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Christmas Eve sushi (or seafood) in NoVA? DC?

JoanArkham Nov 2, 2011 01:00 PM

I tried to make an OpenTable reservation for Kushi, but nothing is available. Hank's doesn't take reservations. We don't want anything <i>too</i> fancy or fussy, but I definitely want to be able to make a reservation, so our strip-mall neighborhood places are out. Any thoughts? Am I trying too <i>early</i> for online reservations, or am I (as usual) already too late?

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  1. woodleyparkhound RE: JoanArkham Nov 2, 2011 01:11 PM

    I haven't been yet, but I hear great things about Pearl Dive. I don't know if they are open on Christmas Eve or not.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/res...

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      Elyssa RE: woodleyparkhound Nov 3, 2011 05:50 AM

      I don't think Pearl Dive takes reservations.

    2. hill food RE: JoanArkham Nov 2, 2011 02:37 PM

      I'd say too early. Hank's will take a call 15 or 20 minutes ahead and put you on the list, but that's of no help to you. Taro?

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        Elyssa RE: JoanArkham Nov 3, 2011 05:50 AM

        I just took a look and there are some good options, in particular BlackSalt is open on Christmas Eve. I went a year ago with my parents and the food was outstanding!

        Sei is also open. I really enjoy their sushi and the other small plates.

        It's not too early for some of these places. There are a bunch of reservations on Opentable. I prefer both of the above recs to Kushi, which I really, really didn't enjoy.

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        4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

        1. Lydia R RE: JoanArkham Nov 4, 2011 12:12 PM

          In past years, Dino's in Cleveland Park has had a "Feast of the Seven Fishes" that might fit your requirements. There currently isn't anything about this year on their website [http://www.dino-dc.com], but you could contact them directly.

          1. ktmoomau RE: JoanArkham Nov 4, 2011 01:04 PM

            I second Blacksalt. For sushi you might also try Sushi Ko or Kaz Sushi.

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              drake0388 RE: JoanArkham Nov 6, 2011 05:58 AM

              I'd say it's too early as well. If you wait about 3-4 weeks prior then the options will be more clear and they will have specific menus for the day that you can view.

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                JoanArkham RE: drake0388 Nov 18, 2011 05:59 AM

                Thanks...it's just odd for me to plan ahead for anything! I think we're leaning toward Black Salt, but will wait a bit and see if anyone is doing anything special.

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                  ktmoomau RE: JoanArkham Nov 18, 2011 11:38 AM

                  Also if you really want sushi you might also look at Zentan.

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