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Buredo

Buredo

What do sushi rolls and burritos have in common? Well, not much in terms of content. But when creating one of D.C.’s newest foodie havens, the minds behind the funky-fast, casual eatery Buredo got everything right when they combined the best of both.

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Buredo (pronounced “bur-EE-do” and Japanese for “blade”) was founded by two life-long childhood friends and DC natives who wanted to satisfy foodies who harbor a specific appreciation and hunger for clean eating with a twist. And when we say satisfy, we mean it – Buredo makes 400-500 jumbo sushi rolls for customers every day.

Using seasoned rice and traditional nori, each roll is made fresh to order in a cafeteria-style assembly line by trained sushi-chefs. Rolled in fresh seaweed, the chefs use both internationally and locally inspired ingredients that contain no artificial dyes or flavors. And don’t worry, these jumbo rolls may seem overwhelming to the naked eye, but not to the waistline – the owners specifically kept the health conscious D.C. crowd in mind when crafting the menu.

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Veggies, fresh fish, and unique and creamy sauces play a starring role in each hearty, jam-packed roll. Some of the unique rolls featured on the menu:

– the “Hanzo” which includes yellowfin tuna sashimi, avocado, cucumber, pickled fennel, arugula, tempura crunch, and lemon aioli;

– the “Crazy 88”, which includes a spicy slow cooked pork shoulder, carrot, kimchi slaw, red onion, cucumber, corn, jalapeno, and baja sauce;

– the “Sofie” (pictured below), which includes fried shrimp tempura, avocado, pickled cabbage, carrot, toasted sesame seeds, red tobiko, and sriracha mayo;

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– and Buredo’s most popular roll, the “Beatrix” which includes umami, yellowfin tuna and salmon sashimi, cucumber, pickled cabbage, green onion, tempura crunch, and unagi sauce.

Buredo’s newest and most unique specialty is a the “Tanaka” – a jumbo sushi roll starring apple-broccoli-broccoleaf juice pulp from none other than another ECC favorite, JRINK Juicery.

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This vegan roll is stuffed with shredded carrot, shredded raw butternut squash, avocado, edamame, wasabi pea crunch, and a sweet and spicy sauce that almost resembles cheddar cheese (but tastes even better!) The pulp that makes this beauty is delivered fresh from JRINK each day, but don’t take this for granted – when the mix is gone, it’s gone. (And by the size of the line out the door when we visited, it goes fast!)

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If you have a rather large appetite and the sushi rolls are just the tip of the iceberg, Buredo offers numerous other items on its menu. We recommend a bowl of the Miso Soup, a bag (or two) of Rice Crisp chips, or an Orange Ginger cookie.

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And don’t skimp on the beverage to wash all of this yumminess down (we highly recommend the citrusy and tart basil lemonade, pictured below).

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Currently, the only spot you can get your hands on one of these bad boys is at Franklin Square across the street from the McPherson Square metro stop. Because of the joint’s popularity, owners are planning to open up another shop in the heart of Dupont where the old Pinkberry frozen yogurt store used to be this summer (can we get an Amen?)

So if the usual (kind of boring now that we think about it) sushi rolls you get at your favorite Japanese joint just aren’t doing it for you anymore, make sure you fit a Buredo visit into your busy work-week lunch schedule – you won’t regret it.

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18 Comments

  • aiman

    I’m loving this; its an awesome combination! I’ll try to find something like this in Dubai for me. Thanks for letting me know it exists.

    February 21, 2016 at 11:18 am
  • Tennille

    Wow, those look amazing! I love sushi and those look like they could feed a family they are so big. Next time I’m in DC I’ll have to check out Buredo!

    February 21, 2016 at 11:48 am
  • Heather with WELLFITandFED

    OMG. This looks fantastic. I love the concept and I love writing restaurant reviews so I would have loved to write this one!

    February 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm
  • Enjoyfreebies

    Holy cow, that looks delicious! I want one right now.

    February 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm
  • Agnes

    Yummy!! I wish we had this place where I live. Looks delicious

    February 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm
  • Charlotte Poitras

    This is such a great idea, I can’t wait to try it.

    February 21, 2016 at 3:05 pm
  • Ellen Folkman

    Great idea and combination. Wish we had one where I live.

    February 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm
  • ron

    Holy cow! I gotta have that!!!! Looks so good!

    February 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • jessica

    These look amazing!! Two of my favorite foods coming together! I just wish I lived in the area to try one of these bad boys out!

    February 21, 2016 at 11:48 pm
  • The Priceless Woman

    This is such a great idea. I never feel full after a regular sushi roll. I feel like that won’t be the case here! We are planning a trip to the DC area in the Spring. We have to try this out!

    February 22, 2016 at 2:09 am
  • Emmmmerz

    To live in a big city sure has it’s perks. Sometimes a country girl gets jealous, but then I walk outside and decide I prefer my Mountain View to a city skyline any day 😉

    February 22, 2016 at 2:59 am
  • Amanda

    The flavor pairings in these sound fantastic! Will have to check this place out the next time I’m in DC.

    February 22, 2016 at 7:07 am
  • Elaine Matthews

    OMG I love sushi!! I wish I lived closer to this place so I could eat my fill! 🙂

    February 22, 2016 at 7:49 am
  • Valerie Robinson

    Every time I visit this blog I get incredible hungry :). Looks amazingly delish!!!

    February 22, 2016 at 10:04 am
  • xoxobellablog

    These look amazing! I would love one…or two!

    February 22, 2016 at 10:19 am
  • Cassandra

    Oh. My. Goodness. It’s a sushi and a burrito! Could it be any better? I definitely need to get one next time I’m in the DC area.

    February 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  • Christia Colquitt

    Such a neat concept. Might be a little messy, but love the idea!

    February 23, 2016 at 7:29 am
  • Elizabeth O

    What a gastronomic delight! Those look both satisfying and delicious. I’ll take a few.

    February 29, 2016 at 6:09 am

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