The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature uncooked flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, Japanese fare, and drinks at Chopsticks, formerly Hashi Sushi.
Chopsticks’ lunch, dinner, sushi, and sake menus keep guests’ senses swimming with fresh fare that runs the gamut from sashimi to grilled seafood, noodles, and teriyaki. With more than 40 rolls to choose from, diners can easily meet their federally mandated sushi quotas with the likes of the spicy tuna roll ($6) and the deep-fried crunch rainbow ($13.50), which unfurls a fivesome of flavorful fish into waiting mouths. Busy workers can pop in for a quick lunch of beef udon ($14.90) with crab miso ($6), and evening grazers can scissor their chopsticks over 10 savory entrees, such as the spicy pork-belly set ($16.50), the mixed-veggie tempura ($12), or the bulgogi dolsot bibimbap ($18.50). Guests can also play matchmaker by finding each dish’s perfect pairing among 11 eligible sakes, including Hakushika Premium sake ($6), or one of five red and white wines.
Hashi Sushi Georgetown
True to its name, Hashi Sushi Georgetown's culinary craftsmen bundle and roll a variety of sushi rolls, but that's not the only recipe in the restaurant's cookbook. The chefs also acquaint diners with traditional Japanese and Korean dishes they may not have tried, such as fresh udon or ramen noodle soups tossed with breaded tonkatsu, or bento boxes of spicy bulgogi strewn with kimchi. On the weekends, the restaurant combines its dignified sushi-bar airs with a burst of nightlife fun replete with sake bombs and energetic crowds, before turning back into a pumpkin at 11 p.m.
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007