Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.7
1822 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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Beowulf
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional sushi and small plates - world class, no question about it. 2 visits spaced 15 years apart, and the quality remains top notch.

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vipkeepemhonest
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very disappointing. Staff unprofessional. Food tasteless and sometimes shifty looking sea urchin that I had to return.

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Lindai
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Not legit Japanese food and dish portion is too small.

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vipTomR
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and my first time here but we came at our dining companion’s recommendation. What a great recommendation! Friendly, attentive service paired with superb food. Visually beautiful and taste to match. The soy braised sea bass was outstanding. Sushi and sashimi were superb. Definitely will be back.

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vipglobetrotter
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This is our go to restaurant for birthdays. The food is always outstanding. The service was pleasant but slower than usual but that s not the restaurant’ s fault due to nationwide difficulties in hiring. The noise level is pleasantly low so that you can have a conversation. The only surprise this time was the price…. About $100 over what the three of us would normally spend and we did not eat more.

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MehrdadH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town. However, one key item Hamachi, seems to be missing from the menu.

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vipstever
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Brussels, jicama salad, hanger steak, and sushi/shashimi tasting menu. Eveything was delicious! Sushi just melted in your mouth.

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vipNick
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great, reasonably affordable sushi spot in downtown with a simple ambiance and delicious food and drink options

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KevinC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Didn't live up to the expectations that one might have formed based on the reading of online reviews. Okay Indian food but far short of spectacular.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaz used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Washington when wenlived here some years ago and we were anxious to try it again when we visited. It was just as good as we remembered. We had a delicious meal of sushi and sashimi and plan to eat there again the night before we fly back to the Netherlands.

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vipDianaL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipHale
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is excellent and consistent. A great place.

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vipNotaFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visit Kaz for the short ribs and sushi!

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theNJdiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality and presentation of food was equivalent to being in Japan.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi! Some of the best in the area. Many options for gluten free diners.

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ChevyChaseDiner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi and sashimi were incredibly delicious and fresh. Anybody who says that all raw fish is the same has not been to Kaz Sushi Bistro or other high quality sushi restaurant.

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Blair
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The sushi is always consistently fantastic. Service very good; but this time, of the many I times I have come to Kaz, the background music was loud "Japanese rap' or something and it was not really appropriate to the setting.

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KevinO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very fresh and delicious. Assistance in sake selection was very appreciated. Loved it.

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vipAnonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. However, given that they don’t have outdoor seating, and the area is pretty constrained, I would have hoped they would require proof of vaccination.

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LeslieS
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. The sushi was superb. The sake sampler was fun.

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vipChristian
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Sushi was outstanding! Service was slow (they were focused on to go orders) and Restaurant was very warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, tasty, and an experience. KAZ is the best sushi spot in DC. I'm looking forward to their sushi bar being open again and Omakasi back on the menu.

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vipNinaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent the ambulance was wonderful

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MehrdadH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sushi restaurant in DC. It is actually owned and operated by a Japanese and Korean.

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LoriF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kaz provided wonderful delicious food and excellent service. Thanks for a wonderful time .

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FoodieByDay
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitstaff took a while to come take our order and forgot to deliver one of our rolls. Overall the food was okay, but would not go out of our way to dine in here again.

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vipkdmeit
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Kaz is located on a nondescript street, the start of a mundane meal. Several seating options not ideal in cramped space, possibly due to Covid. Sake flights were fun. Grilled avocado was delicious. Nigiri was uninspired. Plenty of other choices in DC.

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AmyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitting too close to the next table. Everything else is fine.

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vipClydesGTN112521
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, as it has been for the past 20 years, Kaz's place had excellent sushi. It was the first time I had ever had his sushi rolls, and they were superb.

The salmon in gazpacho appetizer was innovative and delicious.

My favorite sushi resto in DC.

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vipQuiquevilla
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - best kept sushi secret in DC!

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HJGold
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town. Great value compared to the other famous places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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Stefania
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Everything well explained and very good environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the toro and waloo! Lovely sake selection as well. Great quality fish for a reasonable price.

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vipsac2833
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great customer service and there's a variety of sushi here.

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IsabelleE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
Real japanese food!
Very good menu and great choice of sakes...

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sushiA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful. Food and service were excellent. We could have a great time.

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Rnoelm
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kaz remains consistently good year after year, decade after decade. The space is intimate, in fact this was the first time we sat next to folks like we always did in the pre-pandemic times. We started with a fantastic sake based cocktail and enjoyed two of their specials for appetizers, one was an amazing sashimi dish (sorry forgot the fish) and the other a full order of soft shell crab. The crab was lightly coated and fried, but did not feel heavy. After that we moved on to several pieces of nigiri and a roll. Keep in mind that the rolls here are more traditional, smaller, rolls as opposed to the monster rolls seen at many places. The nigiri were well presented and melted in your mouth the way they are supposed to. While sushi is not an inexpensive meal, somehow Kaz has kept its price for quality low. It may not be the new trendy place, it may not be in the same building as the hotel of the former President who's name we shall not speak...but Kaz just keeps creating fantastic dining year after year. Enjoy.

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vipsunny
New England
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Sushi was so fresh.

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vipsunny
New England
42 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sushi! Truly authentic in taste and preparation!

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 4.7 stars by 1822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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