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Washington, D.C. Japanese Restaurants

Frank H. Wu | Dec 29, 2005 07:55 PM

My wife and I just ate at Makoto in the Palisades (McArthur Blvd.) It is a terrific place. Reservations required, 11 seats at the counter, only 24 seats at tables, omakase the best choice, and be prepared to spend. But definitely worth it: a wonderful experience all-around. Top-quality sashimi, perfectly prepared sushi, and all the other courses were subtle, creative, and fulfilling. Worth checking out.

Other Washington, D.C. Japanese Restaurants.

Cafe Japone. Karaoke bar/sushi bar with drunk, young clientele.

Japan Inn. Authentic. Heavily patronized by the older Japanese ex-pat crowd.

Kaz. Very trendy but has the substance to sustain it.

Sake Club. In with a younger crowd and extensive menu and sake selection (disclaimer: owner is a neighbor).

Sushi-Ko. The original sushi bar; renovated a few years ago and thriving still.

Sushi Taro. Used by the Japanese Embassy, circa late 1990s.

Yosaku. Neighborhood joint with food that is top-notch; equal to any in the metro area.

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