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    $$$7.01 - $12
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  • Japanese, Sushi
  • 465 K St NW, Washington DC20001 38.90252 -77.017973
  • (Btwn 4th & 5th St NW)
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  • (202) 682-3123
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Lunch Set

All Sets Are Served With Miso Soup And Green Salad. No Substitutions

Chicken Karaage Teishoku marinated in soy ginger, then fried crispy. served with a bowl of rice.   9.50
Hiyashi Udon Noodle cold udon noodle with seaweed, tomato, cucumber, and black sesame sauce   10.00
add 2 tempura shrimp   3.00
Gyu Don simmered beef and onion over steamed white rice   12.00
Ocean’s Oyako Don "parent and child" rice bowl with sashimi grade salmon and salmon roe with scallion, nori, and wasabi over sushi rice.   12.00
add quail egg   1.00
Spicy Zuke Don spicy soy sauce marinated sashimi maguro / tuna with scallion, and nori over sushi rice.   12.00
add quail egg   1.00
Salmon Teishoku seared salmon with rice. choose natto (fermented soy bean) or potato salad.   13.00
Beef Yakiniku Teishoku seared beef with rice. comes with a side of potato salad   15.00
4 Kushi Skewers skewers of your choice: chicken thigh, wasabi chicken breast, ume chicken breast, duck breast scallion, pork belly, corn (soy sauce & butter), cherry tomato, okra   15.00
Bara Chirashi Don diced pieces of sashimi over sushi rice.   15.00
4pc. Nigiri & 1 Roll includes 4 nigiri sushi, and your choice of 1 maki roll from the list below: kanpyo tamago, salmon avocado, spicy tuna, tuna avocado, ume shiso, wasabi scallop tobiko   15.00
2 Sushi Rolls choice of 2 rolls from the list below: tamago (omelet) shiso, salmon avo cucumber, spicy tuna, tuna avo cucumber, california with crab, jalapeño california with crab   15.00


Miso Soup    3.50
Edamame (vg). w/ sea salt   4.00
Japanese Potato Salad (v)   5.00
Tofu Salad (vg). cucumber & tomato, sweet vinaigrette   5.00
Farm Green Salad (vg). with carrot dressing   5.00
Seaweed Salad ginger soy dressing   5.00
Peel N Eat Shichimi Blue Shrimp cooked shrimp, tossed in shichimi & garlic   8.00
Natto Fermented Soy Bean scallion, mustard, and nori   3.00
Fried Or Poached Egg   (1) 1.50
Fried Honey Banana battered and deep fried   3.00

Lunch Cocktails $8

Wasabi Bloody Mary    
Yuzu Orange Mimosa    
Fresh Strawberry Lime Chu-Hai    
Fresh Grapefruit Chu-Hai    
Sakedriver oj, sake & vodka   


Lunch A La Carte - Sushi Rolls

Cucumber Avocado (vg)   5.50
Ume Shiso (vg). pickled salty plum & perilla   5.50
Kanpyo Tamago (v). gourd & egg omelet   5.50
Futomaki (v). omelet, avocado, gourd, cucumber, pickled daikon   7.00
Salmon Avocado Cucumber    7.50
Spicy Tuna with cucumber   8.00
Grilled Chicken with avocado mayo   8.00
Wasabi Scallop Tobiko with cucumber   8.00
Grilled Pork Belly with kaiware sprouts, scallion   8.50
California with crab   8.50
Spicy California With Crab with jalapeno   8.75
Tuna Avocado Cucumber    8.75
Shrimp Tempura with creamy mayo   9.00

Lunch A La Carte - Grilled Skewers

2 Oz Portions Skewered On Bamboo And Grilled Over Binchotan Charcoal


Reba liver   3.00
Sunagimo gizzards   3.00
Thigh    3.50
Breast & Scallion    3.50
Wasabi Breast    3.50
Ume Breast    3.50

Other Poultry

Duck Breast Scallion    4.50
Pheasant Sausage    5.50

Pork & Beef

Pork Cheeks    3.50
Pork Belly    4.50
Beef Short Rib    4.50

Vegetable $3

Cherry Tomato (vg)   
Corn (v). soy sauce butter   
Shishito Pepper (vg)   

Skewer Samplers

No Substitutions

5 Pieces chicken thigh, chicken liver, duck breast scallion, and pork belly, and shishito pepper   17.00
8 Pieces chicken thigh, chicken liver, duck breast scallion, pheasant sausage, pork belly, beef shortrib, cherry tomato, and shishito pepper   29.00



Raw Bar

Oyster By The Piece    2.50
Oyster By The Dozen    28.00
Peel ’N’ Eat Shrimp tossed in shichimi & garlic   8.00
Daily Seafood Ceviche    7.00


Seafood Platter assortment of today’s sashimi, sea urchin, a dozen oysters, 6oz. peel n eat shrimp, 4oz. ceviche, and seaweed salad  (serves 2 or more) 60.00
Raw Bar Sampler half dozen oysters, 6oz. peel n eat shrimp, and 4oz. ceviche   27.00

