Sushi Damo - Rockville
Sushi Damo - Rockville
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Sushi Damo - Rockville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sushidamo.com/
  • Phone: 3013408010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Takashi Okamura
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Within walking distance of the Rockville Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 2 hour validated parking in garage
A word from Sushi Damo - Rockville
Sushi Damo offers the ultimate in cutting-edge Japanese cuisine. Executive Chef Takashi Okamura, presents the finest selection of sushi, sashimi, specialty rolls, and entrees. Sushi Damo's modern-zen décor makes an ideal location to indulge in Okamura's delectable creations. Hope to see you soon.
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Sushi Damo - Rockville reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Had udon and husband had sushi
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Had udon and husband had sushi box. Food was good but not great. Service was excellent. Ambiance was relaxing and nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Very Good Sushi Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    We have been Sushi Damo several times and it is always a wonderful dinner and restaurant. The quality of the fish is very high, which is what you want from a sushi restaurant. The sushi & sashimi are served cold (not room temperature), another good sign. Many creative and unique rolls. Good selection of sake too, reasonably priced and higher end in 300 ml and 700 ml bottles. This last time, we went with our 6 & 8 year old children who liked the restaurant, the cushy oversized chairs, and . . .the seaweed salad of all things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi! Was actually
    AndrewjbVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Great sushi! Was actually pretty dead on Wednesday night though I have been here on the weekend and it was a mad house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite sushi place in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Our favorite sushi place in the DC Metro Area - worth the drive. Very fresh fish, creative rolls, good atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was a "different" choice
    Goldylocks
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    This was a "different" choice for my late mother's day brunch but perfect for us because we lived in Japan. The sushi is excellent, and we are very picky. I enjoyed the non-traditional rolls and the saki flight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • tasty and fresh sushi. Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    tasty and fresh sushi. Nice area and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi is always delicious
    WhyanameVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    The sushi is always delicious and a great combination of flavors. I love the outdoor seating but it'd be better if there was less smoking-- not a good way to enjoy sushi. The prices are also a little crazy for the area, but overall a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best option outside of the city.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    The sushi at Sushi Damo is good but not great. You will not find better sushi in a small market like Rockville but there is nothing at Sushi Damo that will prevent real sushi lovers from traveling to a larger market like D.C. or Baltimore for better options. Don't think that getting slightly above average food means paying moderate prices either. With tip I spent $91 on a dinner for two (no alcohol, generous tip, two desserts). This would not give me pause in D.C. or Baltimore but it seemed a bit much for the Maryland suburbs. The locals in Rockville have the money to spend though, so I suppose the prices are understandable. The space is also nice and probably draws a high rental rate, which the owners of the restaurant have to recoup.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Modern, pleasant, fresh tasting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    A modern styled Japanese restaurant, both tables, booth bench seating as well as lounge comfee chair seating. The house drinks where tastey and mixed well, the sushi tasted fresh and stood out from the frozen junk you see in super markets. Seating was fast, and the waiter was quick to take care of us and have a good conversation. the non-sushi food was fantastic, the calamari was flavorful, not too greasy and was actual tentacles instead of just wedge cuts from a larger organism. Even the soy sauce provided seemed to have a more refined flavor. Refined meaning they spent time on it, not factory made junk. The noise and layout of the restaurant was great, not too loud, not awkwardly quiet. Food & experience was worth the money.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sandys
    EatingCanada
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    Sushi was outstanding. We had family visiting from Milan and they loved it. This is our fourth time back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Very fresh sushi with a wide
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Very fresh sushi with a wide selection of interesting rolls. Service was very attentive (our water glasses were never empty, maybe never even half empty) though food can take a little while to come out. A great special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again, way better than the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Again, way better than the previous fave I had - Sushi Ko, where the clientele is predominantly non-Asians. 3 visits later, I continue to like Sushi Damo, for its outstanding service and its food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant fails to use
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    The restaurant fails to use very good ingredients effectively. The staff learns to use spices. The wine list is very limited. The staff, while young, is very responsive.
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  • Lovely dinner in a warm, hospitable
    JDC1
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Lovely dinner in a warm, hospitable environment. Attentive, knowledgeable service without being pesky. The notable wine list refers to saki which was varied and somewhat pricy. Worth the money though. The sushi was expertly prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual the food very good
    nancyjow
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    As usual the food very good and consistent in quality. We ate outside this evening and the service was equal to eating inside. The sidewalks of Rockville are very noisy with traffic and pedestrians. Would definitely eat there again for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very bad nigth out
    GuillaumeVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Try to seat next to a lounge supposed to seat 4 people and a groupe of 12 occupy the place Do not eat much but drink like crazy and swear Non stop, when you with your wife for a nigth out Payed $192 and was not able to talk to with each over I do not think I will try again try restaurant should decide Between being a restaurant or a bar To bad the sushi where ok
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dined 3/10/12
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    This was my third time dining at Sushi Damo and I believe I can say that each experience was better than the previous. I had reservations for 9pm but got there a little early attempting to catch a movie around the same time. Needless to say that didn't workours as planned. I decided to try to get regular seating and the staff wasdap generous that they took my reservations. l tend to stick to items that I'm more familiar with but this time the waitress suggested that I try something new and personally recommended. I tried the sweet potato tempura roll....OMG, it was AMAZING!!! Outside of the fresh and wonderfully crafted sushi, I enjoy the live yet intimate atmosphere. I will continue to drive the hour trip to Sushi Damo, it's soo worth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi is outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    The sushi is outstanding, the service excellent. Best California rolls I've ever had; amazing spicy tuna rolls. My husband's tempura was excellent as well. The ony downside is that we went Friday night and it was quite noisy -- hard to hear everyone at our table speak.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great rolls at chic shushi rest.
