WELCOME TO DASHI!


Dashi is a Japanese ramen shop and izakaya (Japanese pub) in Downtown Durham, North Carolina.  Centering on exquisite ramen noodle bowls, our menu also features innovative small plates and a unique sake and shochu list.  

RAMEN SHOP & IZAKAYA IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM

Dashi is a Japanese ramen shop and izakaya (Japanese pub) in Downtown Durham, North Carolina.  Centering on exquisite ramen noodle bowls, our menu also features innovative small plates and a unique sake and shochu list.  Enjoy steaming noodle bowls in our first floor ramen shop, or small plates upstairs in the izakaya!

Soon after we opened in February, Indy Week readers voted Dashi Best Japanese Restaurant in Durham and Best New Restaurant in Durham, and Dashi was runner up for Best New Business in Durham and received an honorable mention for Best Late Night Meal in Durham!


holiday hours

CLOSED

Thursday, December 24th
Friday, December 25th
Saturday, December 26th
Sunday, DECEMBER 27th

We open again on Monday, December 28th!

OPEN

OPEN REGULAR HOURS +
New Year's EvE OmakasE
IZAKAYA 5 course meal
By reservation only 

Visit our EVENTS page for more information

CLOSED

NEW YEAR'S DAY: 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st

 

We open again on Saturday, January 2nd!


R a m e n  S h o p
11:30am - 2:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm

Grab a stool at the open kitchen in our dining room, or take a seat at a table! We've got ice cold beer on tap, and steaming bowls of ramen!

I z a k a y a
5:00pm - 10:30pm

Dashi’s bar is located on the second story of the restaurant, and is accessible by the stairs located to the right of the restaurant entryway.  In the evenings, the bar is a perfect place to enjoy drinks and small plates!

L a t e  N i g h t
Monday - THURSDAY
10:30pm - MIDNIGHT

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
10:30PM - 1:00AM

Tuck into our izakaya and stay for a while - we have a special late night menu until we close!


WEEKLY HAPPENINGS IN THE IZAKAYA

Head upstairs to the izakaya for delicious small plates, Japanese whisky, cocktails, shochu, and more!

MONDAYS:
YAKImonday

Have you had a chance to sample our various yakimono? Mondays are the perfect day to savor grilled skewered treats! Try our seasonal skewers, or old favorites: local okra, shishito peppers, pork tongue, and more!

TUESDAYS:
Gyoza Tuesdays

Handfolded gyoza with local ingredients are featured every week - and only offered on Tuesdays in the izakaya! Stop by next Tuesday to check out our feature!

Thursdays:
Records & rares

We're cracking open limited & specialty large format beers for you to enjoy by the glass! Vinyl selections by Ryah, with soulful music ranging from jazz, soul and beyond.