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From an email:

“Chef Masako Morishita will soon launch a traditional Japanese breakfast service, the first of its kind in Washington, DC, at Perry’s in Adams Morgan (1811 Columbia Rd, NW). Beginning on October 21 and available every other Saturday, the new Japanese breakfast menu features a $42 pre-set offering of traditional items including grilled salt-cured ocean trout accompanied by a sampling of small dishes such as Shiso Dashi Maki Tamago, a Japanese-style soft omelet made with jidori eggs and shiso; Nikujaga – beef tenderloin, potatoes and carrot stew and Nasu Agedashi – fried shishito and eggplant in a sweet dashi soy broth. House-made Nuka Zuke, rice bran pickled cucumber and carrots, round out the menu with condiments like homemade furikake and nori. All breakfast set orders are accompanied with koshihikari rice and miso soup. Read More


From a press release:

“Internationally renowned Japanese chef and restaurateur Makoto Okuwa, who earlier this year opened three full-service Love, Makoto concepts, has opened the much-anticipated Phase 2 of his food hall. Joining the already popular restaurants Dear Sushi and Beloved BBQ—plus the buzzy bar Hiya Izakaya—the fast-casual component of the food hall will at first sell salads, fried-chicken sandwiches, sushi rolls and ramen in addition to a robust coffee and tea program. Down the line, a Japanese bakery opening earlier and featuring mochi donuts and soft serve will help locals and tourists awake to something sweet. Other savories like dumplings and Japanese curries will also join the lineup. Read More


1520 14th Street, NW

Last month we learned that Bar Japonais would be coming to the former Estadio space. Here’s the full press release with lots more info:

“The team behind Bar Chinois, including Dean Mosones, Mark Minicucci, and Margaux Donati, announced the upcoming launch of their new izakaya restaurant, Bar Japonais. The anticipated opening is scheduled for early 2024. Read More


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