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Where to Drink Sake in D.C.

Several restaurants and bars specialize in the beverage.

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There are dozens of varieties of sake out there. But the average diner just thinks of it as something to order with sushi — or to perhaps to incorporate into a sake bomb if he or she is feeling festive.

Several D.C. restaurants are trying to change that perception, with large sake selections, diverse picks and knowledgable servers willing to teach drinkers more about the beverage. With Asian-influenced beverages generally being hot right now, it's no surprise D.C. is seeing more of a focus on sake. Here are several places around town to broaden the sake palate. For those explicitly interested in sake cocktails, additional options include Sei, Ping Pong Dim Sum and Zengo (which has a sake sangria).

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1. Crane & Turtle

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828 Upshur St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 723-2543
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2. Daikaya

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705 6th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 589-1600
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3. Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar

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644 H Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(703) 608-3167
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4. Izakaya Seki

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1117 V St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-5841
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5. Kaz Sushi Bistro

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1915 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 530-5500
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Kaz Sushi Bistro just kicked off sake classes in September. Those who attend can try seven different types of sake and learn more about the beverage in the process.

6. Oki Bowl DC & Sake

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1817 M ST NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 750-6703
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7. Sushi Taro

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1503 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 462-8999
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8. Toki Underground

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1234 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 388-3086
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9. Zentan

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1155 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 379-4366
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1. Crane & Turtle

828 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

[Photo: R. Lopez]

828 Upshur St NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

2. Daikaya

705 6th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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705 6th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

3. Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar

644 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

[Photo: Nina K./Yelp]

644 H Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

4. Izakaya Seki

1117 V St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

[Photo: Norry H./Yelp]

1117 V St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Kaz Sushi Bistro

1915 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Kaz Sushi Bistro just kicked off sake classes in September. Those who attend can try seven different types of sake and learn more about the beverage in the process.

1915 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

6. Oki Bowl DC & Sake

1817 M ST NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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1817 M ST NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. Sushi Taro

1503 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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1503 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

8. Toki Underground

1234 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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1234 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Zentan

1155 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005

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1155 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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