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Discover the Best Sushi in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Inextricable from its role as the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. has a dining scene that leans heavily toward global cuisines and dishes that appease every type of eater. The same is true for its sushi. From half-price rolls during happy hour to exclusive omakase experiences, the DC sushi scene has options for everyone. But which restaurants are serving the best sushi in the capital? We sorted through our data to find the top spots among diners. Here are the restaurants to check out when you’re on the hunt for sushi in DC.

Restaurants:O-Ku - DC, Susheria, Sushi Ogawa
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi
Neighborhoods:Washington, Georgetown, Dupont Circle
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O-Ku - DC

$$$$·Sushi·
Washington
318 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
O-Ku boasts the only restaurant roof deck in the Union Market neighborhood, a delightful 40-seat spot with incredible views of the Capitol dome and other local landmarks. A view ofRead more
99% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Susheria

$$$$·Sushi·
Georgetown
221 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
Susheria by Maté (formerly Maté) in Georgetown is designed as a hip, all-day neighborhood hang-out spot. Its menu features creative Peruvian-Japanese fusion (see the nikkei maki anRead more
81% recommended

Sushi Ogawa

$$$$·Sushi·
Dupont Circle
235 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Equal parts classy and cozy, Sushi Ogawa in Columbia Heights is an intimate spot with a 16-seat dining room, seven-seat sushi bar, and two private rooms, all adorned with wood furnRead more
83% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Sushiko - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Sushi·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,556 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
One of the most popular Japanese restaurants in Washington, D.C., Sushiko in Chevy Chase offers a daily happy hour, plenty of cooked dishes alongside great sushi, and an unusually Read more
91% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Nobu DC

$$$$·Japanese·
Washington
692 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Nobu Matsuhisa's signature Peruvian-Japanese fusion creations landed in Washington, D.C. in 2017, when Nobu DC became the 28th in the famous global chain of restaurants. It occupieRead more
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Kaz Sushi Bistro

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
1,716 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Kaz Sushi Bistro is a stone's throw from the White House, making it an ideal choice for tourists spending the day sightseeing, as well as locals who live or work downtown. The 74-sRead more
94% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Sakerum

$$$$·Sushi·
U Street Corridor
437 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
Asian and Latin flavors come together at Sakerum, a two-level restaurant with a rooftop “lair” ideal for sipping signature rum and sake drinks on a summer evening. At any time of yRead more
Romantic in Washington, D.C. Area
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Sushi Gakyu

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
113 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
Veteran sushi chef (and sake sommelier) Yoshi Ota opened Sushi Gakyu in 2017, bringing over three decades of experience to the White House-adjacent venue. His goal is to widen D.CRead more
100% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Kizuna

$$$$·Japanese·
Tysons Corner / McLean
154 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fun
D.C.-area sushi seekers find a quieter spot for a great meal at Kizuna Sushi and Ramen, located along the Route 7 corridor in Vienna, Virginia. The sleek decor and lively atmospherRead more
86% recommended
Japanese in Washington, D.C. Area

Sushi Hachi

$$$$·Sushi·
Capitol Hill
62 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Sushi Hachi's owner-chef Steve Yoon, along with all his chefs, has trained extensively in Japan, resulting in a menu complete with authentic Japanese hot and cold dishes. The restaRead more
88% recommended
Romantic in Washington, D.C. Area

Himitsu

$$$$·Japanese·
Petworth
1 review
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Himitsu, which means “hip” in Japanese, is a fine choice for diners who want sushi to be just one element of a more complex, global-leaning meal. The boho-chic space is small, withRead more
100% recommended
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Yume Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Arlington
84 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Washington, D.C.-area sushi aficionados are happy to take the trip to Arlington, Virginia, to dine at Yume Sushi, which opened in late 2018. The 70-seat restaurant (plus sake loungRead more
95% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

Yuzu

$$$$·Japanese·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
173 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
YUZU Japanese Dining, a minimalist, authentic Japanese restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, is known for its beautiful presentation of some of the best sushi in the Washington, D.C. aRead more
86% recommended
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Sushi Taro

$$$$·Japanese·
Dupont Circle
1,504 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
The authentic, traditional, and often unusual sushi compositions of chefs Nobu Yamazaki and Masaya Kitayama at Sushi Taro have earned the Dupont Circle establishment a solid spot aRead more
93% recommended
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Sushi Capitol

$$$$·Sushi·
Capitol Hill
With only seven tables in its narrow space, Sushi Capitol's low-key appearance belies the impeccable culinary offerings of chef-owner Minoru Ogawa. The menu, which is lengthy, leanRead more
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Izakaya Seki

$$$$·Japanese·
U Street Corridor
The sushi and sashimi offerings at Izakaya Seki represent a fraction of the a la carte menu, which leans toward Japanese tapas and bar food. The restaurant occupies a two-story towRead more
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Zento Rest

$$$$·Asian·
Alexandria
Sento Japanese Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, hosts an all-night happy hour on Mondays (otherwise it's from 5 to 7 p.m. daily) that always draws a crowd. Diners at any time loRead more
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SEI restaurant & lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
2,488 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
Sushi and Asian small plates are the stars of the menu at SEI, a contemporary 60-seat spot (plus 12 seats at the sushi bar) close to the Shakespeare Theatre in Penn Quarter. Award-Read more
86% recommended
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