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Nov 16, 2007 11:46 AM

Cheapest edible sushi in the area?

The title says it all. Suggestions?

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  1. Wok & Roll has happy hour from 5-8 on weekdays with $1 pieces. Is that cheap enough?
    It's on H Street at 6th in Penn Quarter. I tried to attach the link to it but it wasn't working.

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      1. re: KWynn

        Wok and roll is pretty nasty, among the worst in town. I agree with below, Kotobuki is the way to go. Cheap and better than 90% of the sushi in town.

        1. re: Adam23

          i went with my kids to wok and roll before a capitals game last season and the sushi was good and fresh. we sat at the sushi bar. although it wasn't to die for, it was good and I would likely go back

      2. The sushi platters at Costco can be surprisingly cheap. I don't know what they cost now. Nor can I remember what I paid for them in the past. But I do remember that, when I purchased them for office parties, everyone was amazed at both the price and the taste-and-quality-given-the-price.

        Costco Wholesale: Pentagon City
        1200 S Fern St, Arlington, VA

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        1. re: ballston01

          I hereby retract my recommendation of Costco sushi. This afternoon, I had some Costco sushi at an office party. The sushi was inedible -- nothing like the sushi sold by Costco in previous years.

        2. Kotobuki's is known for being cheap and actually good (haven't been personally). Cafe Asia has $1 nigiri during happy hour.

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          1. re: bylinemjf

            Kotobuki is $1 a piece for most stuff and $2.25 for toro & yellow tail. Pretty darned good and good value. Cheaper than buying it at retail at WFM etc.

            1. re: deangold

              I'll third Kotobuki. It's not the best sushi in town, but it's well above average, and dirt cheap.

              1. re: DanielK

                i'll fourth kotobuki. the sushi is wonderful and very cheap. runner up would be sushi-ko which is pricier but still reasonable and tasty.

          2. Depending what the area I think the sushi at Sakana on P Street in Dupont Circle is well priced and tastes excellent (specifically the Sakana Tempura Roll...mmmmmmm) Not too expensive at's not like $1 a piece or anything but my bill for a meal is rarely over $20 (includes a drink or an appetizer of edamme.)

            1. Todai buffet in Fair Oaks (Fairfax) mall. $17 lunch $30 dinner

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              1. re: phatface

                Todai is ok, but $30 for dinner is far from cheap. You can eat reasonably well at GREAT sushi places for close to $30.

                Kotobuki's quality far outstrips Todai, and if you can spend $30 there, you basically DID eat an all-you-can-eat buffet...