100 Very Best Restaurants: – Bantam King/Daikaya/Haikan/Hatoba

About Bantam King/Daikaya/Haikan/Hatoba

501 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
705 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
805 V St NW
Washington, DC 20001
300 Tingey St SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374

Daisuke Utagawa and chef Katsuya Fukushima’s quartet of ramen shops are some of the best places to slurp in DC, whether you’re tucking into classic Sapporo-style broths at Daikaya and Haikan, chicken ramen and crispy birds at Bantam King, or Asian pub fare at Hatoba. Springy Hokkaido-­made noodles and soulful stocks are key throughout. We also love hiding away in Daikaya’s slinky upstairs izakaya for Japanese whiskeys and playful plates such as Wagyu donburi or okonomiyaki-style pork. Inexpensive to moderate.