Yesterday, I hit up Yona, this newly-opened noodle bar and "Japanese small plates" restaurant from Mike Isabella and Jonah Kim. Opened earlier this year, you can get lunch and dinner here if you find yourself stuck in Arlington with nothing to eat. It might even be good enough to deliberately cross Key Bridge. It has a very a cool interior, and serves some very good food, including the most photogenic uni waffles in the DMV. Here is what I ordered.
Ever since going to LA, I have been waiting for some fast-casual poke shop to open in DC. Hasn't happened yet, but several restaurants serve gourmet versions of the raw-fish dish. Yona serves raw tuna with some sauce and shiso. Very good. And if you are a DC restauranteur reading this, open a fast-casual poke bowl shop.
Fried chicken wings absolutely drenched in that killer korean chili, maltose, and rice vinegar combo. These were very spicy, so if that's not your thing, skip them, but if you're a person that likes heat, skipping is a mistake. 10/10.
These uni waffles with caviar are the real reason I wanted to go here in the first place and make the trek out to the 'burbs. Standout dish. Very salty and savory and it's got that real good umami going on. Sorry for using the word umami.
So to end it, we got the veggie ramen with some 'shrooms and other vegetables. Very nice broth and it was awesome for the cold day. Quickly finished off.