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Kaz Sushi Bistro
Kaz Sushi Bistro

Kaz Sushi Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kazsushi.com
  • Phone: (202) 530-5500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Kaz Okochi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please ask manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (202) 530-5500

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th and I
  • Public Transit: Farragut West Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kaz Sushi Bistro
KAZ Sushi Bistro is rated as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the Washington, DC area and has received many awards, including "2006 Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year". Kaz Sushi Bistro is known for its authentic Japanese menu that is accented with contemporary and creative touches. Please join us for your next special occasion, or for a quick bite, and enjoy our food and service in a relaxing and casual setting. Dinner reservations are recommend. (Lunch reservations, however, are not accepted on line due to our smaller capacity - 75 seats). Look forward to seeing you at KAZ Sushi Bistro.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Kaz Sushi continues to be a go-to place for high quality and creative sushi in downtown DC. Delish! Frienfly service, good space between tables add to the overall enjoyment."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "That salmon pork belly was literally one of the best things I have ever eaten. Delicious and buttery...melts in your mouth! Kaz isn't the fanciest of places and looks a little hole-in-wallish, but the sushi is great and the staff is very knowledgable about all their dishes. Will definitely come back the next I'm craving sushi!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Kaz did not disappoint with food or service. The sushi was excellent, with many different options for all different tastes. The server was responsive, but not intrusive. Highly recommend! Dessert was great, too!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Was disappointed in the sushi. Ordered an eel roll and and a spicy scallop roll and neither were particularly good. Have had way better sushi at sushi king in Columbia Maryland."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner here. Everything was very fresh. Highly recommend the article char and small plates. Service was excellent, very attentive. Never had to ask for anything."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My date and I did sushi omakase at the counter on a week night. We had 15 courses (the chef keeps going until you tell them to stop). Most of the fish was not fresh. The bill was $280, pre-tip. Although a few courses were really good, overall the sushi quality is mediocre and I felt ripped-off upon leaving. Service was great but not good enough to makeup for the price. Will definitely not return. For good sushi, try Sushi Taro & Makoto."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Kaz is a long time favorite.... The sushi is fresh, they have a lot of variety, and distinctive and creative preparations and combinations. The service is always good and the atmosphere pleasant and unhurried. I go here often and will continue to do so."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took my significant other here on her birthday. We both loved the quality, presentation, and selection of the food, particularly the quality of the cuts of sushi. The dishes were mostly traditional but had some clever presentations. The restaurant itself was fairly quiet and made for easy conversation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The menu at first seems limited when compared to some sushi joints that have lots of crazy rolls. However, after your food arrives, you realize that everything is designed to feature the flavors of the fish. Less is more!!! The sushi rice has the best flavor and texture. The soy sauce is house made. I could go on but you really just gotta try it for yourself!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went to Kaz with my hubby for his bday, after reading great reviews. Kaz was mediocre at best. We ordered the Grilled Avocado with Lobster appetizer, which was covered in a creamy thick sauce, and had just a few pieces of claw meat. The rolls were nothing special. The best one was the Gari roll. We left, and had dinner elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Consistently very good to excellent. Food is consistently well made , fresh, with strong presentation. Space wise its a little tight but manageable"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great sushi and great service for a very memorable anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent sushi with many creative elements. Second time dining here and it was great again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my food here during my visit to DC. While it wash't quite what I was expecting when I walked in (More casual than I had thought), I really did enjoy my food. A friend had a bento box that she loved, and I had some of the most delicious nigiri I'v ever had. We also received excellent service, and I like that they give you towels to clean your hand with before you eat. I would comment that their vegetarian bento box isn't actually vegetarian. It has a side note informing you that the soup and sauces contain dash, but I don't believe most people know that dashi is fish stock. This kind of bettered me, as I nearly always have a vegetarian in my dining party."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We just love the place. The food is so wonderful and also, service too!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The sushi is amazing!!! I love the creativity they take with the food and always love the food. Ever server I have had is terrific here!