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Best Sushi in Bethesda

Ellen Mar 7, 2008 06:16 AM

I've eaten at Raku a few times and like it, and someone recommended Matuba. Would you pick one of these or is there somewhere else we should try for dinner?

  1. Mister Big Mar 13, 2008 02:35 PM

    Just spotted--A brand new, large sushi restaurant, Donraku, is being built in the former Cafe Europa, at the southeast corner of Norfolk and St. Elmo.

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    1. re: Mister Big
      chowzer Mar 13, 2008 04:00 PM

      Yes I believe its Duraku....they have places in Miami and Hawaii. As far as best in bethesda....I would have to go with Raku. But close by in Friendship Heights I would give Murasaki the edge over all the places I have tried in the bethesda/chevy chase area. The best in the entire area I have tried is Yuraku in germantown.

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      MarcDC Mar 12, 2008 12:51 PM

      pesonally, i would rank them as"

      Raku > Hinata > Aji Nippon > Tako Grill > Matuba

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      1. re: MarcDC
        elegantelliot Mar 12, 2008 02:13 PM

        i love Raku, and their sashimi is great, but their rolls are uninventive and do nothing for me.

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        Redsgirl Mar 12, 2008 11:04 AM

        Tako Grill and Matuba, two of my favorites, will try Aji nippon thanks for the reccomendation.

        1. Chocolatechipkt Mar 7, 2008 01:54 PM

          I can't get past the bento boxes at Raku to try their sushi! lol, but I do like Matuba fwiw.

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            katiesir Mar 7, 2008 11:32 AM

            I really like Aji Nippon, great "mom and pop" place with consistenly good food at a value. Tako would be my next in line. Matuba is OK, I do think better than Raku.

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              dcish Mar 7, 2008 08:32 AM

              I agree with the other posters. Tako Grill seems to have the freshest fish. hinata is a steal for takeout- and great quality- but closes at 7.

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                AndrewF Mar 7, 2008 07:12 AM

                We consistently enjoy Aji Nippon on Arlington and find it underrated. Tako is good and Matuba has been "meh" the last couple times. Hinata is great for carryout.

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                  elegantelliot Mar 7, 2008 06:34 AM

                  i like Tako Grill on Wisconsin. very fresh fish! their rolls are a little uninventive but still very good

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