    Foodie4FunVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    We really like this restaurant for sushi, although they offer a variety of Japanese cuisine, we find ourselves coming back for the rolls time and time again. The food is consistently delicious, and they offer a nice variety of specialty rolls. The ambiance has an Asian urban chic feel that we also find appealing. We recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Service extremely slow, though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Service extremely slow, though it didn't seem to be that busy. food terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I highly recommend the Tuna
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    I highly recommend the Tuna Arugula - all I can say is classice, Twilight Roll - don't know why, but it tastes like you're eating meat, not to mention it's a round-robin of flavor in your mouth, and the standard Spider Roll - which came with a monster size crab. I've never seen such a large crab in a Spider Roll.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Made a reservation and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Made a reservation and was seated within about 5-10 min. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Food was really good and the flavors were wonderful. Definitely upscale sushi dining. There was one bad thing, and that is the wait for the food was long. It took a while to get our appetizers and then another long while to get our entrees. Aside from the wait for food, everything was great. Just like any other sushi place, it is not very filling so order plenty extras or you will still be hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took a long time for appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Took a long time for appetizer to show up. Waitress was nice about it, but it was still an almost 30 minute wait on cooked veggies. Sushi was good (shiitake mushroom blossom roll) but I think overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always have an awesome time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Always have an awesome time at Sushi Damo and the food is amazing. Service is phenomenal and we love the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • If you like sushi, than this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    If you like sushi, than this is definitely the place to go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am a serious sushi fun and
    David
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    I am a serious sushi fun and seek out top sushi restaurants wherever I travel. Sushi Damo is excellent on a national scale and truly outstanding compared to the other choices in the greater Rockville area. They have a number of interesting sushi appetizers or special rolls that are worth the (unusually high) price. The usual sushi choices are excellent. The service tends to be very good, except on special occasions (Valentine's Day, etc) when they are 100% full. Hard to complain about that... I sometimes bring my daughters for lunch here and the staff is very helpful with the kids - but my kids do eat sushi. I am not sure if they offer any non-sushi choices, and I would be a little disappointed if they did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great DC area Japanese restaurant.
    IH07VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Great DC area Japanese restaurant. Food is consistently very good and sushi always fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and atmosphere was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    The food and atmosphere was wonderful; however, the service was horrible and it was so bad that I even left the waitress and note stating the reason why I was not leaving her any tip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sushi was amazing. Especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The sushi was amazing. Especially the Rising Sun and Mango Sensation rolls. Yum! But the drinks were expensive. If you plan on drinking a few drinks or more, plan on spending a lot. $200 for two people...yikes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sushi but expensive.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Good sushi but expensive. Service was lacking as it was so crowded.
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  • Service was much much better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2012
    Service was much much better this time around, most likely because we went on a week night rather than a weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This visit was our first here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    This visit was our first here. Although we had a reservation for two on a Friday evening, there was still a 20 minute wait. Loud & energetic so good for a group. Some of the speciality rolls did not seem so special, but the udon and the rest of the sushi was fresh and tasty. We plan to return on a different day of the week to see if it will be a different experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great evening we had.
    MaddieVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    What a great evening we had. We had great food and great service. What else do you need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/5/2012
    The food was great, although i had 2 little kids with me (who love sushi, udon, and everything on the menu) and my waiter was obviously annoyed by them-- so NOT kid friendly on this occasion.
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  • Best Sushi by Far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Better than expected. The freshest sushi I've had since moving up here. The service was on point. We had a fantastic waiter who was kind and very professional. I highly recommend this place. We plan on visiting again to try out the other special sushi dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • MEMORABLE end to 2011
    yank23
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Based on so-so reviews we were not sure what to expect, considering it was New Year's- Happy to report we had very enjoyable/even paced dinner. Wait staff was MORE THAN out OUTSTANDING. Food was very good & presentation was excellent- Planning return visit w/others--
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • this was the first time I
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    this was the first time I went for lunch... I had been there several times for dinner. however this time we had to wait a very long time to get our meals..the waitress kept saying it was coming out soon, they had to fix up the odds and ends. We were very disappointed because then we needed to rush to get back to the office, will try again- but hope the service gets better. It was even crowded...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • More imagination needed
    HalG
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    We had lunch so cannot comment on the dinner scene. Food was good but did not find the lunch "boxes" particularly interesting or (worse) diverse. And (in the boxes) there were more potato morsels than sushi which kind of precludes their name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    Great atmosphere and service. Sushi got rave reviews. The chicken teri however, was a little bland and on the verge of 'convention chicken' quality. Recommend karage chicken instead.
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  • What is the Japanese word
    TwalabantuVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    What is the Japanese word for chutzpah? Our party of 3 was very surprised to see that an 18% tip was automatically added to our bill. Then the bill came with an inviting space markedor "Tip"! This looks as though they fear their service isn't strong enough to earn a tip of that size even with just 3 in our group; well that is true. I do not recall seeing anything about the prix fix tip in the menu. Do you think, perhaps, they are betting that patrons having drinks or just focused on having a good time will fail to see they've already tipped? Seems likely to me. Until they change this policy, I won't be back.
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