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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?

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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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      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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        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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          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.

          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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              Redsgirl Mar 12, 2008 11:04 AM

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

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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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                  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.

                2. 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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                    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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