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No Fish: Kaz Okochi Closes Casual Sushi Spot Oh Fish!
The second branch at Whole Foods remains open. By Anna Spiegel
A rice-binding machine and maki rolls at Oh Fish! Photographs by Emma Patti.
Comments () | Published July 22, 2013

Sorry, downtowners, no more customizable sushi rolls for you. As Popville first reported, chef Kaz Okochi shuttered Oh Fish!, his fast-casual concept at 1103 19th Street, Northwest. The restaurant opened just about two years ago.

Okochi, who owns Kaz Sushi Bistro and is a partner with restaurateur Richard Sandoval at Masa 14, El Centro D.F., and Ambar, says he closed the design-your-own-maki spot because the concept wasn’t profitable in its current location thanks to high rents and lunch-only service. Currently there’re no plan to seek out a new home for the concept, but an Oh Fish! station still operates in the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods.


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  • sherman

    As (1) a lover of Kaz Sushi and (2) an occupant of an office building a block from Oh Fish who goes out to eat lunch every day, I think the problem with this place is that it just wasn't a good value for the price. I ate there once or twice, and never returned. Had the food or price been better, it would have been on my regular lunch rotation -- but it wasn't.

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