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Aug 11, 2009 08:55 AM

Sushi Restaurant for husband's birthday?

Hi everyone! I'm new to this board so I'm really sorry if this has been asked a million times before...

We live in Rockville MD and I'm looking for someplace to take my husband for his birthday. He LOVES sushi (I don't though so I can't judge quality or anything) and I want to take him somewhere special.

Since it's his birthday dinner/present (he's impossible to buy for) the $$$ isn't as important as it normally would be. We can go a bit more expensive if the quality is worth it. He knows sushi well and we haven't gone anywhere yet that he really likes.

I remember hearing a whie back that a place in Tyson's or near Tyson's was really good but I don't know if that's true or what the place was called. So... Can you guys help me out?

Where can I take him (anywhere in DC, McLean, Bethesda etc) to get him REALLY good traditional sushi with a great sushi chef? And if you could... give me a pricing idea? If can be a bit pricey so long as it's worth it. This will likely be his present.

Thanks everyone!

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  1. Tachibana in McLean is probably the best Japanese in the area. It is actually owned and run by Japanese people. I have never had a bad meal there and the sushi is very fresh. It is pricier than some other Japanese restaurants but I think it's worth it, especially for a special event. The lunch prices are a bargain for what you get ($12-18 for bento boxes and $12 for chirashi if I remember correctly). Entrees are about $10-15 more for dinner. I work right across the street so I have had a variety of dishes there in the past ten years. Can't say I've ever complained about any of them. I prefer getting sushi but the hot dishes are very good too. The portions are a decent size. In fact, I usually overeat when I'm there. I would recommend making reservations as they get very busy even when they first open at 11:30am/12pm. They get a good number of Japanese patrons and my friends of Japanese descent also say their families believe this to be the best in the area. The parking lot is small but you can basically park anywhere on the street or nearby lots.

    1. Sushi Damo in Rockville Town Center is excellent and is a nice place and little pricier since the sushi quality is a little above your everyday sushi place. The owner told me they get fresh fish deliveries more frequent than industry standards. They have a special tasting menu for a price fixed amount that the chef makes special sushi for you. I would highly rec this place. Each time I go I leave happy, albeit a little poorer than I would from your avg sushi place, and without complaints

      1. Tachibana
        Sushi Taro
        Sushi Kaz

        Would be where I was investigating. Tachibana is the place that is near Tysons fyi. I really liked it, but I also like the fact that it isn't too far away as I live in Arlington.