SEI

Modern Japanese

  • 87
  • 2016 Best Japanese
Overview

SEI Is both modern, white dining room and intimate bar and lounge showcasing Japanese cuisine in sushi, small plates and Asian-fusion fare in Penn Quarter. Sushi highlights include speciality rolls like fish and chips (flounder, malt vinegar, potato crisps, wasabi tartar) and a chef’s omakase tasting menu, as well as pork buns, shrimp tacos or wasabi guacamole. Drink offerings include Japanese beers, wine, sake and cocktails like the Godzilla (shochu, sake, gin, shiso, lime, plum bitters, cucumber soda).

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Accolades

  • Two and a half stars from the Washington Post 2009
  • Number 22: The 25 Best Restaurants in DC 2015 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for SEI

Lunch Menu

Small Plates | Chichai Sara

Lunch Additions

  • SEI Bento Miso Soup, Kale Pistachio Salad. Choice of: Spicy Tuna Roll OR Spicy Salmon Roll. Choice of: Dengaku Salmon, Boneless Short Ribs, Crispy Tofu "Agedashi", Mini Miso Bread Pudding
    $20.00
  • Sushi Bento Miso Soup - Mixed Green Salad. Akami, Sake, Hamachi, Ebi Nigiri Choice of one Sushi Roll: Crispy Shrimp, Spicy Tuna, Rock n Roll, or Spicy Yellowtail, Mini Miso Bread Pudding
    $20.00
  • Cobb Salad blue cheese | tomato | smoked bacon | avocado | egg | yuzu ranch dressing
  • Chirashi Bowl eel | tuna | shrimp | salmon | BBQ eel sauce
    $20.00
  • Crispy Shrimp Burger sriracha aioli, ginger slaw, tater tots
    $15.00

For Sharing

  • Wasabi Guacamole tofu, yuzu, tomato, cilantro, wonton chips
    $12.00

Garden | Niwa

  • Baby Mixed Greens ginger dressing
    $6.00
  • Seaweed Salad goma sesame dressing
    $6.00
  • Quinoa & Edamame Salad roasted corn, cherry tomato, kyabetsu, honey lime dressing
    $9.00
  • Kale Pistachio Salad red cabbage, spinach, kabocha, goat cheese, sesame dressing
    $9.00
  • Edamame
    $6.00
  • Chili Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes soy lime vinaigrette, thai basil
    $8.00
  • "Gomae" Japanese Spinach & Paneer ginger, cilantro, toasted sesame
    $8.00
  • Crispy Tofu "Agedashi" gochujang, scallions, sesame
    $8.00
  • Yuzu Asparagus oven dried tomato, shiso, yuzu butter
    $6.00
  • 7 Pepper Tater Tots sriracha honey ketchup
    $6.00

Soup & Rice | Shiru & Gohan

  • Miso Soup
    $6.00
  • Kabocha Soup coconut milk, ginger, basil, lemongrass, green curry, togarashi
    $9.00
  • Kimchi Fried Rice egg, crispy kale, scallion
    $9.00

Tacos | Sliders

  • Korean Kalbe Tacos BBQ short rib, kimchi slaw, sriracha sour cream
    $12.00
  • Shrimp Tacos guacamole, wasabi sour cream, potato crisps
    $12.00
  • Kobe Sliders tomato jam, tempura onion rings
    $13.00
  • Sea Bass Sliders apricot chili glaze, aged cheddar cheese, yuzu tartar
    $13.00
  • Fish Tacos blackened snapper, ginger slaw, mango relish
    $12.00

Sea | Umi

  • Dengaku Salmon shinshu miso, eggplant puree
    $12.00
  • "Tara Misozuke" Black Cod miso crust, sake lees, hashegari
  • Seared Shrimp coconut, guajillo peppers, peanut, micro cilantro
    $12.00
  • Caramelized Chilean Sea Bass shanghai bok choy, fish sauce
    $15.00
  • Red Pepper Scallop braised greens
    $15.00
  • Charred Octopus beets, avocado, yuzu, mayu
    $12.00

Meat | Niku

  • Boneless Beef Short Ribs caramelized onions, shiitake, Japanese curry jus
    $13.00
  • Glazed Pork Belly daikon, scallions, leeks
    $15.00
  • Pork Buns pork belly, pickled cucumber, roasted peanuts
    $11.00
  • Peppercorn Skirt Steak garlic soy jus garlic pesto
    $14.00
  • Miso Glazed Baby Lamb Chop bulgur, roasted grape tomato, crispy garlic, garbanzo, shiso cream
    $15.00
  • "Wani" Alligator Ribs apricot chili marmalade
    $15.00

Signature Rolls

  • Kamo Harumaki duck spring roll, jalapeno jam, yuzu hoisin, scallion
    $12.00
  • Turkey Soboro turkey larb, cranberry sriracha, cucumber, lettuce, rice cracker, micro cilantro
    $12.00
  • Snow White eel, avo cado, roasted apple puree, sweet soy
    $13.00
  • Fish and Chips flounder, malt vinegar, potato crisps, wasabi tartar
    $12.00
  • Garlic Scallop yuzu ga rlic butter, crunch, shrimp, avocado, sour cream
    $11.00
  • Lobster Roll lettuce, soy butter, yuzu mayo, bread
    $15.00
  • S.O.S salmon, strawberries, avocado, orange miso sauce
    $11.00
  • Kobe Roll garlic crunch, avocado, kimchi, kalbi sauce
    $14.00
  • Tuna Poke Roll cucumber pickle, carrots, avocado, onion salsa
    $11.00
  • Roasted Vegetable asparagus, red bell pepper, portobello, zucchini, roasted vegetable ponzu
    $10.00
  • Unagi Tempura black rice, choco sansyo sauce, fried gobo
    $12.00
  • Crispy Shrimp arare, chive, old bay pineapple sauce
    $12.00
  • Spicy Salmon Cilantro fresh salmon, spring roll crunch, cilantro, spicy miso
    $11.00
  • Hamachi Serrano roasted pepper mayo, serrano, wasabi pickle
    $10.00
  • Spicy Tuna Tataki Maki spicy tuna, kurogoma sauce, chili oil, cucumber, crispy arugula
    $14.00
  • California Roll lump crab meat, avocado, cucumber
    $10.00
  • Sundried Tomato Roll black rice, avocado, truffle garlic ponzu
    $10.00
  • California Roll lump crab meat, avocado, cucumber
    $10.00
  • Sundried Tomato Roll black rice, avocado, truffle garlic ponzu
    $10.00

