Utahime, a new Japanese restaurant, just opened in December, but is already regarded as one of the best sushi spots in the area. Customers say they are wowed by how good the food is and there’s a huge variety, including rolls, sashimi, hibachi, stir fry, ramen and donburi bowls. Some favorite menu options include the flaming volcano roll, the pork dumplings, and the shrimp tempura entrée. If you’ve never had Japanese before, this is a good place to try it: the food is authentic without being too exotic. The prices are relatively affordable and regulars say their bills are low compared to other restaurants in the area.
The restaurant’s atmosphere is trendy and elegant, is a great spot to celebrate a birthday, a promotion, or go on a date. There’s also some comfortable, large booths if you’re hoping to go with a group friends, as well as a bar area with TVs. Parking around the restaurant can be tough, but it is located near the Clarendon metro stop, and online ordering is also available.