Update: Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar Opening this Weekend

27 Dec

Friday evening update: Hikari needed one minor modification prior to final inspection today and will not be able to complete the final inspection process prior to New Years. The restaurant will now open January 2nd or 3rd.

We’ve learned from the owner that Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar (644 H Street, NE) will open this weekend (first dinner service either Friday or Saturday night). Hikari comes from owner Heesook Chun, who has opened nine Japanese restaurants over the past fifteen years, including the Matsutake restaurants located in Northern Virginia. The Matsutake Sushi located in Reagan National Airport was recently rated as one of the top twelve airport restaurants nationwide by food critic Andrew Zimmern. The interior of Hikari will have “a warm and trendy” atmosphere. Hikari is located towards the middle of H Street in a block that will see two new major residential buildings in the next few years. Hikari’s owner says that the planned future development combined with the future streetcar was a major reason for choosing H Street for a new restaurant. In addition to dine in service, Hikari will feature takeout and plans to offer delivery through a third party service.


2 Responses to “Update: Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar Opening this Weekend”


  1. Opening Night at Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar « District Cuisine - January 4, 2013

    […] The second floor also has a nice sized patio that will be open in the summer for drinking and socializing.  While a little bit dark, overall the restaurant has a very cozy and modern feel, much in line with owner Heesook Chun’s goal of creating a “warm and trendy atmosphere.” […]

  2. BrightestYoungThings – DC – Weekly Food News Round Up - January 11, 2013

    […] Street NE Openings: Hikari Sushi and Sake Bar  and Batter Bowl Bakery join the […]

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