There ARE Japanese markets INSIDE Washington, DC!
There ARE Japanese markets smack INSIDE Washington, DC. Just Google "Japanese Market" and you will see them. For one, there's Hana market at the corner of U Street and 17th street, NW; about one long block from 18th & Florida Streets, NW (Adams Morgan). It's called Hana. I just called them minutes ago, today October 19, 2011 at 10:03 a.m., and they are open and still operating after years and years at that location. I am about to go buy some Wasabi.
Hana Japanese Market
4.5 star rating
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Categories: Grocery, Japanese
2004 17th St NW
(@ corner of 17th & U Street, NW)
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: U Street Corridor (Catty corner from the 3rd District Police Station)
Hours: M - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
U Street Cafe
1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009