Friday, October 17, 2008


Last date I was here: 10/17/2008

Restaurant: Sakana

Location: Dupont Circle

Total Rating:
4.5Food: 5, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

Summary: This small Japanese restaurant can seem cramped at first, but was sufficient for our date night. Other reviews suggested the cramped atmosphere of Sakana would not be suitable for a casual party less than four or five, but we really enjoyed ourselves. This low-key spot had a small menu of Japanese cuisine, but the real attraction is the fresh sushi and reasonable prices. Closest Metro is Dupont Circle.
Like a great character actor in a film, Sakana doesn't have flashy star quality and is not a headliner. Easily overlooked (we literally walked right past it and had to double back); Sakana still offers good food and service in an unobtrusive and pleasant setting. The specialty rolls are creative and tasty, but the appetizers were a little lacking in portion and flavor. Although sake is not on the menu, they offer a hot or cold variety when asked – Keith had the cold draft sake, which he enjoyed.

What I ate:

Chicken skewers with scallions and teriyaki sauce

Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura

California Roll

Spicy Tuna Roll

Spider Roll

Sakana Crunchy Shrimp Roll

Sakana Japanese on Urbanspoon

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