Best Pre-Movie Chinatown Meal

Daikaya Ramen Shop
705 6th St. NW, (202) 589-1600
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Photograph by Darrow Montgomery
As painful as it is to drop 25 bucks on movie tickets for two, finding a decent, cost-efficient sit-down meal in Chinatown before your show at E Street or Gallery Place theatres can be just as difficult. (Fuddrucker’s? Fuck no.) But Daikaya’s ramen menu checks all the boxes that make a pre-movie meal ideal: delicious, cheap ($12-13), and quick enough to slurp down before your 7:30 showing. You’ll be so full of hot, hearty ramen that you can skip the pricey popcorn.