Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase
Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase

Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushikorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 3019611644x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday- Friday 12:00-3:00 Dinner Monday - Wednesday 5:30-10:00 ; Thursday and Friday 3:00 - 10:30 Saturday 12:00 -10:30 and Sunday 12:00 - 10:00.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Handry Tjan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have large sushi platters available
  • Special Events: We have a private dining room and are able to accommodate for large events and buyouts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Western
  • Public Transit: Friendship Heights Metro station on the Red Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validation with paid check
A word from Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase
The Sushi Ko food philosophy is Cuisine of Subtraction. According to Creative Director Daisuke Utagawa, subtraction allows chefs to reveal the essence of each ingredient in it's most honest yet refined state. By subtly combining other ingredients, a taste sensation is created that demonstrates the complexity and beauty of nature for the eye and the palate.
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Sushi Ko - Chevy Chase reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (34)great for lunch (28)kid-friendly (25)great for outdoor dining (18)romantic (17)good for groups (15)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)notable wine list (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disapointed
    CommanderTom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have been a big fan of Sushi Ko since I returned from Japan over thirty years ago. The Glover Park Sushi Ko was a gem. My favorite Japanese restaurant in DC has become too "hip" The staff were Americans who did not speak Japanese, the sushi is no longer the main attraction, but while still present - in smaller size - has been replaced with "hipster" fusion. All that said, they do have a great single malt collection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    DCdiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sushiko has an attractive interior as well as outdoor seating. The menu is varied and has a number of appealing choices. It was my first experience in this restaurant and I will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cedbVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love the food here, but I've never been impressed with the service. Specifically, the service is friendly, but just rather inattentive. Every time I go, I've noticed that we have to flag down a waiter for more water, let alone any other beverages. I much prefer to take the food to go.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi but a tad overpriced
    tmpm75
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Sushi-ko has an amazing variety of sushi, with standouts including the softshell crab roll. Sashimi is top quality, and so is the mushroom salad. Some of the pricing deserves a look, though--if you spend $17-21 on an entree, as my partner did, you should at least get a bowl of rice (apparently rice costs extra and you have to ask--no one warns you that a grilled fish has no accompaniments). Similarly, the more pedestrian sushi choices are pricier than they should be, especially when the fish portion is smaller than in other places, and $12 for a can of Sapporo is over the top even for Chevy Chase. Decor is modern and attractive, and service is generally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big price, small portions
    MssushiVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Disappointed with how small the rolls and sushi were; even more disappointed when the bill came: over $120 for two drinks, two appetizers, two sushi orders and two rolls.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Not up to the usual standard. The tuna tartare had no flavor or texture. The food was just not up to par.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites for sushi
    LPG1VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We rarely order edamame since so often it seems like they've been waiting forever in the steamer, and let's face it, edamame aren't exactly the sine qua non of a great Japanese meal. But it's worth mentioning that the almost-burn-your-fingers hot and perfectly salted edamame at our last Sushi-Ko meal were a real treat. Customers do notice when the little things are done right!! We also enjoyed the veggie tempura. The salmon mango rolls were good but not a standout because the component elements did not stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The sushi is always fresh, creatively prepared and delicious. Service is confusing--several different people wait on each table, and it can be slow. Only downside to otherwise great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great *cooked* seafood dishes
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our dining partners don't do sushi/sashimi, so we had some fabulous cooked dishes: (1) the all-time best soft crab I've ever had, (2) burikama, the yellowtail collar roasted with sea salt, and (3) roasted bronzino with cherry tomatoes. All absolutely outstanding! We love this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horriable service
    Andy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We reached on time at 7;30 and they seated us in the back room which was dark and dingy. The waiter promptly took out order at about 7:35 and till 8:30 we were waiting for our food. We kept asking the waiter and his reply was that its coming. Finally after complaining to the manager, as we could not wait any longer because we had kids with us the food suddenly started coming. She personally came and apologised. We even placed an order after 8;30 as another guest joined us and that food came within 5 minutes. It's not that they could not deliver, i guess they choose not to before. The manager was nice enough to gave a 20% discount on the bill, but the bad taste has been left.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sushi night out
    kp1977
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Lucked out and were able to enjoy a our sshi in the outdoor seating. Service was excellent tonight, and the sushi was top quality as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3* for the food, 5* for the martini
    LPG1VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I recently introduced a friend to Sushi Ko at lunchtime. The tuna Element Rolls were incredible with each "element" distinct and in perfect harmony. Unfortunately, that was not the case last night when the same dish tasted only of less than pristinely fresh tuna. We're Sushi Ko regulars and do regularly enjoy our meals there but there are some inconsistencies that occasionally make for a less than first rate experience. That said, I raised the total food score on this review from three to four stars because of the absolutely perfect vodka martini.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    SushiFanDC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was great. Food was amazing. The wagyu beef served with the hot rock is divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happiness for sushi lovers!
