Hatoba

Image: Stir-Fried Noodles with pork belly. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in service with indoor and outdoor seating. Take-out and delivery available. Overview: Hatoba does ramen like the other excellent shops in the Daikaya constellation, specifically it has piggy-backed off the flagship’s Sapporo-style bowls with some variations.  But it also does more […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Kiyomasu

Image: Torii Kiyomasu II, Planting in Summer (c. 1724-1736). For our Saturday art post we go back to Edo Japan to a scene of summer planting of rice. The artist is Torii Kiyomasu II (there is a Kiyomasu I, also of the Torii school, but the relationship is not clear). This painting is called Planting […]

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Menya Hosaki

Image: Big pieces of pork in Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  Dine-in and Take-out options.  They are open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner (5:00 to 9:00) and also Saturday for lunch (12:00 to 2:30). Overview: Menya Hosaki does ramen.  With the exception of a very good version of Karaage (pieces of […]

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Sushi Ogawa

Image: Spanish Mackerel and Baby Squid. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  The dining room and bar are open for sit-down.  Take-out and delivery available. Overview: It is tempting to start any review of Sushi Ogawa with the setting, but to do it justice you must start with the food.  Chef Minoru Ogawa has worked […]

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Toki Underground

Image: Underground Front (Door). Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Reservations recommended on busy nights. Outdoor seating also available, but no reservations for those. They are also hosting a yakitori pop-up on Sundays. Overview: Seating is at a winding counter that jumps across the paths that servers cut to […]

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Teaism

Image: Salmon Bento Box Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status:  All three locations are open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Hours, however, vary by location with Lafayette Park open for lunch and afternoon tea break weekdays, but closing at 4:00 currently.  The other locations are open til 8:00 and are open on weekends as well […]

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Izakaya Seki

Image: Sashimi Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Dine-in: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm – 9pm. Reservations (and masks) are required. Also open for take-out: Tuesday-Saturday for lunch (11-2) and dinner (5-8:30). Overview: Izakaya Seki resides in a converted two-story house a block north of the U Street bustle where it is an oasis in more ways than […]

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Shibuya Eatery

Image: Shaved beef with simmered onion and Udon noodles in broth. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  They have a large streatery for sit-down.  They can also do take-out, though there is no link for it on the website. Overview:  Years ago, Darren Norris opened a large open restaurant in City Vista.  Kushi served all […]

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