Tonari delivers pasta and pizza as only the Japanese can
An inherited pizza oven + ramen expertise = new food to try

The reason you’re eating Japanese-inflected Italian food from the trio behind some of Washington’s most popular ramen stops boils down to a design feature they inherited from the Chinatown restaurant that preceded their new Tonari. The oven made them do it — specifically the beautiful domed pizza cooker left behind by Graffiato. “We couldn’t think of taking it down,” says chef Katsuya Fukushima.

Washington Post
Tom Sietsema
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