    onthetown1
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Our recent out-of-town guests love sushi and Sushi-Ko was dining choice for our group. Three adults, an 18, 13, and 9 year-old all enjoyed several courses and numerous dishes including dessert, of course! We'll bring other sushi lovers here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude Female Maitre D
    Lisie610VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were seated at a table where there was a view of stacked kitchen items and what looked like a hamper. I asked if it was possible to be moved as there were other empty tables. The female Maitre D was very rude and told us we couldn't move! I was shocked particularly because Sushi Ko's service is usually wonderful. I insisted that we be moved and we were. The small lobster and scallop dish is wonderful as is the soft shell crab roll.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    anonymous
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We really enjoyed the meal. The only item that was not enjoyed was the ginger margarita.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing sashimi
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had some fabulous sashimi, especially the smoked salmon & goat cheese tartare. It sounds like a weird combination, but it was sensational!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had gone to Sushi Ko Chevy Chase shortly after it opened, and were disappointed relative to the Georgetown branch. But if our dinner Sunday evening was typical, then it's much improved. Everything we had was great, with the salmon ceviche, age tofu and ginger margarita both being standouts. Since it was a nice evening, we ate outside, which was very pleasant (even though it's by a parking lot). Eager to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food but Very Loud
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had a great meal; service was great; and it was a perfect place to bring our kids with us. This is a very noisy restaurant so come prepared!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nofstfd
    nofstfd
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were regular patrons of Sushi Ko in Glover Park for many years and it was a big favorite. It was a neighborhood restaurant with great Japanese food and a warm, friendly atmosphere - we got to know the sushi-chefs, waitresses etc. Unfortunately it closed, but we were looking forward to trying the Chevy Chase restaurant - same menu, same prices. Our first try was for lunch and we sat at the Sushi bar, and all OK, so we went back for dinner. Not so good. Awful noisy music (which the manager kindly turned off - kudos to her) and a splashy overbearing atmosphere. But most important, the food was just not up to the the old Sushi-ko standard, and at the relatively high prices it is just not worth the visit.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous sashimi
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were four at dinner, and had quite a feast of sashimi, including Hamachi Crudo, which was outstanding. But the highlight was the soft crab kara-age. I could eat several of them, but then I wouldn't have room left for the sashimi!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • The Burikama is amazing
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Burikama -- roasted yellowtail collar! It's the seafood equivalent of ribs. Amazing stuff. We had 2 orders and wanted more, but we had to have sashimi. Tough choice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensory overload
    FinedyneVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We love to eat at Sushi Ko, in spite of the high noise level. Please, more sound absorption. The servers here wear perfume. I have always considered that a taboo for servers; aromas are part of the dining experience. Add to that an allergy and taste differences, and it becomes offensive
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Genunine sushi
    PetersonNY
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I lived in Japan for several years which makes us tough critics of sushi. Most US sushi doesn't pass the test. Sushiko's tofu and sushi are authentic, fresh and genuine. There are few oddballs you can skip (potato chips in sushi? please!) but the standards are prepared wonderfully with great fresh ingredients. The tofu, as in Japan, is newly-made and perfect in texture and flavor. Be sure to have the spectacular Age Tofu (agedashi tofu).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Soft Crab Kara-age!
