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kamonegi duck breast & scallion kushiyaki | kushi | 5th and K

I returned to Kushi on Sunday for lunch with a friend visiting from out of town. One of my favorite things about Kushi is that it indulges my indecisive dining cravings. Why choose between sushi, small plates, or skewers when you can have it all?

As I previously mentioned, the kara age marinated fried chicken at Kushi is one of my favorites. Alas, it is not available on its abbreviated lunch menu. However, another favorite–duck breast and scallion skewer (above)–is.

In addition to a limited version of the dinner menu, the lunch menu also offers lunch sets that include miso soup, pickled vegetables, and two sides. So after starting with the skewer, my friend and I also shared the chili-mayo fried chicken don and sushi set. Since we had just hiked around D.C. for over an hour, we also supplemented our meal with unagi nigiri, a spicy tuna roll, and of course, salted caramel gelato for dessert.

Duck skewers, fried chicken, sushi, and salted caramel gelato for lunch. Sometimes you really can have it all.

chili-mayo fried chicken don | kushi | 5th and K

sushi lunch set | kushi | 5th and K

salted caramel gelato | kushi | 5th and K