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The Trump Hotel in D.C. is Getting a Sushi Restaurant

Nakazawa is from a New York-based restaurant group

Sushi Nakazawa, the hotel restaurant’s sister spot
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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The Trump Hotel is getting another restaurant.

Nakazawa, a sushi restaurant, will open at the hotel in the summer of 2017, according to a press release from Bedford Street Hospitality. The release describes the restaurant as an “omakase bar and dining room.”

Bedford Street Hospitality, from Alessandro Borgognone, is a New York-based restaurant group. It operates a sister restaurant to the D.C. project, Sushi Nakazawa, as well as several other establishments, including Chumley’s, Positano, and Patricia’s, all in New York.

The Trump Hotel, which opened in September, is the home of restaurant BLT Prime, as well as a lounge. Plans were originally to house two restaurants in the hotel, including projects from chef José Andrés' and Geoffrey Zakarian, but both restaurateurs pulled out of the project after controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants. This restaurant is located in a different space within the back portion of the hotel, and will have a separate entrance, according to a spokesperson.

Sushi Nakazawa is a destination sushi restaurant in New York City. Eater’s Ryan Sutton gave it three stars; The New York Times awarded it four stars. Chef Daisuke Nakazawa was an apprentice of Japanese sushi chef Jiro Ono, and featured in the acclaimed documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”