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Jun 8, 2006 04:06 PM


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what's a great sushi restaurant in DC? Good atmosphere and creative rolls. Looking in or close to Georgetown.

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  1. Sushi Ko is great for atmosphere, creativity, and close to G'town - there's your bet.

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    1. re: Eric

      I've always wondered about Chopsticks (a sushi joint), near the heart of G'town on Wisconsin and M across from Patagonia. Looks authentic.

      1. re: RL

        Oh, yeah! Has anyone ever gone in there?? I too have wondered....

        Does Mama-San still exist? I never have been but I went looking for it one day and couldn't find it... I never went to Japan Inn either but I heard that it was very cool and izakaya-esque.

        1. re: Eric

          I've been to the Japan Inn before, and besides the ambiance, it's typical quality Japanese fare.

          1. re: RL

            Japan Inn is gone ...

      2. re: Eric

        Sushi-Ko is not only one of the best sushi restaurants in town, it was the first. I went in there shortly after it opened (c. 1975) because my office was located next door. At that time, I had heard, of course, that the Japanese were in the peculiar habit of eating raw fish. But I'd never actually seen it done in person, and I'd certainly never heard of a restaurant in America that was serving it. I walked in, and the place was crammed to the ... er, gills with Japanese people. I said to myself, "I think this is gonna be big." I was right.

      3. Kotobuki on MacArthur Blvd. Dirt cheap and good

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        1. re: Adam

          Agree on the Kotobuki recommendation. A great neighborhood sushi restaurant. Very fresh fish and reasonably priced given the quality. Not the best sushi rice you will find, but very good toppings.

          My wife had the unagi (bbq eel) kamameishi dinner, a rice pot dish that was delicious. Came with soup and sashimi. Another diner stopped to ask what she was eating and mentioned that it smelled wonderful.

        2. It's pricey, but Kaz on Eye St NW (downtown) is the best sushi I've had in DC, and some of the finest I've tried anywhere. If you're looking for very good sushi at mid-range prices, Tono Shushi on Connecticut in Woodley Park is a sure bet. (They also deliver reliably.)