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21st birthday in DC, likes Sake

kktiggr Nov 16, 2011 05:07 PM

My brother is turning 21 in December, our parents live in DC while we live in Northern and Southern California. I know he likes Sake, but that's about it for alcohol. I was thinking a Japanese restaurant would be fun. Something close off the green line would be best, but any place you can get to via metro would be fantastic.

Please reply if you have any suggestions!


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    BrianD Nov 17, 2011 07:51 AM

    You might take a look at Kushi, on K Street between 4th and 5th Streets. It's a short walk from the Green Line at Mt. Vernon Square.

    Or Sei on 7th very near the Archives/Navy Memorial Stop.

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    1. re: BrianD
      Elyssa Nov 17, 2011 07:55 AM

      Personally I'm not a huge fan of Kushi (but I also seem to be the only person who doesn't like it). I do like Sei quite a bit though.

      Also Sushi Taro is supposed to be very good (I haven't been but my friends love it).

      Sushi Taro
      1503 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036

      1. re: Elyssa
        woodleyparkhound Nov 17, 2011 08:01 AM

        I think Kushi has a really good vibe for a 21st birthday party - and they have several different types of sake on the menu, as I recall. I think it would work really well for this occasion.

        1. re: woodleyparkhound
          katecm Nov 17, 2011 10:05 AM

          I like Kushi for its "something for everyone" menu that isn't a Clyde's sort of something for everyone. Sushi eats can enjoy their sushi (which is quite good) but the more unadventurous can get a filet if they need. The pork belly is awesome, as is the green tea ice cream.

          1. re: katecm
            woodleyparkhound Nov 17, 2011 10:28 AM

            I love their black sesame ice cream!

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