Daikaya

Japanese + Ramen

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  • 2015 Best Japanese
  • 2016 Best Japanese
Overview

Yellow and blue striped walls frame the open kitchen that prepares some of the best ramen in DC downstairs at Daikaya. Upstairs, the izakaya menu features favorites like the “amazing” grilled avocado alongside a strong selection of sake, Japanese whisky and cocktails.

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Accolades

  • Number 66: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • 100 Very Best Restaurants of 2015 — Washingtonian
  • DC's Best Japanese Restaurants 2015 — Zagat
  • 25 Best Restaurants in America 2014 – GQ
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Daikaya

Lunch Menu

To Start

  • Miso Soup
    $3.00
  • Chilled Pea Soup with yogurt
    $3.00
  • Salad with house or carrot dressing
    $3.00

Rice Bowls

  • Hawaiian Loco Moco hambagu, red wine sauce, and fried sunny-side up egg
    $13.00
  • Chicken Bowl - Yakitori Teriyaki chicken, toasted coconut flakes and an onsen egg
    $11.00
  • Vegetable Curry Bowl sweet japanese curry with potatoes, carrots and peas
    $10.00
  • Pork Katsu Kare breaded and fried pork loin, topped with curry sauce, tonkatsu sauce, shredded cabbage and pickled daikon
    $14.00
  • Salmon and Ikura sashimi salmon tossed in soy-sesame dressing and marinated salmon roe
    $14.00
  • Pork Belly confit with braised pork belly, kimchee and fried egg
    $13.00
  • Filipino Sisig filipino sizzling pork hash, onsen-egg, kalamansi lime and side of rice
    $11.00
  • Okinawan G. I. Taco Bowl pork taco meat, cheddar cheese, cabbage, scallions and sour cream
    $12.00

Noodles

  • Hiyashi Chuka cold ramen - soy or spicy sesame with chashu, egg, corn, cucumber, kombu, tomatoes, beansprouts, arugula, carrots, ginger, shredded nori
    $14.00

Sandwiches

  • Hawaiian Burger angus burger, teriyaki braised spam, lettuce and pickled pineapple with fries
    $11.00
  • Salmon Sandwich grilled salmon, slaw, special sauce
    $12.00
  • Katsu-Sando breaded and fried pork cutlet, kewpie mayo, tonkatsu sauce and japanese mustard with fries
    $12.00

Desserts

  • Vanilla Soft Serve crushed wasabi peas, calpico yogurt, and chocolate crisps -or chocolate-ichimi sauce and hazelnut -or avocado and lime sauce with toasted coconut
    $3.00

Cocktails

  • Sesame Street beniotome sesame shochu, fever tree ginger beer, yuzu, angostura bitters
    $8.00
  • Draft Moscow Mule vodka, house ginger beer, lime
    $7.00
  • Karl Melon uncle dad's watermelon tonic and choice of beefeater gin or absolute elyx
    $10.00
  • Improved Old Fashioned bird dog bourbon (improved), house tinctures, gomme syrup, lemon peel
    $12.00
  • Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods shochu, ginger iced tea, lemon, yuzu
    $8.00

Mocktails/Beverages

  • Yuzu-Lemonade yuzu, lemon, a pinch of sugar
    $5.00
  • Rhuhai uncle dad's granny smith apple soda
    $6.00
  • Arnold Palmer ginger iced tea, lemon, yuzu
    $4.00
  • Ucc Canned Iced Coffee
    $2.75
  • Calpico japanese uncarbonated yogurt soft drink
    $3.50
  • Green Tea (Can)
    $3.00
  • Sodas coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale
    $2.50
  • House Made Iced Tea black tea, ginger and mint syrup
    $3.00
  • Japanese Green Hot Teas sencha, genmaicha, hojicha
    $6.00
  • Qualia Coffee - French Press
    Coffee For 1 $4.00
    Coffee For 2 $12.00

