I'm in the middle of my spring break right now, and I find myself in DC with a couple of days to mess around in DC. I haven't paid for food I've posted in almost two months, so I decided to knock off one of the restaurants on my hit list who would never fall for sponsoring Instagram posts. I previously visited the Himitsu space before the restaurant opened for their Poke Pop pop-up a couple of months ago. I loved the poke bowls, and the space itself was fantastic, so I made it a priority to return to the full restaurant at night.
The food was top-notch. For real, it was dope. The red snapper ceviche/crudo-type joint, pictured at the top, was light and refreshing. The foam on top was a tuff addition to a solid collection of flavors.
We also crushed some "age ebi" which were shrimp, shell-on and all, with a fine coat of spice. It was a simple dish that didn't do too much. The shrimp and the spice were the only flavors and it was awesome. Splendid stuff.
Tuna tartare is always something I can get behind. I can down buckets of the stuff. Himitsu's take was a very thoughtful, nuanced take on a dish that can often be botched. Our server explained that the lean tuna was balanced out by the fatty quail egg. I'm sure they were telling the truth.
We capped off dinner with a new addition to the dessert menu -- a sort of strawberry shortcake made with yuzu cornbread cake, strawberry preserve, creole cream cheese ice cream, and strawberry chips. Very, very, very good.