Last week, while in Washington, DC, I had a chance to visit an old favorite, Oki Bowl. We sat at the bar where we had this view (above) of the "magical window" and watched bowls of ramen make their way from the kitchen to the tables or the to-go orders.
It's not the best bowl of ramen that you'll ever eat but it is good, and comforting, and a great place to sit and have conversations about life, work, and anything else that you want.
The setting and decor is what makes this place for me. Even though most of the tables are communal, it's setup where you still feel like you can have an intimate conversation with the people you are with.