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Akeno Sushi Bar and Thai
Akeno Sushi Bar and Thai is the kind of place you take your friends to on a Friday night where everyone can grab a round of drinks from the restaurant's tiki-bar-esque cocktail menu while contemplating the chances of a federal shutdown, again. But it’s not until you try the sushi, that you really start paying attention to this Capitol Hill spot. The restaurant's sushi specials like the Akeno roll, made with a soft-shell crab tempura, can make any conversation, even conversation about government shutdowns, appealing.