6715 Lowell Ave.
McLean, VA 22101
Neighborhood: McLean/Tysons Corner
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
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
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
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.