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“My Fairfax Go-To Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arigato Sushi

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Arigato Sushi
11199 Lee Hwy Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030-5040
(703) 352-9338
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Ranked #85 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Manassas, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“My Fairfax Go-To Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I am frequently all over Northern VA for one reason or another, so when I am in Fairfax, I eat at Arigato. The fish is always fresh, the restaurant is clean and presentable, and everyone is very friendly. A few years ago I got into a scary car accident (walked away fine) and my mom offered to take me out to eat and relax and try to calm down to process it all. Since we were nearby Arigato, she took me there, and they offered me tea and some soup on the house so I could unwind, and were very accomodating while we were there. It was a nice touch, and I have been back time and again ever since.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always enjoy my meal here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I have dined here about a half a dozen times. The food is always fresh and spot on for Japanese/Korean Cuisine.

I enjoy their bento boxes which are boxes that separate the food in partitions. I believe lunch is the best value for the bento box, I normally get their chicken teriyaki bento box which comes with soup, salad, rice, tempura, California rolls and other little condiments like pickled vegetables. The price for this bento box is $11.95 which compared to other places is quite a good value.

Dinner on the other hand is a little more pricey but, they offer more selections during dinner with their bento boxes such is Sushi bento, chicken bento, beef bento etc.

The place is small but, they do put out great food and fast.

As a matter of fact I am planning on eating here this coming weekend for dinner.

Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It really is the best Japanese restaurant around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I was introduced to this wonderful restaurant years ago when my best friend and her full-Japanese mother invited me out to lunch (yummy bento!). This is where Japanese people go for good food and sushi! I have been to other restaurants throughout the area, and none have ever even closely measured up to my love for Arigato. They have a very authentic menu of all the best-loved Japanese staples, and their sushi really is the best. I dream about their roll that has kiwi on top of it - seriously to die for! They have very good yakisoba, ramen, tempura, you name it.

The service is also exceptional. They pack up our leftovers and always include little cups of the appropriate sauces for each!

I love this place!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, VA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Sushi Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I eat at this restaurant about 2 times a month and have for over 10 years. Service is very attentive and we've never had a bad meal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Nigiri Sushi in Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I love the Arigato Sushi Deluxe they offer at lunch. It comes with several nigiri sushi pieces, and one California roll. It is delicious, and the price is great.

The 2 Korean sushi preparers are really nice and professional. They are also really clean (I do not appreciate some other sushi places where they prepare the sushi with their bare hands...) At Arigato, they always wear gloves. Every time I have sushi there it has been fresh and delicious.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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