Makoto Kimoto, owner of Suika and Tamari Bar, has added to his growing Capitol Hill empire with yet another restaurant: Rondo, a dragon’s lair full of Kimoto’s playful inspiration.
Kimoto explains that the famous Japanese folktale “Urashima Taro” gave him the inspiration for Rondo. In the story, Urashima Taro is invited to a dragon’s palace under the sea. He receives a warm welcome from the sea creatures and a gift box from a princess. Enter Rondo, and Dragonquest slimes greet you. Inside, Kimoto’s magical lair includes a Jackie Chan movie showing on the wall, rows of Cup Noodles containers, action figures displayed on a miniature Shinto shrine, and many more surprises.
The entertainment continues with Rondo’s menu. Some of our favorite dishes are the maze-men (soupless ramen), mentaiko potato salad, the Deluxe Ocean Donburi, and many teishoku (set-menu dinners and lunches) to choose from.
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