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Bantam King’s “Walk Up Window” Opens Monday

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am 14 Comments


Courtesy Bantam King

From a press release:

“Beginning on Monday, June 19th at 11:30AM for lunch service, Japanese chicken-centric eatery Bantam King based in Chinatown just around the corner from older culinary sibling Daikaya, will be debuting its new ‘Walk Up Window’ menu featuring an eclectic assortment of sweet and savory bites and beverages, including several frosty treats just in time to welcome summer in Washington DC.

Open to the public and available Monday through Friday from 11:30AM-2PM, with plans to expand days and hours in the near future to offer dinner hours and weekend service, Bantam King’s ‘Walk Up Window’ will serve an assortment of playful sweet and savory bites, and beverages including

a variety of Mochi Ice Cream – Mango, Strawberry, Green Tea ($2.50 for one and $4.50 for two pieces), a rotating assortment of J-Pop Japanese Soda Floats ($5) including a Melon Cream Soda, a Fried Chicken Skin Ice Cream Sandwich ($5) featuring a creative twist on chicken bastilla – a famous Moroccan savory chicken pie – but with a dusting of Cinnamon, Crispy Chicken Skins, and Vanilla Ice Cream, and a Nanban Fried Chicken Sandwich ($6.50) featuring a Dashi-brined Fried Chicken Breast, Japanese Tartar Sauce, and Shredded Cabbage, served on a Sesame Martin’s Roll. The signature Nanban Fried Chicken Sandwich can also be enjoyed in a combo meal named ‘The Nanban One’ ($9), which includes the fried chicken sandwich and a side of Nori French Fries. Aonori Furaidopoteto or Nori French Fries will be available as a side dish priced at $3 per order, and an assortment of chilled soft drinks will also be available at Bantam King’s Walk Up Window including Calpico, Green Tea, UCC Hawaii Kona Blend Coffee with Milk, and Jarritos Mexican Sodas, to highlight a few options.”


501 G Street, NW

  • CapitalDame

    I love Bantam King… but $2.50 for mochi? You can get them for $1.50 at Poki District, which isn’t far.

  • Wednesday Addams-Morgan

    Do folks here like Bantam King? I passed it over the other day because it was getting mediocre Yelp reviews, but this menu sounds delicious…

    • Truxton Thomas

      I’ve seen people rave about it on here, but my wife says it’s not good, so I don’t know what to think.

    • Bobert

      I far prefer the pork-based broths to chicken-based for ramen. (Though I found the pork-based bowls at its sister restaurant Haikan to be pretty mediocre.)

    • Wyatt Barnett

      I think it is a great compliment to Daikya around the corner — they do a completely different style of ramen. But the style is fairly unique compared to most common implementations in the US so some folks find it weird.

      Also the fried chicken is really, really good and they now serve it all day.

    • skj84

      Personally I think they are fantastic. Love the chicken based ramen, its the only place i’ve eaten the whole bowl in one sitting. i don’t know if quality has slid since my last visit.

    • Wednesday Addams-Morgan

      Thanks everyone, sounds like it’s worth trying at least!

      • Kingman Park It

        I’d just add that Bantam King is totally delicious, but if you’re really craving ramen specifically, I’d go elsewhere… It’s almost more like a Japanese inspired chicken noodle soup – the noodles aren’t as thick and don’t have the snap that Daikaya’s do, and the broth isn’t as rich… But it’s totally delicious.

        The fried chicken is really tasty, too.

  • Guillermo Brown

    Does anyone know why these walk-up windows aren’t more of a thing in DC? I can think of this place and Dolcezza on 14th and P as having them (I’m sure there are a handful of others), but I’m sure there’s market for this for coffee, sandwiches, ice cream, etc… I always assumed there was some antiquated zoning law that prevented it….

    • Truxton Thomas

      I think Dolcezza’s got broken into rather quickly, so maybe that’s the concern? I know Tasty Burger has one.

    • saf

      I used to work at a pizza place in Mt Pleasant that had a walkup slice window. Had a number of people refuse to come in to the restaurant because they were so insulted by it – gave them flashbacks to segregation, when they could get food out the back door, but not come in.

  • stacksp

    No Dakaiya (sp) wings? I would much rather the wings over the chicken sandwich but Ill check this out on one of my in office days.

    • LenskiBucher

      That is a different restaurant.

    • Kingman Park It

      Daikaya has wings?

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