Think you know what a Japanese restaurant is supposed to be like? Turn that idea on its head. You may be eating a negihama roll with freshly grated wasabi and smelling robata-grilled skewers, but you'll be listening to tunes by local blues, latin, jazz and reggae artists for Sunday brunch. Ask a knowledgeable server how to pair one of Kushi's 36 sakes with a dish you'll love for a crash course on the complex rice wine.
Time for wine: Tel'Veh's got a 300-bottle wine list curated by a veteran sommelier who knows his stuff. There's even 48 wines on tap, a novelty available only in a few DC haunts. Hey, we think it's always 5 o'clock somewhere, but if you're in the mood for an alternative, the Turkish coffee is a delicious boost for the day (or night) ahead.