Wanpaku – Greenpoint – Brooklyn, New York, NY

This place was such a lovely blind stab at the available happy hours on a Friday night with perhaps an hour and a half to spare after the usual drive up and across the city – and it did NOT disappoint at all! Very cozy atmosphere and a nicely tailored selection of specials for little […]

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Fairfax VA

It’s pretty rare to find an actually Japanese-run Japanese restaurants in the whole DC-MD-VA area, and Samurai Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is one of those hidden gems! Excellent sushi, hibachi grill, and even buffet options of Chinese dishes sure to please any customer that dines here. I highly recommend checking this place out if […]

Sarku Japan, Springfield VA

Sarku Japan is your standard Japanese-style chain that offers predominantly grilled eats and some sushi rolls. Definitely not bad for the price, but even in the area there are far, far better offerings in the same category.

Miso Fusion Cafe, Rockville MD

Miso Fusion Cafe is a very creative Japanese-Korean fusion restaurant in the heart of Rockville Town Center with superb decor, atmosphere, table-top games and of course the dishes. I highly recommend trying just about anything on their menu, you really cannot go wrong here.

Tako Grill, Bethesda MD

Tako Grill is an amazing authentic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Bethesda, MD, that is actually Japanese-owned and run – a real rarity in the Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Rockville areas. The food here is fantastic and fully ranges from various dons, to sushi and edamame. Absolutely and highly recommend this place as […]

Kanji Kana, Washington DC

Amazing little Thai-run Japanese cafe on Vermont Avenue NW right off of K st NW with various Anime decor that looks as good as their dishes! Right on top of Tara Temple, on the 3rd floor of the building. Highly recommend this place!

Shiso Tavern, Baltimore MD

Strolling through Canton, Baltimore, trying to decide between Mexican, Thai, or Japanese eats? What about a combination of two? What about… all three? Shiso Tavern is definitely your answer with its awesome trifecta fusion menu and fantastic Japanese decor. If you’re in the mood for a more American fusion cuisine, it’s sister restaurant Blue Hill […]

Bubblefish, Philadelphia PA

Smack on the edge of Chinatown in Philly is an amazing little sushi restaurant Bubblefish. From simple to really creative sushi rolls and sashimi items, to other Japanese food like dons and poke they have it all! To boot, their lighting made for one of my best shoots last August despite power going out right […]