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The kitchen turned out some amazing dishes like the soft crab and the eel tatsuta-age. Absolutely phenomenal. Highly recommended sashimi, as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Sushi
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife is a big sushi fan and always comes away happy. We usually sit at the sushi bar to watch the pros work. Service was typically excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea-trout tartare!
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Chef Handry's latest invention is his sea-trout tartare. We both had it, and loved it. Just stunning. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous service (Alicia) !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    From start to finish our experience as beyond expectation. Attentive staff, Alicia, our wait person guided our decisions with expert care. She adjusted the temperature of the restaurant & asked if we needed parking validation. Her recommendations were superb. Yellow tail with grapefruit. Attentive not overbearing. We'll be back. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    AshkoshVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This was the best sushi I've had in years. Amazing.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi
    w46er
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    where we go when we are in Bethesda. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    fit for foodies
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  • The best sushi in town
    EatingOutShouldBeFunVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The food is so delicious I would love it no matter what, but the service makes it really special. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Element wonder!
    Revfresh
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    They had a special sushi roll called the element. Oh my! It had tiny cubes of raw tuna on top that was like butter! Can't even describe the experience. It also had these dots of wasabi mayo lines up beside it on the long serving plate. I would have eaten it with all the sushi. So good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair to Middling; Won't Be Back
    BethesdaBBVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The sushi was fine at best. None in DC is excellent, but this was fine in terms of DC standards (= not good or great). The tempura was overly oily and came with a bizarre ponzu-based dipping sauce. Ponzu is sweet and tart, and does not match the taste of fried food. Ponzu is for onabe (hot pot) of boiled vegetables and meats - and thus a really poor idea. Mediocre soup. Lots lacking in terms of preparation and presentation. Seriously doubt we'll return, I'm sorry to say.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/high noise level
    h8noise
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good vegetarian options, tasty dishes. Very good service. Extremely noisy, hard to hold a conversation across the table. Our table was in the new addition to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the Best Sushi in DC
    GeegVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I'd eaten at Sushi-Ko in Glover Park several times but was underwhelmed both by the food and particularly the ambience. This Sushi-Ko is very nicely appointed and the sushi was very fresh. There were also a bunch of cool daily selections. It wasn't cheap, but I would return for sure. I'd have to say Sushi-Ko ranks as perhaps the best sushi I've had in DC (though to be fair, it isn't a great sushi town).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay food, awful service.
    CrushedIt
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The sushi special was one of the best rolls I've ever had, but the regular menu wasn't super impressive. The service was awful! Dinner took 2 hours because it took forever to get any attention from our server.
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  • Stuck in a happy rut!!
    LPG1VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    As creatures of habit, my husband & I return again and again to Sushi-Ko for our favorites. Mine is the Element Rolls (tuna, avocado, potato chips); his is the chicken teriyaki; and we both love the vegetable tempura.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slower than slow
    JenGK
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    When we arrived at 8 on a Friday evening, the restaurant was not crowded. Our waiter was quick to bring us drinks & take our order, but the quickness ended after that. One person in our party ordered a salad; for the mains we ordered some sushi and beef tenderloin. The beef arrived in a reasonable amount of time, but that was it. We had to remind our waiter to bring the salad when he did not bring it with the tenderloin. He told us that our other items would arrive shortly, but they did not. Our friend had finished her tenderloin long before our sushi arrived, an hour after we ordered. Our server also forgot the bowl of rice one in our party ordered & ignored her request for a fork. The food, once it arrived, was delicious.
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  • Excellent
    DCdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Just may be the best sushi I ever had. And the warm spinach and mushroom salad was terrific as well. We hadn't been in a while and I was so glad we went back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soft crab was amazing
    DCGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had the soft crab Kara-age and Toro tartare, which were phenomenal. Soft crabs are in season now, and they are spectacular at Sushiko!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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