In a thread about Shawafel (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807850), MFoxM included this post about other H Street haunts, especially Toki Underground. It warrants its own thread, for search purposes if nothing else:
& Pizza is pretty good and decently prized. I think Toki's really hit their stride. There was one time really late night the noodle was over, but that was one time only. Every time I've been there it's been great. Their dumplings improved as well. Still though. Ippudo and Momofuku is amazing.
Love H street.
(To which I responded:
"the noodle was over"?! Thank goodness it was only temporary . . .
I didn't quite understand the penultimate sentence -- were you suggesting that TU is on the level of Ippudo/Momofuku? If so, I really do need to start braving the waits and try it already . . . )