Best of Vienna and McLean: Tachibana
Comments () | Published May 1, 2010
Address: 6715 Lowell Ave. , McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-847-1771
Neighborhood: McLean/Tysons Corner
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 AM to 2 PM; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10:30 PM; Sunday, 5 to 9:30 PM.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Fatty tuna; mackerel pike; horse mackerel; monkfish liver; negimaki (scallions wrapped in beef); teriyaki; Chilean sea bass with miso and sake; shrimp and vegetable tempura; tonkatsu.
Price Details: Main dinner dish $15 to $36.50

Sit at the sushi bar for the full Tachibana experience. It starts with hot towels and a ramekin of, say, chewy pickled squid and cucumber. Where it goes next depends on you. Ethereal shrimp and vegetable tempura? Buttery Chilean sea bass seared with miso and sake? Or an array of exotic, just-flown-in seafood from Japan? We like the sanma (mackerel pike) and aji (horse mackerel), grilled with salt or sashimi style.

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