Specialty Nigiri

  • Zuke red wine soy marinated tuna
    $10.00
  • Sake Toro shiso olive, red onion
    $9.00
  • Zuke Gorgonzola tuna, dried fig
    $11.00
  • Toro Tartar curry oil, fried leeks
    $12.00
  • Hamachi Aburi Korean miso, fried ginger, nikiri, watercress
    $9.00
  • Hotate Aburi shiso, uni butter, nikiri
    $9.00
  • Beef Tartare truffle aioli, nori paste
    $10.00
  • Grand Marnier Foie Gras daikon, teriyaki berry glaze, yuzu quince pate
    $15.00
  • Toro Aburi spicy daikon, garlic chips
    $13.00
  • Salmon Aburi seared salmon, moromiso, nikiri
    $9.00

Nigiri | Sashimi

  • Akami dark red tuna
    $8.00
  • Toro fatty tuna
    $13.00
  • Sake salmon
    $7.00
  • Hamachi yellowtail
    $8.00
  • Hamachi Toro fatty yellowtail
    $9.00

Specialty Sashimi

  • Citrus Salmon mandarin orange, crispy kale, apricot soy vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Hamachi Truffle Japanese salsa, red onion, micro green, rice cracker, truffle ponzu
    $15.00
  • Tuna Tataki crispy shiitake, avocado, cilantro, spicy ponzu
    $18.00

Rice Bowls

  • Sauteed Salmon edamame hash, miso glaze, soft scramble, pickled onion
    $15.00
  • Bibimbap short rib, fried egg, pickled vegetables, kimchi, gochujang sauce
    $16.00
  • Tofu Bibimbap tofu, fried egg, watercress, shiitake, gochujang sauce
    $13.00

Dinner Menu

For Sharing

  • Wasabi Guacamole tofu, yuzu, tomato, cilantro, wonton chips
    $12.00

Garden | Niwa

  • Baby Mixed Greens ginger dressing
    $6.00
  • Seaweed Salad goma sesame dressing
    $6.00
  • Quinoa & Edamame Salad roasted corn, cherry tomato, kyabetsu, honey lime dressing
    $9.00
  • Kale Pistachio Salad red cabbage, spinach, kabocha, goat cheese, sesame dressing
    $9.00
  • Edamame
    $6.00
  • Chili Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes soy lime vinaigrette, thai basil
    $8.00
  • "Gomae" Japanese Spinach & Paneer ginger, cilantro, toasted sesame
    $8.00
  • Crispy Tofu "Agedashi" gochujang, scallions, sesame
    $8.00
  • Yuzu Asparagus oven dried tomato, shiso, yuzu butter
    $6.00
  • 7 Pepper Tater Tots sriracha honey ketchup
    $6.00

Soup & Rice | Shiru & Gohan

  • Miso Soup
    $6.00
  • Kabocha Soup coconut milk, ginger, basil, lemongrass, green curry, togarashi
    $9.00
  • Kimchi Fried Rice egg, crispy kale, scallion
    $9.00

Tacos | Sliders

  • Korean Kalbe Tacos BBQ short rib, kimchi slaw, sriracha sour cream
    $12.00
  • Shrimp Tacos guacamole, wasabi sour cream, potato crisps
    $12.00
  • Kobe Sliders tomato jam, tempura onion rings
    $13.00
  • Sea Bass Sliders apricot chili glaze, aged cheddar cheese, yuzu tartar
    $13.00
  • Fish Tacos blackened snapper, ginger slaw, mango relish
    $12.00

Sea | Umi

  • Dengaku Salmon shinshu miso, eggplant puree
    $12.00
  • "Tara Misozuke" Black Cod miso crust, sake lees, hashegari
  • Seared Shrimp coconut, guajillo peppers, peanut, micro cilantro
    $12.00
  • Caramelized Chilean Sea Bass shanghai bok choy, fish sauce
    $15.00
  • Red Pepper Scallop braised greens
    $15.00
  • Charred Octopus beets, avocado, yuzu, mayu
    $12.00

Meat | Niku

  • Boneless Beef Short Ribs caramelized onions, shiitake, Japanese curry jus
    $13.00
  • Glazed Pork Belly daikon, scallions, leeks
    $15.00
  • Pork Buns pork belly, pickled cucumber, roasted peanuts
    $11.00
  • Peppercorn Skirt Steak garlic soy jus garlic pesto
    $14.00
  • Miso Glazed Baby Lamb Chop bulgur, roasted grape tomato, crispy garlic, garbanzo, shiso cream
    $15.00
  • "Wani" Alligator Ribs apricot chili marmalade
    $15.00

