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A Sushi Restaurant From Chef Michael Schlow Is Headed to Mount Vernon Triangle

Nama will open right next to Schlow’s trattoria Alta Strada

Hamachi, jalapeno and green onion roll at Nama

Chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow is adding to his D.C. fleet of restaurants. After opening restaurants devoted to Italian food with Alta Strada and Casolare and Latin American cuisine with Tico, Schlow is now turning his attention to whipping up a neighborhood sushi shop.

Nama will open at 465 K Street NW, next to Alta Strada, in early October. The 32-seat restaurant will open in a space that had been devoted to pop-up restaurants, but this will be Nama’s permanent home.

For this restaurant, Schlow and Schlow Restaurant Group Culinary Director Ed Scarpone are teaming up with chef Handry Tjan, who previously worked as executive chef of Sushiko and Kobo.

Nama will serve sashimi, sushi, vegetarian roll, maki rolls, dumplings, shrimp tempura rolls, Kobe sliders, and more. Desserts from pastry chef Alex Levin will include cake pops, sesame gelato, and matcha cheesecake. Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

Vegetarian sushi at Nama
Nigiri at Nama


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