Izakaya Seki
Izakaya Seki

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The Izakaya Seki website has a new “take out” tab. But they only serve one thing to-go: Katsu Sando.

The sandwich as ubiquitous as business suits and karaoke booths in Japan is a simplistic combination of panko-breaded and fried pork cutlet, shredded cabbage, and savory house-made tonkatsu sauce on crust-free, white sandwich bread.

The flavor combination dates back to late 19th century Japan and can be found in every convenience store. 

“It’ll come in a perfect little box with the best label ever,” Cizuka Seki writes in an e-mail. She co-owns the Japanese restaurant with her father. Katsu sandos cost $9.50 before tax and are available from opening until they run out. They’ll take orders online and in person. 

Note that Izakaya Seki’s new hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 5 p.m. to close. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)

Izakaya Seki, 1117 V St. NW; sekidc.com