Signature Rolls

  • Kamo Harumaki duck spring roll, jalapeno jam, yuzu hoisin, scallion
    $12.00
  • Turkey Soboro turkey larb, cranberry sriracha, cucumber, lettuce, rice cracker, micro cilantro
    $12.00
  • Snow White eel, avo cado, roasted apple puree, sweet soy
    $13.00
  • Fish and Chips flounder, malt vinegar, potato crisps, wasabi tartar
    $12.00
  • Garlic Scallop yuzu ga rlic butter, crunch, shrimp, avocado, sour cream
    $11.00
  • Lobster Roll lettuce, soy butter, yuzu mayo, bread
    $15.00
  • S.O.S salmon, strawberries, avocado, orange miso sauce
    $11.00
  • Kobe Roll garlic crunch, avocado, kimchi, kalbi sauce
    $14.00
  • Tuna Poke Roll cucumber pickle, carrots, avocado, onion salsa
    $11.00
  • Roasted Vegetable asparagus, red bell pepper, portobello, zucchini, roasted vegetable ponzu
    $10.00
  • Unagi Tempura black rice, choco sansyo sauce, fried gobo
    $12.00
  • Crispy Shrimp arare, chive, old bay pineapple sauce
    $12.00
  • Spicy Salmon Cilantro fresh salmon, spring roll crunch, cilantro, spicy miso
    $11.00
  • Hamachi Serrano roasted pepper mayo, serrano, wasabi pickle
    $10.00
  • Spicy Tuna Tataki Maki spicy tuna, kurogoma sauce, chili oil, cucumber, crispy arugula
    $14.00
  • California Roll lump crab meat, avocado, cucumber
    $10.00
  • Sundried Tomato Roll black rice, avocado, truffle garlic ponzu
    $10.00

Specialty Nigiri

  • Zuke red wine soy marinated tuna
    $10.00
  • Sake Toro shiso olive, red onion
    $9.00
  • Zuke Gorgonzola tuna, dried fig
    $11.00
  • Toro Tartar curry oil, fried leeks
    $12.00
  • Hamachi Aburi Korean miso, fried ginger, nikiri, watercress
    $9.00
  • Hotate Aburi shiso, uni butter, nikiri
    $9.00
  • Beef Tartare truffle aioli, nori paste
    $10.00
  • Grand Marnier Foie Gras daikon, teriyaki berry glaze, yuzu quince pate
    $15.00
  • Toro Aburi spicy daikon, garlic chips
    $13.00
  • Salmon Aburi seared salmon, moromiso, nikiri
    $9.00

Nigiri | Sashimi

  • Akami dark red tuna
    $8.00
  • Toro fatty tuna
    $13.00
  • Sake salmon
    $7.00
  • Hamachi yellowtail
    $8.00
  • Hamachi Toro fatty yellowtail
    $9.00

Specialty Sashimi

  • Citrus Salmon mandarin orange, crispy kale, apricot soy vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Hamachi Truffle Japanese salsa, red onion, micro green, rice cracker, truffle ponzu
    $15.00
  • Tuna Tataki crispy shiitake, avocado, cilantro, spicy ponzu
    $18.00

Rice Bowls

  • Sauteed Salmon edamame hash, miso glaze, soft scramble, pickled onion
    $15.00
  • Bibimbap short rib, fried egg, pickled vegetables, kimchi, gochujang sauce
    $16.00
  • Tofu Bibimbap tofu, fried egg, watercress, shiitake, gochujang sauce
    $13.00

Cocktail Menu

Signature Cocktails

  • Evening Truth daily rotating specialty cocktail using a selection of seasonal ingredients
  • Afternoon Tryst rotating non-alcoholic beverage using a selection of seasonal ingredients

Specialty Cocktails

  • Asian Pear Sangria pear vodka | vanilla | sparkling wine | pear purée
    $13.00
  • Silver Samurai shochu | fresh cucumber | simple syrup | lime | pink peppercorns
    $10.00
  • Faux Punishment rum |star of africa | aromatic bitters |citrus
    $11.00
  • Zen Collins Hendrick's Gin | cucumber citrus
    $13.00
  • Painted Lady blood orange infused vodka | passion fruit | paprika salt rim
    $11.00
  • Aichi Ryusei rye whiskey | dolin rogue | bonal
    $13.00
  • Mischief citrus vodka | elderflower liquor | basil | orange & lemon peel
    $13.00
  • Shiroi-iriguchi gin | prunier | Dolin Blanc | lemon peel
    $13.00
  • No. 6 blanco tequila | strawberries | ginger basil
    $12.00
  • Liquid Wasabi unfiltered sake | vodka | lime juice | habañero & ginger infused simple syrup
    $12.00
  • Emperor's Dream gin | sake |cucumber | Dolin Dry
    $13.00
  • Lavender Margarita blanco tequila | lavender & vanilla infused simple syrup | egg white | lime
    $12.00

Wine And Sake Menu

Sake - Kunshu / Fragrant

  • Taisetsu ‘ice Dome’ Junmai Ginjo, Hokkaido, Japan (10 Oz.) fragrant, lychee, anise, white flower, clean, crisp, dry
    Bottle $35.00
  • Gassan No Yuki ‘snow Of Mt. Gassan’ Junmai Ginjo, Yamagata, Japan (10 Oz.) clean, notes of melon, honey, sugar cane plus hints of rice with a creamy texture
    Bottle $38.00
  • Bunraku ‘japanese Puppet Show’ Junmai Ginjo, Saitama, Japan (10 Oz.) delicate and refined, notes of rock candy, honey, smooth and lush texture, dry
    Bottle $40.00
  • Takasago Ginja Shizuku ‘divine Droplets’ Junmai Daiginjo, Hokkaido, Japan (10 Oz.) fresh and light, aromas of anise, apple and peach notes, crisp, dry finish
    Bottle $75.00
  • Born ‘ice Berg’ Junmai Daiginjo, Fukui, Japan (10 Oz.) incredible-clean, fresh, delicate with notes of pear, apple and peach- presented in a beautiful blue bottle shaped like an ice berg
    Bottle $135.00
  • Ken Daiginjo, Fukushima, Japan (24 Oz.) gorgeous aromas of melon, pears and peaches, elegant and crisp with a clean finish
    Bottle $185.00
  • Kubota ‘manju’ Junmai Daiginjo, Niigata, Japan (24 Oz.) fresh, green melon, pear, white peach, crisp and elegant
    Bottle $195.00

