100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Sushi Sono
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Sushi Sono
Address: 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-997-6131
Neighborhood: Columbia
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Snow Balls, panko-rolled, deep-fried shrimp croquettes dusted with Old Bay; shrimp hand rolls; sashimi or horse mackerel (ask the kitchen to fry the skin and bones for a pleasurable treat)

Among the rules many food lovers live by, one of the most common is never to expect good food at a place with a great view.

Unless that place is Sushi Sono, where the raw fish might make you forget that Lake Kittamaqundi is framed majestically by tall windows. Chef/owner King Lin sends out dishes of such beauty that patrons reach for their smartphones before digging in.

Lin is a serious shopper, and he works with a craftsman’s care for the materials—qualities that are on display in his conversation-stopper: a mackerel fashioned into a riverboat flanked by sashimi on one side, nigiri on the other.Don’t miss: Sunomono (shellfish and cucumber in a sweet vinegar sauce); oshinko (Japanese pickles); soft-shell crab with ponzu; daily sashimi; Bridal Veil Roll, with spicy lobster salad; Dragon Roll, with shrimp tempura and lobster; yellowtail, mackerel, and salmon nigiri. Open: Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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