Sushi Taro


Chef Nobu Yamazaki of Sushi Taro - Washington, D.C.

1503 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 462-8999
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-1:50pm; Fri 11:30am-1:50pm, 5:30pm-10:15pm; Sat 5:30pm-10:15pm

2010 Rising Star Chef Nobu Yamazaki’s fine arts background is evident in his clean, minimalist and modern Japanese dishes. Thanks to a makeover of the restaurant and menu at Sushi Taro, he’s forged his own path, taking perception of Japanese restaurant in DC away from the fairly quotidian stream of sushi that used to make up the Japanese food scene in DC. A stage at Ozushi in the Tokyo prefecture of Japan later, Yamazaki presides over the slick bar inside the renovated Sushi Taro, sharkskin-wasabi graters at the ready. Seasonal Japanese ingredients like fresh bamboo that aren’t often seen outside Japan are a real treat here, but come for the expertly-balanced delicate flavors of sweet, tender King Crab in a house-made dashi.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Alaskan King Crab Shabu Shabu
  • Grilled Fresh Bamboo Stuffed with Sakura Shrimp Rice, and Fried Arrowroot Chips