Sake - Shoshu / Light And Smooth

  • Tozai ‘living Jewel’ Junmai, Kyoto, Japan (24 Oz.) clean and smooth with a hint of tangy fruit, dry finish
    2 Oz. $6.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Takara ‘sierra Cold’ Ginjo, Berkeley, California (10 Oz.) light, sweet floral aromas, smooth and slightly creamy, long and lingering finish
    Bottle $22.00
  • Hakushika Yamada Nishiki Junmai, Hyogo, Japan (10 Oz.) fresh and clean with pear and earth notes, smooth finish, made from yamada nishiki rice
    Bottle $25.00
  • Bunraku ‘forgotten Japanese Spirit’ Yamahai Junmai, Saitama, Japan (10 Oz.) aromatic, notes of peach, asian pear, slight anise notes, steamed rice on the finish, round
    Bottle $38.00
  • Koguyahime ‘bamboo Princess’ Junmai, Kyoto, Japan (10 Oz.) clean, hints of tropical fruit, lush, smooth finish
    Bottle $35.00
  • Ryo Junmai Ginjo, Tottori, Japan (6 Oz.) light, smooth, floral aromas followed by steamed rice and melon notes, earthy, clean finish
    Bottle $35.00
  • Hakushika ‘gold’ Yamada Nishiki Junmai, Hyogo, Japan (24 Oz.) sweet floral, apricot and pear notes, lush mouthfeel, smooth finish, beautiful packaging with real gold flakes
    Bottle $80.00

Sake - Junshu / Rich

  • Suigei ‘drunken Whale’ Tokubetsu Junmai, Kochi, Japan (24 Oz.) robust, clean, hints of citrus, fennel and rose petal, smooth
    2 Oz. $6.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Genbei San No Onikoroshi ‘demon Slayer’ Honjozo, Fushimi, Japan (6 Oz.) traditional style, smooth, clean, dry
    Bottle $18.00
  • Hakushika Junmai Ginjo, Hyogo, Japan (10 Oz.) rich and bold with steamed rice and earth notes, touch of licorice, smooth finish
    Bottle $25.00
  • Tentaka Shuzo ‘hawk In The Heavens’ Junmai, Tochigi, Japan (10 Oz.) dry, fragrant, clean, crisp, well-rounded
    Bottle $38.00
  • Zen Tokubetsu Junmai, Iwate, Japan (10 Oz.) robust and round, steamed rice and roasted nut notes, smooth and dry
    Bottle $35.00
  • Hakkaisan ‘eight Peaks’ Honjozo, Niigata, Japan (10 Oz.) rich, earthy, slightly smoky, steamed rice notes, full and smooth, great for heavier cuisine
    Bottle $45.00
  • Akita Seishu ‘dewatsuro’ Kimoto Junmai, Akita, Japan (24 Oz.) robust, meaty-style, hint of anise, full bodied, smooth
    Bottle $75.00

Sake - Nigori / Unfiltered

  • Tozai ‘snow Maiden’ Junmai Nigori, Kyoto, Japan (24 Oz.) fresh, fruity aromas, creamy and smooth, unfiltered
    2 Oz. $6.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Hakushika ‘snow Beauty’ Nigori, Hyogo, Japan (10 Oz.) smooth and creamy with clean and dry finish
    Bottle $28.00
  • Dassai 50 ‘otter Fest’ Junmai Ginjo Nigori, Yamaguchi, Japan (10 Oz.) fresh, pear, anise, green melon, slightly unfiltered, dry and fresh finish
    Bottle $45.00
  • Poochi-poochi Naturally Sparkling Nigori, Fukushima, Japan (10 Oz.) light, smooth, sweet fruit aromas, slightly unfiltered, effervescent
    Bottle $36.00
  • Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Rosé Junmai, Okayama, Japan (10 Oz.) hana means flower in japanese; fresh, lively, infused with hibiscus flower and rose-hips, creamy with fine bubbles, slightly unfiltered
    Bottle $40.00
  • Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Junmai, Okayama, Japan (6 Oz.) fresh and frothy, reminiscent of a creamsicle with peach, pear and apple notes, try as an aperitif or with dessert
    Bottle $25.00

Sake - Glass Sake Kikizake

  • Tozai ‘living Jewel’ Junmai, Kyoto, Japan
    $15.00
  • Sugei ‘drunken Whale’ Tokubetsu Junmai, Kochi, Japan
    $15.00
  • Tozai ‘snow Maiden’ Junmai Nigori, Kyoto, Japan
    $15.00

Bubbles Wine

  • Siema Prosecco Nv, Veneto, Italy frothy, green apple, pear, touch of honey and straw, loads of bubbles
    5 Oz. $10.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Castillo Parelada Cava Rosé Brut Nv, Emporda, Spain complex, dried raspberry, grapefruit rind, toasted nut, caramel, round, frothy
    Bottle $48.00
  • Beretta ‘lo Sparviere’ Franciacorta Satèn Brut Nv, Lombardy, Italy champagne-like, baked apple, citrus rind, almond, toasted bread, creamy
    Bottle $65.00
  • Schramsberg ‘blanc De Blancs’ Brut, North Coast, California, 2007 intense, baked apple, lemon peel, marzipan, truffle, toasty, soft and creamy
    Bottle $90.00
  • Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, 2004 complex, dried raspberry, citrus peel, toasted brioche, caramel, almond, creamy bubbles
    Bottle $185.00

