Kaz Sushi Bistro
1915 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006Neighborhood:
SushiPrice: $30 and under
Kaz Sushi Bistro
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.kazsushi.com/
- Phone: 2025305500
- 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 2025305500
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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Kaz Sushi Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since June 23, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (20)romantic (13)great for lunch (13)hot spot (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
- Sushi Tasting-007 @ 20141011TEMPESTSiDined on 10/11/2014Great food, place we bring out of town guest for dinner after touring DC. Very good signature sushi and love the cocktails. Street parking may be a few blocks from the bistro, bring a lot of quarters (30min/$1) for the parking meter.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner and drinksNorSureDined on 10/9/2014Went at 7:00 pm, drinks came our right away. Food wasn't long after. The rolls were ok, nothing to get too excited about. My girlfriend got a stomach ache after eating the scallops, not sure ifit was the food, but suspicious none-the-less.Special Features:
- ExcellentRon0901VIPDined on 10/9/2014I tried several sushi restaurants while in Washington DC - Kaz Sushi Bistro was by far the best. The ambiance reminds me of the more upscale sushi restaurants I visited while in Tokyo. In comparison to the others in Washington DC, Kaz Sushi Bistro had a greater variety of fish on the menu and a greater variety of preparations. I can highly recommend the arctic char/pickled onion appetizer. I also chose the Sashimi Omekase (Chef's Choice). Again, a much greater variety of fish, including scallop (one of my favorites). Kaz Sushi Bistro also offered a nice sake list, including several unfiltered which I enjoy.Special Features:
- Long time favoritebrkdcDined on 10/6/2014Unpretentious, confident, and happily catering to diners and the late night office takeout crowd, Kaz is a longtime favorite. Efficient service in a comfortable, no-nonsense setting with inventive and impeccable food. The cocktails are an unexpected hidden gem!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great food as alwaysDSDCDined on 10/2/2014Always have had great food here. It has been around for awhile and has not done lots of innovating on the menu. So don't expect to be wowed that way. But their quality for what they do deliver is outstanding.Special Features:
- One of the best in DCfoggylemonVIPDined on 10/2/2014Although we stumbled upon Kaz, we had an incredible experience from start to finish. Our server offered us excellent insight into the sushi choices with well-thought out recommendations and patience with our indecision. The sushi itself is absolutely phenomenal, some of the smoothest and most delicious we've had in the city, even giving Sushi Taro a run for their money! The traditional/basic sushi don't taste as good as the chef's specials, which I highly recommend. I personally loved the char, fatty yellowtail, sweet scallop, and Hawaiian walu of all the ones I tried. The spicy edamame is a great choice and will help fill you up. We ended up spending $125 with alcohol after tax and tip, feeling delighted and very satisfied.Special Features:
- Always goodlawillmsDined on 10/1/2014Worth the money and very consistent. Not very fancy. Its all about the food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wow was that good....AlexVIPDined on 9/27/2014Went with my son to celebrate his birthday; bottom line: great service--polite, friendly, prompt but not overbearing; great sushi--excellent variety, creative creations (smoked mackerel nigiri.....yum!); great saki selection. We both loved it and will definitely go back.Special Features:
- DC's bestlocaleaterDined on 9/23/2014Kaz never disappoints - the service is always extremely attentive and the food speaks for itself. High quality ingredients, thoughtfully prepared dishes, all that come at better or comparable prices to other sushi restaurants in the district.Special Features:
- Perfection in food experiences.sim1ontharunDined on 9/13/2014Kaz Sushi Bistro is one of Washington's most exceptional restaurants. Several times throughout the evening, my date and I had to close our eyes to bask in the moment! The diversity of flavors, textures, and the precise combinations of the perfect touches to every dish make this one of the most memorable food experiences I have had on any continent.Special Features:
- Overpriced yesterdays sushiDiegoFuegoDined on 9/12/2014We had high hopes for this place after some rave reviews from friends but man were we let down. Awful just Awful. Let me start by saying the Brussels Spouts were actually VERY good, but that is probably the same with anything else on the menu that is "fried." Unfortunately thats not why I go out for sushi. We are here for the fish. The sushi is WAY OVERPRICED. We're talking $9 for 2 pieces of "special nigiri". We tried the white tuna and shima aji off the special menu. $18 for 4 pieces of small, dried, and what looked like could be days old sushi. Not fresh, not tasty at all. Did i mention NOT FRESH?? The rolls were also pathetically small. Don't waste your time here. They swindled my girlfriend and I out of our money. I feel robbed.