Small Plates

Edamame (vg). with sea salt   4.00
Japanese Potato Salad (v). slightly mashed potatoes, kewpie mayonnaise, cucumber, carrot, and onion   5.00
Tofu Salad (vg). crumbled tofu, diced cucumber and tomato, with sweet vinaigrette   5.00
Farm Green Salad (vg). with house-made carrot dressing   5.00
Seaweed Salad mixed seaweed with sesame ginger soy sauce dressing   5.00
Agedashi Tofu flash fried tofu served in a hot savory dashi broth   6.00
Karaage Fried Chicken marinated in ginger soy sauce, then deep fried   7.00
Cold Daikon Salad crunchy chirimen-jako (dried young sardines) with pickled ume plum and shiso dressing   7.00
Udon Noodle Salad (vg). cucumber, wakame seaweed, and tomato with black sesame sauce   


Seared Briefly Over A Hot Flame, Sliced And Served With Our Ponzu Sauce And A Lot Of Ginger (Which Is Pounded Into A Paste; Hence The Name).

Tofu (vg)   6.00
Squid    7.00
Hamachi Yellowtail    9.00
Yellowfin Tuna    10.00
Black Angus Hanger Steak    11.00
Hudson Valley Duck Breast    13.00

Sushi & Sashimi

Check Out The Featured Catch Menu For Today’s Ingredients.

Nigiri Sushi assorted  (5pcs) 14.00
Sashimi Salad 7pc. sashimi over seaweed, farm green, and cabbage mixture with sesame vinaigrette   24.00
Nigiri & Roll assorted 7pc. nigiri sushi & 1 roll   25.00
Bara Chirashi jewel-like diced pieces of sashimi, veg, and sweet omelet scattered over sushi rice   30.00
Nigiri & Sashimi 5pc. nigiri sushi & 6 pc. sashimi   32.00
Sashimi assorted  (12pcs) 32.00

Maki Sushi Rolls & Hand Rolls

Cucumber Avocado (vg)   5.50
Ume Shiso (vg). pickled salty plum & perilla leaf   5.50
Kanpyo Tamago (v). simmered gourd peel & sweet egg omelet   5.50
Futomaki (v). sweet egg omelet, avocado, gourd, cucumber, and takuan pickled daikon  (lg 4pcs) 7.00
Salmon Avocado Cucumber    7.50
Spicy Tuna with cucumber   8.00
Grilled Chicken Roll with avocado mayo   8.00
Wasabi Scallop Tobiko with cucumber   8.00
Grilled Pork Belly Roll with kaiware sprouts, scallion   8.50
California with crab   8.50
Spicy California With Crab with jalapeno   8.75
Tuna Avocado Cucumber    8.75
Shrimp Tempura with creamy mayo   9.00

Robata Yaki - Meat

Over Hickory And Cherry Wood To Enhance The Natural Flavor.

Pork Ribs  (1/4 rack) 7.00(1/2 rack) 13.00
4oz. Black Angus Filet    10.00
6oz. Duck Thigh    12.00

Robata Yaki - Seafood

Over Hickory And Cherry Wood To Enhance The Natural Flavor.

3 Cherrystone Clams    7.00
Day Boat Yuzu Scallops    10.00
4oz. Skuna Bay Salmon    12.00
4oz. Miso Black Cod    18.00
1lb. Whole Bronzino    30.00

Robata Yaki - Vegetables

Over Hickory And Cherry Wood To Enhance The Natural Flavor.

Eggplant (v)   
Eringi Mushroom (vg)   
Asparagus (vg)   
Broccolini (vg)   
Heirloom Tomato (vg)   

Mini Donburi - Sushi Bowl $12

Our Donburi Is A Small Rice Bowl With Toppings.

Salmon Oyako Don sashimi salmon & ikura salmon roe served over sushi rice   
Spicy Zuke Tuna Don sashimi tuna marinated in spicy soy sauce served over sushi rice   

Mini Donburi - Hot Bowl

Our Donburi Is A Small Rice Bowl With Toppings.

Grilled Chicken Don with onsen tamago slow-cooked egg   7.00
Buta Kakuni Don braised pork belly in soy dashi with karashi spicy mustard   9.00
Beef Yakiniku Don beef marinated in sweet soy sesame sauce and pan-seared   12.00

Soup & Rice

Miso Soup wakame, tofu, scallions   3.00
Chawanmushi dashi custard soup with chicken, shrimp, and shiitake mushroom   5.50
Vegetable Cha-Han fried rice: asparagus, corn, carrots, peas, scallion, and scrambled egg   4.00
Onigiri Rice Ball wrapped in nori seaweed. choose a filling: pickled ume plum, kombu kelp, okaka bonito flakes   3.00
Yaki Onigiri Grilled Rice rice formed on skewers, grilled over charcoal and seasoned with tare sauce   3.00

Weekly Deal

Late Night Happy Hour fridays & saturdays. 2-for-1 skewers, beer and rail specials, only at the lounge bar (10pm-12am)   
Oyster Sundays peel’n’eat shrimp half off. all night (5:30pm-close)  .50doz 6.00
Maki Mondays all maki sushi rolls half price. draft beer all night (5:30pm-close)   5.00


Dinner Kushiyaki Skewers

(2oz). Portions On A Bamboo Skewer And Grilled Over Binchotan Hardwood Charcoal.