Fresh Sushi Whites And Pink Wine

  • Shindig Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes, New York, 2011 the ultimate sushi wine-lemon citrus notes, asian pear, refreshing and crisp.
    5 Oz. $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Yang Sushi White, Finger Lakes, New York, 2011 our private label white wine for sushi blended with riesling, cayuga and vidal blanc. bright and fresh with flavors of green apple, lemon peel and white grapefruit. perfect for rolls and sashimi
    5 Oz. $9.00
    Bottle $40.00
  • Yinyang Pinot Grigio Rosé, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2011 pink pinot gris-bright and lively with notes of pink grapefruit, strawberries and lemon-citrus
    5 Oz. $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Ten Sisters Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010 clean, notes of gooseberry, wet stone, plus a whiff of lemon curd, racy and fresh finish
    5 Oz. $11.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Josef Bauer Grüner Veltliner, Wagram, Austria, 2011 pinot grigio-like-- lively, green apple, pear notes and white pepper; pairs well with sushi
    5 Oz. $8.00
    Bottle $35.00

Luscious And Sensual Whites Wine

  • Shizen ‘cuvée Denis Dubourdieu’ Koshu, Yamanashi, Japan, 2006 a delicate white made from the japanese koshu grape and reminiscent of pinot grigio - green apple, asian pear, japanese lime, mineral notes, crisp and zingy with a smooth finish
    5 Oz. $9.00
    Bottle $40.00
  • Casa Larga ‘vineyard Hill’ Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, 2011 floral and ripe, apricot, pineapple, honeysuckle, lemon-citrus zest, slightly sweet
    5 Oz. $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Brooklyn Oenology ‘social Club’ Chardonnay, New York, 2010 the civilized new york city cocktail party chardonnay-lively notes of green apple, asian pear, honeydew melon with slight whiffs of lemongrass and toasted oak, smooth and round
    5 Oz. $10.00
    Bottle $45.00
  • Deusa Nai Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2010 clean, white flower, asian pear, banana, wet stones, lemongrass, luscious
    Bottle $55.00
  • Lowry Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California, 2010 juicy, baked apple, pear, apricot, vanilla spice, smooth and rich
    Bottle $60.00
  • Maison Bleue ‘au Contraire’ Chardonnay, Yakima Valley, Washington, 2011 complex, pear, tangerine, white peach, hazelnut, honey, long and creamy
    Bottle $75.00
  • Domaine Leflaive Chardonnay Mâcon-verzé, Burgundy, France, 2010 powerful, yellow apple, asian pear, peach blossom, caramel, toasted almond, lush
    Bottle $105.00
  • Evening Land Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley, California, 2009 intense and layered, baked apple, lemon curd, toasted almond, gravel, round and lush
    Bottle $85.00

Juicy, Savory Reds Wine

  • Detour Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010 bright, violet petal, ripe cherry, red plum, dried sage, soft and juicy
    5 Oz. $12.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Yin Malbec Blend, Temecula Valley, California, 2009 our exclusive ‘house’ red blend created by sommelier andrew stover to pair with japanese meat dishes-blend of malbec, tempranillo and merlot. floral, plum, black cherry, and blueberry aromas with layers of tobacco and cocoa, smooth with a spicy finish
    5 Oz. $12.00
    Bottle $55.00
  • Amity Vineyards ‘crannell’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2009 elegant, violet petal, ripe black cherry, raspberry, spice box, velvety texture
    Bottle $90.00
  • Girardet ‘barrel Select’ Pinot Noir, Umqua Valley, Southern Oregon, 2009 ripe, rose petal, dark cherry, plum, toasted mocha, cinnamon, vanilla spice, silky
    Bottle $65.00
  • Maison Champy ‘vieilles Vignes’ Pinot Noir, Gevrey-chambertin, Burgundy, France, 2010 bright, violet petal, red cherry, forest floor, licorice, toasted almond, soft and silky
    Bottle $115.00
  • Salvano Nebbiolo, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2006 elegant, dried cherry, plum, blackberry, cedar box, toasted almond, long finish
    Bottle $105.00

Rich And Powerful Reds Wine

  • Familia Pacheco ‘cuvee Elena’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Jumilla, Spain bold, black cherry, plum, cassis, tobacco, black pepper, vanilla spice, velvety
    5 Oz. $12.00
    Bottle $58.00
  • Okanogan Estate ‘bench Rock’ Merlot/cabernet Sauvignon/syrah, Okanogan Valley, Washington, 2007 aromatic, cassis, dark plum, tobacco, cocoa powder, cedar spice, velvety texture
    5 Oz. $11.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Bautista Simona Malbec Reserva 2009, Mendoza, Argentina dark, black cherry, plum jam, blueberry, vanilla spice, velvety texture
    5 Oz. $11.00
    Bottle $50.00
  • Six Prong Cabernet Sauvignon 2008,horse Heaven Hills, Washington aromatic, ripe black cherry, plum, graphite, toasted vanilla, velvety
    Bottle $54.00
  • Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Hills, Lake County, California, 2008 concentrated, blackberry, cherry, clove, cedar, vanilla spice, velvety
    Bottle $88.00
  • Coho ‘summitvine Ranch’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley, California, 2007 rich, ripe cassis, dried plum, black cherry, espresso, mocha, creamy vanilla, long and dense
    Bottle $125.00
  • Baracchi ‘ardito’ Cabernet Sauvignon/syrah, Tuscany, Italy, 2007 rich and complex, dark plum, cassis, roasted coffee, cocoa, silky texture
    Bottle $135.00

