Posts Tagged ‘Daisuke Utagawa’

Top Ten D.C. Restaurant Openings in 2013

This should be a good year for variety in the D.C. dining scene. The most anticipated restaurants scheduled to open in 2013 feature Southeast Asian, Japanese, French, Latin American, Greek, Italian, and American fare, plus some hybrids. Veteran restaurateurs will expand into new cuisines, big names will make their District debuts, and a few longtime […]

Daikaya Team Opening Japanese Cocktail Bar

Ramen and izakaya spot Daikaya isn't the only Penn Quarter project that Sushiko co-owner Daisuke Utagawa has in the works. The restaurateur is also planning to open a Japanese cocktail bar in the small basement space beneath Fuel Pizza at 600 F St. NW, about a block away from where Daikaya will be. "The cocktail bar […]

Ramen Corner

At first glance, the listing for “pig ramen” seems as alien as SpaghettiOs on a sushi menu. Among the lamb and pork meatballs and Carolina smoked barbecue available at The Pig, Logan Circle’s newest hog-centric Americana eatery, I’m surprised to find a bowl of Asian noodle soup. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. In a time when […]

Daikaya Watch: Is An Early Summer Opening Really Feasible?

Construction has yet to even begin at Daikaya, the planned ramen and izakaya spot by Sushiko's Daisuke Utagawa, located next to Graffiato in Chinatown. Yet, landlord Douglas Development put out a press release today suggesting the place will now "tentatively open in late spring/early summer 2012." This is a revised estimate, mind you, over early […]

Sushiko’s New Ramen Sister Daikaya Snags a Chef

Sushiko co-owner Daisuke Utagawa has hired a head chef for his forthcoming ramen joint in Chinatown. WaPo's Tom Sietsema reports that Okinawa native and Think Food Group alum Katsuya Fukushima will helm the kitchen at Daikaya, which is scheduled to open behind the Verizon Center in February. Following a research trip to ramen shops throughout […]

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