Kushi: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
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Kushi
Address: 465 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-682-3123
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Sushi, Tapas/Small Plates, Japanese, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Saturday noon to 2:30; Sunday brunch 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 11 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm to midnight, Sunday 5:30 PM to 10 PM. Open late night Thursday through Saturday 11 PM to 2 AM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Live uni; live scallop; nigiri or sashimi of sweet shrimp, o-toro, yellowtail belly, and mackerel; bari chirashi; grilled meatballs; skewered foie gras; quail stuffed with duck sausage; crispy leg of duck; Meyer-lemon sorbet with shochu; sea-salt gelato;
Price Details: Grilled items $3 to $30, sushi and sashimi $4 to $12.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 5:30 PM to 8 PM; $4 rail drinks, $5 select small plates
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

This sushi restaurant/izakaya feels like a low-key lounge on Sunday mornings, when the open, industrial room becomes a club for live Latin jazz and reggae. It’s a fittingly mellow scene for a meal of clean, pure flavors. Steak and eggs is the lone nod to brunch traditionalists, but you’re here for the Ocean’s Oyako Don, strips of sashimi artfully laid atop steamed rice, or the Chicken Oyako Don, which tastes like a cross between what you’d find at a scruffy Tokyo iza-kaya and KFC. The four cocktails range from soothing (a yuzu mimosa) to zippy (a wasabi-spiked Bloody Mary). Sunday 11 to 3.

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