Menya Hosaki

Image: Big pieces of pork in Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  Dine-in and Take-out options.  They are open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner (5:00 to 9:00) and also Saturday for lunch (12:00 to 2:30). Overview: Menya Hosaki does ramen.  With the exception of a very good version of Karaage (pieces of […]

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Sushi Ogawa

Image: Spanish Mackerel and Baby Squid. Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  The dining room and bar are open for sit-down.  Take-out and delivery available. Overview: It is tempting to start any review of Sushi Ogawa with the setting, but to do it justice you must start with the food.  Chef Minoru Ogawa has worked […]

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Toki Underground

Image: Underground Front (Door). Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Reservations recommended on busy nights. Outdoor seating also available, but no reservations for those. They are also hosting a yakitori pop-up on Sundays. Overview: Seating is at a winding counter that jumps across the paths that servers cut to […]

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Teaism

Image: Salmon Bento Box Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status:  All three locations are open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Hours, however, vary by location with Lafayette Park open for lunch and afternoon tea break weekdays, but closing at 4:00 currently.  The other locations are open til 8:00 and are open on weekends as well […]

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Izakaya Seki

Image: Sashimi Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Dine-in: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm – 9pm. Reservations (and masks) are required. Also open for take-out: Tuesday-Saturday for lunch (11-2) and dinner (5-8:30). Overview: Izakaya Seki resides in a converted two-story house a block north of the U Street bustle where it is an oasis in more ways than […]

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Shibuya Eatery

Image: Shaved beef with simmered onion and Udon noodles in broth. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  They have a large streatery for sit-down.  They can also do take-out, though there is no link for it on the website. Overview:  Years ago, Darren Norris opened a large open restaurant in City Vista.  Kushi served all […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō – Gone Fishin’

Image: Hokusai, Fisherman (19th Century). Ink and color on silk. Last weekend for our art posting we focused on the famous Japanese artist Hokusai (whose name at birth was Tokitarō), who is the subject of an exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. This week we dip back into that exhibit for […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Clam Gatherers on the Shore. Ink on color silk. Undated. One of the things we missed most for the last year was art museums. One of the impacts of the pandemic for museums was planned exhibits that did not happen.  Now one of those exhibits is is getting a delayed opening at […]

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