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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (25)
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Healthy (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
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Romantic (5)
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Tapas (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had friends visiting from California who wanted sushi. Kaz came through with flying colors. The sashimi, nigiri and rolls were all wonderful. Kaz offers both traditional nigiri and rolls along with some more updated and eclectic options that are delicious. The Mexican roll is a definite winner for vegetarians and for anyone who wants a light, refreshing snack. My favorites - unagi and hamachi were absolutely delicious. Will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Tables a little too close together, unfortunately, like having dinner with tables next to us. But the food and service were tops.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We did an omakase and were not disappointed. Food = fantastic. Service = fantastic. Did I say the food was fantastic? I've never had better sushi, and because we let Chef decide what we'd have, we tried some things we never would have otherwise (and we're not sushi novices). I cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food used to be a lot better. The server had a terrible attitude.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Two college friends and met for a "have fun living in Costa Rica for a year" dinner for one of us. The seaweed salad was large enough that it and the scallops small bites were enough for me. The seaweed salad alone was perfect but with the sauces, it was even better. I'd like to use the sauce to dunk everything in! And the scallops were so light and flavorful with a deliciously slightly lemony taste. Perfect for the sweltering DC evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was high quality and worth the price. Very tasty!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This Sushi spot is everything, the only thing that is missing is a full bar.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Salmon was not super fresh and the selection of fish available is limited, but really good nonetheless.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We love Kaz Bistro. The food is always on point. Best sushi in DC. Mike the mgr. is always ready to make it a great dining experience and will reserve for you otoro !!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Delicious Japanese food. Great Salad and dressings, octopus, soft shell crab and sushi

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great food and service! All such that we have ordered were great! Cocktails are delicious! love this place

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great Japanese restaurant. Very popular, full house.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great tasting menu. The sushi was really fresh and creative. I would come here again

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Some of the best sushi I have ever had. Very low key and authentic atmosphere. Highly recommended trying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I deliver food from this restaurant through another service so it was nice to finally eat here! The food is great and the staff is friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Absolutely first-rate food, both quality of ingredients and prep, across the board. One of the best sushi-centric meals I've had, and best in DC. Fairly expensive, but worth it now and then.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

As usual, the food was delicious and the service, attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Haris, our waiter, was AWESOME! When you can get our two teenagers to smile and laugh, you are an amazing human. Haris was funny, informed, and personable. He made great recommendations and was very accommodating to each of our different palates. Sushi, although fairly standard, was fresh and delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

One of those sushi restaurants where you walk in and you know it's a serious establishment. Best yellowtail roll I think I've ever had, all of the nigiri was fresh, interesting, and deliberately crafted. Only con was how the waiter brought his sake recommendation which he didn't tell us was a $60 bottle... but he was great in all other aspects.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I never had fresher sushi. Loved how the tiniest dollop of sauce/seasoning on top created a flavorful sensation. I tried to eat slowly to get the most of every bit. Wonderful service too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Visiting from Indiana I had a nice experience dining at KAZ with my daughter. Nice food,excellent service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Kaz Sushi Bistro was perfect for getting well made fresh sushi. The waitstaff was attentive, but not intrusive. There were quite a few vegetarian options that were just as delicious as the seafood offerings.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Though some praise Kaz's "authenticity," it didn't seem particularly so to me (I lived in Japan more than ten years). The miso shiru was lukewarm, lacked a lid, and was served first, American style. Portions were gargantuan--one bento was enough to feed two people. The chicken teriyaki was mediocre; I should have known better than to order it. We were happy to see unagi and okonomiyaki on the menu; the former was good, the latter exceptionally good, though it's too small to make a meal. We didn't taste the sushi. A friend recommended the chef's tasting menu (omakase), but it was beyond our price range. Overall, a disappointment.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Our first time at this place. The food was very good and very fresh. I would definitely recommend!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I made a res for 3 people @ 8pm to sit with Kaz at the Sushi Bar. Our friend arrived before we did so they sat him at a table next to the Sushi Bar because it wasn't available yet & Kaz greeted him. He explained he wasn't working the Sushi Bar that night but spoke with our friend for a little while & Kaz recommended a great Saki which was ordered. We arrived & were seated at the table with our friend while waiting for the Sushi bar & Kaz came over to say hello & asked how we were enjoying the Saki which was outstandingly smooth & thanked him for the recommendation. We were then seated at the Sushi Bar & gave our entire Sushi order while we enjoyed the Saki & great conversation. The Calamari & Seaweed salads were fabulous & the fish was amazing & tasted so fresh. We had room for dessert so definitely order the Molten Chocolate cake & the Fried Bananas with Raspberry Ice Cream. Unbelievably rich & mouth watering. Can't wait to go back. Wonderful service.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Great service and very fresh sushi although pieces were a little on the smaller side. Having said that I'll still take quality over quantity any time. Nice authentic casual atmosphere with a full dining room that created an energetic atmosphere. Would definitely return next time in DC.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Had the sushi omakase this week (chef's choice endless sushi at the counter) and was blown away by the best and most interesting sushi I've ever had, anywhere, period. Fresh, perfectly prepared, innovatively presented, immaculate sushi--from normal like hamachi to extraordinary like Japanese scallop, wagyu beef, uni, torched salmon belly. Toro, salmon roe, walu, wow, wow, wow.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 18, 2017

I consider myself a sushi snob, food quality is top notch with a nice variety you won't fine elsewhere without being intimidating. It's on the higher end side price-wise but well worth it! Excellent service as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We made a res 45 minutes before arriving. Waited 5 minutes for the Sushi bar & sat in front of Kaz without knowing it until we had finished eating. Then had a nice co ver station with him before leaving the restaurant. The fish was really fresh & the special Sushi dishes were wonderful. Will be back to eat soon.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Wonderful sushi. Such a great variety and also great drink menu. Everyone was friendly and had great customer service. We will definitely be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Cramped seating. Our server seemed overwhelmed, so whenever we wanted to order more it seemed like we were bothering her. Thankfully the good was good. If I went back it would be on a slow night; which shouldn't be the determining factor when going to a restaurant, just saying.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had the sushi tasting and it was magical. Go and do this at the sushi bar.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

400.00 for two people when all set and done We had the chef special. Highly e commended. Every dish was pleasant to eat and look at. Service- our waitress was Super attentive. Ambiance- the sushi bar and wall could use some cleaning. Dust build up and water spots on wall.

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 (Key West)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Great Sushi at moderate price. Nice ambiente.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always a favorite. Have been following Kaz around D.C. For at least 20 years. Kaz is the best-hands down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

This is the best sushi I have had for a long time. It's definitely worth every penny.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Sushi was fantastic here - everything we tried was terrific, fresh and very flavorful.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Best sushi we've ever had!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Wonderful experience. Loved the sushi

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Vegan, Notable Wine List
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