The Needle: Sushi-Ko Chevy Chase
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Sushiko II - Chevy Chase
Address: 5455 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-961-1644
Neighborhood: Tenleytown/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Open for lunch daily 12 to 3, Monday through Wednesday kitchen closes until dinner 5:30 to 10, Thursday through Friday kitchen reopens 5:30-10:30. Saturday through Sunday open 12 to 10:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Friendship Heights
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Spot-prawn nigiri; scallop sashimi; sashimi or nigiri of salmon, yellowtail, yellowtail belly, and mackerel; soft-shell crab; salmon teriyaki.
Price Details: Main dishes $15 to $22, Sushi $4 to $11

You can find raw fish served in bigger slabs and for smaller tabs. But here you put yourself in the hands of sushi purists who make sure the rice is perfectly seasoned and doesn’t clump and that the salmon and yellowtail are carved with delicacy. Pay attention to the specials, which recently included an excellent spot prawn. The good wine list includes a crisp, fruity Godello from Telmo Rodríguez for $30 and a superb white Burgundy from Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin for $50.

 

This appeared in the July, 2009 issue of The Washingtonian.  

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