2015 – Eating and Drinking

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Eating and Drinking

Sponsors_KirinSponsors_HakutsuruFood! It’s one of the best things about Sakura Matsuri. Our visitors find it hard to resist the smell and taste of the many kinds of food that Sakura Matsuri offers.

We will have two Kirin Ichiban Beer Gardens, where you can enjoy Japan’s best draft beer on tap and relax in our garden area with your friends and family.

Kirin, which traces its roots to 1870, is Japan’s best-selling beer and has been a favorite of Sakura Matsuri visitors since it became the official beer in 2007.*

Hakutsuru Sake, one of Japan’s most famous sake brewers (founded in 1743), is again sponsoring the Sakura Matsuri’s Sake Tasting Pavilion. Come in and learn all about Japanese sake as you sample six different varieties of sake from Nada, the “Napa Valley” of Japanese Sake.*

For snacks and drinks on the go, we have two Matsuri Markets where you can grab either a US or Japanese bottle of soda, or water and browse our wide selection of Japanese snacks.

The Sakura Matsuri is also excited to present the Culinary Arts Pavilion, which will have cooking demonstrations, food seminars and sake pairing discussions taking place throughout the day! Read more about this exciting addition to the Festival!

We have over 25 restaurants and food vendors in our Taste of Japan area and many of them are Japanese food vendors.  Keep reading to see that there is something for every taste! The restaurants and their varied menus are listed below - detailed menu information and locations will also be available at each of our Information tents and in our mobile app.

* Drink responsibly! A 100% ID check will be enforced.

JAPANESE

icon Hama Sushi
Presenting yakitori, maki sushi, ika gesso, and yakisoba.

icon Hana Japanese Market
Japanese snacks and drinks including Shirakiku nori maki arare, Lotte Koara's March, Calbee saya, Yamajyu pastry roll, Nestle Kitkat, Botan rice candy, Sakuraya daifuku, Itoen green tea, golden oolong tea, and jasmine tea, Calpis Calpico water, Suntory CC Lemon, Coca Cola Skoenbicha, Otsuka Pocari Sweat, and Kirin Afternoon tea.

icon Hanaro Sushi
Delicious sushi including California rolls, salmon rolls, and spicy tuna rolls along with takoyaki, shrimp shumai, gyoza, chicken yakitori, and chicken teriyaki.

icon Maneki Neko
Cooking up fresh takoyaki, pork belly buns, chicken curry, onigiri, and sakura mochi for dessert.

icon Matuba
Serving delicious eel donburi, yakisoba, mitarashi dango, udon and more!

icon Sushi Taro
Preparing fresh grilled octopus, grilled scallops, grilled pork meat, shrimp tempura, and onigiri.

icon Table For Two
Table For Two, a Japan-founded NPO, uses healthy “Washoku” (Japanese cuisine) to fight hunger and obesity. Learn how Japanese culture is used for the global good!

icon Tako Grill
Japanese favorites takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and ikayaki.

icon Tokyo Grille
Presenting fresh yakisoba, chicken teriyaki, chahan (fried rice), spring rolls, cucumber rolls, and water.

icon Yosaku Restaurant
Presenting taiyaki, sukeroku - sushi (futomaki, inari), and gyu-don with green tea, bubble tea, and water for beverages.

ASIAN

icon Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Preparing fresh chicken yakitori, yakisoba, and teriyaki buns. Pom lemonade and green tea for drinks.

icon Food Fest
Dishing up hot chicken on a stick, drunken noodles, lo-mein, and fried rice. Topping off with sticky rice with mango for dessert. To drink we'll have Thai iced tea, coffee, soda, and water.

icon Food Fest Fusion
Delivering a wide variety of Thai food including Thai-style omelettes (plain, chicken, Thai sausage, and prawn), eastern Thai pork sausage with vegetables in a bun, and fresh lemonade, Thai iced tea, and iced green and jasmine bubble tea to drink."

icon Greedie Chicken / Moom Maam
Tempting you with chicken on a stick, drunken noodles, lo-mein, pad Thai, fried rice, egg roll, and corn dogs. Come quench your thirst with lemonade, Thai tea, soft drinks and bottled water.

icon Kruba DC Thai and Sushi Bar
Serving up fresh grilled chicken, crispy rolls, fried rice and lo-mein. We will have soda and water to drink.

icon Oriental-Grilled/Vietnamese Cuisine
Offering a wide variety of delicious Asian dishes including pho, garlic noodles, chicken fried rice, Vietnamese spring roll, honey sesame chicken skewer and fresh squeezed lemonade to drink.

icon Sawasdi Grill
Two booths of pad Thai, drunken noodles, chicken teriyaki, vegetable lo-mein, fried rice pad Thai, and egg rolls. We will have soda, bottled water, fresh squeezed lemonade and Thai iced tea.

icon T.K. Grill
Hot and fresh chicken teriyaki, fried rice and noodles, and egg rolls.

icon The Chicken Smells Good
Cooking up chicken on a stick, vegetable pad Thai, pasta, rice, and rolls. For dessert we offer warm, sweet funnel cakes. We have Thai tea, lemonade, soda, and water.

icon Yoshi
Two locations serving chicken teriyaki over rice, vegetable tempura, fried rice, fried lo-mein noodles, spring rolls, and pad Thai, steamed pork buns, and marinated chicken skewers.  Also offering fresh squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.

icon Yummy Food Corner & Grill
Cooking up two locations of chicken yakitori, yakisoba, fried rice, veggie spring rolls, pad Thai, and corn dogs. We also offer fruit smoothies, lemonade, Thai tea and for a tasty dessert - snow cones!

WESTERN STYLE FOOD

icon Eastern Star Catering
Offering a wide range of tastes, including: Chicken/lamb/beef gyros, chicken tenders/fries, Italian sausage (hot/mild), Polish sausage, Philly steaks, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, turkey legs, French fries, and homemade potato chips. To top off your meal, we have funnel cakes! For drinks, we have freshly squeezed lemonade, soft drinks, and smoothies.

icon Nader's Food Services
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to the festival. Serving up gyros, grilled chicken Greek salads, falafel with pita bread, and Mediterranean sausages. Also serving American favorites such as Philly cheesesteaks, hot dogs and corn dogs, and butterfly chips. For dessert, we have funnel cake and Mediterranean pastries, and to drink, we have freshly squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.

SIMPLY SWEET!

icon Beard Papa's
Presenting delicious cream puffs, coffee, cheesecakes and assorted pies.

icon Dolci Gelati
Serving delicious gelato with a Japanese flair: Asian pear, cherry blossom, green tea, mandarin and Thai coconut.  Also serving lemongrass sorbetto.

icon Nut n Better
Tempting your sweet tooth by serving fresh cinnamon roasted almonds, pecans, and various other roasted nuts.