Our favorite local restaurant and the best sushi in the area by far, Ariake's raw fare is always delicious. Ariake consistently prepares excellent sushi (some of the best we have had outside of Japan). Their specials are typically inventive and very tasty; be sure to add a special into your regular sushi assortment.
Ariake has some other tasty Japanese items on the menu but the sushi is rightfully the headliner. Save the other dishes for a return trip. We like to pair an array of nigiri and makizushi with miso soup and wakame salad to start, and a tall Kirin or Asahi. If you are still hungry, go for some green tea ice cream, or just order another Reston Roll, after all, you came for sushi.
The staff is attentive and very friendly; they read the table's vibe well and will give prompt, quiet service or strike up a conversation accordingly. The atmosphere is equally quiet or lively depending on the size of the crowd, but is always cozy.
If you are in Reston, you should be eating here. If you are not in Reston, make the trip!
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