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Tonari, Washington, D.C., DC

Tonari

4.7
4.7
13 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Tonari is our Wafu Italian restaurant. WAFU means Japanese-style, so our menu is a Japanese take on Italian food. It originated in Japan through the love that the Japanese had for Italian food but wanted to incorporate some of their cultural flavors and ingredients to them. We at Daikaya Group and chef & owner, Katsuya Fukushima, are bringing this experience to you here in DC.

Looking for some fun Japanese antipasti bites, one of a kind pasta dishes, or pizza that you won't find anywhere else in the city? Then come join us for dinner, we look forward to having you soon.

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Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 289-8900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Katsuya Fukushima

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    6th & G St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place/Chinatown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half Price Wine Bottles

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Wed - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    50% off all bottles of wine on Sundays and Wednesdays from 5 pm to close. Can't finish it? No problem! We'll seal it back up in a wine doggy bag for you to take home to enjoy later.

Menu

Antipasti

  • Polpette$12.00

    Wagyu-Veal-Pork Meatball, Soymilk Polenta, Gremolata

    • Cauliflower$10.00

      Florentino, Pesto, Yuzu-Oregano, Gribiche, Pine Nuts, Bread Crumbs

      • Arancini$11.00

        Saffron Arancini, QBB Cheese, Pepperoni Sauce

        • Caesar$13.00

          Jordan's Koji Caesar, Rakkyo, Radicchio, Arugula, Nori-Goma, Radish, Parmesan

          • Burrata$16.00

            Baby Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel, Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette, Bubu Arare

            Pasta

            • Curry Kinoko$17.00

              Pappardelle, Nduja, Cremini, S&B Curry Butter, Labne, Pickled Wakame, Shiso, Pecorino

              • Napolitan$19.00

                Spaghetti, Ketchup-Tabasco Sauce, Kurobuta Sausage, Cremini, Shishito

                • Impossibile!!$21.00

                  Tagliatelle, "Impossible" Meat Bolognese, Tarragon, Parmesan

                  • Mentaiko$18.00

                    Talliolinii, Spicy Cod Roe, Onion, Creme Fraiche, Lemon, Nori

                    Pizza

                    • Pepperoni

                      Pepperoni, Brick Cheese, Pizzaiolo, Pickled Jalapeno

                      • Slice$8.00
                      • Whole$30.00
                    • Clam

                      Brick Cheese, Red Miso Oil, Oregano, Pickled Wakame, Chili

                      • Slice$7.50
                      • Whole$28.00
                    • Mushroom

                      Shiitake, Cremini, Brick Cheese, Asiago, Rosemary, Garlic

                      • Slice$7.00
                      • Whole$25.00
                    • Aloha

                      Smoked Ham, Pineapple, Brick Cheese, QBB Cheese, Agro Dolce

                      • Slice$8.00
                      • Whole$30.00
                    • Mentaiko & Corn

                      A Chef Katsuya Original - Corn Sauce, Kewpie-Mentaiko Cream, Brick Cheese, Chives

                      • Slice$7.00
                      • Whole$25.00

                    Last updated: May 24, 2022

                    What 13 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.7
                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.7Food
                    • 4.6Service
                    • 4.7Ambience
                    • 4.5Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    1. JL

                      JackL

                      Washington DC

                      8 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      The clam and pepperoni pizzas are delicious and very filling. We have to try the pastas next time. Great wait staff!

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Atlanta

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing fusion food that I could never get anywhere else

                    3. KG

                      KevG

                      Washington DC

                      40 reviews

                      4.0

                      40 reviews

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      My wife and I enjoyed the Tonari experience. The vibe is upbeat, the decor is modern and comfortable. The staff was friendly, cocktails were very good, and the overall experience was great. Highlights of our dinner: caesar salad, olive assortment, and Napolitan pasta. We will return.

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was delicious and inexpensive for the quality. Our server, Ryan, was attentive, friendly and offered great advice and suggestions for our meal. The flavors were unique and outstanding. Would recommend for anyone looking for a new experience that tastes like fine dining but feels casual and relaxed.

