Murasaki
Murasaki
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Murasaki

  • 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!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Road
  • Public Transit: Near by AU metro station!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have free parking garage for our dinner guest.
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.
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Murasaki reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Good food but waitresses could impr
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Great 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • There are not many restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    There 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!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • excellent exquisite innovative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    excellent exquisite innovative approach to sushi, sashimi and rolls
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Sushi omakase (the chef's
    Used2luvezeplaceVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Sushi omakase (the chef's choice) was good but grossly overpriced.
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  • After a stroll down Grant
    sen2007VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    After 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!
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Murasaki has a nice selection
    CORKyVino
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Murasaki 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good food, quick service
    Wemme
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Good food, quick service during a busy lunch period.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We dine at Murasaki because
    JAWNPSVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    We 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • some of the best sushi/maki
    JohnNPaul
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    some of the best sushi/maki rolls in the washington dc area.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Very disappointed. The menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Very 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.
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  • This fish smells A-OK
    WillieDVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    The 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.
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  • I live Rosslyn & was looking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    I 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!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The food is very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The food is very good and the service is always friendly and efficient.
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  • Bad service
    Fiji9VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2012
    The 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.
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  • Great for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Excellent 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 too
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Sushi was fresh. The rest
    MomofPastaFan
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Sushi 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.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Murasaki has a creative menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Murasaki 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!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, only one problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    The 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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Always a great meal. Lovely
    chimpatiVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Always 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Our first time to Murasaki,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2012
    Our first time to Murasaki, and everything was delicious. Will we be back? Absolutely.
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  • Not up to the standards of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Not 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.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Huge selection of menu items,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Huge 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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Good value as usual but I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    Good value as usual but I always find the menu very confusing because of the very jazzy design I think.
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  • Outdoor deck is a nice setting
    CORKyVino
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Outdoor deck is a nice setting to enjoy sushi at Murasaki.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • The sushi was fantastic. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    The sushi was fantastic. It was very fresh and the choices were extensive and unique.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • This was my first time to
    DMDM
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    This 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • There were no complaints among
    UntilNextTime
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    There 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding sushi and sashimi!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    Outstanding sushi and sashimi! Super fresh, the yellowtail was the best I have ever had.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Excellent 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Outstanding food - fresh fish,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    Outstanding food - fresh fish, wide array of choices.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great Japanese
    FeasterVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Good 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Murasaki is the best value
    KikiVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Murasaki 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.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. The quality is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Great 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!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous food. Clean casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    Fabulous food. Clean casual atmosphere. Pleasant servers. Good value for first-rate sushi.
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  • Hands down best sushi in DC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Hands 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.
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  • I always go to Murasaki to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2012
    I always go to Murasaki to dine. One of the Japanese food you should not miss in DC.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The sushi here is incredible.
    YummVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The sushi here is incredible. Especially the baked scallop roll. We have been here many times now and always love it!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We've been here several times
    TenrecVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    We've been here several times and always enjoyed it, this last time the sashimi was absolutely outstanding!
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was good, excellent sushi,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Food was good, excellent sushi, used to live in the neighborhood,
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • After reading all the reviews
    calypsoVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2011
    After 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!
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