After spending two years living in Tokyo, my family and I were anxious to find an authentic Japanese restaurant here in Washington. We happened across Hakata and it quickly became a family favorite. The menu has a variety of items including sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, seafood, soups, etc. When we go, we always try to get something new and we've never been disappointed. Everything is wonderful!! The restaurant is very clean and the staff very welcoming and attentive. Anytime we're feeling a bit nostalgic for Japan, we head to Hakata. It's not often you find a restaurant that you can honestly say is authentic, but Hakata is. When we go there, it's just like being in one of the little restaurants we loved in Tokyo. I recommend Hakata without hesitation!
Pros: menu variety, great staff, EXCELLENT food
Cons: Closed on Monday