With clean lines and artistic versions of ocean animals attached to the walls by clothes hangers, this Falls Church restaurant feels casually charming.
The artistry continues to the menu, where each ridge of a split open scallop turns a lusty shade of blackish brown by way of fire from a mini blowtorch.
The non-sushi options, like the fried chicken bento box, will call your name (OK, do it), but make sure to notice the raw.
The fish here—brightly colored arches of tuna, salmon, hamachi resting over rice—is sublime, clean, sumptuous. In a tumultuous world, find calm in the serene creatures of the sea. • 310 S. Washington St., Falls Church