Hip hang for Japanese-style dishes
Japanese · Petworth · $$
Since its name means 'secret' in Japanese, it’s fitting that this Petworth hangout offers off-the-menu drinks and bites along with sushi, sashimi, inventive Asian-meets-Southern dishes like buttermilk-fried chicken with Korean gochujang sauce and artful cocktails by Carlie Steiner (ex Barmini). The cool white, gray and blue space has an intimate, boutique-y feel, accented with upholstered bench cushions and macramé above the bar.
hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 828 Upshur Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20011, USA website himitsudc.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
I took my parents here for their 35th anniversary, and my mother is extremely hard to please - plus I made her wait in line in the cold for an hour and a half. I sat down with massive anxiety and thought to myself, “If this food isn’t absolutely mind blowing, I’m screwed.” It was incredible and then some. We all left so full and happy and I cannot wait to go back. Carlie, the owner, is wonderful and clearly knows what she’s doing. My new favorite restaurant in D.C.
Alexandra Johnson · February 4, 2018
When Crane & Turtle closed last year in this space, the despair was real. Imagine my surprise and delight when Himitsu opened and it was good, like, really freaking good. I'm a sucker for Japanese influenced food to begin with and this place does it just right. The menu is on the smaller side which I like because everything sounds amazing and it makes deciding a lot less painful. You can't go wrong with any of their fish dishes (raw or cooked) and the way they fry chicken is a revelation. Don't neglect their cocktail list either, very inventive and on theme without being kitschy.
Madeline Desser · October 12, 2017
Amazing food and drinks! My favorite restaurant in Washington, Dc . Strongly recommend Himitsu for any occasion, very innovative modern American with Japanese accents menu and the best drink list in Dc. Do not forget to try Georgian amber wine which goes very well with the food .
Natalia Pipia · February 10, 2018