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
99 reviews since June 26, 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 (63)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (19)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)hot spot (8)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great food, ok service
    DCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I work and live in the area and go to Kaz relatively frequently. This experience, the food was great as usual, but our service was spotty - we were helped by multiple people, were looking for our waiter on more than one occasion, etc. Also, the prices are very expensive. I only go when I'm on an expense budget.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Myrr
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We came from out of town and had yummy sushi. We were lost and very late but they were able to seat us. The staff was great.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Sushi
    Omerli
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    An amazing selection with many choices unavalailable elsewhere. The quality of the food and the service is impeccable.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sublimely good sushi
    katx5hVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Really like the sushi bar. Excellent Japanese beer and saki list. House specials are wonderful new take on sushi and the straight up nigiri sushi and sashimi were excellent and fresh. The ginger salad is highly recommended. Best Sushi Bar in Washington DC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    DAVID
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    When we arrived, we learned that the restaurant did not have our reservation made through OpenTable. But after being seated, we had a wonderfult dining experience celebrating a special occasion. The wait staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, the menu options were original and diverse, the presentation was beautiful, and the food was delicious. We had a very happy and memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite sushi in DC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our favorite sushi place to eat sushi! The truffle tuna is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter did not understand
    Holly
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The waiter did not understand a lot of what we were asking her. She also recommended an item that they were out of which was disappointing. Tables are very close together and it's hard to not be overheard by the tables around you.
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  • Always Inventive
    WestenderVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My wife and I eat here often. There's always something new on the menu to try and it's invariable good. This time, I enjoyed a grilled avocado and lobster "small plate," which I hope they keep for awhile. The place was full, as usual, despite the bitter cold weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, unpretentious sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Great, unpretentious sushi restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff who know their stuff and are happy to help with selections. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi
    behappy26VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    great sushi restaurant. the miso soup was very rich and tasty. the rolls are great, love the crunchy shrimp roll. the crunchy eel roll could have used some eel sauce. the seared scallop nigri was unique and delicious. hamachi crudo with wasabi peas had a great sauce, the fish could have been cut a little cleaner. good service, decent prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Town
    Westender
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Kaz consistently delivers the very top quality dining experience. You cannot get a disappointing dish here, you could select your dinner by throwing darts at the menu and it would be excellent. This trip we loved the warm spinach and mushroom salad and the Brussels sprouts side dish. It was so wonderful we ordered two more for the whole table. It goes without swaying that the sushi, sashimi preparations are great. Also of note are the vegetarian choices. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    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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  • 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
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    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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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • 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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    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.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    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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  • 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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