Shochu

  • Chiyonosono ‘8000 Generations’ Kome Shochu (rice), Kumamoto, Japan a sake lover’s shochu - clean and crisp rice notes plus a whiff of honeydew melon; 25% alc. serve: rocks; cold water; martini
    2 Oz. $9.00
  • Tori Kai Kome Shochu (rice), Kumamoto, Japan sake-like with notes of sweet rice, melon, citrus, berries, sophisticated and silky smooth; 25% alc. serve: neat; rocks; cold water
    2 Oz. $18.00
  • Sudachi Japanese Lime Shochu (sudachi/grain), Tokushima, Japan sudachi citrus infused, smooth and clean; 20% alc. serve: rocks; martini
    2 Oz. $9.00
  • Kaikouzu Imo Shochu (84% Sweet Potato/16% Rice), Kagoshima, Japan bold, distinct sweet potato notes, slight white flower aromas; smooth and round; 24% alc. serve: neat, rocks; cold water; hot water; martini
    2 Oz. $12.00
  • Hakushika Naka Naka Nai Kome Shochu (rice), Hyogo, Japan a scotch lover’s shochu-aged in japanese cedar barrels with caramel and nut notes; 24% alc. serve: neat, rocks, cold water
    2 Oz. $13.00
  • Tenshi No Yuwaku ‘angel’s Temptation’ Imo Shochu (83% Sweet Potato/17% Rice), Kagoshima, Japan incredible, bourbon-like, sweet almond and nut notes plus oak and caramel, smooth; 40% alc. serve: neat; rocks
    2 Oz. $20.00

Beer

  • Hitachino Nest White Ale Microwbrew, Ibaraki, Japan refreshing, mildly hopped belgian style with coriander, orange peel and nutmeg notes
    11 Oz. $12.00
  • Ginga Kogen Unfiltered Wheat, Iwate, Japan bright, notes of wheat and yeast with hints of clove and bananas, light and refreshing
    10 Oz. $13.00
  • Sapporo Japanese Style Lager, Ontario, Canada light and smooth with notes of malt and hops, clean finish
    12 Oz. $7.00
  • Echigo Koshihikari Rice Lager, Niigata, Japan crisp and frothy, notes of pear, malt and rice with a slight hoppy finish
    17 Oz. $15.00
  • Hitachino Nest Red Riceale, Ibaraki, Japan a unique ale with complex sake-like flavors and sweet malt notes with a light hoppy finish
    11 Oz. $12.50
  • Dc Brau ‘the Public’ American Pale Ale, Washington, Dc fresh, citrus peel, ripe peach, toasted malt, caramel, long and hoppy finish, easy drinking
    12 Oz. $8.00
  • Yo-ho ‘indo No Aooni’ Ipa, Nagano, Japan floral, citrus peel, grapefruit, toasted malt, citrusy hoppy finish, refreshing
    12 Oz. $12.00
  • Yo-ho ‘tokyo Black’ Stout, Nagano, Japan complex, notes of roasted malt and black coffee followed by chocolate and spice, clean and smooth
    12 Oz. $12.00

Scotch Whisky

  • Macallen 12 Yr Sherry Oak Single Malt, Speyside, Scotland classic-style with notes of toasty malt, sweet cream and vanilla. round and long
    $14.00
  • Eades Islay Double Malt, Scotland (70% Bowmore/30% Caol Ila) double-distilled, double matured in grenache and chateau d’yquem casks, notes of peat and smoke, plus blackberry, currant, sweet honey and raisin
    $14.00
  • Suntory Hibiki 12 Yr Blended, Japan medium-bodied with plum, raspberry, pineapple, honey and vanilla notes. aged in umeshu casks (plum wine). long and smooth with a spicy finish
    $15.00
  • Suntory Yamazaki 12 Yr Single Malt, Japan medium-bodied with dried fruit and honey notes, spicy oak, long finish
    $18.00
  • Suntory Yamazaki 18 Yr Single Malt, Japan complex and elegant, notes of fig, dried fruit, warm chocolate, caramel, smoky and long
    $40.00

Sweets

  • Poochi-poochi Naturally Sparkling Nigori, Fukushima, Japan light, smooth, sweet fruit aromas, slightly unfiltered, effervescent
    300 Ml. $36.00
  • Hana Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Rosé Junmai, Okayama, Japan hana means flower in japanese; fresh, lively, infused with hibiscus flower and rose-hips, creamy with fine bubbles, slightly unfiltered
    10 Oz. $40.00
  • Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Junmai, Okayama, Japan fresh and frothy, reminiscent of a creamsicle with peach, pear and apple notes, try as an aperitif or with dessert
    6 Oz. $25.00
  • Girardet Wine Cellars ‘frostbite Gewurztraminer 2008, Umqua Valley, Southern Oregon produced from frozen grapes - luscious, lychee, rose petal, mandarin orange, baking spice
    Glass (2 Oz.) $11.00
    Bottle (13 Oz.) $65.00
  • Choya Umeshu Excellent, Osaka, Japan premium japanese plum wine blended with brandy, served neat or on the rocks
    Glass (2 Oz.) $7.00
  • Dow’s 10 Yr Tawny Port Nv, Douro, Portugal floral, dried fruits, caramel, roasted almonds, vanilla, smooth
    Glass (2 Oz.) $8.00
  • Cooper Vineyards ‘noche’ Chocolate Ice-style Wine Nv, Louisa County, Virginia made from the norton grape - luscious, black raspberry, plum, chocolate infused
    Glass (2 Oz.) $9.00
    Bottle (13 Oz.) $50.00

