[Buredo | Photo Credit: Pallabi Mitra]
If you are a fan of sushi and all things fishy, Buredo is a place you need to check out!
As a Los Angeles native who loves her sushi, I was skeptical of the fusion style of this place—but it works. The concept is actually brilliant; it is sushi that is served in the form of a burrito. It is a new sight for the Washington D.C. food scene, and Buredo is all about bringing some awesome sushi combinations together throughout their menu.
The store has newly opened near McPherson Square and become hugely popular among the locals. You can choose from seafood, vegetarian and meat options, all of which include delicious condiments and fillings. (Check out their fabulous Instagram, where you will find mouth-watering shots of all their amazing creations.)
My friends had been raving about this place for a while and I finally managed to give Buredo a try—I was really glad I did. I am definitely a fan of their food and flavor profile.
[Photo Credit: Pallabi Mitra]
As soon as I walked in, I loved the way their shop was set up. They had fun wall art that captured the essence of D.C. in a cool, funky way. Almost immediately, you feel like you are in a space where people take their food seriously—especially with the way the food is created in front of you. You will notice that all the ingredients are placed right in front of you and you can order off the menu or customize your meal however you would like.
For me, personally, the combinations on the menu seem delicious, but I was not brave enough to try and come up with my own concoction. The burritos range anywhere from $10-12 and are extremely filling, which I was not necessarily expecting. The burritos are also fully stuffed with vegetables and the fillings of your choice.
I ordered the Sofie, which came with shrimp tempura, avocado, pickled cabbage, carrot, toasted sesame seeds, red tobiko and Sriracha mayo—and it was glorious. I would definitely order it again! My friends ordered the Hanzo, which included yellow fin tuna sashimi, and the Elle, which comes with Tofu—and they were fans of their burritos as well.
[The Sofie | Photo Credit: Pallabi Mitra]
The location itself is great too, and it is not too far from the White House and Washington Monument—but the shop is on the smaller side so it may be best to take your food to go and enjoy an outdoor meal in the city. I would also recommend getting there early if you can because the shop is only open until 7 p.m. and the lines do become long towards the end of the day.
We had a bit of a wait, only because it was one of their first weeks open, but everyone at the shop was super accommodating and started handing out wasabi peas while we waited. I also noticed they serve these unique chocolate chip cookies made with rice crisps, which I am planning on trying the next time I visit.
I hope you enjoy this place and as always happy eating!