|Izakaya Seki on V. St. NW|
Japanese Izakaya Seki, just opened in the U Street NW corridor, offers an adventuresome menu with the likes of burdock root, uni, rice balls, pork trotters and soba. There are lots of tempura fried items, sakes and rare-in-DC Japanese microbrews. The two-story setting is simple - a small bar downstairs, bare tables and wood banquette upstairs. Go early or expect a wait (1117 V St. NW; 202-588-5841).