1244 H Street, NE

Update: Thanks to H. for passing on this old post from torisumiyakitori:

“Sad to announce that our popups @tokiunderground have come to an end. Unfortunately, the Toki operations team has decided to not move forward on the purchase of the new building, and as a direct result, we’ll no longer have regular access to the patio we called home every Sunday these last six months.”

And thanks to G. for reminding me this is where Slutty Vegan is coming.

Thanks to G. and W. for sending:

“Thought this was going to be the new toki spot, but the sign says “fast food.” Read More


From a press release:

“Internationally renowned Japanese chef and restaurateur Makoto Okuwa, who earlier this year opened three full-service Love, Makoto concepts, has opened the much-anticipated Phase 2 of his food hall. Joining the already popular restaurants Dear Sushi and Beloved BBQ—plus the buzzy bar Hiya Izakaya—the fast-casual component of the food hall will at first sell salads, fried-chicken sandwiches, sushi rolls and ramen in addition to a robust coffee and tea program. Down the line, a Japanese bakery opening earlier and featuring mochi donuts and soft serve will help locals and tourists awake to something sweet. Other savories like dumplings and Japanese curries will also join the lineup. Read More


300 Tingey Street, SE courtesy Daikaya Group

From an email:

“Daikaya Group’s Hatoba, a Japanese-Hawaiian restaurant in Navy Yard, is throwing a pop up with Bark Barbecue this Saturday.

Dishes include a smoked brisket ramen and a twist on the classic Hawaiian plate lunch, this time with brisket, plus rice and mac salad. Happy hour drink prices start at noon. Read More


2479 18th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

It’s been closed for a few weeks with no indication of what’s going on. Any insights?”

Akira Ramen opened here in the former North Sea space, at the end of 2019.

Their Facebook was last updated Oct. 3rd and their phone rings without going to voicemail.

Hours are listed as:

Sun- Thurs 12pm – 10pm
Fri. to Sat. 12pm – 10.30 pm
Tue: Closed

Anyone know what’s up?


Inside 1926 14th Street, NW. Photo by Andrew Cajas/La Flicks Photography

From an email:

“Due to increased demand for our sushi at Nama, we’ve decided to open a second location! We are super excited to announce the opening of Nama 14, an outpost inside of Tico on 14th st. While this location is different in address, the Nama quality you expect is exactly the same! Chef Young Oh, K Street’s beloved sushi chef, oversees Nama 14’s new sushi menu. Read More


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