Energy permeates the air at Daikaya in D.C.

We recently filmed for our Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series at Daikaya in Washington, D.C. Daikaya occupies a two-story building, with a Japanese ramen shop on ground level and a cocktail lounge (“izakaya”) on the second floor.

Every day during lunch tons of people flood through the street-level doors to eat chef Katsuya Fukushima‘s ridiculously good ramen bowls. The food is great, the music is loud, the cooks are slammed, the place is packed with customers, and the energy is palpable. Here’s a quick glimpse…

We filmed interviews with Katsuya and the other two co-owners, and we’ll have ’em ready soon. Can’t wait to share them – these are sharp guys and they’ve created something very special at Daikaya!