Maki Shop

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Fried-Chicken Sushi on 14th Street

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Life is short and time is swift.

Perfectly fine proverb there.

Here’s another good one: there’s a robotic sushi maker on 14th Street.

Sharpen your chopsticks for Maki Shop, a high-tech take on quick-serve sushi from the chef behind the dearly departed Kushi, expected to open next week.

Here’s what you should know.

It’s harder to get a bake-your-own pizza now.
Because this occupies the former HomeMade Pizza Co. space. Yeah, kind of sad. But you’ll get over it. It’s done up in white tile, stainless steel and wooden counters with stools. Oh, and there’s wi-fi. (Take a look here.)

It’s now much easier to get freshly made, meat-laden maki rolls.
In the grab-and-go cases up front, you’ll find the expected rolls, like tuna and soft-shell crab. But also rolls filled with curried fried chicken and nine-hour short ribs with kimchi. Keep them in mind anytime you want to eat on 14th Street without dining on 14th Street.

It relies on some advanced Japanese technology.
Like a state-of-the-art rice chiller. And a robotic sushi roller that can turn out 600 rolls per hour, while keeping your seaweed crunchy.

Go ahead, time it.


Maki Shop
1522 14th St NW
(at Church)
Washington, DC, 20005


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