Besides having one of the best playlists in Chinatown DC, Daikaya’s Ramen Shop has some of the best ramen in town. With little to no competition (*except for the beloved extremely hard to get into, Toki Underground), Daikaya is a destination must in this area. Getting in there is the problem where the restaurant has about 6-8 tables for seating. The fact that they are keeping it simple, however, makes the turnover of tables pretty quick leaving you with time to check out the Prosecco on tap at Graffiato while you wait. Go for the veggie ramen and the gyoza (pan fried dumplings), they are the real stars of the show. Think paying $13 is insane for ramen?? It is one of the best cheap meals you will get in these parts and your stomach will thank you later.
Category: restaurant reviews, Washington D.C.
Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.