Japanese Restaurants in Falls Church

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Though the interior of Matsutake Ballston Japanese Steak and Seafood House takes a modern approach to traditional Asian décor, its lunch and dinner menus are filled with authentic Japanese cuisine. On traditional hibachi grills, chefs-turned-showmen sizzle morsels of marinated chicken, NY strip steak, and lobster alongside fresh vegetables. At the sushi bar, maki-makers hand craft spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and California rolls in a less flashy display. For more unique flavors, Matsutake serves up appetizers of tempura-fry calamari and cap meals with desserts such as housemade crème brulee infused with green tea and cream harvested from the brulee tree. Matsutake also stocks a selection of imported Japanese drinks including Echigo Koshi Hikari rice lager, Junmai sake, and Ramune orange soda.

4121 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US

The chefs at Minh Restaurant pay homage to the diverse culinary heritage of North Vietnam with a menu that showcases more than 100 dishes from the region. Inside the elegant dining room, servers bear specialty plates such as pan-fried rice noodles, grilled shrimp and thin rice, or sour catfish soup, along with traditional Vietnamese staples, such as beef noodle pho and eggrolls. And even though the soft amber lanterns and Asian sculptures already add an air of authenticity to each feast, the chefs here go one step further by serving their savory dishes in a traditional manner, whether inside a rustic clay pot or atop a sizzling cast iron plate.

2500 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US

Makoto

Makoto translates to “harmony,” and it’s an altogether fitting name for a Japanese restaurant that gracefully toes the line between creative and traditional. The chef draws on local, seasonal ingredients and his own imagination to create an omakase menu with up to 10 courses, some of which may include kobachi, sushi, and soba. Makoto doesn’t encourage substitutions; every course is carefully selected to balance out the others, so even the smallest shift in weight might cause plates to tumble to the floor.

4822 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington,
DC
US

Saigon Saigon's immersive Vietnamese menu features pho noodle soups, spicy curries, and entrees of lemongrass chicken or roast pork. Diners sip wine while nibbling small plates of shrimp-topped baguettes, mushroom-stuffed spring rolls, or skewers of marinated chicken satay. Main courses appease appetites with stir-fried noodle dishes, or Chef Vu's specialties of rice topped with Saigon sausage and lemongrass pork, flank steak in sizzling hot pots, and filets of ginger-infused salmon. Chefs garnish dishes with colorful fresh veggies and fragrant herbs, and diners enjoy their feasts amid the warm-colored walls and sprigs of bamboo of the interior or in the open air of the patio.

1301 S Joyce St
Arlington,
VA
US

Kanpai Japanese Restaurant encourages diners to raise their glasses over platefuls of fresh sushi and traditional Japanese entrees. Inside the restaurant—which takes its name from a word that means “cheers!” —patrons gather around the sushi bar and watch as chefs set pieces of yellowtail, white tuna, and smoked salmon over rice and slice up various specialty rolls. Meanwhile, the wait staff carries salmon and chicken teriyaki from the grill to dining room tables both indoors and out. Throughout meals, patrons can sip wine and sake, or kick back with a bottle of Japanese beer.

1401 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US

Though the interior of Japanese' Kitchen takes a modern approach to traditional Asian décor, its lunch and dinner menus are filled with authentic Japanese cuisine. On traditional hibachi grills, chefs-turned-showmen sizzle morsels of marinated chicken, NY strip steak, and lobster alongside fresh vegetables. At the sushi bar, maki-makers hand craft spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, and California rolls in a less flashy display. For more unique flavors, Japanese' Kitchen’s serves up appetizers of tempura-fry calamari and cap meals with desserts such as housemade crème brulee infused with green tea and cream harvested from the brulee tree. Japanese' Kitchen also stocks a selection of imported Japanese drinks including Echigo Koshi Hikari rice lager, Junmai sake, and Ramune orange soda.

4121 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,
VA
US