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Bethesda-Based Sushi Restaurant Set to Expand to Pentagon City

A Bethesda-based sushi eating place recognized for its high-end rolls and number of Eastern liquors seems to be increasing into Pentagon Row.

The brand new eatery, Kusshi, is making plans to open within the house lately occupied by means of Nepalese and Indian eating place Namaste Everest (1201 S. Joyce Side road), in line with Kusshi’s co-founder, Tony Chow.

“We’re hoping [to open] prior to the tip of the yr,” he stated.

Namaste Everest, the Arlington outpost of Namaste in Alexandria, opened in summer season 2019, within the storefront that previously housed a Noodles & Co. location.

Federal Realty Funding Believe, which owns Pentagon Row — recently rebranded “Westpost” — was once no longer right away to be had to remark. The Rockville-based corporate additionally owns Pike and Rose, the mixed-use construction in North Bethesda the place Kusshi is lately situated.

A cafe worker from Namaste Everest may no longer verify the trade.

Chow stated he has been eyeing a ramification into Arlington for nearly two years, including that he intends to faucet into the realm’s “reside, paintings and play” way of life.

“Arlington has numerous industry and trade and has Amazon HQ2 going there as neatly,” he stated. “We adore to visit mixed-use tendencies, which is a part of our good fortune at Pike and Rose.”

Chow plans to convey to Westpost a big collection of Eastern whisky and sake to sip whilst eating at the eating place’s conventional sushi rolls and higher-end choices, like wagyu pork and sea urchin.

“Our group of workers… have long gone via lessons about sake, there may be slightly numerous wisdom there,” he stated, including that diners will have the ability to be informed in regards to the other beverages and pattern them.

Chow has some other sushi position in Bethesda named Hanaro, a smaller-scale eating place.

Photograph (2) by means of Kusshi/Instagram