Izakaya Menu

Otsumami / Fun Bites

  • Grilled Rappahannock Oyster With sake and housemade oyster salt
    $2.75
  • Baked Rappahannock Oyster With teriyaki sauce, butter, and parmesan cheese
    $3.25
  • Chawanmushi Steamed egg and dashi custard with braised shiitake, parmesan, and enoki mushrooms
    $7.75
  • Yamaimo Japanese mountain yam with sweet soy vinegar, basil, marinated salmon roe, and CA arbequina olive oil
    $6.00
  • Fermented Japanese Vegetables
    Housemade Sake Lee Daikon $2.00
    Napa Cabbage $2.00
    Nukazuke $2.00
    Assortment Of Three $5.00
  • Fried Garlic With kimchee-miso sauce and pickled garlic
    $3.00
  • Wasabi Tako Raw marinated octopus with granny smith apple, celery, CA arbequina olive oil, and wasabi sprout
    $6.00
  • Sauteed Edamame With garlic, extra virgin olive oil, chili and lemon
    $4.25

Aomono / Green Things

  • Grilled Avocado With housemade ponzu, fresh wasabi, and nori salt
    $6.50
  • Seared Enoki Mushrooms Topped with miso butter
    $9.00
  • Smashed Pee Wee Potatoes fried and topped with irish butter, soy sauce, scallions, and spicy cod roe
    $6.50
  • Burrata Salad Arugula, cherry tomatoes, dashi gelee, and ponzu vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Japanese Eggplant With sesame-lamb sauce, Greek yogurt and mint
    $5.50
  • Warm Napa Cabbage Salad With apples, Kewpie-yogurt, and marinated salmon roe
    $6.50
  • Chilled Cucumber With rayu vinaigrette, crispy garlic, ground sesame seed, and chili thread
    $6.00

Sakana / Fish Things

  • Tuna Poke Raw marinated tuna with seaweed, pine nuts, and sesame oil
    $10.00
  • Assortment of Sashimi please ask for today 's selection
  • Miso Salmon With pea puree and pea tendrils
    $9.50
  • Crab Croquettes With Old Bay, corn, tonkatsu sauce, and nori salt
    $8.00
  • Miso Braised Saba With mustard "caviar". Please enjoy the soft bones
    $7.75

Kushi / Skewers

  • Zucchini with lemon and thyme
    $2.00
  • Chicken Thigh
    $3.00
  • Chicken Liver
    $3.00
  • Chicken Wing
    $3.00
  • Beef Tongue jalapeño - "yuzu kosho"
    $4.00
  • Beef Tenderloin with wasabi butter
    $5.00
  • Quail
    $9.00
  • Pork and Brussels Sprouts " Okonomiyaki - style " with Kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, bonito flakes, and aonori
    $6.00

Oniku / Meat Things

  • Cold Steamed Chicken Breast With sesame tofu sauce and mustard greens
    $12.00
  • "Hambagu" Japanese-style beef hamburger steak With red wine-Worcestershire sauce
    $10.00
  • Chicken Kara-age With chili-Kewpie sauce
    $7.50
  • Pork and Beef Stuffed Cabbage With yuzu-kosho and shiso
    $8.75

Gohan to Men Rui / Rice and Noodles

  • Mentaiko Mini Domburi Fish roe, green onion, nori, and soy-Kewpie over a bowl of rice
    $5.00
  • Onigiri rice ball
    Kombu Soy And Seaweed $3.00
    Abura-miso Pork And Sweet Miso $3.00
    Ume $3.00
  • Cod Roe Spaghetti With nori, chervil, and cream sauce
    $9.25

Brunch Menu

Cocktails

  • Daikaya Bloody Mary House bloody mix nori-infused vodka
    $8.00
  • Rhubarb Chu-hai Iichiko shochu, Uncle Dad's Rhubarb Soda
    $8.00
  • Sesame Street Beniotome sesame shochu, ginger beer, yuzu, Angostura bitters
    $8.00
  • Tokyo Mule Mizu shochu, house ginger beer, lime
    $8.00
  • Rickey Nixon Beefeater Gin, house alphine tonic, lime
    $10.00
  • Eldrick "Tiger" Woods Ginza No Suzume, ginger iced tea, yuzu
    $8.00

