MAKI SHOP | The DC sushi restaurant that stole my heart

Maki Shop dc roll

After one too many glasses of wine on Friday night, the boyfriend and I woke up with slight headaches (whoops). Not sure what would cure us, we began to list off different things to eat… mac & cheese, bacon, sushi…? The sushi idea stuck!

We remembered we had passed by an interesting looking sushi-to-go style restaurant on 14th street the night before. It was within walking distance and we could wear workout clothes to it (win, win!)… the sushi plan was in motion!

salmon roll Maki Shop

When I entered Maki Shop I was a bit thrown off, not gonna lie. All of the rolls were already made up, but they aren’t your usual one-bite-size sushi rolls, these things were sushi burritos!

Then, once you buy your sushi burrito. you have to figure out how to eat it.

DC maki shop

After straining our necks to look around to see how others were accomplishing this (since we didn’t want to look like uncool dweebs doing it the wrong way), we realized to our relief there was a tv walking us through the steps :)

Aka – if there is a tv that shows you the steps to how to eat you food, it’s pretty complicated :) I felt less dorky after we found it.

Step one – remove roll from plastic

DC sushi Maki Shop

Step two – remove plastic wrap from seaweed.

Step three – roll up roll in seaweed.

Maki Shop roll up

Step four – chow down!

Maki Shop spicy salmon

Oh boy, did I enjoy this thing! It’s hands down one of my favorite things I’ve had in quite some time. We devoured our rolls! (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen the praise I gave it!)

And get this, they are only $6!! The fish is so fresh, they have adorable packing, and the have fun little soy sauce containers shaped like fishies. I was in heaven!

Have I mentioned their sauces???

spicy tuna maki shop

Sriracha mayo, wasabi mayo, spicy yuzu, and ponzu sauce. (Sriracha mayo was the winner in our book!)

On the way home (forgetting all about the wine headache) I read and reread their menu, planning out what I would get next time I went. I tried to convince the boyfriend to go back there for dinner that same night… but he wasn’t going for it.

Maybe lunch today?? :)

maki shop dc

Ahhh Maki Shop… I love you <3

Note: If you live in DC (and like sushi) you have to try Maki Shop! If you go, you will probably see me there stuffing my face :)

8 thoughts on “MAKI SHOP | The DC sushi restaurant that stole my heart

    • Amanda Brooks August 16, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Do it! It’s the perfect quick lunch spot and is so delicious :) Let me know what you think of it if you try it!


    • Amanda Brooks August 18, 2015 / 10:40 am

      Hopefully they will expand to Atlanta soon! I have my fingers crossed for you :) It is amazing!!


  1. Abby August 24, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I have heard this place is so good, but haven’t tried it yet!! I need to remember to stop by next time I’m in DC.

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