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Kushi Closed its Doors Sunday

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The restaurant was a pioneer for Japanese bar cuisine in the District.

R. Lopez

Sunday was the last day of service for Kushi, the Japanese restaurant at the CityVista development. The restaurant posted this message on its Facebook page:

It is with great disappointment to announce that Kushi Izakaya & Sushi is closing. Our last day is this Sunday, September 28th. 

There have been many new friends that have walked through the door since we opened four and a half years ago, and we leave with fond memories. We truly appreciate all of the loyal customers that have supported us all this time. 

With one door closing, another door opens for us as we look forward to the future and new opportunities. Please stay connected to our Facebook page and website for news of our next project coming soon. 

Thank you all and we hope to see you again.

Kushi opened back in 2010, and was the first izakaya-style restaurant in the D.C. market. The restaurant faced financial troubles, though.

Owner Darren Lee Norris told Washington City Paper he'll be opening something new at 1522 14th St. NW, though he didn't offer any details.

Kushi Izakaya

465 K Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 Visit Website

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