4620 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016Neighborhood:
JapanesePrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.murasakidc.com/
- Phone: 2029660023
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45am to 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
- Executive Chef: Tetsuya Nakata
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Free delievry if you order $300.00 and more for your catering!
A word from Murasaki
For the best in Japanese cuisine, come to Murasaki Japanese restaurant where our Internaionally renowned Chef, prepares delicious lunches and dinners. Indulge yourself inthe great food and a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of variety to choose from. We have a fully handicapped accessible restaurant.Continued
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Murasaki reviews from OpenTable diners
- Good food but waitresses could imprOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/31/2013Great sushi although the portions were small. I also asked for the tempura banana for my free birthday dessert but I requested for the vanilla ice cream to be substituted with green tea ice cream. After twenty minutes of waiting for the dessert, we got a separate green tea scoop and a tempura banana dessert with vanilla ice cream. We were charged for an additional dessert so not very happy about that. We had several different waitresses throughout our service as well which got confusing.Special Features:
- There are not many restaurantsOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/24/2013There are not many restaurants in Tenleytown and this is definitely my favorite, such a neighborhood gem in which can be considered a bad location. Moreover, this is my favorite spot to eat makis within DC. Kudos!Special Features:
- excellent exquisite innovativeOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 3/10/2013excellent exquisite innovative approach to sushi, sashimi and rollsSpecial Features:
- Sushi omakase (the chef'sUsed2luvezeplaceVIPDined on 3/3/2013Sushi omakase (the chef's choice) was good but grossly overpriced.
- After a stroll down Grantsen2007VIPDined on 2/3/2013After a stroll down Grant Road historic district and a walk up Fort Reno we went in for early Sunday dinner at Murasaki. There was piping hot miso soup and good teriyaki- salmon and chicken -with a generous garnish of tasty sauteed veggies. The place is spacious, decor harmonious and service gracious. A great zen experience in old Tenleytown!Special Features:
- Murasaki has a nice selectionCORKyVinoDined on 1/20/2013Murasaki has a nice selection of sake (its wine list) and foodies will enjoy the variety of rolls described AND pictured on the menu which makes selection easy. Great restaurant for a group to order multiple rolls for everyone to share. For warmer months, get a table on the covered outdoor patio. A neighborhood gem in Tenleytown that is only a block from the Metro.Special Features:
- Good food, quick serviceWemmeDined on 1/11/2013Good food, quick service during a busy lunch period.Special Features:
- We dine at Murasaki becauseJAWNPSVIPDined on 1/8/2013We dine at Murasaki because it is in our neighborhood. One of the better sushi places in DC - we enjoy the spicy sushi rolls and the chicken teriyaki main dish.Special Features:
- some of the best sushi/makiJohnNPaulDined on 12/30/2012some of the best sushi/maki rolls in the washington dc area.Special Features:
- Very disappointed. The menuOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 12/29/2012Very disappointed. The menu looked promising, with several traditional Japanese dishes, but everything we ordered was a little too much non-Japanese. Perhaps the owners and the cooks are really not Japanese... Too sweet, not the right ingredients, perhaps more catered to a western clientele.
- This fish smells A-OKWillieDVIPDined on 12/12/2012The fish was very fresh and well prepared. Nothing outstanding but nothing below average. I'd go back but only if I had nowhere else to go. Not saying it's bad, just nothing special. Sushiko in Chevy Chase would be my pick for affordable great sushi. Then Kaz bistro.
- I live Rosslyn & was lookingOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/17/2012I live Rosslyn & was looking for a new Japanese restaurant. It was not worth the drive. That said, the food was good but service was slow. Great for locals who live near by. Standard Japanese fair. I use to live in Japan for many years & I miss the the mom and pop restaurant that always surprised and delighted. Just can't get that in the USA!Special Features:
- The food is very good andOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/3/2012The food is very good and the service is always friendly and efficient.
- Bad serviceFiji9VIPDined on 10/28/2012The last two times we have gone to this restaurant we have felt rushed out. The food is expensive and not so wonderful that it is worth the price and the bad service.
- Great for familiesOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/12/2012Excellent fresh sushi! Took my college age daughter there with my younger daughter (age 7) and had a great time. The food was awesome ! The sushi rolls couldnt have been better super fresh and Prepared perfectly We had a great time and there is plenty on the menu for younger kids tooSpecial Features:
- Sushi was fresh. The restMomofPastaFanDined on 9/29/2012Sushi was fresh. The rest was poorly prepared and over priced. Plenty of other Japanese restaurants in the area provide better food at a better price.Special Features:
- Murasaki has a creative menuOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 7/20/2012Murasaki has a creative menu with lots of sushi options. The portions are generous and the ingredients are unique. The trusty rolls and sashimi are here too. Try the varieties of tuna! Appetizers are just as good. We'll be back soon!Special Features:
- Good food, only one problemOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/13/2012The outdoor sitting area is very nice, with a Koi pond and Pine trees. However, my friends and I have all suffer from mosquitos while trying to dine and chat. Our arms all have little red dots after dinner It would be perfect if they can solve the bugs problem.Special Features:
- Always a great meal. LovelychimpatiVIPDined on 7/12/2012Always a great meal. Lovely night to sit outside on the patio with the fountain waters in the background. Best place in town for creative innovative maki. Fav Sushi place for our family. Staff not ever so happy to see you when you arrive but do tend well to your needs.Special Features:
- Our first time to Murasaki,OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/24/2012Our first time to Murasaki, and everything was delicious. Will we be back? Absolutely.
