Kaz Sushi Bistro
Kaz Sushi Bistro

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

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.
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Kaz Sushi Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)neighborhood gem (27)special occasion (22)romantic (15)great for lunch (14)hot spot (10)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Went there during Restaurant
    pats
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went there during Restaurant Week. Food was amazing. We did however felt rushed to leave, I understand that you might wanna close for the night, but you are in the service industry after all. Would definitely go back, I would just be carful of how late I'm going.
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  • love restaurant week
    chaps
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We came there and for restaurant week it was such a great deal. The food was so delicious. Sushi was fresh. The restaurant week menu gave me and a friend a shame to try several of the rolls. A choice of dessert came too. The lychee panacotta was wonderful. I can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but the venue needs work
    ItalianinVAVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Kaz SB has very good Japanese food but if you go for the exotic stuff that is hawked by the servers, be prepared to pay dearly. It's tasty but not that tasty. But the real kicker is that many of the tables are only a foot away from the next table and facing in the same direction. So whatever they are pontificating about at the next table is going to be your business too. Not very pleasant. We prefer to pick our own acquaintances. Service is very good to start when they are trying to get you to buy the most expensive things on the menu. Then they are hard to find. We won't be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi Bistro - Awesome as Usual
    DineWell
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I am never disappointed with the food or service at Sushi Bistro! Awesome place that I refer many people to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service!
    suzyq
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food at Kaz is delicious. Every time I've gone, the ingredients are fresh and the presentation is clean, simple, and very carefully prepared. I love their seasonal soups and appetizers. There is plenty to eat here even if you don't care for sushi rolls. I recommend the Brussels sprouts and the green salad with ginger dressing! There are also vegetarian rolls in addition to the more traditional sushi. Try the Mexican roll! The wait staff is also incredibly courteous and friendly. You can't go wrong with a reservation at Kaz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so fresh! so imaginative!
    KARA
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    All the food I was served was super fresh, but also imaginative, surprising. the mix of different textures, as in the Napoleon, was dazzling, the "Uni shot" delicious and surprisingly, a real shot, was more than worth it, etc...although I no longer live in DC , I always visit Kaz when I go through the city. The "regulars" are very good and the " Specials" not only delicious but surprising, exciting.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but fine
    Vienna
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Table for 2 was quiet small! No Garderobe for Winter Coat ,Shell, Hood and Big handbag,! Tasting Menu: 009 with Frisch Fish was Top Teriyaki Benton box: Templar. Glassnoodle, Salad were Good but Chicken was hard
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in DC by a long shot!
    SushiFanaticVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    As someone whose first sushi experience was in Japan with my father when I was 7 years old, I consider myself a bit of a sushi snob (connoisseur). Kaz will delight & satisfy the Americanized palate with sushi like Maryland crab & small plates like the perfectly cooked sea bass. But it will also satisfy those true fresh fish fanatics who just want to sit at the bar & order the omakase (chef's choice). In Japan a sushi chef likes to share his freshest & tastiest catch with his customers - it's truly a sense of pride & Kaz should be proud of what he's done in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrity Noms
    hughjkmnlvr
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I enjoyed the food, and the view of Hugh Jackman. Obviously a trendy environment and great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pork Belly
    Tess
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The pork belly small plate was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for a relaxed night out
    ojosdetigre
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Kaz Sushi Bistro is a nice little place. There is not room for a large group, unless there is more seating than I could see, but perfect for a group of 2. The spicy edamames were delish. The sushi was just ok. I was comparing it to my favorite hotel sushi bar if that helps. The wine list was not very extensive but for the price it wasn't too bad. The service wait staff were very good, polite, helpful and prompt. If you are around, you should check it out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi which features the fish!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Great place. You can tell this is quality sushi in its simplest form. Not a bunch of crunchies and sauces (which I like and a reg sushi place) but pure clean fish dressed down. To be honest, go with waiter recommendations. Everything I picked on my own was so so but everything the waiter recommended was amazing. The Japanese sweet sea scallops was the most amazing sushi I ever had. It sort of melted in my mouth.
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  • great Japanese cuisine!
    Steve
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    I go to Kaz whenever possible. Easy access from Farragut West metro stop. Very friendly service, very high quality Japanese food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Go Back for More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Seared salmon belly is a must. Sweet shrimp and scallop nigiri were very tasty too. Great selection, little mixed in terms of freshness/tastiness. Manageable price-wise, if you focus on the entrees. Will definitely go back--there's so much to try! Also, I had read a number of reviews regarding service. Our server was terrific, very attentive and knowledgeable.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Always great! Great side dishes as well as sushi. 100% reliable
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    Lex20VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I ate here with friend from out of town. We sat at the sushi bar and watched them make everything fresh. We also requested a chef's special where he created something for us. Yum! I tried some new fish I had never heard of before. Everything was fresh and delicious. If you like sashimi or nigiri - go here. If you like weird and crazy HUGE rolls....not the place. They to do the classics / basics very well. They also put a spin on some - with fois gras sushi and tuna with truffles. Everything was great. They also have a nice sake selection. We tried the cedar aged one - very smooth. All in all - great restaurant, good service, very friendly staff. I will definitely be returning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi, great service
    Mateo
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I brought my girlfriend to Kaz for her surprise birthday dinner. I requested wine to be waiting; it was. I requested an after dinner birthday dessert; it came promptly. I wrote down all of the sushi I wished to order for us prior to arrival. Once there I handed the list to the waitress and it was as easy as that. No ordering to do and our sushi came promptly! The fish here was excellent in my opinion. My girlfriend is more of an expert, being Japanese, and she also thought the sushi was excellent. She always raves about the quality of sushi in Japan so her standards are high, but she thought Kaz was great. A+ for food; A+ for service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    kvhh
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Service was very pleasant and attentive and the food was great (all of it - not just the sushi). Have been there several times now, and the experience has been consistently good. We will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Kaz
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Best sushi in town. The food is consistently outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic, fresh sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Everything we had was awesome. The highlights were the seared scallop, the tuna with roasted almonds, and the crunchy shrimp roll. However, everything was very good. Joy was a great waitress as well and made the experience even better.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Great sushi and great service
    CapitalTreasure
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Would like to see lightiing a bit lower in evening - felt like a cafeteria. But the sushi was fresh and the service was attentive
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  • consistently good sushi
    federit5
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This place is always very good. Service is great. We try to go often bit it is a bit pricey. The decor is a bit dated and rough around the edges but the food makes up for it. Good place for real foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit cramped, but the sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    A bit cramped, but the sushi is of good quality and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi ever!!
