Posts Tagged ‘ramen’

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 […]

Skip the Line: Toki Underground Now Taking Online Reservations (Early Seatings Only)

Chalk up another coup for CityEats: the upstart Food Network-backed online reservation site has inked its second exclusive contract with an otherwise hard-to-get-a-seat D.C. eatery. First, it was Mike Isabella's uber-trendy Graffiato. Now, it's Toki Underground, the popular H Street NE ramen shop with the usual hour-long (or even longer) wait. This is the first […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Soupy Scenes Edition

Take a peek inside the retail shell that will become the first District Taco location inside the actual District. [WaPo] Estadio owner Mark Kuller says there aren't many tapas bars in Spain any better than his own place right here in D.C.  Admittedly, he's biased. [Washingtonian] Westend Bistro's Eric Ripert thinks National Airport's Matsutake Sushi […]

Sushi, Ramen & Hanger Steak Poutine: Things to Expect at The Hamilton, Opening Dec. 18

"Wouldn't this be a cool place to grab a burger at lunchtime?" asks Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group. He's leaning against a long wooden counter running the length of a massive window overlooking bustling 14th Street NW in downtown D.C. We're hanging out in the main bar area of The Hamilton, the Clyde's […]

Duck, Duck, Good: 10 Courses of Fowliciousness at Toki Underground

Last night, H Street ramen shop Toki Underground rang in the Thanksgiving holiday with a one-night-only Peking duck (and only duck) 10-course tasting menu. And, no big surprise, it was really tasty! As expected, there was plenty of fatty deliciousness in the form of the crispy duck skin, duck fat mayo and even a duck fat […]

Eddie Huang Does Carryout, MTV Filming Ramen-Bao Event at Toki Underground Tonight

Don't have time to wait around for an hour (and a half or two or three) for a seat at Toki Underground this weekend? Special guest chef Eddie Huang from New York's Baohaus (pictured) will be cranking out orders of Taiwanese-style gua bao for carryout, too, the tiny ramen shop has announced on its Twitter […]

Rising Stock: At Toki Underground, the Broth is Finally Ready

Peaches and pigs’ feet. That’s the secret. Or, at least, part of it, anyway. I’m referring to the ambrosial broth at Toki Underground. That alluring aroma tickles your nose hairs the moment you ascend the stairs, wooing you onward to the jovial host with the clipboard, where the fragrance reveals itself to be a cruel, […]

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 […]

Quick Feeding: Pork Belly Doughnut Debuts at U Hall

Even the Fractured Prune Didn't Think of That: D.C.'s tantalizer-in-chief Erik Bruner-Yang is at it again. The chef behind the cover-charge-worthy pho dog has again partnered with U Street Music Hall proprietor Jesse Tittsworth on some inventive new menu items set to debut at the club this weekend, including a pork belly doughnut (pictured above) […]

Toki Outtakes: Never Mind the Cheese Cloth, Here Come Your Dumplings

Inevitably with every good interview, there is never enough space to fit every interesting detail. Herewith, the second in a series of outtakes from Young & Hungry's profile of the "Toque of the Town." During my recent visits to Toki Underground, at least two of my dining companions felt compelled to comment on the gauze-like […]