- Not up to the standards ofOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/8/2012Not up to the standards of previous visits, unfortunately. Sushi rolls were OK but the chirashi rice was underseasoned and about half of the fish seemed waterlogged. I think this is an OK neighborhood restaurant but since we came from Alexandria in hopes of repeating earlier dining successes it was a bit disappointing.Special Features:
- Huge selection of menu items,OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/1/2012Huge selection of menu items, and everything we ordered was delicious. Rolls were reasonably priced for their quality and a meal of five rolls, two appetizers, and tea came out to under $50. A good place for more authentic and creative sushi.Special Features:
- Good value as usual but IOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/24/2012Good value as usual but I always find the menu very confusing because of the very jazzy design I think.
- Outdoor deck is a nice settingCORKyVinoDined on 5/5/2012Outdoor deck is a nice setting to enjoy sushi at Murasaki.Special Features:
- The sushi was fantastic. ItOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/1/2012The sushi was fantastic. It was very fresh and the choices were extensive and unique.Special Features:
- This was my first time toDMDMDined on 4/28/2012This was my first time to Murasaki, and it was amazing. The Sushi was the best I had anywhere in DC. I will be back again and again. For sure.Special Features:
- There were no complaints amongUntilNextTimeDined on 4/14/2012There were no complaints among our party, but no raves either. The 12 piece sushi dinner left me hungry. The individual pieces were noticeably smaller than any I have had in other Japanese restaurants. The upside is that it left room for the delicious mango sorbet for dessert. I would go again and try other menu items for more variety.Special Features:
- Outstanding sushi and sashimi!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/19/2012Outstanding sushi and sashimi! Super fresh, the yellowtail was the best I have ever had.Special Features:
- Excellent SushiOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/3/2012Excellent sushi and salad. My new favorite sushi restaurant in the DC metro area. Very fresh. The atmosphere is not the most gorgeous, but the food makes up for it.Special Features:
- Outstanding food - fresh fish,OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 2/22/2012Outstanding food - fresh fish, wide array of choices.Special Features:
- Great JapaneseFeasterVIPDined on 2/4/2012Good food in an authentic Japanese environment. Some confusion as I booked a 2:15 table through Open Table but got a call at 2:10 asking if we were going to be there as the kitchen would be closing. It was fine in the end - we were on time and we got all we ordered and didn't feel rushed.Special Features:
- Murasaki is the best valueKikiVIPDined on 2/3/2012Murasaki is the best value for a Japanese dinner in NW DC/Chevy Chase/Bethesda. (I lived in Japan for 9 years; my wife is Japanese.) Cheaper and friendlier than Sushi-ko, less stuffy (and far cheaper) than Makoto, and a notch better than Yosaku. We generally order a succession of small plates izakaya-style. The nasu dengaku is exceptional: silky and smokey with its texture enhanced by pine nuts. If there's a little too much breading on the kaki (oyster) fry and ebi (shrimp) and yasai (veggie) tempura, it's offset by the freshness of the raw material (and low price). The sushi is nearly as good as Sushi-ko without the pretense; the catapiller roll and tuna steak roll top our favorites list. The Korean servers work hard but lack polish.Special Features:
- Great food. The quality isOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/3/2012Great food. The quality is outstanding. Some interesting roll combinations. I would recommend to make reservations. We did through open table an hour or so before we came, and it was ready for us. Great service!Special Features:
- Fabulous food. Clean casualOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/15/2012Fabulous food. Clean casual atmosphere. Pleasant servers. Good value for first-rate sushi.
- Hands down best sushi in DCOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/13/2012Hands down best sushi in DC and virtually the only place I'll go these days for it. Portion size, quality of fish and inventiveness of rolls cannot be beat.
- I always go to Murasaki toOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/11/2012I always go to Murasaki to dine. One of the Japanese food you should not miss in DC.Special Features:
- The sushi here is incredible.YummVIPDined on 12/31/2011The sushi here is incredible. Especially the baked scallop roll. We have been here many times now and always love it!Special Features:
- We've been here several timesTenrecVIPDined on 12/23/2011We've been here several times and always enjoyed it, this last time the sashimi was absolutely outstanding!Special Features:
- Food was good, excellent sushi,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 12/2/2011Food was good, excellent sushi, used to live in the neighborhood,Special Features:
- After reading all the reviewscalypsoVIPDined on 10/17/2011After reading all the reviews I was looking forward to a great meal....I was unfortunately disappointed. The sushi was fine, not exceptional. Service was hot and cold - they hurried us to take our order and then we had to ask several times to get refills of water. What was probably most uninviting was there was a stale almost moldy smell, especially in the front of the restaurant - I assume from a wet carpet along the way...and to sit further back you would have gotten the smell from the tempura fryer. On the plus side, nice that they had pictures on the menu and free parking!