New

From Chef Nori

  • Hamachi Truffle Japanese Salsa, Red Onion, Micro Green, Rice Crackers, Truffle Pronzu
  • Tuna Tataki Crispy Shiitake, Avocado, Cilantro, Spicy Ponzu
  • Citrus Salmon Mandarin Orange, Crispy Kale, Apricot Soy Vinaifrette

From Chef Nash

  • Autumn Squash Soup sweet potato I coconut milk I heavy cream I ginger I lemongrass I green curry togarashi I coconut cream
  • Heirloom Carrots roasted heirloom carrots & red beets I mandarin orange I frisee I smoked yogurt
  • Kale Salad red cabbage I spinach I pomegranate I butternut squash I pistachio I goat cheese sesame dressing
  • Miso Glazed Baby Lamb Chop bulgar I roasted baby tomato I garbanzo I crispy garlic I red onion I shisho cream

Lunch & Dinner

Garden | Niwa

  • Baby Mixed Greens shouga ginger dressing
    $6.00
  • Seaweed Salad goma sesame dressing
    $7.00
  • Edamame
    $6.00
  • Wasabi Guacamole tofu, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, yuzu, wonton chips
    $12.00
  • Quinoa & Edamame Salad corn, tomato, kyabetsu, honey lime dressing
    $9.00
  • Kale & Pistachio Salad red cabbage, spinach, kabocha, sesame dressing
    $9.00
  • Chili Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes soy lime vinaigrette, thai basil
    $8.00
  • "Gomae" Japanese Spinach & Paneer ginger, toasted sesame
    $8.00
  • Crispy Tofu "Agedashi" gochujang, scallions, sesame
    $6.00
  • Yuzu Asparagus oven dried tomato, shiso, yuzu butter
    $8.00
  • 7 Pepper Tater Tots sriracha honey ketchup
    $8.00

Soup & Rice | Shiru & Gohan

  • Miso Soup
    $6.00
  • Kabocha Soup coconut milk, ginger, basil, lemongrass, green curry, togarashi
    $9.00
  • Kimchi Fried Rice eggs, crispy kale, scallion
    $9.00

Tacos & Sliders

  • Korean Kalbe Tacos BBQ short rib, kimchi slaw, sriracha sour cream
    $12.00
  • Shrimp Tacos guacamole, wasabi sour cream, potato crisps
    $12.00
  • Kobe Sliders tomato jam, tempura onion rings
    $13.00
  • Sea Bass Sliders apricot chili glaze, aged cheddar cheese, yuzu tartar
    $13.00
  • Fish Tacos blackened snapper, ginger slaw, mango relish
    $12.00

Sea | Umi

  • Salmon Dengaku shinshu miso, eggplant puree
    $12.00
  • Sashimi Pizza salmon, tuna, yellowtail, shrimp, salmon roe, wasabi aioli
    $15.00
  • "Tara Misozuke" Black Cod miso crust, sake lees, hashegari
    $15.00
  • Seared Shrimp coconut, guajillo peppers, peanuts, micro cilantro
    $14.00
  • Caramelized Chilean Sea Bass shanghai bok choy, fish sauce
    $15.00
  • Red Pepper Scallop braised greens
    $12.00
  • Charred Octopus beets, avocado, yuzu mayu
    $15.00

Meat | Niku

  • Boneless Beef Short Ribs caramelized onions, shiitake, Japanese curry jus
    $13.00
  • Glazed Pork Belly kaffir lime | mint | galangal | bibb lettuce
    $10.00
  • Pork Buns pork belly, pickled cucumber, roasted peanuts
    $11.00
  • Peppercorn Skirt Steak tomato butter, kelp leeks
    $14.00
  • Miso Baby Lamb Chop bulgur, tomato, garbanzo, crispy garlic, shiso cream
    $15.00
  • "Wani"Alligator Ribs apricot chili marmalade
    $15.00

Additions for Lunch

  • Sushi Bento Miso Soup, Mixed Green Salad, Akami, Sake, Hamachi, Ebi Nigiri. Choice of one Sushi Roll: Crispy Shrimp, Spicy Tuna, Rock n Roll, or Spicy Yellowtail, Mini Miso Bread Pudding
    $20.00
  • SEI Bento Box Miso Soup, Kale Pistachio Salad. Choice of one Sushi Roll: Spicy Tuna Roll Spicy Salmon Roll. Choice of: Dengaku Salmon, Boneless Short Ribs, Crispy Tofu "Agedashi", Mini Miso Bread Pudding
    $20.00
  • Cobb Salad blue cheese | tomato | smoked bacon | avocado | egg | yuzu ranch
    $10.00
  • Crispy Shrimp Burger sriracha aioli, ginger slaw, tater tots
    $15.00

Sushi

Signature Sushi Rolls

  • Kamo Harumaki duck spring roll, jalapeno jam, yuzu hoisin, scallion
    $12.00
  • Snow White eel, avocado, roasted apple puree, sweet soy
    $13.00
  • Fish and Chips flounder, malt vinegar, potato crisps, wasabi tartar
    $12.00
  • Garlic Shrimp crunch, avocado, lime butter, garlic sour cream
    $12.00
  • Lobster Roll lettuce, soy butter, yuzu mayo, bread
    $15.00
  • S.O.S salmon, strawberries, avocado, orange miso sauce
    $11.00
  • Kobe Roll garlic crunch, avocado, kimchi, kalbi sauce
    $14.00
  • Tuna Poke Roll cucumber pickle, carrots, avocado, onion salsa
    $11.00
  • Roasted Vegetable asparagus, red bell pepper, portobello, zucchini roasted vegetable ponzu
    $10.00
  • Tuna Foie Gras zuke tuna, miso foie gras, arugula, strawberry soy balsamic
    $14.00
  • Crispy Shrimp arare, chive, old bay pineapple sauce
    $12.00
  • Spicy Salmon Cilantro fresh salmon, spring roll crunch, cilantro, spicy miso
    $11.00
  • Hamachi Serrano roasted pepper mayo, serrano, wasabi pickles
    $10.00
  • Spicy Tuna spicy miso aioli, pickles, scallion
    $10.00
  • California Roll lump crab meat, avocado, cucumber
    $10.00
  • Sundried Tomato Roll black rice, avocado, truffle garlic ponzu
    $10.00

