Eating and Drinking
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.
Presenting yakitori, maki sushi, ika gesso, and yakisoba.
Hana Japanese Market
Japanese snacks and drinks will be sold from a variety of brands straight from Japan, including Shirakiku's nori maki arare rice and seaweed crackers, Lotte's Koala March cookies, Calbee's Saya green peas chips, Yamajyu pastry rolls, Nestle Kit-Kats, Botan rice candies, Sakuraya daifuku, Ito-En's green tea and jasmine tea, Calpis' Calpico water, Suntory's CC Lemon, Coca-Cola's Skoenbicha, Otsuka's Pocari Sweat, and Kirin's Afternoon Tea.
Delicious sushi including California rolls, salmon rolls, and spicy tuna rolls along with takoyaki, shrimp shumai, gyoza, chicken yakitori, and chicken teriyaki.
Cooking up fresh takoyaki, pork belly buns, chicken curry, onigiri, and sakura mochi for dessert.
Serving delicious eel donburi, yakisoba, mitarashi dango, udon and more!
Preparing fresh grilled octopus, grilled scallops, grilled pork meat, shrimp tempura, and onigiri.
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!
Japanese favorites takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and ikayaki.
Presenting fresh yakisoba, chicken teriyaki, chahan (fried rice), spring rolls, cucumber rolls, and water.
Presenting taiyaki, sukeroku - sushi (futomaki, inari), and gyu-don with green tea, bubble tea, and water for beverages.
Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Preparing fresh chicken yakitori, yakisoba, and teriyaki buns. Pom lemonade and green tea for drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering delicious 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.
Hot and fresh chicken teriyaki, fried rice and noodles, and egg rolls.
The Chicken Smells Good
Cooking up chicken on a stick, vegetable pad Thai, pasta, rice, and rolls, and fires for good measure. For dessert we offer warm, sweet funnel cakes. We have Thai tea, lemonade, soda, and water.
Serving chicken teriyaki over rice, vegetable tempura, fried rice, fried lo-mein noodles, spring rolls, pad Thai, steamed pork buns, and marinated chicken skewers. Also offering fresh squeezed lemonade and soft drinks.
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!
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.
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.
Presenting delicious cream puffs, coffee, cheesecakes and assorted pies.
Serving delicious gelato with a Japanese flair: Asian pear, cherry blossom, green tea, mandarin and Thai coconut. Also serving lemongrass sorbetto.
Nut n Better
Tempting your sweet tooth by serving fresh cinnamon roasted almonds, pecans, and various other roasted nuts.