Zabb

Monster Sushi

Apparently since his last film in 1998 with Matthew Broderick, Godzilla has been training in Tokyo as a sushi chef, because only he could create the Lobster Monster Roll at Zabb.

Zabb is a well-kept secret in Dupont Circle, perhaps not for long, for its incredibly fresh, freestyle sushi.

Aptly named yet difficult to pronounce, the Lobster Monster Roll ($17) is the name of a bad trip I had once and one of Zabb’s most impressive offerings.  Airy shrimp tempura, sweet lobster, summer-fresh cucumber and asparagus, plus buttery avocado.  As if that wasn’t enough, it’s topped with an acidic Asian pesto, spicy chili, sweet apple eel sauce and served in a lobster shell.

It would be outrageous if it wasn’t so good.

Warm, crunchy and sweet, it encompasses everything left on this earth that is holy and good.  I hope you’re good with chopsticks, because sushi this size requires a forklift and three friends to help.

Zabb Modern Asian Restaurant
1836 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.299.0399

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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