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Any recs for restaurants in Northern VA / DC area that serves sushi with brown rice?

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  1. To help answer my own question, I did find one online, Tono Sushi in DC (http://www.tonosushi.com/). Any others? Any Japanese place (or place that serves sushi) and has brown rice. TIA.

    1. I have eaten in a LOT of Japanese restaurants in Northern Virginia and DC and have never seen brown rice sushi [nor have I inquired]. I haven't been to Tono Sushi and will check it out myself [always on the search for something new]. Does the brown rice detract from the taste of the fish?

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      1. re: Dakota Guy

        I'm not sure if it detracts from the fish. My wife is on a diet and she is looking for the brown rice sushi as a healthier alternative to regular sushi. We've had some sushi rolls made with brown rice at Whole Foods and I thought it was fine. It may be a bit different with the nirgri, but I'm willing to try.

        1. re: Dakota Guy

          It would have to affect the taste of the sushi. Brown rice has a quite strong flavor, and I think it wouldn't go well with any of the more delicate fish (think white tuna). It might be okay with the stronger spicy rolls, but I wouldn't want it near any of the milder stuff.

        2. Not a restaurant but Whole Foods sushi section has a brown rice version of all of their sushi.

          1. Sunflower in Falls Church has brown rice sushi (only 2 choices on the menu but they can accomodate special requests). Plus they have the Brown Rice Inari.

            1. Nooshi on L and 20th- really good sushi.

              1. Momo Sushi on Queen St. in Old Town has very good sushi and offers brown rice. However, I don't know if they always have it. If you decide to go there, I would recommend giving them a call to inquire.

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                1. re: aburkavage

                  Bambu in Palisades offers it on the menu, but I've never tried.