Restaurant Review: Yume Sushi

Skip the omakase tasting menu. Here's what you should order.

Photo by Jonathan Timmes.

 

Yume Sushi

2121 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington | 703-269-5064 | yumesushiva.com

HOURS

Tuesday and Wednesday: 4 to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 4 to 11 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday: Noon to midnight
Sunday: Noon to 10 p.m.

PARKING

Parking garage next door

PRICES

Starters: $4 to $15
Signature rolls: $8 to $9
Nigiri/sashimi: $3 to $7 apiece
Sashimi dinner: $45
Nigiri dinner: $35
Seven-course omakase: $85 per person
Dessert: $7


Cocktails (from left): Bourbon Shiso, Green Warrior and Berry Saketini. Photo by Jonathan Timmes.

What to Drink

Sake is the way to go here. There are 42 offerings, mostly from California and Oregon, ranging in price from $12 to $30 for 300 ml bottles and $17 to $42 for 720 ml. If you want to splurge, try the Shirakabe Gura Junmai Daiginjo ($70 for 640 ml) or the Murai Junmai Daiginjo ($99 for 720 ml), both from Japan.

If you’re into sweet cocktails, by all means try a Blueberry Saketini or a Green Warrior (sake, vodka, Midori, yuzu). But in my opinion the Skinny Gin (gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, cucumber) is a more refreshing option, particularly for summer.

On the wine front, there are two bottles each of red and white offered and one rosé. California’s Josh Cellars provides three of them: a cabernet, a chardonnay and the rosé. The chardonnay ($7 glass/$24 bottle) is crispy, oaky and buttery and perfectly serviceable for sushi, as is a Ferrari-Carano sauvignon blanc ($9/$29) if you’re looking for something a little subtler.

 


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