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Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.3
4.3
1798 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 530-5500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kaz Okochi

  • Catering

    Please ask manager for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please ask manager for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (202) 530-5500

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    19th and I

  • Parking details

    There are 2 paid parking garages on 19th and 20th street. However, they will be closed at 9:00 pm.

  • Public transit

    Farragut West Metro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a great spot for good sushi.
  3. w

    williamsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, interesting clam-miso soup, staff was very friendly, space is a little tight with small tables though
  4. PD

    PieroD

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Modern, pleasant, very good food at correct price. Beverages a bit overpriced.
  5. J

    John

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent sushi and a great value. Have eaten at lots of sushi places and this is up there. Nice interior design in the restaurant.
  6. JD

    JamesD

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaz really is the best sushi restaurant in DC. The food is exceptional, and the service is warm and friendly in a nice, cozy atmosphere.
  7. SE

    SEDL

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For years this has been one of the best places in DC for those who enjoy truly good sushi and sashimi. Fish is always fresh. Service is always top notch.
  8. s

    sarahf

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food mixed and disappointing , cauliflower good, sushi was fresh but terryaki and karage dry and tasteless.
  9. L

    Luv2dine

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Hostess was not polite when we wanted to sit with our friends who had also made a reservation at the same time. She wanted to seat us in different areas of the restaurant when they were not crowded. We also called early in the day to make the request so they were given a heads up. She was not accommodating at all. Finally after too long an uncomfortable conversation, in the restaurant, we were able to sit with our friends. Food was ok.
  10. NY

    NYFoodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    EVERYthing we had was amazing: grilled octopus, cauliflower/kale, pork lettuce wraps, pork katsu skewers. The sushi was fresh and inventive (we ordered the ones with the sauce).
  11. t

    teemast

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at Kaz but certainly not my last. Food was delicious and service impeccable. Thank you!
  12. J

    James

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Has gotten much more crowded than it was. Maybe because of that, the service was very slow and not as good. Food still excellent.
  13. IG

    IrwinG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Took50 minutes for first person to be served and another 15 for the second. Average food.
  14. PB

    PaulB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a very nice meal, sushi was pretty decent, service was great, dessert was actually quite good! Would recommend it
  15. JM

    JoshuaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would go back again. Staff is nice
  16. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time at Kaz Sushi Bistro yesterday. We really enjoyed our soups, seaweed salad and sushi rolls. Great service. Never rushed. We will return.
  17. DH

    DavidH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I totally understand that there are shortage of workers in the area. But the service provided were just incredibly poor. We had to wait 20 minutes for the water to come out. And wrong orders came. Not only that servers just never came around to take our plates or take more orders from us. We ended up going to an another restaurant to finish our meal. Great food but poor service. I hope things can get better.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great sushi!
  19. BF

    BigFan

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Will definitely return.
  20. S

    Samuel

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Ordered the tea, vegetable and shrimp tempura, sushi traditional set, and sushi & sashmi set for two people. Total came out to $155 (w/ tip). Tempura was just okay. On the other hand, the nigiri and sashimi had good texture, but no flavor. For example, they served us salmon nirigi with literally no marbling whatsoever. I was disappointed because this place had high rating 4.5/5 in google reviews and I expected better quality for $155. Felt more like a $80 meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The best sushi I have ever had!
  22. BM

    BardM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was helpful and polite without being overwhelming, though the accented English was somewhat difficult to understand. The fish was the most tender and fresh I've had in a long time, served elegantly, quickly (though not abruptly) and in an elegant setting. The desserts were surprisingly interesting and the one we had was very good. Prices were certainly not inexpensive but neither exorbitant. We were all favourably impressed. Kaz is not your typical sushi outlet. We'd happily come again.
  23. EB

    EarlyBird

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    If you are seeking extravagantly “creative,” non-traditional sushi, this is not for you. However, if fresh ingredients, variety of fish, and knowledgeable preparation and service count for you, this is the place.
  24. JK

    JudithK

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Kaz Sushi Bistro -- in addition to great sushi and sashimi the hot appetizers are wonderful - particularly the foie gras and the NZ mussels... one of my favorite spots in DC
  25. JP

    JonathanP

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I ve never before eaten at a sushi restaurant with no hamachi, toro or uni- which diminished from the experience, as those are my personal favorites..Aside from the lacks- presumably caused by supply chain problems that afflict our economy, I didn’t think that the other over-all quality of most of the other sushi was up to their usual standards. While the prepared hot and cold dishes were every bit as excellent. Staffing shortages have caused closing off a a third of the dining room ; but that didn’t appear to impede overall quality of the service.
  26. JH

    JeffH

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Glad to be back after almost two years! Food was perfect; prefer seating by window, fyi.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Kaz’s was a special one! Everything from the miso soup, appetizers, and entree was very fresh and delicious! Can’t wait to come back.
  28. KS

    KirkS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really impressed - hadn't been in years but food was excellent, an underrated gem in DC sushi!
  29. LE

    LERA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, problem is around comunicacion and timing between server, kitchen and sushi bar. This is something normal in large Japanese restaurants, non the less, in this case the situation was extreme.
  30. e

    epicureanexchanges

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The fish was very fresh. Ceviche was excellent. Tables are a little too close together
  31. A

    Alexandriafan

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as usual. One of my favorite places. Never disappointed.
  32. T

    Thefrequentguest

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had to wait a little longer than expected to get service. The food was ok. Nothing stood out as spectacular but it was ok. It was Average for sushi. We went to another restaurant afterwards to balance it out.
  33. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. They called to tell me about the pre fixe menu 10 minutes before I arrived, which was too short of notice. Other than that, everything was wonderful. The food was delicious- still thinking about each one of the dishes! Service was also great.
  34. Y

    Yumm

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No better place for sushi in DC. Eat in or take out.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Restaurant has a small town feel but big city prices. I would consider myself pretty well versed in Sushi. Sushi was good but not the best I’ve had. There are other places in the DC area for the same or cheaper that has better quality sushi. I will say that the service was excellent and our waiter knew a lot about the dishes we ordered. Overall this place is a good option if you can’t make reservations anywhere else.
  36. JS

    JulieS

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was slow, rolls are small and very little fish mostly rice. Very overpriced.
  37. PD

    PaulD

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi was artfully designed. Desserts delicious. The waitstaff did a wonderful job of making the evening a special experience.
  38. MW

    MarthaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Several of the items listed as specials were not available.
  39. CS

    CynthiaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding sushi in a warm comfy atmosphere with knowledgeable friendly staff. Fresh fish of the highest quality. DC Roll is to die for.
  40. m

    maria

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Kaz Sushi and we were so happy to discover. Despite what I read in some reviews about the service, we had a great experience. Our server - sorry that I dont recall her name - was very attentive and friendly. Although it was a busy Saturday night, food was served in a reasonable amount of time. The food was outstanding - some of the best sushi we've had in DC. We also had some great appetizers including the Brussel sprouts and pork bell pancake. We also got to try new Japanese beers that we haven't seen at other sushi restaurants. This was great discovery and we will be returning !

FAQs

Kaz Sushi Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kaz Sushi Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 530-5500.

Kaz Sushi Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 1798 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    19th and I

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are 2 paid parking garages on 19th and 20th street. However, they will be closed at 9:00 pm.

  • Public transit

    Farragut West Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kaz Okochi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 530-5500

  • Catering

    Please ask manager for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please ask manager for details.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (202) 530-5500

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