From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. The large dining room can feel almost dead at night, and the service can be chilly. The action is at the sushi bar, which curves along an entire wall and boasts a skillful crew of chefs. Their handiwork–the best in the Virginia suburbs–accounts for the loyal following of office workers and families.

From the fresh and beautifully cut sushi to the expert frying, the cooking is full of care and attention.

. Atmosphere, anyone?

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.