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Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.6
1456 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 530-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kaz Okochi
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Catering
Please ask manager for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th and I
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Public transit
Farragut West Metro
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 1456 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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AileenH 
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Outstanding ingredients, nice ambience.

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DebraW (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipJosephB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipKarenE (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipWannaBFoodie (Washington DC)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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vipRose (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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Disappointed (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent on all counts

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful sushi and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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peats (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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)

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vipFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipHenry (Washington DC)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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Beckerms2 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
5.0  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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