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Capitol Hill

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Ltd Edition is another exclusive sushi omakase in a city where those are not too hard to come by, but this is one you should be prioritizing. The small dark waiting area is filled with groups of two or three quietly murmuring to themselves, and trying to figure out what to do and where to put their hands before the $160 meal begins. Just wait till the uni cart comes out—there are few moments more exciting than receiving a buttery sea urchin hand roll as if it were a sidewalk snow cone. And don’t skip the sake pairing that is generously refilled after every sip you take. Whether you sit at the counter or high-top table, you’ll receive a history lesson on every piece of fish that comes out, and know exactly how to eat it—one bite or two? Chopsticks or hands? The Dungeness nigiri in particular is a standout way to experience the Miss Universe of the PNW crustacean world, with succulent crab meat and a gelatin topping made from its own juices. Be sure to enjoy it with someone who will equally appreciate crab-flavored Jell-O—not someone you just met on Hinge who knits sweaters out of dog hair.

Whatever you need to do to book this 16-seat sushi spot, be prepared to do it. If it takes setting four alarms, buying your neighbor's kid a drum set, and constructing a booby trap to wake you up the morning that reservations are released, so be it.

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