Non-Alcoholic

  • Rhu-hai Uncle Dad's Rhubarb Soda
    $6.00
  • Yuzu Lemonade yuzu, lemon, soda
    $5.00
  • Japanese Green Tea Sencha - green tea, Houjicha - roasted green tea, Genmaicha - "brown rice tea"
    $6.00
  • French Press Coffee Qualia Coffee, Washington DC
    Small Press(1) $4.00
    Large Press(2-4) $12.00

Brunch Dishes

  • "Chicken and Waffles" chicken kara-age and red bean taiyaki with wasabi butter and maple syrup
    $7.00
  • French Toast soaked overnight in cream and soy milk and dusted with kinako
    $7.00
  • Poached Egg and Chesapeake Korokke with warm brown butter mayo and tonkatsu sauce on an english muffin
    $7.00
  • "Hapa Loco Moco" Japanese hambagu, fried egg and rice with gravy
    $10.00
  • Cold Steamed Chicken Breast Salad succulent skin-on whole chicken breast with sesame tofu sauce and arugula
    $12.00
  • "Lox and Onigiri" smoked salmon, salmon sashimi, ikura, pickled onion, cream cheese and everything onigiri
    $8.00
  • Burrata Salad with dashi gelee, arugula and roasted cherry tomatoes
    $12.00
  • Slow Cooked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Calpico-yogurt and fresh seasonal fruit
    $6.00
  • Sisig Filipino braised pork hash skillet with onsen egg, liver mayo, and kalamansi lime
    $7.00
  • Croissant with uni butter, white shoyu "broken" egg
    $8.00

Cold Dishes

  • Cucumber Salad with rayu vinaigrette, crispy garlic, ground sesame seed and chili thread
    $6.00
  • Yamaimo with sweet soy vinegar, basil, marinated salmon roe and arbequina olive oil
    $6.00
  • Tuna Poke with seaweed, pine nuts and sesame oil
    $10.00
  • Assortment of Sashimi please ask for today's selection
  • House Fermented Japanese Vegetables Sake Lees Daikon, Napa Cabbage, Nukazuke
    $2.00
    For Three $5.00
  • Wasabi Octopus with granny smith apple, celery, California arbequina olive oil and wasabi sprouts
    $6.00

Braised and Fried Dishes

  • Pork and Brussels Sprouts Skewer "okonomiyaki-style" with Kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, bonito flakes and aonori
    $6.00
  • Pork and Beef Stuffed Cabbage with yuzu-kosho and shis
    $8.75
  • Miso Braised Saba with pickled mustard seed and Japanese mustard. Please enjoy the soft bones
    $7.25

Rice Dishes

  • Mentaiko Mini Dombur fish roe, green onion, nori, soy and Kewpie over a bowl of rice
    $5.00
  • Onigiri (rice balls) Kombu soy and seaweed filling, Abura-miso pork and sweet miso filling
    $3.00

Grilled Dishes

  • Baked Rappahannock Oyster with teriyaki sauce, butter and parmesan cheese
    $3.25
  • Grilled Rappahannock Oyster
    $2.75
  • Japanese Eggplant with sesame-lamb sauce, Greek yogurt and mint
    $5.50
  • Grilled Avocado with housemade ponzu, fresh wasabi and nori salt
    $6.50

Skewers

  • Zucchini with lemon and thyme
    $2.00
  • Chicken Thigh
    $3.00
  • Chicken Liver
    $3.00
  • Chicken Wing
    $3.00
  • Beef Tongue with jalapeño kosho
    $4.00
  • Beef Tenderloin
    $5.00
  • Quail
    $9.00

Desserts

  • Black Sesame Panna Cotta with honey balls and whipped cream
    $5.00
  • Purin with caramel ice, orange, purin espuma and burnt orange zest
    $5.00
  • Chocolate Aisu-Kurimu with miso-banana caramel, chocolate crisps and crushed banana chips
    $5.00
  • Soft Serve ask for daily flavors and toppings
    $3.00

705 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Lively, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 589-1600
  • Private Dining Room: No