Sushi Fix: KAZ Sushi Bistro

Where should I get my DC sushi fix? Hmmmm. I decided to try KAZ Sushi Bistro, a casual sushi restaurant located downtown a few blocks away from The White House.

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Lunch at KAZ Sushi Bistro

Chef Kazuhiro (Kaz) Okochi opened the restaurant in 1999. It’s one of the few authentic Japanese restaurants remaining in DC. He also happens to be a certified sake adviser and the first chef to serve Japanese premium sake in the nation’s capital in 1992.

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I really wish I knew about their omakase menus. Sigh. I didn’t even sit at the sushi bar and opted for a table for some odd reason. You live and learn. I ordered the Lychee Sake-Tini. It was slightly sweet but still pretty strong.

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Lychee Sake-Tini

I tried a few of their special nigiri. It was two pieces per order. I had tuna with foie gras, Hawaiian Walu, sea scallop with lemon and salt, seared salmon belly with soy-lemon sauce, and a toro and scallion roll.

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It was all very good. I like how they put a small twist on the pieces, but nothing too drastic. The sea scallop was delicious.

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Tuna with Foie Gras

My favorite pieces were the seared salmon belly. It was lightly charred and melted in my mouth. I probably would have ordered 20 more pieces if I could, but I didn’t. If I’m ever back, I would opt for the omakase at the sushi bar for sure.

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Seared Salmon Belly

Afterwards, I made my way to the Adams Morgan area to catch the Devils playoff game. I walked down the street trying to decide which bar to watch the game. From the corner of my eye, I noticed somebody wearing a Devils jersey inside a small basement bar and figured I’d join them.

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Henrique! It’s over!

KAZ Sushi Bistro
1915 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 530-5500
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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