If you’re looking for a truly exquisite Japanese foodie experience in the Columbia area, locals agree that there’s only one real choice: Sushi Sono. Sister restaurant to Sushi King, Sono offers a compelling combination of fine dining and traditional Japanese meals that has regulars raving. One of the highest rated sushi places in the Zagat guide year after year, everything about this place is note-perfect. The service is astounding—they really make an effort to learn about their patrons, remember what they like and don’t like, and it shows. This is an awesome place to take—and impress—a date. Some of the favorite rolls include the Sunshine Roll, a fantastic melding of spicy tuna tataki and mango sauce that practically explodes in your mouth, and the No. 12 roll—tempura shrimp topped with seared tuna. The “sushi nugget” may sound atrocious, but it’s actually a must-have: cooked tuna with onion topped with a scallop and baked to perfection.
10215 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044