Restaurants + Bars


Washington, DC

Client Profile

Daikaya features two distinctive restaurants in one – a more casual ramen noodle shop on the lower level and full-service Japanese izakaya on the second floor.

Project Scope

The process began when Edit Lab at Streetsense designer Brian Miller traveled to Japan with the owners to cultivate design inspiration. Once home, the team got started on what was Washington DC’s most anticipated restaurant of 2013. The upstairs space features colorful Japanese fabrics, unexpected art, and dark, rich wood accents; downstairs, it’s playful but minimalistic. Daikaya is authentically Japanese at (and on) every level.


  • Concept Visioning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Development
  • FF&E
  • Schematic Design