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Nov 2, 2011 01:00 PM

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

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. 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.

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      I don't think Pearl Dive takes reservations.

    2. 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?

      1. 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.

        4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

        1. 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 [], but you could contact them directly.

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