Hatoba (300 Tingey Street SE) is now open in The Yards.
This third Sapporo-style ramen shop from the talented team behind the Daikaya Group – Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King – opened late last week (October 11, 2019).
Serving both lunch and dinner, Hatoba — which means dock — features a main dining room, patio, and ramen bar. The restaurant serves an original selection of Sapporo-style ramen, which it claims is completely different from the assortment of ramen currently offered at both Daikaya and Haikan. Signature ramen selections at Hatoba include Red Miso Clam, Spicy Red Miso, Yuzu Shio, Garlic Shoyu, and a vegan-friendly Tomato Curry.
“The reason we haven’t opened multiple Daikayas with the exact same menu and selection of ramen is that we want each ramen shop to belong to its own neighborhood,” said Daikaya Group partner Yama Jewayni.
Hatoba is designed to imagine a ship that arrived from Japan and set up a kitchen supply showroom in The Yards’ Boilermaker Building. According to a press release, “the booths are meant to echo shipping containers and the loose furniture is layered from different eras.”
“Kappabashi is one of our favorite streets in Japan, with hundreds of specialist shops supplying restaurant equipment from the most common pair of chopsticks to the most specialist cooking implements,” said Senior Design Director, Edit Lab at Streetsense. “Hatoba reflects Kappabashi’s visual feast. Thousands of soup bowls line the walls, private ramen booths carry their own shop themes, and the menu is set in shokuhin sampuru (Japanese artificial display foods) which are displayed in clear cases located close to the entrance to the ramen shop.”
And since Hatoba is near Nationals Park, and the owners happen to be baseball fans, expect an homage to their favorite team. The Nationals? Not exactly. Hatoba cheers for its Sapporo home team, the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
Hatoba hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday 11:00AM-10:00PM, and Friday and Saturday 11:00AM-11:00PM.