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About Kaz Sushi Bistro

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.

1915 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

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

Cross Street:
19th and I

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 530-5500

Website:
http://www.kazsushi.com/

Catering:
Please ask manager for details.

Public Transit:
Farragut West Metro

Executive Chef:
Kaz Okochi

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Kaz Sushi Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (10)
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Tasting Menu (9)
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Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Neither would go back not recommend to others to dine because of very rude customer services.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was the most delicious, special omakase sushi tasting. We received exceptional service from Chef Nao. He delivered course after course of the most amazing and creative dishes. He was very professional and personable. We love sushi and Japanese food, and this was our favorite dining experience ever.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding ingredients, nice ambience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Fresh sushi and shashimi. Tight schedule so staff accommodated our time constraints. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Good value. Thumbs up and would definitely go again and recommend to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite sushi place in DC. Very good fish and creative other dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved the flexibility of the management when an additional person joined our party. Thank you. Also enjoyed specialities like the live scallop & and the birds nest (ika, uni, quail egg, shiso leaf, seaweed). Great variety of hot and cold items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is our regular sushi spot, which we find better than Sushi Taro based on fish quality and sushi dishes. That in no way means that Taro is bad. In fact, it’s excellent as well and aesthetically more pleasing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We try to get to Kaz' as often as possible and the food never fails to satisfy. Kaz' is not the largest place for sure, but I believe that adds to the ambiance. We love the way Kaz takes very foundational sushi choices and has turned them into taste treats...tuna with truffle, scallops with lemon and salt. The best part is seeing what special fish Kaz has on hand each visit. In almost every place you go, you will find yellowtail...but Kaz had yellowtail belly and it was fantastic. The sake list has expanded since our last visit and that is very welcome. In my opinion, there are very few places I have ever been that compete with the fish that Kaz puts out there. It is creative, artistic and fun. Definitely our DC favorite

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

While the quality and uniqueness of some of the sushi offerings was very good, the portion size of the fish plus the very high prices make this restaurant a poor value.

The service from the staff was very good, but did not offset the high prices.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was good but not outstanding. Service was great . Atmosphere average .

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Kaz has been a long-time favorite, and I think one of the true hidden gems of the Washington, DC dining scene. Known for the genius and fabulous creations by Chef Kaz, the sushi hands-down beats other sushi finds in DC. (And I keep looking!) The prices are reasonable, the quality of fish, meat and produce are top notch, and the service is excellent. Recommend sitting at the sushi bar for a fun peek into the "kitchen." Bravo, Kaz!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cool place, excellent service and creative menu. Choose what you want or opt for one of the tastings. Sushi delicious. Sake shooter with uni and quail egg a must try

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Pleasant restaurant,good service but poor value. Have had much better sushi for half of the price

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent on all counts

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful sushi and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

What a beautiful meal. Take your time. Savor each and every morsel. The walu, smoked monkfish liver pate, salmon belly small plate were favorites.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Kaz consistently maintains high standards. Its sushi is excellent and the fish always fresh. We love to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs create innovative dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was very quiet when i arrived at 9pm (on a Saturday). The host/manager announced he was about to close for the night soon, as it was a slow night. Staff was friendly, but I didn't like the fact i was being rushed out. The food was good, but it did put a damper on my experience. I expected a more high-end establishment based on ratings

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Kaz Sushi Bistro is probably the best and most creative high end sushi restaurant in the greater Washington DC region. The chef's choices were spectacular with good variety and wonderful combinations of flavors. The chef came to the table to discuss specific food allergies to make sure our individual needs were met. Dinner at Kaz Sushi Bistro was an extraordinary experience. We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

In one word: PERFECT...
We will come again!
A bit expensive but worth it.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Too pricey for the food served. Ordered a Bento, a sushi platter, o toro, two makis and two other side dished costed me almost $200. Wrong choice for celebration.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were visiting DC and remembered our previous dinning experience a year before. My husband and I had to make this one of first dinning stops. Recommended it to family and friends visiting DC. (We are from Long Island, NY)

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Kaz was great as usual. The fish is extremely fresh, the staff is wonderful & they have a terrific Sake menu. Try to sit at the Sushi Bar so you can watch the guys make all the food.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Kaz Sushi has quite a bit of innovative sushi, with truffle, with olives, etc. which we didn't eat but some may want to do so. Their conventional dishes are well enough prepared, if not stellar. Flights of sake are nicely presented and well priced for those wishing to taste several different types.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing Sushi in the heart of DC! Excellent service and options, even saki flights.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Inventive, tasty small plates and great sushi and rolls. Our server was friendly and helpful. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Kaz used to be the go to place for -- if not trendy and buzzy -- excellent sushi. The lights are turned up, the seating has improved and the sushi has gone down hill. The special 'shrimp ball soup' tasted like a pasted up ball of leftovers. My husband's seaweed salad was piled high on Safeway grade iceberg. Ouch. Hope it gets back on the horse, as it is a schlep to go downtown after business hours.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

High quality Japanese (best we have found in DC), with warm, friendly and knowledgeable service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

BEst sushi I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten a lot of sushi!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We hadn’t had a great sushi in a while, and Kaz made us realize what we had been missing. We tried a sushi sampler, leaving our adventure to the Chef’s discretion, and loved the flavor explosion that followed. We appreciated the simplistic decor, and soft ambience that made our dinner about the food and each other. And the green tea tiramisu was a great treat!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

$4 for a tea bag. Mediocre foods. Certainly not the best sushi.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Kaz Sushi is an excellent sushi place, of course they also have all other sushi-related food available. They have the "classic" sushi, but they also have quite some new dishes with great taste combinations that are not really sushi, even so they are excellent! If you like seafood, try Kaz Sushi.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great meal. Close tables. Nearby table had 2 loud men dropping the fbomb throughout dinner. Political types. Sadly, not out of the ordinary. Would be nice if staff could intervene with rude patrons.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A wonderful sushi dining experience. We dined on a Tuesday night. The fish was fresh, the menu items thoughtful, creative and delicious, the service friendly and attentive. This will be our go-to sushi place on our next trip to DC.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fresh sushi . Expensive for the portion size.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Over priced for what you get.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Really enjoyed all that we ordered, tasting menu 9, hangar steak, Norwegian sea bass were all superb. Service was fine and ambiance was relatively casual. Things get expensive quickly but seem reasonable if you want the best food experience.

We definitely would like to come again and bring our kids too.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The restaurant is in a great location. Sushi was very fresh. Great value and excellent service. Staff was very friendly and helpful to explain menu. Highly recommend Kaz Bistro

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cramped. Closes early. Fish (Toro) was farmed. Decrease in quality notes from previous times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great sushi, really fresh. Have been to this location several times now. Go and experience for yourself!

Tags: Business Meals
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