Chicken & Poultry

Chicken Liver    3.00
Chicken Thigh    3.50
Chicken Breast Scallion    3.50
Chicken Breast Wasabi    3.50
Chicken Breast Ume    3.50
Duck Breast Scallion    4.50
Duck Sausage    5.00

Pork & Beef

Pork Cheeks    3.50
Pork Belly    4.50
Beef Short Rib    4.50

Vegetables $3

Cherry Tomato (vg)   
Shiitake Mushroom (vg)   
Corn Soy Sauce Butter (v)   

Skewers Sampler

Chicken Thigh   (3pcs) 10.00
Pork Belly    
Corn Soy Sauce Butter    
Chicken Thigh   (5pcs) 17.00
Duck Breast Scallion    
Pork Belly    
Cherry Tomato    
Shiitake Mushroom    
Chicken Breast Ume   (8pcs) 29.00
Chicken Thigh    
Duck Sausage    
Duck Breast Scallion    
Pork Belly    
Beef Short Rib    
Cherry Tomato    
Shiitake Mushroom    


Dinner Tasting Menu $50 Per Person

A Sampling Of All Of Our Best Stuff!


Choose One:

Peel N Eat Shrimp    
Daily Seafood Ceviche    

Sushi Roll


Grilled Skewers

Choose Two:

Chicken Thigh    
Chicken Breast Scallion    
Chicken Breast Wasabi    
Chicken Breast Ume    
Duck Breast Scallion    
Duck Sausage    
Pork Belly    
Cherry Tomato    
Corn Soy Sauce Butter    
Served With: Miso Soup


Choose One:

4 Oz. Skuna Bay Salmon    
4 Oz. Black Angus Filet    
Karaage Fried Chicken    


Served With: Choose One:

Vegetable Cha-Han fried rice   
Farm Green Salad Carrot Dressing    


Choose One:

Sea Salt Gelato    
Black Sesame Gelato    
Fried Honey Banana    


Choose One:

House Sake hot or cold   
Draft Beer    



Draft Beer

Sapporo    6.00
Kirin Ichiban    6.00
DC Brau The Citizen Belgium Pale Ale    8.00
DC Brau The Public Pale Ale    8.00

Bottled Beer

Asahi Super Dry   (12oz) 6.00
Kirin Light   (12oz) 6.00
Hitachino Nest White Ale   (11.2oz) 12.00
Hitachino Nest Red Rice   (11.2oz) 13.00
Rogue Morimoto Soba Ale   (22oz) 14.00
Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace   (750ml) 24.00

Can Beer $11

(11.85oz). Nagano

Aooni IPA    
Tokyo Black Porter    
Yona Yona Pale Ale    

Soft Drink


Calpico    3.00
Fresh Orange Juice    3.00
Fresh Grapefruit Juice    3.00
Apple Juice    2.00
Coca Cola    1.95
Diet Coke    1.95
Sprite    1.95
Ginger Ale    1.95


Iced Green Tea   gl 2.50
Sencha Green Tea   pot 3.00
Hoji Roasted Green Tea   pot 3.00
Genmai Green Tea w/ toasted rice  pot 3.50


Signature Cocktails $11

Hell’s Kitchen whipper snapper whiskey, hum botanical spirit, luxardo cherry   
French Sparkle st. germain elderflower liquor, liqueur de violettes, & sparkling wine   
Cherry Bomb corsair vanilla vodka, combier cherry liqueur, coke, luxardo cherry   
Hard Gin Lemonade gin, combier peche de vigne liqueur, splash of yuzu, lemon, house made syrup and soda   
Hum & Rum hum botanical spirit, corsair spiced rum, ginger beer, grapefruit peel   
Sake Blossom vodka, st. germain elderflower liquor, sake, lime juice, lime wedge   
Lychee Martini vodka, nigori sake, lychee puree, calpico, cassis, lychee nut   
Oscar Wilde’s Shochu Rid shochu, ridge distillery absinthe, lime juice, house made syrup   
Small’s Negroni small’s gin, hum botanical spirit, campari, fresh grapefruit juice   
White Widow death’s door white whiskey, combier pamplemousse rose liqueur, house made hibiscus syrup, fresh grapefruit and lime juice   

Wines By The Glass


Bishop’s Peak chardonnay, talley ca ’10   10.00
Walnut Block sauvignon blanc, new zealand ‘10   9.00


Leese-Fitch pinot noir, california ’11   8.00
Steelhead pinot noir, sonoma ca ’10   9.00
White Hall cabernet franc, monticello va ’11   9.00


Hakutsuru Plum    6.00


(V) Vegetarian (With Use Of Dairy Products), (VG) Vegan.
Kushi Izakaya & Sushi
465 K St NW
Btwn 4th & 5th St NW
(202) 682-3123
or (202) 682-3124
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