The best part of Hatoba by Daikaya, a Hawaiian-Japanese restaurant in Navy Yard, is the venue. The restaurant is large enough to comfortably seat a big group but still feels warm enough to deliver an intimate vibe—a great place for after-work drinks with coworkers or friends. As soon as you walk in, you'll be inundated by color thanks to the yellow and orange furniture. There are dozens of lanterns hanging from the front window, and a large TV screen at the front of the restaurant that livestreams endless footage from the streets of Japan. Skip the over-seasoned appetizers here and go straight to the mains—our favorites are the tomato curry (the only vegetarian option on the menu), the butter mochi, and the red-bean ice cream.