Best Place to Eat Alone

Izakaya Seki
1117 V St. NW, (202) 588-5841
Sometimes you just need a moment to yourself without family, co-workers, or CNN. Grab a stool on Izakaya Seki’s first floor and order all the silky udon noodles and fresh cut sashimi you want, knowing, for once, you don’t have to share. Instead of relying on your phone to ease your dining-alone anxieties, watch Chef Hiroshi Seki as he deftly handles slabs of tuna with varying fat content or as he hides pinches of pickled plum in onigiri (rice balls). The Japanese-style pub cranks out food fast so you won’t have to fly solo for an awkward amount of time.