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Top 5 Sushi This Winter

BY Lauren Staehle | December 16, 2016 | Feature Features

Washington does sushi as well as any other trendy metropolis—indulge in these feasts all winter.
Sakerum, located on 14th Street, offers a range of gorgeous dishes.

1. Sakerum
This Asian-Latin fusion restaurant and lounge fits in perfectly with its hip 14th Street neighbors. Hit the bar for sake cocktails, but stay for unique rolls like the Hokkaido, with tempura baby scallops, pickled mango, avocado and jalapeno dill aioli. 2204 14th St. NW, 202.518.2222

2. Sushi Taro
Sushi Taro brings the elegance of Japanese dining to DC with both prix fixe chef’s tastings and a la carte options. The surf-and-turf tasting features whole lobster and wagyu beef, while sushi options include the freshest cuts of tender snapper and arctic char. 1503 17th St. NW, 202.462.8999

3. Mate Lounge
The decor here is as vibrant and lush as the decadent rolls, which come in unique variations like the Maine 15 with lobster tail, yuzu and asparagus. Don’t skip the equally colorful drinks, like the pomegranate mojitos and margaritas. 3101 K St. NW, 202.333.2006

4. Raku
With three locations across DC and Maryland, Raku has staked a claim in the sushi game. In addition to the extensive sushi and sashimi selection, you’ll find elegant Japanese fare like coconut red curry noodles and miso-marinated sea bass. 7420 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301.718.8680; 3312 Wisconisn Ave. NW, 1900 Q St. NW, 202.244.7258

5. Zentan
Chef Yo Matsuzaki makes elegant Japanese cuisine approachable with his version of his own childhood favorites. Begin with rich braised pork belly or wagyu beef, and end with refreshing plates of sashimi and nigiri. 1155 14th St. NW, 202.379.4366

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