Sakedokoro Makoto

Restaurants, Japanese Palisades
4 out of 5 stars
Photograph: Courtesy Makoto

There are more than a few rules at this reservations-only joint outside of Georgetown. Take, for example, the strict dress code (no athletic gear or tank tops); the no cell-phone policy (don’t even think about checking Instagram); and a suggested perfume-free environment. Though it may come off as rigid, Makoto is simply engineering the purest, most uninterrupted atmosphere for you to enjoy your meal in. Trust us: You’re going to want all of your attention focused on the pristine (read: pricey) omakase or prix-fixe meal before you. If you’re looking for something a little more approachable and easier on the wallet, try Kotobuki—the sister restaurant just upstairs.


Venue name: Sakedokoro Makoto
Address: 4822 McArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at U St NW
Opening hours: Tue-Thu noon-2pm, 6:30-8:30pm; Fri 6:30-9:30pm; Sat 5-9:30pm; Sun 6:30-8pm
Transport: D6 Metrobus
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