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Happy hour includes gratis dishes from the kitchen!
Join us on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for a special 10+ course tasting menu at the Omakase Bar. Seating is extremely limited. Reservations are available https://bit.ly/nama-ko-omakase.
Valet parking is now offered Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from 5-11pm
The beverage program features a wide array of innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar of alcoholic beverages to include seasonal craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, 10+ craft beers (with an emphasis on local), as well as wine, and mixed drinks on tap. Non-alcoholic beverages to include craft sugar cane soda, house-made seasonal lemonade and teas, and ready to drink juices, sparking water and cold brew coffee are also available.
- NNicholevipWisconsin •8 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoGreat spot! A go to when I am in DC. The food is delicious and service is always greatMore infoLupo Verde - 14th StPrice: Expensive• Italian• Logan Circle•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerBaltimore / Maryland •1 review4.0Dined 5 days agoOverall great time. Food came out timely and hot which is great. The music was a great selection and had me in the groove. Ambience is really cute. I wish the server had explained the cost of water because paying $20 for a 1L Fiji bottle was insane and the only thing that threw me off. I would’ve rather just ordered sodas. Low tables weren’t available for my small party- wish that was noted somewhere as I am pregnant and needed to sit comfortably. I will def come back again. Server was really sweet and amazing!More infoLost Society - DCPrice: Expensive• American• U Street Corridor•4.3
- IRIsraelRWashington, D.C. Area •3 reviews5.0Dined on Nov 19, 2023I stumbled upon Nama Ko while searching for a destination for my partners birthday. He loves Asian cuisine so I chose this restaurant. From my arrival I was impressed by the ambiance, decor, service and food. Noah H was my server and he was awesome. I will be returning soon.More infoNama KoPrice: Expensive• Japanese• U Street Corridor•4.5
- JLJasmineLWashington, D.C. Area •11 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023What an amazing experience! Our server was Julio and he could not have been better. He made our meal so much more enjoyable. He explained the menu to me and made me feel really confident with what I ordered when considering the allergies I have. Everything was delicious, my compliments to chef, named Azim. Will definitely return.More infoGypsy Kitchen - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Logan Circle•4.7
- JFJFloWashington, D.C. Area •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023The staff was amazing. I truly appreciate the patience they bestowed on me as my toddler decided to have a melt down and even brought her chocolate ice cream. Couldn't say enough nice things about the service and the food was great too!More infoMi Vida, 14th StreetPrice: Moderate• Mexican• West Loop•4.7
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