Published January 04, 2013
Two Floors of Sake and Sushi on H Street
This just in: it’s sushi time. No, not because it’s 2013 or because you’ve newly devoted yourself to
clean living or anything like that.
Because there’s a new sushi bar on H Street to check out.
Introducing Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar
, a just-opened, two-level haven of raw fish and clear
This is a tranquil, Zen-like spot you’ll roll into for your next date—amid the clean lines and brick
walls, you’ll find red
lanterns, a marble turtle, samurai swords
and a big flat-screen or two (playoff football is so
But about that date: that’s when you’ll want to head upstairs for a cozy booth or maybe a place at the
sushi bar itself (just look for the big wooden boat atop it). And naturally, you’ll have your sights set
on a rainbow assortment of fresh sashimi. Just don’t neglect the hot small plates like crunchy coconut
shrimp with wasabi cream.
Downstairs is where you’ll find the main bar, and it’s where you’ll find yourself after a particularly
successful evening on the other end of H Street. And you’ll have 30 sakes, Japanese whiskey and New York
strip beef tataki waiting.
Next up: an enclosed, blond-wood back patio that they hope to have heated ASAP.
If that fails, there’s always March.
Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar
644 H St NE
(at 7th St NE)
Washington, DC 20002