Poke, the trendy Hawaiian tuna dish that’s making mussels seem mundane, is popping up in many guises. Our highest praise goes to the version at Millie’s for its top-notch tuna, well-crafted presentation and multidimensional taste. Deep red cubes of rich, meaty sushi-grade yellowfin cover a hill of warm sticky rice along with cucumber slices, avocado chunks and scallion bits. Topped with a tangle of nori, a sprinkling of togarashi (a Japanese spice blend) and zigzags of Sriracha mayo, it’s silky, spicy and sensational.
4866 Massachusetts Ave., Upper Northwest D.C.; 202-733-5789; milliesdc.com