D.C. has long had a respectable mix of neighborhood sushi restaurants, affordable roll stops, and higher-end, special occasion places offering omakase menus. Even during the pandemic, sushi counters are finding a way to persevere with takeout and delivery. This map runs the gamut from O.G. spots like 20-year-old Kaz Sushi Bistro (finish with green tea tiramisu) and Michelin-starred Sushi Taro — revered for its pricey tasting menu and its hard-to-crash sushi happy hour — to hidden gems like the Hinata market in Bethesda, as well as some newer spots like Nara-Ya at the Wharf, Shibuya Eatery in Adam Morgan, and Ako by Kenaki in a Capitol Hill Food Hall.
Restaurants on this map may temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, so check with a business before showing up. A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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