Airport: Dulles International Airport (Washington, D.C.) & Reagan National Airport (Arlington, Va.)
Locations: Gate A18 (Dulles); National Hall (Pre-security) (Reagan)
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It's a tough call to make, braving an airport sushi joint, but at Dulles and Reagan, you can do so without fear. Matsutake whips up a satisfying meal, something that won't crush your guts before boarding. The fish is always fresh, there's a good selection of Asian beers, and the garnishes are legit—pickled vegetables, quality ginger, and even shiso leaves. Sit at the bar and the chef always offers up a few freebies to try out.