When it comes to great sushi places in DC, most people keep a fairly short list but all of these lists are going to include Sushi-Ko. In some ways, Sushi-Ko may be the most popular place in DC because what reallys separates it from other restaurants like Sushi Taro and Kotobuki is extremely affordable pricing. This doesn’t detract from the overall quality of the sushi however.
Cost - $$
Service – B+
The service is solid. The place doesn’t get excessively crowded and it is normally well staffed.
Food – A
It’s killer. I would say just a step below Sushi Taro and a step above every other place in DC. In fact this was one of the first places I’ve eaten in a while where I ordered a second serving and left feeling comfortably full.
Decor – C
Sushi-Ko is a bit spartan. They’ve made a clear decision to focus on the quality of food as opposed to the exterior aesthetic quality of the restaurant. There are loads of places in DC that have a slicker design but an inferior product and it’s my suspicion that over the long haul, product always is going to outweigh design so I would anticipate Sushi-Ko to be here for a long while.
Feel – A-
Sushi-Ko is more of a ‘dinner with friends’ spot than a ‘romantic evening with a significant other’ spot, which is a pretty good fit for its location in upper Georgetown / Glover Park. If you’re looking for a ‘scene’ it doesn’t really offer much however if you’re a sushi purist then it’s definitely worth the trip.
Sushi-Ko is located at 2309 Wisconsin Ave NW. They can be reached at (202) 333-4187.
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