Half Off at Sushi-Ko: the Oldest Sushi Restaurant in DC

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In a Nutshell

  • Oldest sushi restaurant in DC
  • Artful sushi arrangements
  • One of the Washingtonian's 100 Best Restaurants 4 years running
  • Wide array of menu items including fresh sushi, soups, salads, and cooked entrees

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Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. 1 per customer 1 per table Only valid at the Washington, DC location Tax and gratuity are not included Reservations are recommended Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Today’s Groupon gets you $40 worth of meticulously arranged raw-fish rolls for half price at Sushi-Ko Japanese Resturant. Sushi-Ko says it practices “cuisine of subtraction,” meaning each slice of yellowtail or wedge of whitefish work with the rice as simple, artful food compositions. It compares its culinary artistry to Ikebana, Japanese flower arrangements that emphasize the beauty of plants’ shapes.

Sushi-Ko, located at 2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW, has a huge selection of sushi, nigiri, chirashi, and sashimi. If you’ve never tried fresh wasabi, you’re in for a treat: real wasabi has a more subtle sting and sweeter flavor than the powdered horseradish and mustard served at most sushi spots. Sushi-Ko also has soups, salads, cooked entrees such as roasted beef tenderloin tataki, and a couple types of tempura for sushi-suspicious diners.

Reviews

Sushi-Ko is the oldest Japanese sushi restaurant in DC. Diners and critics alike love its artful creations. It has been perennially listed in the Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants in DC (here’s the proof for the last four years: 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009). Yelpers give Sushi-Ko an average of 3.5 stars; Citysearchers give it four.

  • I love Sushi Ko… I absolutely adore the mango salmon…finally, green tea ice cream- ahhhhh I love it!  Im a fan – Natasha Giddens, Yelp
  • We sat at the bar… It gave us a chance to talk to the sushi chef, who was really sweet and obviously took great care in what he was serving. I think the seaweed salad was the best I’ve ever had, and the nigiri was perfect. – Kathleen M., Yelp
  • Like being in your Japanese “obaasan” (grandmother’s) house eating very well put together, fresh fish. – msjvd, Citysearch

The Raw Fish Industry

Many diners consider sushi chefs to be culinary miracle-workers because they can take an odd ingredient (cold, raw fish) and turn it into delicious cuisine. Other entrepreneurs have attempted to mimic their success by finding different ways to market raw fish:

  • raw fish moist towelettes
  • raw fish bandanas
  • raw fish catcher’s mitts
  • raw fish pacifiers
  • raw fish purses
  • raw fish sideburns
  • raw fish lips
  • raw fish candy
  • raw fish big mouth billy basses
  • raw fish fiesta bullfighter hats
  • raw fish yarmulkes
  • raw fish dreidels
  • raw fish matzoh balls
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    Glover Park

    2309 Wisconsin Ave Nw

    Washington, District of Columbia 20007

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