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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


845 Upshur Street, NW

Thanks to Ryan for sending on Friday: “I just walked by the new ramen spot on Upshur and I was surprised to see it open.”

Check out their menu here.

Menya Hosaki’s website says:

“MENYA HOSAKI aspires to serve ramen with love and integrity. From broth to noodles, tare to chashu, every element is made in house and warmly brought to your table.”

current hours: Read More


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