Austa Clausen

Himitsu

Austa Clausen
Himitsu

Japanese-inspired restaurant, Himitsu made a splash when it entered the Washington, DC food scene in 2016, with young duo Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien at the helm. With only 24-seats in the house, getting dinner at this formerly first-come first-serve restaurant was coveted, and could mean a 30-minute to 2-hour-long wait. And wait people did, for crispy Japanese fried chicken karaage and fresh biscuits, or a melt-in-your-mouth hamachi crudo that was certainly worth it. Co-owner and beverage director, Carlie is also constantly shifting the drinks menu to incorporate new and exciting flavors into her cocktail program, and stocks her shelves with bottles of women-produced wines. Since opening, Himitsu has been named to countless “Best of” lists in both DC and nationally, even receiving a James Beard nomination for Rising Star Chef of the Year. Learn about their journey, what inspires them, and their thoughts on the DC food scene on At the Table. 

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https://www.himitsudc.com/

https://www.instagram.com/himitsudc/