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Japanese Restaurant, Bantam King?, coming to old Burger King near the Verizon Center

by Prince Of Petworth December 2, 2015 at 10:22 pm 3 Comments

501 G Street, NW

The liquor license placard says:

“New Restaurant. Japanese cuisine with an assortment of side dishes. Total Occupancy Load of 70.”

This is the old Burger King, and briefly Bicycle space spot between the Building Museum and the Verizon Center. Over the Summer the Post reported that it comes from the owners of Daikaya who “intend to open Bantam King, which will specialize in chicken ramen and Japanese fried chicken.” Ed. Note: I really hope they keep the name Bantam King. Last week we noted the folks from Daikaya were also opening another restaurant in Shaw. Godspeed on both spots!


  • ledroittiger

    Great idea! Now if there could only be five or six Japanese restaurants directly next to each other focusing on ramen, instead of just two, the public would be better served!

  • jaredd

    I’ve been waiting for this place for months. Thank goodness they finally have permits up for a liquor license. The plan is for it to pay homage to the Burger King that used to be there. I understand it will be counter-service style fast food. The name Bantam King comes from a Japanese breed of chicken (known as a Bantam) and the fact that the store used to be a Burger King. Get it?

  • Uptowner

    You mean the old Bicycle Space?


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