Controversial fine dining restaurant Sushi Nakazawa is scheduled to serve its first chef-led dinner inside the Trump International Hotel on Friday, June 1.
Much like its predecessor in New York, D.C.’s omakase-style establishment does not plan to print menus or provide diners with any choices. Customers at its 10-seat sushi bar and those occupying the two and four-tops in the adjoining dining room should expect to be served nearly two dozen selections prepared on the spot by the dedicated sushi chefs. A spokesperson for the new arrival — which is the brainchild of New York restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone and Daisuke Nakazawa, one of the chefs featured in the cult movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi — tells Eater D.C.’s debut offerings will likely include different types of salmon, tuna, scallops, uni, mackerel, and prawns.
Masa Uchi, a Sushi Nakazawa vet who helped open the original restaurant, will serve as executive chef in the District. Cody Nason, an alum of of Eleven Madison Park, is general manager of the D.C. outpost.
The restaurant, which originally came under fire once Borgognone agreed to move in after restaurateurs José Andrés’ and Geoffrey Zakarian had a falling out with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, plans to release its first set of reservations on Wednesday, May 16 via online service Resy . Reservations will eventually be released 30 days in advance at midnight.