Where to Get Your Sushi Fix

Our dining critic visits restaurants with raw talent.

Nigiri at Takumi in Falls Church. Photo by Jonathan Timmes.

Guess what? Although many people think that “sushi” is raw fish, that word, meaning “it’s sour,” actually pertains to the rice part of the equation—specifically the vinegar-enhanced rice that gets combined with fish or other ingredients to make sushi. Whatever the correct terminology, we love the stuff, whether it’s in the form of nigiri, maki, chirashi or some sort of hybrid that presents traditional Japanese ingredients in a playful new way.

The good news for fans: There are many fine sushi establishments in our area. I hit up three favorites—Sushi-Zen, Miyagi and Takumi—to sample offerings ranging from traditional to what some might call fusion.


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