705 6th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Daikaya, the 90-seat izakaya by Partners Daisuke Utagawa, Yama Jewayni and Executive Chef/Partner Katsuya Fukushima, is pleased to introduce a late night menu available Friday and Saturday evenings from 11 PM until 1 AM. The new dishes range in price from $2 to $7 and Daikaya’s bar will continue to serve cocktails until 2 AM, an hour after the kitchen closes.
Surrounded by the theaters of Penn Quarter and located steps from Chinatown’s Verizon Center, Daikaya is a popular oasis recently earning three (out of four) stars in The Washington Post. In the spirit of an izakaya, it is the perfect place to gather with friends after an energizing sporting event, concert or an intriguing performance. Chef Fukushima’s new late night changes weekly, and guests are encouraged to check out @Daikayadc on Twitter and Facebook.com/Daikaya for upcoming menus and specials. Menu highlights may include varieties of “bao” all served on steamed Hawaiian kings bread. The Agedashi Tofu Bao, fried tofu with a tentsuyu reduction, scallion, grated daikon and bonito flakes; the Butakakuni Bao, pork belly with Japanese mustard, scallion and pickled cucumber; Ajy Fry Bao, fried horse mackerel with pickled cucumber, chili-kewpie and cabbage; Kara Age Bao, friend chicken nuggets with kewpie mayo, cabbage and Sriracha-maple syrup, as well as the Chasu Bao, sliced pork shoulder, ham, Chihuahua cheese, honey mustard and pickled cumber.
Daikaya’s late night menu also includes Tater Tots “Okonomiyake Style”, kewpie mayo, okonomiyake sauce, shredded nori and bonito flakes; Hash Brown “Okonomiyake Style”; Takoyaki; Onigiri, abura miso or seasoned kombu, as well as Nitamago, soy marinated eggs with black tobiko, ginger-garlic mayo and wasabi sprouts. Dessert choices are the gingerly sweet Donut Ice Cream Sandwich, grilled donut with ginger gelato and Japanese sweet red bean and the playful Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches.”
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