Young and Hungry

Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar Coming to H Street

Sticky Rice may soon have company in the sashimi-slinging department along D.C.'s burgeoning H Street corridor. Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar is planning to open in a long-shuttered tax shop at 644 H Street NE, just a few doors down from fellow newcomer Inspire BBQ. Neighborhood blog H Street Great Street has the scoop.

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  • ike

    I don't really get the title of this post.

  • H.

    What does kimchi have to do with anything?

    This isn't the first time CityPaper has been totally ignorant about Korean food.

  • Chris Shott

    Sorry for the confusion, Ike. You're the second person to call me out on it. I guess the headline is more Asian-fusion-y than straight-up Japanese. So you're right to say something. Apologies.

  • yellowliner

    Even if they don't have kimchi, still good news!

  • Chris Shott

    In my defense, some "sushi" joints do incorporate kimchi into certain dishes. Kushi is one. Note the "garlicky kimchi" mentioned in Tom Sietsema's review of the place last fall:,1161756/critic-review.html

    Without knowing the Hikari menu in advance, it's hard to say whether it will stick to traditional Japanese fare, or branch out a bit like other places. Again, I apologize for offending the strictly Korean sensibilities of any readers with the hasty headline. Oh, the hazards of the blog.

  • Ale

    Oh, the hazards of grouping all east Asian peoples together. It's cool, though, 'cause all Asians are the same and eat the same dishes, MIRITE?

  • Ale

    By the way, there's a difference between saying yr sorry and acting like yr sorry. Not changing the title of this post or acknowledging the error in the article itself makes this seem like an instance of the former, an apology in name only.

  • Chris Shott

    OK, folks, I removed the offending line "New Kimchi In Town" from the header. It was a dumb line, anyway.