The Wharf’s forthcoming sushi spot now has a very big name attached: Nobu Yamazaki. Social Restaurant Group — the team behind Bar Bao and Pamplona among others — has teamed up with Yamazaki to bring Tabu to life, reports Washington City Paper.
Yamazaki is well-known for being the force behind Sushi Taro. Sushi Taro is definitely considered a top choice in D.C. — according to Michelin (which awarded the spot a star in 2017 and 2018) and locals alike. The restaurant has made Eater’s best sushi list, and is recognized for its stand-out omakase.
Plus, more details have emerged about the menu from this forthcoming place: Chef Yamazaki will incorporate flavors and cooking styles inspired by Hawaii (for cooked items.) There will be sushi, but not omakase — Tabu won’t have a sushi counter. The restaurant plans to offer lunch and dinner seatings, with late-night hours for concertgoers.
Tabu will open up in the space below the recently opened La Vie, also owned and operated by Social Restaurant Group.