Restaurant Review: Kaz Sushi Bistro

July 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

I joined a few friends on Friday night at a sushi joint in Foggy Bottom called Kaz Sushi Bistro. It is a cozy little venue, an upscale place that masquerades as a hole-in-the-wall from the outward appearance, and we had to request that they combine four little tables in order to seat our entire party. They have a pretty extensive menu of sushi as well as other items such as bento boxes. I arrived a bit later and everyone was already prepared to order, so I quickly scanned the menu – such a dilemma for an indecisive foodie like myself!

I was craving eel, so I ordered the crunchy eel roll, which is six pieces of eel and pickled radish for $8. It was a bit pricier than what I’m used to paying for a simple sushi roll. When our orders arrived, I noticed immediately that the portion sizes were tiny! Each piece of sushi was less than an inch across, and it was quite a meager amount of eel – barely a tiny strip in each piece. I really enjoyed the radish though, it was perfectly crunchy and sour. I just wish there was a greater amount of food – most people were finished within five minutes.

Since the rolls are so small, you should expect to order multiple varieties in order to have a satisfying meal. On the other hand, this might mean dropping more than twenty bucks for dinner, so be prepared for a pricey occasion. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere and the attentive yet non-visible waitstaff. This would be a good place for a date or otherwise intimate meeting.

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