Lima Lounge has infused Asian fare into its Latin menu and evolved into Fujimar.
By Michael M. Clements
Lima Lounge crossed the Pacific to find inspiration for its evolution. It came away with a brand new menu, name and overall look and feel. Say hello K Street denizens to Fujimar– the city’s newest Asian-Latino restaurant. This has nothing to do with Alberto Kenya Fujimori, we promise. Oh, and don’t worry nightlife lovers, Lima Nightcub is still intact– it’s DJ-infused business as usual on the first and second floors.
Cuban-born chef Raynold Mendizabal will preside over the revamped kitchen. He’s incorporating fresh and locally-grown ingredients into all aspects of the menu, which feature ceviche, lobster, sushi and more. “Sashimi-quality fish will be shipped the very same day it is captured in the pristine, nutrient-rich and unpolluted Hawaiian Pacific waters,” promises Mendizabal.
The Asian-Latin fusion extends to the drinks as well– mixologists Ari and Micah Wilder take their cocktails seriously. The wine list features imports produced by artisan wine-makers, including mineral-laden Austrian Gruner Veltliner. So, you’ll feel good contributing to your local economy as you sip glasses of terroir-driven wine.
For late-working Washingtonians, sushi and ceviche will be served until 1 AM Mon-Thurs, and until 2 AM Friday and Saturday. Something K Street definitely needs more of.
Fujimar will be located in the upstairs of Lima Lounge at 1401 K St., NW. For more information, click here.