Day 33: Dining at Kodori Sushi Restaurant in Waldorf, MD

Kodori Restaurant in Waldorf, MD has just become my new favorite local restaurant.  I really love good sushi, and although they bill themselves as a Japanese and Korean Restaurant, they really excel when it comes to the sushi.

I started dinner with a bowl of Miso Soup and Ginger Salad.  I didn’t have very high standards for this tiny little storefront when I walked in because it reminded me more of a greasy spoon diner than it did your typical Asian restaurant.  My apprehension quickly disappeared, however, as I first tasted the Miso soup.  It was surprisingly excellent, with large chunks of tofu and a wonderful balance of flavors.  The ginger salad was just as satisfying, tangy and sweet.

I asked the waiter what his favorite sushi on the menu, and he recommended the Waldorf roll.  I happily took his recommendation, and ordered the following:

  • Cucumber roll
  • Waldorf roll
  • Maryland roll
  • Spicy Salmon roll
  • Eel roll

In short, I was in over the moon with satisfaction.  The Maryland roll had (what else) crab meat with a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning, and the Waldorf roll was a dizzying combination of several types of fish and a crunchy topping that complimented the selection perfectly.

The spicy salmon was memorable as well, with a touch of spiciness to it, but it was obvious that years of perfection had gone into the preparation of the sushi as it managed to not be overpowering.  I would dare say the Kodori could rival some of my favorite sushi restaurants, including Hey Sushi in Chicago or Sushi Huku in D.C.

Kodori also offers a pickup option if you would prefer not to dine in, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of such a surprisingly well prepared sushi selection more often!


Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Closed on Sunday



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