Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.7
1541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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, Discover, 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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Parking details
There are 2 paid parking garages on 19th and 20th street. However, they will be closed at 9:00 pm.
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Public transit
Farragut West Metro
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 1541 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katz is always outstanding. The fish is always fresh, the Sushi , Sashimi & cooked appetizers & entres are authentic & the service is always great. I love the new menu which has many new additions including a large choice tasting menu & lots of new dishes. Love love this Sushi Restaurant.

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AK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The best sushi restaurant in Washington. (And I’ve been to them all.)

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ZJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding, from the food to the decor to the service! The veggie sushi is great -- especially the roasted tomato nigiri which is delicious and quite clever because it looks like tuna. I would love to see even more veggie sushi options (for example, roasted sweet potato or avocado with honey roasted peanuts). The desserts are complex and nicely balanced; our favorites are the run raisin molten chocolate cake and the green tea tiramisu. The white breeze is a nice mocktail.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful, fresh Sushi but the service could have been quicker and more attentive.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is reliably delicious, creative, well prepared; having dined here occasionally for 15 years. The ambiance is respectful, comfortable and sophisticated without being stuffy. Our server and host were very considerate when we notified them that cold air was blowing on our table, offering to relocate us but instead were willing to adjust the air vent direction which solved the problem.

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AW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent!! A must try is the roasted brussel sprouts with sweet potatoes (delicious). This is my new go to sushi spot in DC!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Was a nice place and the service was good but I have had better sushi at other places in DC

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kaz never fails. If you want delicious, creative, and skillfully made sushi, served in a classy but not too pretentious environment, look no further. We go here all the time, and we are never disappointed! Highly recommended.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The seared salmon belly nigiri in particular is the best sushi I’ve ever had in my life.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in DC for a little get away and found Kaz through Open Table. Food was scrumptious! Sushi fresh and delicious. One of thee best servers ever!! Attentive but didn’t hover, friendly but not intrusive, over all a perfect dinner!

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BS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Good, simple and fresh dishes A little pricey when compared with other area sushi places

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place! The most unique sushi, melts in your mouth!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Thumbs up to the fresh fish that they use but the shiso leaf that they used on almost all the sashimi and rolls gave a bitter and describable taste to the food. Also, the sashimi and roll pieces are small.

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V
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Kaz is an old favorite for a reason! The freshest seafood, creative offerings alongside more familiar fare, and extras like your choice of several green teas, fresh wasabi if you want it, and three different versions of miso soup depending on your preference. These are clearly traditional and yet go beyond your everyday sushi house. The ambiance may be slightly underwhelming, but that's not why you go to Kaz. Eat up and enjoy!

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ZJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable from start to finish! High quality ingredients, delicious flavor combinations, attentive service, and classy ambience. The tomato nigiri is amazing and unique! Desserts and cocktails are also refreshingly different yet yummy.

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G
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Kaz is a fine sushi restaurant in the sushi desert that is Washington DC. The sushi is fresh and there is a lot to choose from. The only sour note in our meal was the $22 Bird's Nest, which was a slimy quail egg on top of slimy calamari on top of slimy truffle oil. It just wasn't tasty and yes, it was just slimy. The signature sushi and the sake were both very good. The service was generally good, except they forgot the Bird's Nest, which I now wish I hadn't reminded them of.

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HC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of several restaurants we visited while in the US and, I have to say, this place was the absolute best. Food was fabulous - like nothing we have ever eaten before, we tried several small dishes which meant we could sample lots of different flavours, whilst it also catered well for my vegetarian daughter. When we next return to Washington DC (which we fully intend to), this is definitely on my list to eat at again.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi and great service. One of the best I have had.

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LB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was OK but very expensive for what they serve. Very loud drinking scene which is fun for those who go here to drink, but if you want to enjoy good food in a nice atmosphere, don’t go here. We were very disappointed.

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. The only drawback is the rolls are small and don’t have a lot of fish. So if you order a tuna tartare roll, you get a “touch” of tuna!

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OG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaz is phenomenal! The food is exquisite (presentation and taste).

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SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative sushi with wonderful service. Highly recommend

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A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kaz never disappoints. Bright flavors, clearly fresh ingredients, creative food-- simply delicious. It can be hard to find sushi that is reliably high quality, but Kaz is a sure bet. And great options for those of us who tend to lean in a vegetarian direction. Highly recommended.

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NY
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started off with seaweed salad which I st6and the miscellaneous sushi and especially the Walu was all very fresh and overall excellent. Strongly recommend to all who appreciate fresh sushi.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Dine for Birthday but nothing was done or said. Sushi was ok for US standard, I wasn’t expecting true Japanese sushi anyways... Good enough for DC restaurant week menu and price.

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N
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Kaz should be on every list of the best restaurants in Washington DC. Whether you want meticulously crafted traditional negiri, maki and sashimi or delicious and inventive combinations, this is the place. It ain’t cheap, but it is so worth it.

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing sushi. Very authentic, the sake is also quite tasty. Beautiful atmosphere wonderful service.

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TR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for dinner and enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Great deal for a big pile of excellent sushi. Will definitely come back!

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F
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and friendly service, always.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite sushi spot. The salmon belly will change your life. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and did not rush our meal service. He also brought us a small shot at the end of the meal that was light, crisp, and a refreshing end to an overall memorable experience. Do not skip desserts. Recommend the adult green tea and tequila ice cream.

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AS
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi. Our waiter, a woman, was so wonderful and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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JA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Sushi bar in DC; always a great dining experience and a wonderful atmosphere, great service as well.

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RO
West Lothian
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food, nice buzz, family friendly and great value

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente restaurante

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. This is not your average trendy sushi place. This is sushi the way is is supposed to be. Authentic. Freshest quality and flavors. Made with care for each order. Attention to presentation. We tried several appetizers and especially loved the brussel sprouts and the hamachi crudo. all of our sushi was delicious but we were really impressed with the seared salmon, which we had not ever seen before in this preparation. the sauce was delectable and the salmon was warm and practically melted in our mouths. we will go back. Yaz please to more Kaz!!!!

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EN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and the restaurant is quiet enough to have a conversation in a low voice

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DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently the best sushi in DC. Superior fish, as well as excellent nigiri rice (something that is usually overlooked, even at some of the best sushi bars in town.)

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JY
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived and were seated in the corner of the restaurant. The miso soup was exceptional and probably the best part of the meal. The sake mojito was delicious but weak. The sushi was small but the rice was excellent, I'm just not sure it was worth the price. They were out of a lot of ingredients. Overall, would likely try another spot before returning unless someone else was paying.

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r
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This mainstay for DC sushi doesn't disappoint. Try their Sushi Tasting 0011 for a really great experience of flavors. The fish was fresh, the rice perfect and the temperature of both was perfect which is something that seems to elude most sushi places.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was alright.

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