Best Carryout Sushi (Editors’ Pick)
Hinata Sushi Carryout
Hinata, the 20-year-old family-owned grocery store and sushi carryout, has a large and loyal following. Owner Waka Sakita once worked at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji wholesale seafood market, and it shows. His establishment is one of those authentic ethnic joints that are nearly impossible to find in Bethesda. With a handful of café tables, the tiny, cluttered space also stocks shelves of rice, tea, dried mushrooms, gummy candies, soy sauce, vinegar and packaged ramen. Make your way to the back and order from the extensive list of fresh and reasonably priced sashimi, nigiri and rolls. Sakita’s wife and co-owner, Nobuko, will hand them to you with a smile.
Hinata Sushi Carryout, 4947 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda; 301-656-1009