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Sushi in Dupont

masonuc | | Jun 17, 2009 11:55 AM

Looking to share reviews, thoughts, perhaps hidden gems I have not discovered despite living in Dupont for several years and being a sushi nut. I loved Sushi Taro and was a regular but alas the Sushi Taro of old is no more and has been replaced with pretentious, overpriced, stuffy/fancy sushi. I don't mind overpriced but I want very good/excellent sushi in a reasonably casual restaurant.

The contenders that I know of:

Japone (the P Street trio)
Thai Chef
Banana Leaves
Plum Blossom

Have not yet tried Plum Blossom but none of the others really do it for me. All 7 are just so-so. Raku has a great menu and location, but the sushi is average. Ditto for Nooshi. Sakana is just average, too. Uni is hit or miss, usually miss. Japone is always miss. I have enjoyed Thai Chef on occasion but it was nothing all that special and seemed overpriced. Banana Leaves was terrible.

Anyone have any other ideas short of hiking to Kaz, Sushi Ko, the new places in PQ (Sei, Asian Spice) or Kotobuki (the last being my favorite).

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