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April 4, 2018

New Lunch Line-Up Features Dishes Inspired by Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima & Team’s Travels, Interactive Culinary Components, Nods to Local Legends & More

(WASHINGTON DC – April 4th, 2018) – Just in time to welcome the arrival of spring in the District, Executive Chef/Partner Katsuya Fukushima and team at Daikaya Izakaya (705 6th Street NW 2F, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 589-1600;; @DaikayaDC) are thrilled to announce the debut of their new spring lunch menu at their vibrant izakaya beginning on Thursday, April 5th. The new lunch menu will be available Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30AM to 2:00PM, and on Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM. On Sunday, in addition to the a la carte lunch menu, Daikaya Izakaya will also offer diners a rotating line-up of brunch specials.

Months in the works, the creative and playful new lunch line-up is set to feature a selection of crave-worthy small and large plates giving lunch-goers the opportunity to indulge in dishes ranging from light and refreshing fare such as an Avocado & Grapefruit Salad which features Mizuna, and a Chia Seed White Soy Vinaigrette - created to serve as an ode to legendary local Chef Ann Cashion – a beloved mentor of Chef Fukushima, Tuna & Watermelon Poke with Pine Nuts, and Red Sorrel, and a Flame Grilled Scallop featuring an Aomori Scallop, Butter, Dashi, Apple, and Soy, just to name a few. Guests looking to indulge in more decadent dishes are invited to enjoy the Takoyaki with Dashi, Fresh Dill, and ChivesCream Crab Korokke with Old Bay, and Kani-Kama Salad, or Takoraisu – an Okinawan specialty –featuring Ground Taco Beef, Salsa Mexicana, Sour Cream, Cilantro, served over Rice, amongst others.

Many of the dishes featured on Daikaya Izakaya’s new spring lunch menu were directly inspired by Chef and teams recent travels to Japan this past summer and fall, several of the most popular dishes from the previous lunch menu will remain including the popular Hawaiian Loco Moco Hambagu and Chasu Sisig, and the menu will also highlighting some interactive culinary components including their ‘Shake Your Bento Box’ which comes with Grilled Pork Belly, a Sunny Egg, Nori, Kimchi, Kewpie, and Rice, and is presented tableside deconstructed so that lunch-goers are able to shake their own as much as they’d like melding all of the delicious components inside.




CUCUMBER SALAD Feta, ginger-rayu dressing – 5

TUNA & WATERMELON POKE Pine nuts, red sorrel – 7

CREAM CRAB KOROKKE Old bay, Kani-Kama salad – 7

CHICKEN KARA-AGE Butter, Tabasco® honey – 6

FRIED SHISHITO PEPPERS Sea salt, Padron style – 5

SMASHED PEE WEE POTATOES Fried salt-crusted potatoes, chives, butter, soy – 6

FLAME GRILLED SCALLOP Aomori Scallop, butter, dashi, apple, soy – 4

TAKOYAKI Dashi, fresh dill, chives - 6

AVOCADO & GRAPEFRUIT SALAD Ode to Chef Ann Cashion - Mizuna, chia seed white soy vinaigrette – 8



HIYASHI CHUKA (Shoyu or Spicy Miso) Chashu, our ramen egg, corn, cucumber, kombu, tomatoes, bean sprouts, arugula, carrots, ginger, shredded nori – 14
*** Hiyashi Chuka can also be prepared Vegetarian ***


TAKORAISU An Okinawan Specialty: ground taco beef, salsa Mexicana, sour cream, cilantro, over rice – 9

CHASU SISIG Filipino-Japanese pork hash, chicken liver, scallion, yuzu-kosho, Onsen egg - 9 ADD A SIDE OF RICE – 2

HAWAIIAN LOCO MOCO Hambagu, red wine gravy, fried egg – 8 ADD A SIDE OF RICE – 2

SHAKE YOUR BENTO BOX Grilled pork belly, sunny egg, nori, kimchi, kewpie, cheese, rice – 8



Located on the 2nd floor/2F – Daikaya Izakaya is a modern and eclectic space that serves as Executive Chef/Partner Katsuya Fukushima and teams culinary playground boasting a full bar and vibrant dining room where food and drink are intended to be enjoyed seamlessly. Daikaya Izakaya is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30AM to 2:00PM, for lunch and brunch on Sunday 11:30AM to 3PM (lunch a la carte menu available in addition to brunch specials), dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:00PM to 10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 5:00PM to 11:00PM. Reservations are recommended but not required.

For additional information or to make a reservation to experience Daikaya Izakaya’s new spring lunch menu, please call (202) 589-1600 or visit

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