Time to locate the nearest fainting couch, Toki Underground die-hards: the H Street restaurant announced today that it is scaling back its hours. Not only will it close at midnight rather than 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, but the restaurant will no longer serve at all on Sundays.
The Toki website semi-explains: "We are choosing to close on Sundays to continue to meet the standards we impose on ourselves here at the restaurant as well as those that we receive from our loyal customers on a regular basis." Eater reached out to a rep for the restaurant, who further explains that it's basically about giving the staff a regroup for the coming week, considering more than a year of a persistently enormous demand for ramen.
There is some good news in that Toki Underground is expanding its carry out to all six days a week — and while they recommend to call in advance, each order will be fired up once you arrive to ensure freshness of the ramen.
Update: The restaurant writes in to further clarify that the decision to close on Sundays is "about providing the best market-fresh ramen at the highest level of service at the lowest cost to customers."
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