Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Washington has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Tako Grill – Bethesda or at Makoto, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

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Perry's location in the hip Adams-Morgan neighborhood means that it can be a little wilder than most places, and Sunday brunch proves it. The menu offers a good selection of breakfast and lunch dishes, including pastries, eggs, waffles, quiche,...  Read More

Seven Seas

The pseudo-Chinese decor is uneventful, but the seafood, prepared with an Asian influence, more than compensates. Positioned near the entrance, fish tanks hold potential entrees, so you get an immediate sense of the quality and freshness of the...  Read More

This modern bistro dishes sushi with a twist. Chef Kaz Okochi originally trained as a fine artist and brings that sensibility to his cuisine. While he maintains a repertoire of classic sushi rolls, he also experiments, creating such delicacies...  Read More

Raku – Bethesda

An Asian aesthetic colors the interior of this restaurant: shoji screens, stone floors, and bamboo accents. The cuisine is traditional too, with noodle soups and sushi by the piece or the assortment. Appetizers include dumplings, pork ribs, and...  Read More

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Hee Been

As authentic as they come, this Japanese and Korean favorite delivers great sushi, filling noodle dishes, and an extensive lunch buffet. Native Koreans know that Hee Been will provide a taste of home, complete with traditional garb worn by...  Read More

Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant

From fresh sushi to sukiyaki and teriyaki dishes, plenty of Japanese favorites can be found at this bright eatery. The pleasant dining room is decked out with Asian prints, but the best seating is at the sushi bar overlooking the sidewalk. Bento...  Read More


"Arigato" means "thanks" in Japanese, and guests have nothing but gratitude for this local favorite's skilled chefs and fabulous sushi. Delicious appetizers include Arigato balls (dumplings made with cream cheese and scallions) or any of the...  Read More

Nibble on some of the city's finest small-plate offerings at this stylish Japanese restaurant. The interior offers a variety of seating options: tables, straw mats, and a private banquet room. The sushi bar stands out with 30 types of fish and...  Read More


This comfortable dining spot offers a range of Japanese favorites, from tempura to sushi. Prices won't break the bank, and the kitchen's mantra is consistency. Enjoy seaweed salad, a bento box special, or fresh, well-prepared sushi, like the...  Read More


Chopsticks serves authentic Japanese cuisine in a friendly environment. You'll find a selection of traditional Japanese entrees, including noodle dishes, tempura options, and deep-fried items. The well-stocked sushi bar boasts a wealth of fresh...  Read More