Wasabi Opens Today

Wasabi, a new conveyor-belt sushi joint on Farragut Square, officially opened its doors today. Back in February, Metrocurean got the scoop on the new spot from chef Miguel Choy, who comes to D.C. by way of London, where he was executive chef at K-10 and Yuzu restaurants. Choy also has plans to open several more restaurants in the area, including take-out kiosks and a possible rooftop lounge.

On the menu at Wasabi is traditional sushi, delivered kaiten-style via a 50-foot conveyor belt, along with soups, salads and grilled dishes like salmon and chicken basted with teriyaki sauce and Peruvian-inspired anticucho, prepared with panca and amarillo chilies. A selection of sakes will be available once the liquor license gets out of limbo, most likely in the next few days.

Dishes on the belt are color coded by price ($2 to $5) and include labels to help you sort out what you're eating. The restaurant also offers take-out service, including sushi boxes, salads, drinks, charcoal-grilled teriyaki and noodle soups.

Pulling from local talent, the restaurant brought on Steve Greehan, most recently of Kaz Sushi Bistro, as manager.

The restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner 5-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and notably closed on weekends. Check out a few early impressions from members on donrockwell.com.

908 17th St. NW
Washington, DC