, the day of it was ramen only which was a little disappointing. It seems like they’ve changed to advertising it as ramen only now.
The spicy miso ramen is one of the best I’ve had outside of LA and better than several I’ve had there. The sake was flowing, the special Cherry Blossom Festival cocktail was tasty, and the Gyoza were so good we ordered a second plate. I will definitely be coming back next time I’m jn DC.
This place was highly reccomended by friends nearby but the food was pretty subpar. We ordered the spicy miso and the vegetarian ramen. For the price of ~$15 each, we expected better quality than what we received. Ambience and service was good but that can't make up for food that seemed to be overpriced. Akira and Jinya ramen were far better in my opinion.
We love to try ramen everywhere we go and DC was no exception. It did not disappoint! Restaurant was clean and atmosphere was very nice. We were a bit disappointed that they didn't have any more of their Cherry Blossom inspired drink and it was only 1:00 pm but otherwise, it was a great experience!
My favorite Ramen shop! Go about twice a month and it never fails!
Great experience as always. If you want a true ramen experience, this is the place.
Loved it :)
This was our first time although one of our guest has been several times and was the reason we were trying it out. I had the Spicy Miso and it was great. Started out thinking I would need a go cup and finished it all. The spice bomb was perfect. I split it with our guest and was just enough for our spice tolerance. We will definitely come again.
service was on point - food was great and consistent since our last visit - quite prob due to covid limited seating capacity
absolutely love Daikaya. delicious ramen options. It's one of our DC favorites.
Awesome ramen and awesome service!
Very nice and COVID safe :)
We took my son for lunch for his 14th birthday. The decor is really nice and staff was very friendly. We had the spicy miso and my son had the super spicy shoyu. It’s was definitely super spicy!! He ate as much as he could but had to take the rest to go. We also ordered the gyoza which was pretty tasty. Overall it was a good experience I just don’t think their ramen options are as flavorful as other ramen restaurants that I have been to in DC. The lunch menu is probably also more limited.
In case you aren’t aware, they have outdoor seating, in the form of picnic tables. So great way to get ramen, fresh and hot, while still being open air... Especially if it’s a nice day out.
Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
Restaurant tried very hard to be COVID safe.
This was my second time going. And it was amazing. I went with my family and it was such a nice time. Everyone put there phones away too talk and eat good food. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Great food! Service was ok. Definitely a must try!
Ate outside with the nice weather. Ramen was great as always. Tables are covered but wasn’t necessary for us.
Always an amazing time
Best ramen in dc!
Brussels sprouts, beef gyudon quesadilla, and the fish taco were all a 10/10!
Ramen is becoming the latest culinary craze after cupcakes and truffle fries. Most new ramen shops are gimmicky, touristy and third-rate. But if you're a ramen purist looking for something similar to what you'd find in Tokyo or Sapporo, Daikaya is the place. Their noodles are excellent and the delicious broth options closely model regional variations.
A recent visit was marred by the challenges restaurants face in adapting to COVID restrictions. Instead of the authentic counter tables downstairs, the food is served in the upstairs lounge, with noisy music and kind of a bleak bar vibe. The service also felt perfunctory rather than welcoming and crisp. Fortunately, once those steaming bowls of perfection arrived, all that faded into the background.
Food was amazing and they did well with the COVID restrictions. I really disliked how often the waitress came by and she also asked my husband if we were celebrating his birthday when I had put in our reservation that we were. For the small plates, they should specify how many pieces. We ordered a few things that looked like they could be shared, but it was only one skewer worth of food (2-3 pieces on a stick). The drive from our home wasn’t really worth it (30mins). We’ll probably only come by again if we’re already in the area.
So this was by far the best lunch I had all year. The ramen was harmonious. Absolutely wonderful. Perfect thing to eat on a cold day.
Not as impressive as usual. Server or cook omitted our special requests. And ramen wasn't as hot as usual. Still, not bad. Everyone has an off day from time to time.
The food and service was amazing. Great energy.
Wonderful experience! Recommend the catfish!
Best restaurant in DC! The ramen is so flavorful and the vibe is awesome.
Great Food, their Ramen is the best in the area, highly recommended.
great food :)
Daikaya is amazing as always...even in these covid days!
I love this place! I travel over an hour to eat here. And now I have to travel with my infant. But it’s so worth it! This time the young guy at the front recognized me & called me by my name as I was walking up the stairs! I must say that made me feel special & he even assumed I’ll be traveling with my baby. He goes I have the big table, I’m the corner ready for you. I figured you might have had baby with you. He was sure right, lol. They make you feel comfortable here in a very uncomfortable time. I can’t wait to go back next week!
Food and cleanliness was great.
awesome food, tasty drinks, fast service, and the proper covid precautions were in place.
Always top tier experience! This place is never a let down! Food is amazing!
Daikaya was still great and the social distance precautions made me feel very safe the entire time.
My soup was cold.
You can order delivery directly from Daikaya using the Order Online button. Daikaya also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Daikaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 589-1600.
Daikaya is rated 4.7 stars by 1711 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.