January 6th, 2016392 views
The next time you find yourself in Chinatown, keep your eyes open for a white, three-story building with a red fire escape: this building houses Momiji Restaurant, which has a reputation for serving some of the most inventive Japanese food near Yale West — and in DC!
The lower level hosts one of the neighborhood’s most popular happy hours, with house specialties like mai tais and lychee cocktails selling for less than you’d pay for a half hour of parking at most DC spots, Maki rolls are similarly easy on the wallet, so don't skip the restaurant’s signature sushi roll, the Valentine, packed with spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and avocado. The upstairs lounge area is a bit quieter and offers a little more room when the downstairs bar is packed. It also features a hibachi grill (one of the few around), which gives you a front row seat to the food preparation process.
505 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001