    Bakingbabe
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We went here to celebrate a friends birthday. There were 5 in our group. The entire experience was exceptional and everything was deliciously superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's good, but not outstanding.
    Raven
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    It's good, but not outstanding. The items on the left hand side of the menu are more inventive. The right side is more standard sushi fare. Was not too thrilled with the banana tempura dessert - just not that special and they substituted a far less tasty ice cream flavor than the red raspberry, which was stated on the menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple and Elegant
    HannahJV
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Fantastic service, but a bit over-priced. Enjoyable ambiance and tasteful decoration.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual and sophisticated sushi
    heckarebekah
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    This is one of the few sushi restaurants in DC period, and of them, I'd certainly put it at the top. Really unusual sushi and nigiri that combines sophisticated and tasty flavors without being hokey (i.e., no salmon and cream cheese roll here). I had the salmon roll with picked pineapple and basil and the seared salmon belly with soy-lemon sauce, which was excellent. For someone who is not usually a scallop eater, I was surprised at how good the Japanese sweet sea scallop with apple-sauce was. We also shared their signature sea trout Napoleon. The service here is very solid and the cloths for hand-wiping are a nice touch. Noise level is very comfortable. Brought a friend here just moved to DC from NYC and she was definitely impressed.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food
    odydowg
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    This place has the best sushi in the washington, dc area. I would recommend Kaz to anybody. A tad bit expensive but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kaz Sushi Bistro is Great
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    The food and service was really great. It's a small place with a great wait staff and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good sushi, a bit overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Good sushi, but a bit overpriced. Can get quite crowdy even on a weekday night, get a reservation. When it does get crowded (tables and chairs are very close together) don't expect to see your waiter too often.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Model of Consistency
    la2ralus
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    I have dined at Kaz on several occasions over the past two years both lunch and dinner, and I've never walked walked away less than amazed. Service is always quick, friendly and willing to provide suggestions and options. The quality of ingredients is second to none and elevates the restaurant beyond the average neighborhood sushi joint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing at a price
    Looking4Quality
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    For the price we paid, terribly disappointing! Sent back tempura because it was lukewarm = soggy (you could see the dry vs soggy -sat too long before arrival), which took 20 minutes for a replacement. The rice was on the dry and bland side for nigiri (hamachi, unagi and walu) and for that price, you would expect it not to feel dry and crusty as you place it in your mouth. the unagi nigiri was average, not crisp, barely warmed up and hardly any flavor, 'litmus' test for quality. The "happy hour" spicy shrimp roll had too much mayonaise, blah!!! wings were greasy.Bland Noodles in bento box, Salmon ok, Salad was highlight? maitre d' needs to work on his manners - customers want to feel welcome. otherwise keep door locked until 5:30 PRECISELY.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great suhi place
    GWUStudent
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The prices are fair and the mood is excellent. Service was also great and presentation outstanding. Excellent location and good for college students even
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience and environment.
    UnFoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Nice ambience and environment. Creative menu for sushi, which can be hard to find at times. Food was a little pricey and service was a little slow. I probably would have ordered another set of rolls if our waiter ever returned!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Done Correctly!
    FuffinVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Well, I have to say for as many sushi restaurants in DC this is definitely on the better side...authentic, rice to fish ratio perfect. The sushi rice is not too sticky, not too sweet and doesn't over power the fish. My favorite part is that they have a page explaining how sushi should be eaten!!! I hate that most people dunk their rice and absorb a ton of soy sauce then complain about how bad soy sauce is for you...well people it's because soy sauce is supposed to be lightly touched to the sushi not soaked. Chef Kaz puts a nice twist on some classic Japanese dishes. Try to the Kaz Sushi Bistro signature small plate...it's a nice combination of fish with a little crunch from a fried wonton and a light soy based sauce and some peanuts.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Second time visiting this restaurant. Sushi at Kaz is wonderful -- the Bird's Nest is a must for any adventurous sushi lover. Ambience leaves a little to be desired, but the food is excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu but taste
    SnootyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Interesting menu but taste did not live upto expectations. However, my yuzu-saketini and lichi panacotta dessert were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Virginia
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Outstanding experience in every way....ambience, noise level, service that was attentive without being intrusive, and sushi that was as fresh and creative as it was delicious. VERY talented sushi chefs! Highest possible recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food but somewhat pricy.
    LiamRan
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I ordered KAZ Sushi Tasting 009 along with sencha (green tea). While food is good, I find it to be somewhat pricy. I believe it had to do with the location of the restaurant and quality of sushi. I also find sencha to be excellent. However, I will return to the restaurant for several rolls.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sushi! And, quiet.
    Barbara
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We had a lovely dinner of sushi in sight of the sushi bar. Everything was excellent, the service was good, and much quieter than many trendy restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.