The Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood is home to many great restaurants, but not all are suited for the lively Wizards, Caps, and concert crowds. These are a few of our favorite pre- and post-game options within a few blocks of the Capital One Arena (formerly known as the Verizon Center).

Daikaya and Bantam King
705 Sixth St., NW; 501 G St., NW
These sister ramen shops can get packed, but it’s worth angling for a stool at either to slurp delicious noodle soups. Daikaya offers a small menu with Sapporo-style ramen, while upstairs, a dimly-lit izakaya is the place for cocktails and small plates. Bantam specializes in chicken two ways: fried and in rich soups.