Best Hibachi in Washington, D.C.

May 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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Hibachi can be an interesting combination of dinner and a show with food set on fire and being tossed in the air. It is fun to watch the chef prepare your food in front of you, but it is also delicious. D.C. has numerous types of cuisine, so of course there are many hibachi restaurants in the area. Here are some of the best hibachi restaurants in the city.

Momiji Restaurant
505 H St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-8110

Located in what can barely be called Chinatown, Momiji Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant with great food. What it lacks in aesthetics, it makes up for with tasty sushi, noodles, drinks and hibachi. On top of the standard chicken, vegetable, beef and shrimp hibachi entrees, it also offers salmon, scallops and lobster, which is great for the seafood lover who wants more than just shrimp as an option. Pop into Momiji for happy hour and stay for the hibachi.

Sumo Japanese Restaurant
2016 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-6699

Presentation is a large part of a dinner experience and the mark of a chef that cares about what they are serving. Sumo Japanese Restaurant has amazing presentation of its dishes, perfect for Instagram foodies. The plates of sushi are presented beautifully, and the hibachi is just as eye catching. Part of the reason people go to hibachi restaurants is the bit of theatrics that the chefs use when preparing the meal. And the chefs at Sumo try to make it as entertaining as possible. With delicious food and a great show, you shouldn’t be disappointed.

Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar
644 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 546-0523

H Street Northeast has been receiving a face lift and experiencing a revitalization over the past few years. There are many trendy and talked-about restaurants and bars that are making the neighborhood a hotspot. Now with new apartment buildings and grocery stores, it is sure to be any even busier area. And Hikari Sushi & Sake Bar is adding to the hipness. The recently opened family-owned restaurant and bar has a warm atmosphere and delicious food, including Japanese fusion and hibachi.

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Fuji Mountain Steakhouse
4237 Branch Ave.
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 899-8666

Fuji Mountain Steakhouse has a somewhat misleading name. Sushi, soft shell crab, salad, tempura, udon, hibachi and more are all available at this local favorite restaurant. Celebrities have even been known to stop by for some of the delicious food. Of course, families and celebrants go for the exciting hibachi. With a variety of entrees, including combination platters, there is something for all of the diners to enjoy, including chicken liver for the adventurous. And if you have children in your party, there are hibachi specials for them.

Masa Hibachi
921 J Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-8989

Downtown Silver Spring has a diverse mix of cultures living, working and playing in the city, which translates to a diverse mix of restaurants in the city. Masa Hibachi is one of the youngest restaurants in the area, but it has grown a loyal following and receives rave reviews from diners. The excellently prepared food, generous portions and great service make this hibachi restaurant stand out from the rest.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on

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