Specialty Sashimi

  • Citrus Salmon mandarin orange, crispy kale, apricot soy vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Hamachi Truffle Japanese salsa, red onion, micro green, rice cracker, truffle ponzu
    $15.00
  • Tuna Tataki crispy shiitake, avocado, cilantro, spicy ponzu
    $18.00

Rice Bowls

  • Sauteed Salmon hash, miso glaze, soft scramble, pickled onion
    $15.00
  • Bibimbap short rib, fried egg, pickled vegetables, kimchi, gochujang sauce
    $16.00
  • Tofu Bibimbap tofu, fried egg, watercress, shiitake, gochujang sauce
    $13.00
  • Chirashi Bowl eel, tuna, shrimp, salmon, BBQ eel sauce (lunch only)
    $20.00

Specialty Nigiri

  • Zuke red wine soy marinated tuna
    $10.00
  • Toro Steak garlic soy, chives
    $13.00
  • Hamachi Aburi Korean miso, fried ginger, nikiri , watercress
    $9.00
  • Choco Unagi eel, chocolate soy, fried burdock
    $9.00
  • Beef Tartare truffle aioli, nori past
    $10.00
  • BBQ Unagi bacon, BBQ sauce
    $9.00
  • Black Tamago miso ratatouille
    $8.00
  • Hotate Aburi shiso, uni butter, nikiri
    $9.00
  • Grand Marnier Foie Gras daikon, teriyaki berry glaze, yuzu quince pate
    $15.00

Nigiri /Sashimi

  • Akami dark red tuna
    $8.00
  • Toro fatty tuna
    $13.00
  • Sake salmon
    $7.00
  • Hamachi yellowtail
    $8.00
  • Hamachi Toro fatty yellowtail
    $9.00
  • Unagi fresh water eel
    $8.00
  • Hirame flounder
    $7.00
  • Hotate scallop
    $7.00
  • Ebi shrimp
    $7.00
  • Uni sea urchin
    $12.00
  • Ikura salmon roe
    $9.00
  • Fresh Wasabi
    $3.00

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

  • Open Sushi Hand Rolls Choice of: Spicy Tuna, Garlic Scallop, Spicy Salmon
    $4.00
  • Edamame
    $4.00
  • Sapporo, Shrimp Kimchi Quesadilla
    $5.00
  • House Red & White Wine
    $6.00
  • Wasabi Guacamole, Kobe Sliders
    $7.00
  • Liquid Wasabi, Silver Samurai, Faux Punishment
    $8.00

Gluten Free

Specialty Rolls

  • Sundried Tomato Roll black rice | avocado
    $10.00
  • S.O.S salmon | strawberries | avocado
    $12.00
  • Hamachi Serrano scallion | serrano
    $10.00
  • California Roll fresh crab meat| avocado | cucumber
    $10.00
  • Roasted Vegetable asparagus | red bell pepper | portobello
    $10.00
  • Spicy Tuna cucumber | scallion | shichimi
    $10.00
  • Lobster Roll lettuce | yuzu mayo | avocado | cucumber
    $15.00
  • Spicy Salmon Cilantro fresh salmon | cucumber | cilantro | shichimi
    $11.00

Nigiri

Sashimi

  • Akami
    $8.00
  • Toro
    $13.00
  • Sake
    $7.00
  • Hamachi
    $8.00
  • Hamachi Toro
    $9.00
  • Hirame
    $7.00
  • Hotate
    $7.00
  • Ebi
    $7.00
  • Uni
    $12.00
  • Fresh Wasabi
    $3.00

Small Plates | Chichai Sara

For Sharing

  • Wasabi Guacamole tofu | yuzu | tomato | cilantro | jalapeno | baby vegetables
    $14.00

Soup | Shiru

  • Autumn Squash Soup sweet potato | coconut milk | ginger | basil | lemongrass | green curry | togarashi
    $9.00

Garden | Niwa

  • Baby Mixed Greens ginger dressing
    $6.00
  • Kale Salad cherry tomatoes I mandarin oranges I almonds I carrots I ginger sesame dressing
    $9.00
  • Edamame
    $6.00
  • Spinach & Paneer ginger | cilantro | toasted sesame
    $8.00
  • Roasted Asparagus garlic chips I shiso | tomato | yuzu butter
    $8.00
  • Heirloom Carrots roasted red beets | mandarin orange | frisee | smoked yogurt
    $9.00

Sea | Umi

  • Pan-Seared Branzino tomato ragu I crispy okra
    $15.00
  • Pan-Seared Salmon honey lime salad | thai basil pesto
    $12.00

Meat | Niku

  • Miso Glazed Baby Lamb Chop roasted baby tomato | garbanzo | crispy garlic | shiso cream
    $16.00
  • Lemongrass Chicken Salad kaffir lime | mint | ginger | bibb lettuce
    $10.00

444 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Meet For A Drink, Power Scene, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 783-7007
  • Private Dining Room: No