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Sep 23, 2013 08:49 AM

Sushi in the Arlington area?

I'm in search for a good sushi restaurant in the Arlington area, any recommendations?

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  1. Endo Sushi in Clarendon is good. Nothing spectacular, but consistent and convenient. I also like Yamazato in Alexandria.

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    1. re: rachelcp

      I have tryed Yamazato it is good, a bit far from where I was looking though. My latest sushi craving fix has come from Whole Foods in Arlington, I'll try Endo.

    2. Have you tried Koi Koi in Falls Church? I burned out on sushi long ago so I haven't been there, nor have I seen a review of the place here yet, and they've been around for a few years. It's in that courtyard with Panera on one corner and Mad Fox on another corner.

      Why don't you take one for the team and check it out?

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      1. re: MikeR

        that place is always busy (whenever we are at mad fox, LOL).

        <speaking of mad fox, ahem, they are having "hoppy oktoberfest" this saturday. some really good beers last year -- from many artisan crafters. >

        1. re: MikeR

          I have seen it, I will look into it soon. I ate at Shiki Sushi inside the Ballston Commons Mall next to Rock Bottom, DELISH!

          The rice was the perfect ratio to the fish which was extremely fresh. They had a huge variety of specialty rolls and the seaweed salad was nice crisp and cold with a hint of sesame oil

        2. I haven't been in a while, but Sushi Zen in the Lee Harrison shopping center used to be good. Also Tachibana in McLean isn't far away.

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          1. re: ktmoomau

            I am not a huge fan of the sushi in northern Virginia, but Sushi Zen isn't bad, nor is Ichiban in McLean, but I really didn't like the sushi I got at Tachibana in McLean, it just wasn't worth the money. The fast food sushi I got at Matsutake in Ballston was nearly as good as Tachibana, and the price was much better.

            1. re: Ziv

              I concur about Tachibana. More expensive, not better.

              1. re: Steve

                You laid no foundation for your conclusion.

                1. re: Worldwide Diner

                  Tachibana reminds me of Temari Cafe. The sushi is there because it has to be. It's adequate. What you want to order is the stuff that ISN'T sushi: clams, grilled fish, croquettes, soba.

                  In Arlington, I like the sushi at Maruko because it's traditional.
                  They do the basics very well, and don't go crazy with the Fiery Dragon Spider Phoenix Rolls or whatever.

          2. I don't know what's best in NoVa but there are a few known sushi joints. Tachibana in McLean, Sushi Yoshi in Vienna, Tampopo in Falls Church, and Blue Ocean Izakaya. You'd paid more but there is greater selection, option of real wasabi, and well made flavorful rice. These aren't places for rolls. These are places where you get a choice of Maine or Santa Barbara sea urchin.

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            1. re: Worldwide Diner

              I guess Sushi Toro must be overpriced too according to DC diners.