Posts Tagged ‘Izakaya Seki’

Where to Avoid Restaurant Week

While Restaurant Week inspires a frenzy of reservation snatching from delighted deal-seekers, there are also plenty of diners who would prefer to stay as far away as possible from the crowded dining rooms and limited menus. Fortunately, Restaurant Week can also be a quieter time to visit otherwise packed places that aren't participating in the promotion. Here are 15 Y&H-approved […]

Izakaya Seki Co-Owner Spends a Week in One of Japan’s Top Kitchens

Every year, Cizuka Seki, one half of the daughter-father team behind Izakaya Seki, takes a vacation to Japan to visit family. This year, however, she decided to do something a little different. She’d heard about Den, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the older Jimbocho neighborhood of Tokyo, through word of mouth and from international blogs that track […]

Are You Gonna Eat That? Izakaya Seki’s Tuna Natto

The Dish: Tuna Natto Price: $5 Where to Get It: Izakaya Seki, 1117 V St. NW; (202) 5885841; What It Is: Fermented soybeans paired with tuna sashimi What it Tastes Like: Natto is an acquired taste, even in Japan. That’s because it tastes like a sweaty dorm room or a dish sponge that’s scrubbed one […]

Izakaya Seki Celebrates Year One With Unlimited Tuna for $15

Izakaya Seki chef/owner Hiroshi Seki will celebrate the Japanese spot's one-year anniversary by butchering a whole 100-pound yellowfin tuna in front of guests on July 31. For three days, the restaurant will offer all-you-can-eat tuna sashimi for only $15. "It's just to say thank you for a good first year so far," says Seki's daughter […]

Izakaya Seki Launches Happy Hour Tonight

Now there's one more reason to visit low-key Japanese joint Izakaya Seki: happy hour. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., the restaurant will offer a small bite plus a Sapporo draft or glass of shochu for $5. This week, guests can choose from a yakitori skewer, mini tomato wrapped in bacon, or tuna […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Graphic by Brooke Hatfield

Ramen Corner

At first glance, the listing for “pig ramen” seems as alien as SpaghettiOs on a sushi menu. Among the lamb and pork meatballs and Carolina smoked barbecue available at The Pig, Logan Circle’s newest hog-centric Americana eatery, I’m surprised to find a bowl of Asian noodle soup. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. In a time when […]

V Street, Meet Sake

Construction is now underway at the future site of Izakaya Seki, the planned 40-seat Japanese bar and restaurant, located in the former Spott's Barber Shop space at 1117 V Street NW. That much is certain. Exactly when you'll be able to eat there isn't quite clear yet. "I don't know when we're opening," says proprietor […]