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Dec 29, 2007 09:38 AM

Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase

Does anyone know if it's open yet?

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  1. Not yet...I haven't seen anything going on in there for weeks now...

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    1. re: alpike1

      which is odd because Bethesda magazine says it opened already

      But, I haven't seen anything going on there in a while, either.

    2. Where exactly? Wisc Ave? Landmark?

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      1. re: Pappy

        right next to Giant/Papyrus/Chevy Chase Bank in I believe what they're calling "Wisconsin Circle"

        1. re: Jeserf

          The entrance looks out on the Giant parking lot; I don't know if it has a "Wisconsin Circle" address or not. Businesses that do have that address include Potomac Pizza and a Montgomery County liquor storeg.

      2. As of last night, it is not yet complete. The furniture looks mostly done, but nothing has been set up, like the bar. Still a lot of boxes. Should be soon, though.

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        1. re: katecm

          it's looked that way for a least since well before christmas...

          1. re: Jeserf

            Yup. Still not open. I anxiously check each time I walk to Giant.

            1. re: katecm

              have you guys been to Sushi Damo in Rockville yet? i am a fan of sushi ko and am very excited about the new location. but i have been to sushi damo 3 or so times in the past few weeks and it is quickly moving to the top omy list. the rolls are very inventive and delicious and the fish is very fresh. definitley worth checking out!

              1. re: elegantelliot

                As I said in another topic, I thought the menu at Sushi Damo looked substantially more expensive than other good sushi in Rockville (namely Niwano Hana and Momo Taro.) Is it that much better to justify the price premium?

                1. re: DanielK

                  i honestly cant say. I have never been to either place you mentioned. I live in Bethesda and i tend to go to Tako Grill and Raku, and i think the prices are fairly comparable. I wouldnt be surprised if its a little more though, its not like a neighborhood sushi joint, its a little more trendy. the rolls on their menu that are like $15 are gigantic, like 10 pieces per roll or so. One of them is very filling.

                2. re: elegantelliot

                  I have been to sushi damo and reviewed it in the thread located here (second post from the bottom right now): IMO it is tasty and trendy-looking, but kind of overpriced, and Niwano Hana is definitely similar quality for better value. I haven't been fond of Tako Grill the couple times I've been, and when I went to the Raku in Dupont, I was extremely disappointed with their sushi, though I can't say anything about the one in Bethesda.

                  That said, I had no idea Sushi Ko was opening up a new location. The one time I went, I liked it, so I look forward to visiting the Bethesda one.

                  1. re: kallisti

                    you cant compare the raku in dupont to the raku in bethesda, they are worlds apart.

                    1. re: elegantelliot

                      I'm glad to hear that! So it's worth going to the one in Bethesda?

                      1. re: kallisti

                        i would definitely say so. the one in bethesda was just in the top 100 restautants in the washingtionian.

                        1. re: elegantelliot

                          Agreed. It took a lot of arm twisting to get me into the Bethesda Raku after I had suffered trough a meal at the one in Dup Circle. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the Bethesda operation was -- a whole different restaurant, hard to call them branches of each other.

                          1. re: Bonz

                            I believe they have different owners.

                            1. re: katecm

                              I will also throw in a nod of approval to the Bethesda Raku. It is very good and FAR better than it's Dupont counterpart.

          2. updated: walked by yesterday and the same boxes are in the window, the place looks untouched.

            i hope it opens. I don't even eat sushi, but I like when restaurants open near where I live!

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            1. re: Jeserf

              Plus the lounge looks fab, and it's always nice to have a new bar in the 'hood.

              1. re: katecm

                ...with montgomery county's rules. heh

                1. re: Jeserf

                  I can't wait for this to open. Sushi-Ko georgetown is one of our regular spots - however this location would be much more convient. Hope it's just as good as their sister restaurant.

                  1. re: beauxgoris

                    When oh when is this going to open? Does anyone know.

                    1. re: beauxgoris

                      When I asked him last week, Koji T. indicated that they were shooting for the beginning of March.

                      1. re: MartyL

                        wow - that's a while, considering the place already looks done, save for those boxes that never get moved.

                        i wonder if they're having financing/licensing issues?

                        c'est la vie - i hope other restaurants open soon. Lia's is great and all, but variety is the spice of life!

                        1. re: Jeserf

                          This is one of our favorite restaurants and I can't wait for it to open. I had a GREAT dinner at Sushi Ko in Gtown this past Saturday night. (I asked Koji to prepare omikase for two and it was out of this world and not too $$$$). It sounded like the county has slow with permits, but they hope to open in February. Can't wait... it will be so convenient.

                          1. re: foodielovetoeat

                            I'm in the neighborhood, too, and the anticipation is running high. With all this waiting, though, my expectations are getting unrealistically high.

                            1. re: ganacher

                              I walked by yesterday. Nada.

                              And I don't even eat Sushi, it's just annoying. At least it's less annoying than that designer clothing store that was "opening in fall 2007". heh

                              1. re: Jeserf

                                Nanette Lepore, right? What's holding her up? The Whole Foods is coming along nicely, though.

                                  1. re: ganacher

                                    I have NO idea (I also have no idea why we need a Nanette Lepore. Seriously?) but it's annoying because it's perfectly good retail space!

                                    And no, Sushi Ko isn't open as of the other day I walked by, but there seems to be stuff going on in there - people, hiring, licensing. But no idea of the opening date.

                                    Yeah, Whole Foods is coming along. It'll be AWESOME for traffic in the area, but then again, having just returned from the WF on River Road, I hope the produce is a bit fresher...but I won't hold my breath.

                                    Any word on the "upscale mexican" that's supposedly coming in? There needs to be updates for the neighborhood - all of us who put up with the construction every. single. day. Like a little "preview"!

                                    (I live across the street, and the Whole Foods, while nice when it's finished, is terrible to deal with)

                                    1. re: Jeserf

                                      I was at the River WF yesterday too! Tenley seems to have better produce, including those Champagne mangos on sale.

                                      I hear ya on the parking and general congestion...the noise must be a nightmare.

                                      Glad there's some movement on Sushi-Ko -- feed us already!

              2. I had dinner at Sushi-Ko in Glover Park and spoke with David, Co-owner/Mgr, he said they are doing a soft-opening this week, probably Tuesday. He didn't say what day will be open to public. He said they are trying to get the main seafood order in sometime this week. I would say sometime this week...let's hope!

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                1. re: drewster420

                  Wow - it doesn't look ready, but maybe I'll walk by tonight after the gym and see.

                  Any idea of the menu?

                  I don't eat fish, but most people do, so if they have some options it'd be nice to give that option to people when eating in the neighborhood....