HOME > Chowhound > Washington DC & Baltimore >
What's your latest food project?

Need Sushi Rec for Tonight (NOVA)

mistert123 Oct 8, 2009 01:13 PM

Hi all,

A friend is in town and staying in Alexandria. We're looking for a sushi spot in NOVA if possible, with great sashimi. I've been to Taichibana, while it is good, was hoping to try something new.

I was leaning towards Yamazato, but apparently they specialize in rolls, and we're looking for great quality fish, sashimi instead. Any suggestions? Momo in Old Town?

Any help would be much appreciated! Should we just stick with Taichibana?Thanks

If necessary, we'll drive a bit further out.

  1. brooke Oct 9, 2009 10:39 PM

    I prefer Momo to Yamazato; I feel the latter douses their rolls with sauces sometimes. Both can't compare to Tachibana in term of fish quality though.

    1 Reply
    1. re: brooke
      Andrewp75 Oct 15, 2009 04:27 PM

      The last time I went to Tachibana it was unfortunataely one of the worst sushi meals I have ever had, was a huge shock. If you want great sushi go to the imporved Sushi Taro. For creative rolls there are a lot of choices, but for VA Momo and Yamazato are fine, you could alos go to Blue Ocean or Yama.

    2. Bill on Capitol Hill Oct 8, 2009 01:21 PM

      For what it's worth, I tried Momo and Yamazato back to back not long ago and was far, far happier with Yamazato.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Bill on Capitol Hill
        mistert123 Oct 8, 2009 01:22 PM

        Thanks for the reply. How was the sashimi/nigiri at Y, if you had it. Thx!

        The place looks great, I'm just a little concerned about some of the reviews which indicate that rolls are their speciality, and that the sashimi/nigiri is so-so.

        1. re: mistert123
          Bill on Capitol Hill Oct 8, 2009 03:28 PM

          That wasn't my experience, though I'm speaking from only three visits. I recall some nice white-toro sashimi.

      Show Hidden Posts