Sushi Nakazawa

Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2024

Photograph by Scott Suchman .
Penn Quarter
Reserve a spot at the ten-seat sushi counter instead of in the dining room at this omakase den in the back of the Waldorf Astoria. The care and craft behind every sliver of fish and grain of perfectly seasoned rice deserves a front-row seat. Nigiri purists will find a procession of 20 bites highlighting premium seafood from around the world—hay-smoked Scottish trout, Hokkaido scallop with a touch of yuzu-kosho heat, and Maryland blue crab with a sauce of its own innards. Celebratory budgets can indulge in an expansive list of sakes, Champagnes, and Burgundies.
Very Expensive
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004