Born and raised in Japan, Kaz Okochi trained in a Japanese culinary school before becoming interested in French cuisine. Fusing flavors and techniques of French, Japanese, and Chinese cooking, Kaz honed his craft for a number of years and then moved to the United States with his own unique style of Japanese cooking. Today, regulars flock to KAZ Sushi Bistro to sample the chef’s modern, globally inspired interpretations of traditional Japanese foods.
At this restaurant near Residences on the Avenue, you’ll find plenty of standard sushi rolls, like spicy tuna rolls and California rolls, but you’ll also find some unique creations, like the tuna, miso, and foie gras nigiri or salmon with pickled pineapple and basil. All of the menu items area good, but regular customers particularly recommend the restaurant’s various tasting menus, which offer custom dishes made from the freshest and most exciting ingredients the chef has worked with that day.
KAZ Sushi Bistro
1915 I Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006