                    5. JP

                      JessP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 20, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      One of the best restaurants I've been to in years. The food was incredible, the waiters gave us vegetarian-friendly menus, and the service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back!

                    6. NM

                      NateM

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 20, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was excellent. We are several items off the specials menu and we're not disappointed.

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall4food5service2ambience5

                      Fantastic, innovative food! Would absolutely return here. The only flaw was the struggling service. Our main courses came out before our appetizers, and we rarely saw the waiter. That being said, overall great dinner!

                    8. JB

                      JoshuaB

                      Philadelphia

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This unique restaurant is a stand out spot that you can only experience here. Everything I had consumed was absolutely wonderful. Go for the pasta but return for a one of a kind atmosphere. Mind blown…

                    9. M

                      Mike

                      Washington DC

                      42 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      42 reviews

                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great experience at Tonari, was lucky to get seats during their new Wed evening service. Our server was excellent and friendly, the food was very well portioned (generous) and so interesting and fun. Basically a place to try fun and novel takes on Italian food, with fresh flavors and ingredients. Right next to Daikaya so it’s a festive area. Will def be back

                    10. DC

                      DCdiner

                      Washington DC

                      42 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      42 reviews

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Didn't really know what to expect from Wafu Italian style food, but had heard good reviews of Tonari and decided to give it a try. We were blown away. Everything we had was delicious. The Mentaiko Pasta (featuring Spicy Cod Roe, Creme Fraiche, Onion, and Lemon) was light and flavorful. The pizza slices were airy, with a perfect crunch on the bottom, but none of the greasy heaviness you'd normally expect from deep dish elsewhere in the city. We also really loved the pasta special that day which featured edamame and a mint mascarpone cream. The Budino dessert was also a perfect blend of thick creamy chocolate with a little bit of citrus from the kumquats to offset it. Cocktails were perfectly mixed. Honestly, hard to come up with any negatives. We'll definitely be back.

                    11. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New England

                      8 reviews

                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Absolutely wonderful food and staff. I’d been waiting for Tonari to reopen after the pandemic and they did not disappoint. I can’t wait to go back!

                    12. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food, cocktails, and service! I'd be back soon!

                    13. I

                      Ilive2eat

                      Washington DC

                      9 reviews

                      2.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall2food1service1ambience1

                      Meh. Nothing left an impression on me. Nothing stood out. Very disappointed since I had high expectations. The clam pizza was tasteless. They skimped on the clam and the only way you know there were clams is because they were the chewy bits. Too much cheese. The dessert buchi bombolini was so so. Like a glorified doughnut but failed to deliver its promise. The energy wasn’t there. The ambiance lacks warmth. The cooks, prep cooks were robotic. The waitstaff is stiff and not the friendliest - they were inattentive not sure if they chose to almost ignore me because of my ethnicity and think I don’t belong to their restaurant. The host tried to be engaging and he was good at it. The staff also need to choreograph their service - the timing is off between courses. Served me my espresso before the dessert I ordered was ready. I drank my espresso lukewarm because I was still waiting for my dessert. Yet it still took awhile before they served it to me. I was thinking of getting on their tasting menu but after having tasted what little they have to offer, I’ll give it a pass. I just don’t understand the high marks that Tom Sietsema gave on this one. I don’t think I’m coming back.

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                    FAQs

                    Tonari is rated 4.7 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                    Make a reservation

                    2 people

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                    Booked 6 times today
                    Google Map for Tonari

                    707 6th St NW Washington, D.C., DC 20001

                    Dining areas

                    Additional information

                    • Cross street

                      6th & G St

                    • Neighborhood

                      Penn Quarter

                    • Hours of operation

                      Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                    • Cuisines

                      Italian, Japanese, Pizzeria

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Elegant

                    • Dress code

                      Casual Dress

                    • Parking details

                      Street Parking

                    • Public transit

                      Gallery Place/Chinatown

                    • Payment options

                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive chef

                      Katsuya Fukushima

                    • Additional

                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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