First of all, I have lived here too long to not have been here before. I was dragged along by a friend on a day I swore I wasn't hungry. We agreed to share some sushi roll and share two plates and bring the rest home. Ivy (aka Liling - and see? I remembered!) Ivy remembered my friend who is quickly becoming a regular patron. I can see why he wants to go back frequently. The food was outstanding, service stellar and Ivy is one of those rare servers whose company adds to your experience. Love is not a strong enough word for the way I felt about both the Hawaii and Spider Crab roll. Just heavenly. I don't know where they score their seafood but it was so fresh (and as a boater who used to tickle my own spiny lobster for a meal, I know fresh). We shared some pineapple fried rice (which was enough for three people, never mind splitting amongst two) and some Pad Thai. The Pad was not my favorite- not bad, just not prepared the way I'm used to which would be a little less spicy, a little more delicate- that would be more in tune to what I prefer but that doesn't mean it wasn't good. We had coconut creme for dessert which was like a cloud of coconut flan- just right, not heavy, melt in your mouth deliciousness. The sushi was plenty enough to feed us and we absolutely gorged on the rest. Like I said, I wasn't hungry when I started and I took home the leftover rice dish but really, there was so little left it was silly- I just didn't want to waste any.
Miso doesn't look like much from the outside, living in a former fast food location. Not bad, it just doesn't hint at the modern, subdued interior. Inside it is classy enough for a first date, an anytime date, a business lunch... and the day I went - well it was housecleaning day and I was MORTIFIED that my neighbor dragged me there in my sweatpants when everyone else was in their best lawyer attire (but hey, this is Virginia. Nearly anything goes anywhere even if I think that attitude is tacky as heck). The parking lot was so full at 1 pm we had to park creatively - but we had no wait. As another poster noted, the restroom was immaculate. You can tell a lot about a place by the way they keep the restrooms.
Not only will I go back, I can't WAIT to go back.