The first to bring wafu (Japanese-style) Italian food to DC

First Look: Daikaya Group Introduces D.C. To Japanese-Style Pasta And Pizza At Tonari

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Location: DC-Washington, D.C.

Story Date: 2/14/2020

Publisher: DCist   

Author: Kate Stoltzfus

The oven made them do it. Partners Daisuke Utagawa, executive chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni of Daikaya Group weren’t planning to use the vacant Graffiato spot next door to their flagship shop Daikaya. They own four beloved local ramen shops, but didn’t believe another one so close made sense—that is, until they saw the built-in pizza oven, too beautiful to sit unused.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: More Unique Than Usual and New Places