Restaurant Review: Yume Sushi
Skip the omakase tasting menu. Here's what you should order.
2121 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington | 703-269-5064 | yumesushiva.com
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 garage next door
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
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.