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "located near IMF, World Bank and GW Univ. campus Kaz Sushi is an old school Sushi Bar worthy of a Sonny Chiba cameo. Thank You for the excellent quality food and great service"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food! Iutctvpugvoutvputvuptffyfiygiyfiyf"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. The food was very good and seemed very popular with the locals."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Since we've been able to put a man on the moon, it shouldn't be too surprising that chefs have finally figured out how to transform the once ill-used Brussel sprouts into the most glorious of veggies. Kaz's rendition is a must-order. The soy-roasted sea bass was very flavorful while the sushi (salmon with mango and spicy tuna rolls) was fresh but unexceptional. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It was terrific. The staff were helpful and friendly, but the food is the standout part of this experience. We had chef's choice of nigiri and a great selection of sashimi. The cocktails were nice too. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The sushi was extremely innovated. While the cost was a bit pricey (250) it was well worth it. Amazing creative sushi. Including sake soaked scallops and truffled tuna. Plus amazing hot plates and desserts. Yummy mojito ice cream."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Kaz is consistently good! The food and service are offered with a smile."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fabulously fresh tasting food with vibrant flavours. Extensive menu well constructed so could continue to order depending on degree of hunger! Helpful service."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is my favorite sushi in the city and every time I am there I am amazed it's not more crowded. The service is terrific, and they have a chef tasting that is out of this world!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had always been wanting to try out Kaz and I am glad I finally did. The sushi was so fresh and our waitress was very knowledgable. she offered great recommendations and the sake tasting was fun."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The sushi was good but the veggie miso soup was okay. The banana dessert was great!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • " Good quality fish, and excellent, mindful service."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It's a great sign that Kaz can maintain wonderful levels of food and service over the years -- it's always good. The service is always attentive. There restaurant is always busy. Well. Done. Kaz."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Phenomenal sushi and service. Everything was very fresh."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I've eaten my fair share of sushi, but Kaz's sushi has a "wow" factor. No fancy frills and over the top presentation, but just amazingly fresh and tasty fish. After eating at Kaz, I almost felt like I had "real" sushi for the first time. The fish.... As someone who appreciates attention to detail, Kaz was impressive. I informed them that we were there to celebrate my girlfriends birthday, and I could tell that they cared. They reserved a nice table for us, were very attentive, and they went over and beyond what was expected. The attention to detail extends into their menu and food presentation, and it's probably the reason the fish is so good. I also loved the sake selection and the informative way it is presented. Highly recommended!! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Took my daughter and her friends for B.D. as it's her favorite sushi place. Sake cocktails tasty. Took server's recommendations for some of the unusual special items including different types of fish sashimi. Love the seaweed and the jicama salads too. Service attentive and efficient. Another pleasing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I work at the Kennedy Center and suggested this restaurant to a guest artist after he requested sushi. He and his father ate at Kaz nearly every day they were in town and recommended it highly to me. Last Saturday I finally made it over and I definitely recommend it! There was a wide selection of rolls (all delicious) and the atmosphere is nice. It's small and intimate so I would suggest making a reservation, but we ate there around 6:00pm and there were plenty of open tables."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We don't splurge often, so this was an awesome treat to ourselves. The server (Ying) and the service were superb! The chef's choices and sake tastings were very special, too."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Phenomenal quality of sushi at a reasonable price. Nigiri definitely seemed to be the focus over rolls."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was great. They give you a lot of food so you definitely leave full. Our server was very nice and was on top of his work. I would definitely come back again. It was a bit pricey, though."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was pleased with Kaz Sushi Bistro in downtown DC. Had nice variety of dishes, plus some unique house specialties. Really enjoyed the daikon salad. Also was pleased with our server."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Really got my Ethiopian food fix here! Service, food, ambiance was all good!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Took some friends there for their birthday. They loved it. The Sake piña was great, as well as the sushi. I can't remember how many different kinds we got but they were all great. Everyone enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took my fiancee here for dinner this week based off open table and online reviews. We were NOT disappointed. The fish was so fresh and tasty and served at the proper temp to appreciate it. Our waitress, Nun, was top notch. She even heard me call my fiancee bday boy and helped me sing happy birthday to him when she brought our dessert. I cannot wait to come back! The yellow fin crudo and salma carpaccio were amazing and I recommend the KAZ 009 where the chef selects your nigiri"
    Dined on 4/1/2014