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Nara Ya VIP table boasts a faux bois base and a zinc top.
Nara Ya VIP table boasts a faux bois base and a zinc top.

A VIP table boasts a faux bois base and a zinc top.

Osborne & Little velvet in updated kimono pattern
Osborne & Little velvet in updated kimono pattern

Osborne & Little velvet in an updated kimono pattern lines a banquette.

Sous chef Albani Caolo and executive chef Lucas Irwin
Sous chef Albani Caolo and executive chef Lucas Irwin

Sous chef Albani Caolo and executive chef Lucas Irwin put a spin on tradition.

Nara-Ya vegetable sushi
Nara-Ya vegetable sushi

Nara-Ya's vegetable sushi. Photo: Rey Lopez

Nara-Ya smoked zuke tuna
Nara-Ya smoked zuke tuna

Nara-Ya's smoked zuke tuna. Photo: Rey Lopez

Nara-Ya interior
Nara-Ya interior

Alexandria designer David Anthony Chenault masterminded Nara-Ya's interiors. Photo: Rey Lopez

Hot Spot

A newcomer in The Wharf dazzles with its décor and Japanese fare

Hot Spot - Since its March opening at The Wharf, Nara-Ya has wowed guests with inspired interiors by Alexandria designer David Anthony Chenault.

A VIP table boasts a faux bois base and a zinc top, while Osborne & Little velvet in an updated kimono pattern lines a banquette. Sous chef Albani Caolo and executive chef Lucas Irwin put a spin on tradition with dishes such as vegetable sushi and smoked zuke tuna.

Hot Spot - 88 District Square, SW; 202-301-8145. nara-ya.com

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