Washington, DC

505 H Street, NW

Thanks to Priya for the heads up: “I’m so excited my fave hibachi spot Momiji is reopening for take-out.”

Check out Momiji’s menu here.

“To our loyal and wonderful guests, we are happy to announce that, we will be re-opening for take out, May 12, 2020. Call us at 202.408.8110 for orders and more information.” Read More


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Ed. Note: You can find the best chicken sandwiches available now here.

GL requests: “any good sushi take out still around? Plz assist!”

Some early responses:

Hilo poke and sushi in Adams Morgan, Sushi Taro, Wok n Roll, Sticky Rice, Imm Thai or Asia Kitchen, Torai in Barracks Row, Zeppelin in Shaw is offering takeout sushi, in AdMo! And if you do pickup between 4 and 6pm I believe they have their sushi happy hour pricing, Tono Sushi, Toku if you’re looking for pretty nice quality at a reasonable price!!, Yosaku, on Wisconsin near Tenleytown metro. One of the few Japanese owned ones and it’s terrific!, Nama_DC by Chef Michael Schlow, Kaz, Sushi Ogawa, and Raku/Rakuya.”

Add yours below and please add what neighborhood if you can.


Photo by Stacey Windsor

From an email:

“Brother-and-sister owners Ken and Aki Ballogdajan will open their new concept AKO by KENAKI at The Roost early 2020. Chef Ken and his sister Aki opened their first restaurant, KENAKI Sushi Counter, in Gaithersburg last year. While Ken touts a 25-year career in the industry (which includes time spent at Raku, VOLT, and with Chef Ryan Trevino in San Juan, PR), his sister Aki left her career in software in 2018 to open KENAKI as its GM. Though this will be the second concept for the Ballogdajans, the siblings are third-generation restaurant owners and got their start in the industry as teens. Their sushi counter at The Roost is named for their late mother, Ako (her nickname). Read More


1314 9th Street, NW

From the owners of 1314 1/2 9th Street, NW:

“We at 1314 1/2 Inc. are thrilled to announce that a corporation formed by Can Yurdagul of Sushi Capitol and Sushi Ogawa has leased the former Seasonal Pantry space at 1314 1/2 9th St NW as of May 1. Can found our space through a PoPville post and though sushi had never crossed our minds as a tenant we believe it is a perfect fit in that quirky space which he plans to use to its fullest. We have talked at length about what is missing on the street and much of the conversation was based on the comment section of the PoPville post citing a lack of Sunday, daytime, fast breakfast and lunch, etc. options, all gaps he plans to fill. I cannot speak as to his exact opening date but work is happening within. Stay tuned.”

Ed. Note: City Paper reports: “The restaurant is currently undergoing some cosmetic upgrades and is set to open in the next two to three weeks.”


1213 Connecticut Ave, NW

Nice – the former Pinkberry space (and don’t forget Pampillonia Jewelers represented here for many years before that) is going to become a second location for Buredo who opened their first “Burrito-size sushi rolls” spot at 825 14th Street, NW over the summer. Ed. Note: 825 14th Street, NW used to be a Yogenfruz. God willing Buredo will take over all the former frozen yogurt spots in the city! For those not familiar their website says:

“Buredo (pronounced “bur-EE-doh”) is a local DC establishment, owned by two life-long childhood friends and DC natives who were looking for a unique, fresh lunch option. Our handheld, burrito-size sushi rolls feature Asian and other globally-inspired ingredients and flavors. Using seasoned rice and traditional nori, we roll our sushi burritos to order – perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for some good, clean eating with a twist.

We use the highest-quality, all-natural ingredients (no artificial dyes or flavors here) which we prepare daily to roll a fresh, hearty and flavor-packed sushi burrito. Veggies play a starring role as well – we are passionate about letting them shine through their natural flavors and textures, and love to pack a punch with pickling too.

Buredo is bringing a new way of eating sushi to the nation’s capital. Always remember to eat your veggies, eat more fish and eat Buredo!”

And you can check their menu here too.



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