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New Alexandria Japanese Restaurant Forgoes Sushi For Wallet-Friendly Tasting Menu - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 03,2016
Filed Under Restaurants , Local Tastes,

Hot pot is one of the courses offered at Nasime. Photo courtesy of Nasime.

Source Washingtonian

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - You won’t find spicy tuna rolls or salmon nigiri on the menu at Nasime. Instead, chef and owner Yuh Shimomura wanted to show off a different side of Japanese cuisine at his new Alexandria restaurant by offering a sushi-free, five-course tasting menu for $48.

Shimomura graduated from Catholic University in 1997 before moving to Tokyo, where he trained to become a chef. Fifteen years later, he returned to DC and has worked at Kaz Sushi Bistro and Sei. For the past three years, he cooked at a small Japanese-owned bed-and-breakfast called Pembroke Springs Retreat near Winchester, Virginia.

Shimomura is the only person in the kitchen at Nasime. The restaurant has 20 seats, including a six-seat counter, some tables, and a small private room. Reservations are recommended.

Source Washingtonian

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