photo credit: Nina Palazzolo
Some things are just reliable, like your alarm clock going off at 8:59 am or the food at Sushi Hachi. This modern Japanese restaurant in Capitol Hill is a local favorite, and rightfully so, as the brick walls and sleek silver light fixtures feel more like a hip DC row house than a bustling dining room. Forget the appetizers like the chicken kara-age and the shrimp tempura—they aren't very good—and go all-in on the sushi. The specialty rolls and nigiri steal the spotlight here, but so does the wagyu nigiri which is particularly good.