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