Fodor's Expert Review Izakaya Seki

$$ U Street Corridor Japanese
The only crowd-pleasing flourishes here are the freshness of the scallop carpaccio and the perfect sear on the grilled yellowtail jaw, and that's all adventurous foodies will need to make the most of a quiet evening at this family-owned, off-the-beaten-path spot marked by little more than a red Japanese lantern outside the door. Dare to try some beef tongue or cured squid off the sake accompaniments menu of smaller plates. And if the dishes aren't to your taste, wash the taste off with a glass of the sake or shochu (a Japanese fermented wine).
Japanese Service Quiet Dinner $$

Quick Facts

1117 V St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20009, USA

202-588–5841

www.sekidc.com

Known For:
  • Authentic, non-Americanized Japanese cuisine
  • Timed reservations for large groups
  • Small, adventurous plates like beef tongue
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. No lunch

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