- Worth itMsMTVIPDined on 9/5/2014My husband and I hadn't been to Kaz in about 5 years. Our last meals there were disappointing and then I lost my immune system because of an illness and could no longer eat uncooked fish. Last week we were in the neighborhood, and because they offer some cooked fish and veggie dishes, we decided to give it a try. I loved the cauliflower and kale salad and my husband loved all the sushi he ate. We'll definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It was amazingAiriDined on 8/30/2014The food was suburb. There really is no other way to describe it. Two days later and I still remember how delicious our meal was. We ordered a number of different plates & there wasn't one that we didn't like. We also did the Saki tasting #1 & #3 and those were also very enjoyable. The service was fantastic. If I wasn't moving to Japan in October, this would've became my new go-to restaurant.Special Features:
- expensive and mediocrelike2eatDined on 8/29/2014Saw this restaurant on the DCist. It was rated as one of the best sushi restaurants in DC. It's not even close. The sushi was expensive and mediocre. Would not go again.
- Sushi powerhouseGr8vinoDined on 8/27/2014Best sushi in dc hands down ! I used to go to the original Sushi Ko and Kaz was the temaki king then. Love this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Spectacular foodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/22/2014The flavors in the dishes were flawless. The dining room is a little tight in space, but this restaurant is a must go to. Consistently great food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Find for Sushi in DCJerry13Dined on 8/19/2014Kaz Sushi Bistro is an easy walk from hotels near the White House. Good attentive waitstaf that explains the different menu choices. Nice preparation and presentation. Save room for desert especially the icecream.Special Features:
- Average sushi, okay serviceLove4FoodDined on 8/15/2014The sushi was average, nothing special about it. Do NOT get their yellowtail - it was awful, couldn't finish it and did not sit well later.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/14/2014General speaking, the quality and variety are good, but for the price of the tab, i would rank it acceptable but not super. I would go once a while but not on a regular bases.Special Features:
- Di ROpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/11/2014this was a great sushi experience. Fresh ingredients, expansive menu and attentive service.Special Features:
- Food is great but overpricedDfgghDined on 8/11/2014The quality of the food is great, though not necessarily the best. For a lower price, I think there are better finds in this city like momijiSpecial Features:
- Food is very good but noisyOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/9/2014The food was very good. Only two dishes I did not like:pork rinds (too greasy) and white fish (too dry). It was very noisy. If you install some noise absorbing materials on the walls, it might help.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food but crampedSundayDinnerDateDined on 8/9/2014I went there with a friend for a dinner. The sashimi was good. We ordered the sashimi plate that was chosen by the chef. We also ordered some sushi's on the side. One of them was salmon with avocados. I can't remember the other one. Overall, the food was good but very cramped. Parked was tough on Sunday evening. A lot of the parking structures were closed for the Sunday. Lastly, I don't know if I ordered the sashimi or something but the bill was over $100 for two people. I thought that was little bit pricey.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/7/2014The fish is great, but the decor is meh. May come back for the food, but probably won't rant and rave to friendsSpecial Features:
- Best Sushi in DCOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 8/1/2014This place never disappoints. After traveling around Asia, this was the most elaborate selection of high quality rare fish that I have found in DC. Although its a little pricy, its worth every penny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great sushi AND sidesLuluDined on 7/31/2014We loved the sushi combos but the sides were also perfect. We had the brussels sprouts (sounds weird for a Japanese restaurant, I know) which were roasted and had a perfect bit of sauce on them.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always Great4YummyDined on 7/24/2014Kaz 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best sushi ever!TXgirlfoodieVIPDined on 7/23/2014That 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!Special Features:
- Excellent food and servicekiller32Dined on 7/19/2014Kaz 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!Special Features:
- Marginal sushiDenniespicksDined on 7/12/2014Was 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.
- Yummy SushiBrunchLoverVIPDined on 7/11/2014We 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.Special Features:
- Mediocre & Over-priced sushiDktran31VIPDined on 7/2/2014My 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.
- Fresh and distinctive sushiDFDCVIPDined on 7/2/2014Kaz 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.Special Features:
- Great SushiRky1Dined on 7/1/2014Took 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.Special Features:
- Amazing sushiaero9600Dined on 6/28/2014The 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LacklusterMizzWilliams36Dined on 6/28/2014I 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.
- KazmdubDined on 6/27/2014Consistently very good to excellent. Food is consistently well made , fresh, with strong presentation. Space wise its a little tight but manageableSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exellent Anniversary MealOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 6/25/2014Great sushi and great service for a very memorable anniversary dinner!Special Features:
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- Creative sushiAvidDinerVIPDined on 6/20/2014Excellent sushi with many creative elements. Second time dining here and it was great again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good foodFoodExplorerDined on 6/18/2014I 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.Special Features: