May 17, 2013

Ikko Sushi

Ikko Sushi has become my family's favorite local restaurant. You can find Scott, Morgan, and I parked in front of the sushi bar almost every Friday night. Hands down Ikko provides the freshest sushi in the DC area. For us it is not just about the food but the experience, especially as local customers. Ikko was Morgie's first restaurant outing (at just one week old) and now almost three years later he is always greeted by the head sushi chef with a "Sushi Boy"shout out and big smiles from  the owner Stacy and her waitstaff.

As South Silver Spring residents we desperately wanted this business to succeed hoping that it would bring more restaurants and retail towards our end of the city. Over the years we have fostered a relationship with Stacy and her husband Leo, as Scott developed their website and continues to work on it when needed.

Not many start up restaurants could survive in Ikko's location, especially four years ago, but their success is a testament to the owners commitment to hiring top notch sushi chefs, serving the freshest fish possible, and going far out of their way to make sure all customers leave their restaurant happy (just ask for Stacy if you have any concerns).

While many restaurants are nickeling and diming you for condiments and substitutions, Ikko has remained very generous as to what customers get "on the house."  Everyone starts out with a complimentary miso soup and house salad that is often followed by a surprise appetizer. We almost always start out with an order...or two... of Ikko's fire mussels.

Fire Mussels

Scott's "go to" is the purist's tuna and salmon rolls while mine are the more creative Red Skin, 007, and Tiger rolls.

Tuna, Spicy Crab, Redskin, Tiger

If you like eel than I highly recommend trying the Spider Roll.

Spider Roll 
It has been a pleasure to support this local restaurant from the beginning and watch it become a thriving business that is helping to anchor our neighborhood. It's exciting to hear that two more restaurants are opening up at 1200 East West Highway!

Stacy and Morgan (7months)
I thinks she has a customer for life :)
Ikko Sushi on Urbanspoon

IKKO Sushi on Foodio54

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