Finally Revealed: Dubfire's Top 5 DC Restaurants

By Ravi in DJ News, DJ's, EDM, EDM News
Friday, February 18, 2011, 5:20pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 9:55pm) Add comments

A glance at internationally lauded techno star Dubfire’s twitter feed shows 3 simple words:

DJ, producer, foodie

The Grammy-Award-winning, DC-based, international techno icon is far more than a mere DJ, producer, label owner, midi-controller developer and booking agency head… pause… take it all in.

Dubfire’s affinity for food may just rival his affinity for music. As an international performing artist, he has the rare opportunity to experience cuisines from across the globe. As a foodie, he’s just plain lucky!

Having experienced culinary delights from Bethesda to Bangkok, we figured if anyone knows the best places to eat in DC, it’s him… Dubfire was gracious enough to provide us with his top 5 DC restaurants, complete with personal recommendations.


Don’t go here unless you’re prepared to succumb yourself fully to chef Jonhny Monis’ tasting menu and wine paring which, after repeated visits, never ceases to amaze me. The meal has always been framed by down-to-earth, knowledgeable wait staff who make the entire experience an unforgettable one.
1509 17th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20009
(202) 332-9200


I’ve been coming to this little slice of Japan for what must be 10 years or so and despite sushi chef Takashi Okamura departing for a head chef position at the equally great Sushi Damo, the quality has never wavered. Putting the laughable dress code policy instituted by the strict chef/owner aside, it remains the top Japanese restaurant in the tri-state area for me. And the tasting courses are a must.
Read customer reviews on Yelp!
4822 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-6866

Sushi Taro

My love of Japanese cuisine has been well-documented so I’ve got to mention chef Nobu-san’s restaurant who braved a bold new makeover to weed out all the casual and boring sushi-roll diners The new menu displays his expertise of not only sushi but kaiseki-style preparations. If you really want to go for it here, opt for the sushi counter omakase course but be warned, it’s quite pricey!
1503 17th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20009
(202) 462-8999


Every time I try to get a table here, they’re fully booked so I’m forced to simply reminisce about all of the wonderful past experiences I’ve had at Peter Pastan’s simple, seasonal rotating menu. One of the best Italian restaurants in the area.
Read customer reviews on Yelp!
2029 P Street
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-1180


Jose Andres’ shrine to molecular gastronomy is most likely inspired heavily from his stint at Ferran Adria’s El Bulli restaurant just outside of Barcelona. Another tough seat to secure (only 6 stools now, expanding to 18) but what sets this apart from the rest is the sushi-bar-style design where the proximity and dialog with the chefs make the experience an educational one.
Cafe Atlantico
405 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0812

Experience Dubfire in a very special extended set from open to close at Glow on Saturday 2/19/11 as the techno icon brings his ‘jet black, polished chrome techno’ to the big room at Fur Nightclub in Washington DC!

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