The Needle: Sushi Sono (August 2007)
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Sushi Sono
Address: 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: 410-997-6131
Neighborhood: Columbia
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday for lunch 11:30 to 3 and dinner 5 to 10. Closed Sunday
Price Range: Moderate
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); sashimi of wild baby red snapper, fatty yellowtail, and o-toro, s
Price Details: Starters, $2 to $12.95; main courses, $12.95 to $35.95.

The outdoor patio is a madhouse on weekend nights—and not just because this Columbia restaurant affords a lake view. The real attraction is the sushi, which is well cared for and artfully presented. Look for chu toro, which the kitchen has flown in from Japan on occasion: two thick bands of saltwatery marbled pink fish, at once firm and melting.

-This appeared in the August, 2007 issue of The Washingtonian.  

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