KUSHI is an Izakaya and Sushi restaurant located in the heart of Mt. Vernon Square, Washington DC.
Pork belly and okra skewers y'all
50% off excellent sushi on Mondays. Great deal, great food.
Good sushi and izakaya
Food's amazing, but value for price? You'll probably leave hungry.
Pork belly skewer. Repeat.
This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. However, quality, service, and selection has gone VERY downhill over the past two years. I will never come here willingly again.
Leave room for the unique gelato. It's almost better than their sushi.
Definitely go with the Omakase Chef's Dinner Special where you can experience a daily selection of Japanese specialties including some delicious sushi!
Excellent sushi rolls particularly rainbow roll and classic futomaki. Great ambience and fun crowd.
definitely get the smoked salmon or skuna bay!
Sushi is mediocre. Best thing I had was the coconut custard dessert with the green tea sauce.
The spicy miso ramen with the soft boiled egg on top is a must. Perfect amount of spicy and the combo of the broth and meat is awesome.
Half-priced rolls on Monday nights! Great skewers and fresh, tasty sashimi. The honey fried banana and black sesame ice cream make a great dessert.
Very helpful and open bartender named Daria. Love her cocktails.
All was good but pork belly skewer was divine!
You gotta try the pork belly roll....amazing!!
WARNING: No sake bombing allowed.
Recommend the rice balls.
Great service, will be back!
Don't sit underneath the speakers or you will never hear what people at the table are saying. It's "cool factor" over having an enjoyable meal & time!
This place is so obnoxious and pretentious! They keep the music so loud and obnoxious with a DJ to make it seem hip and over the top. Don't waste your time here!
We had three sushi rolls.... all.not very good. I've had better. Don't come here for sushi. On the other hand... amazing salmon and steak is pretty good!
Try it all! It is fantastic!
Bitch ass portions. Wallet burn
Pork belly roll is soooo good. Duck fat ribs and pork belly skewer also wonderful.
Charcoal Grilled Pork Belly ( buTAbara: 豚バラ) & Sapporo please. Life is good.
Seared salmon belly/fatty salmon is amazingly smoky and creamy. Eel sashimi is must order.
Didn't get sushi, but everything else was really good. Definitely go for anything with the pork belly (skewer or rice bowl)! All three desserts were delicious too :)
Try the maki rolls
Get the pork belly skewers and black sesame gelato
Duck and pork belly and sesame ice cream or you are missing like the whole point
The black sesame ice cream is excellent!
The tasting menu for $50 is a great value and well worth it.
Skip mini donburi and Fatty toro. Duck fat pork ribs only ok. Eggplant was good but would not order again. Sashimi trio, pork belly, and honey banana are must orders.
Try the Oysters - http://www.foodnomad.net/2012/08/kushi-izakaya-sushi.html
If you know in advance your going there make a reservation otherwise you may end up at the grill bar which isn't terrible cuz you do get to watch your food be made
Oysters aren't worth it. Neither are the green beans unless you feel like eating veggies. Cold ramen is ok. The fresh sushi and sashimi is always safe. Great calamari, chicken sausage, ok hand roll.
Try the White Widow - White whiskey, rose liqueur, hibiscus syrup, grapefruit and lime
Be adventurous and try their sea salt gelato!!! @kushi
Get their sashimi, bacon & asparagus, and duck ribs. So damn good
Love the duck sausage.
Whole fish. Grilled right in front of you at the open kitchen bar grill. Do it up! Tasty:)
Are you a BBQ fan AND a sushi fan? Then get the braised pork belly roll for a little eastern-southern flair.
The happy hour at "The Lounge" area goes until 8.
We ordered the DELISH nigiri sashimi & pork belly, as well as a few rolls. Could've passed on the rolls, but the service was QUICK!
Sitting at the bar is better than sitting at the table. It's fun to watch the cooks do their thing.
way understaffed when I was there.
Miso fish overrated and pricey. Skip Brussels sprouts and yakisoba. Get beef tataki and eel sashimi.