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Dec 19, 2006 07:41 PM

Where can I buy Sushi/Sashimi?

I want to throw a sushi party at my house, anyone know a restaurant or store that has sushi grade quality fish in the DC/Alexandria area?

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  1. I don't know of any restaurants but I'd think that you could find it at the wholesale market in DC

    1. Try Super H Mart in Fairfax. They have a whole section of sushi-grade fish, plus they have the seaweed and other accessories you need for sushi-making. Have fun!

      1. Harris Teeter has sushi grade tuna, and korean markets have "sushi grade" salmon, tuna, yellowtail, ikura (salmon eggs), flying fish roe, red clam, ginger, wasabi, etc. I can't vouch for the quality at the korean markets though. There's a pretty good selection at Lotte right off rt. 50.

        In Bethesda, there's a japanese market called Daruma, which has a sushi counter, but I don't know if they have that grade of fish to make sushi with.

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        1. re: Chownut

          Harris Teeters' sushi grade tuna isn't really sushi grade- you can tell just by looking at it and even more so by tasting it.

          1. re: jpschust

            Thanks, I wouldn't pay the $12+/lb to find out, but I just reported it here since they advertise it as such. It may though, depend a lot on whether you're buying it when it's fresh on display. I'd recommend the poster of this thread to talk to HT's fish monger to see which day is it generally the freshest.

        2. Another Japanese market in Bethesda--Hinata--is the place to go for carryout sushi. My Japanese wife and her friends consider it the best carryout sushi in D.C. and environs.

          1. Super H, Lotte and Han Ah Rum all have sushi grade fish at a reasonable price. Some are sold ready to use others are frozen rock hard.

            Another option is that each of these places you can get a platter of sushi or sashimi already prepared. I just order one last night for this saturday for $40. Very reasonable.