4221 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Is Sushi Para permanently closed here in Van Ness?”

Welp, it’s not looking good. A call to the restaurant rings and rings without going to voicemail. Yelp and google list them as permanently closed:

And their website linked from their DC Facebook only lists two locations in Chicago.

Sushi Para opened in Van Ness back in January 2012 and put lots and lots of sushi in our bellies. If permanent as it seems they will indeed be missed.

Now bring back Taco Bell you cowards!!


Photo by Rey Lopez

Ed. Note: This is the spot with the dope indoor moss garden we looked at last week. I got to see it in person and it is incredibly cool. And of equal import – the food was delicious too. This is gonna be another very popular spot.

From a press release:

“Celebrated Daikaya Group partners Yama Jewayni, Katsuya Fukushima, and Daisuke Utagawa are thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth restaurant in the District – Tonari (at 707 6th Street, NW;; 202-289-8900) – meaning ‘next door’ or ‘neighbor’. Opening today – Friday, February 7th – at 5pm for dinner service, Tonari will serve as the first restaurant in Washington D.C. to showcase Japanese-style or ‘Wafu’ pasta and pizza located directly next to their flagship restaurant Daikaya in Chinatown. Lunch service, and a dessert tasting experience on the 2nd floor within Tonari is slated to launch in the coming weeks. Read More


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