Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
Jun 4, 2009 11:03 AM

Where's the best ROTARY sushi in Northern VA...?


Really want to find a great ROTARY sushi place... here in northern VA. area...???
craving sushi... and missing that kind of food experience.

may be willing to drive into D.C. -- for a really great place!! ;)


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. you want a conveyor belt or floated on water?

    As far as I know, there are none in NOVA....

    6 Replies
    1. re: Ericandblueboy

      WOW!! that really bites!! ;)

      thanks so much though...

      I guess... If anyone -- knows of a place in D.C. or even in MD.; I'll be willing to drive that way for some really good eats!!
      any would do... conveyor belt or floated on water...?? whatever...just ROTARY sushi!

      1. re: myguamgirl

        There is one in the Ballston Mall in Arlington, but I forget the name. Wasabi does this is DC.

        1. re: ktmoomau

          Sushi Go Round also does conveyer belt sushi, but I don't think either they or Wasabi is worth a drive in from VA. There's better non-conveyer belt sushi to be had elsewhere.

          Bardo Rodeo used to have the floating-on-water sushi. I never got past how disgusting the water was, though.

          1. re: ktmoomau

            The one in the Ballston Mall closed down.

            1. re: ktmoomau

              The rotary sushi at Ballston changed to a regular sushi place. It's so-so, but relatively cheap.

            2. re: myguamgirl

              Matuba in Bethesda has a conveyor belt sushi section in the back. I tried it once and the novelty wore off quickly. The quality of the sushi was pretty poor to mediocre. For my money, I'd rather go to a decent sushi bar and have it a la carte, or any of the many buffet places if you want to gorge.

          2. I work near Wasabi, so I plan to try it in the near future.

            You should check out the buffet at Todai at Fair Oaks Mall. It's not rotary, but they have a huge selection of sushi and other dishes. The place is busy so the sushi gets replenished frequently.

            1. I understand that you feel you're missing the conveyor belt sushi experience, but I've found that it's typically not the best sushi. Sure you get more variety but I think it winds up being more expensive than it's worth and the sushi itself isn't the best quality.
              I used to frequent Sushi-Go-Round for a quick lunch or lite bite, but now that Momiji opened a few blocks away (and closer to my apartment) I haven't returned to Sushi Go Round...Momiji is THAT much better. And with a $12 3-roll plus soup or salad lunch special, it definitely can't be beat!
              Also I've been to Wasabi once and will not return. Their conveyor belt sushi was way overpriced--I think I ended up spending $25 or 30 and was still hungry afterwards!

              1. they are opening a wasabi sushi in tysons corner

                Wasabi Sushi
                908 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006