Posts tagged japanese food
First Bite: Urban Hot Pot

It’s OK to Play With Your Food!

What’s more fun than playing “chef” at a restaurant?! At Urban Hot Pot in Rockville, MD, diners have the unique experience to create a meal specific to their liking, at their own pace, right at the table! Take a trip beyond the beltway for this unique interactive dining destination!

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Umaya - Izakaya

Japanese If You Please

City Center DC's newest eatery, Umaya, is a Japanese-style Izakaya serving classic cuisine that left a smile on my face from start to finish.  Ramen may be a growing trend in the city, but where can you get authentic robatayaki? Umaya is the place.  Chef Nick Hoang dazzles the palate with exquisitely prepared dishes such as traditional yakitori and ramen, and displays his creativity and skill with daily specials. It is rare that I love every single dish at a restaurant, but I could not get enough at Umaya - I highly recommend you check this place out before it's impossible to get a spot at the robatayaki!

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Crane & Turtle

Dinner & A Show

Petworth's Upshur Street is on fire in DC.  Joining the likes of this Japanese must-try Crane & Turtle are Slash Run, the Hitching Post, Alex McCoy's anticipated Southeast Asian restaurant and Petworth Citizen to name a few.  I have been chomping at the bit to try Crane & Turtle and the experience was surprising and pleasant.

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Daikaya Izakaya

Sake Bombs for "Adults"

It has been almost exactly one year since my trip to Japan, and I have been craving the cuisine.  What better way to satiate the craving than to celebrate DC Restaurant Week at Daikaya Izakaya. I've been to Daikaya for the amazing ramen on the first floor and was so excited to try the Izakaya upstairs. I was not disappointed.  Keep reading to find out why you should head to Japan for your next meal in the District. 

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