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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

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4.6

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4.3

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4.1

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2010

The food was fantastic. The specials were the best.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 2, 2010

Food was awesome though a little pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2010

The food was good, but the waitress had an attitude that she didn't want to be there. She rolled her eyes several times at our requests.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Everything we tried was a top notch quality. But I think the prices are bit high too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2010

Overall Best sushi in DC. Very creative and is a hit everytime.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 16, 2010

The sashimi was very good as always and I LOVE the lemon vodka sorbet on the chocolate marquise dessert. The service wasn't as attentive as usual but it was okay, and also always the cramped quarters made the place noisy. The sea bass was tasty but a little saltier than it needed to be. None of the dishes are very large, here, so the cost tends to add up, but the food is reliably good, and this is a good place to get a light meal, especially to share.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2010

One member of the party was running late and staff refused to seat us. Not very accommodating at all. Generally clueless about food allergies or intolerances. And they don't have the option of real crab meat instead of crab stick, yuck.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2010

This would have been a much more positive experience if the service hadn't been so slow. We waited a long time for, water, other drinks and our initial salads and edamame, none of which should be 15-minute-plus delays.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2010

A perennial favorite...fabulously fresh as always!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 2, 2010

The sashimi was very good and the dessert was excellent (though not very Japanese :-). Also really enjoyed the tempura clams--definitely the upscale version of that dish! We've eaten here several times, and it's always good, and always busy.

This is an oddly shaped building, but it seems very small, and it ends up feeling crowded even when it isn't all that jammed. The acoustics really bounce the noise around instead of deadening it, and some of the tables are rather close together.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2010

Kaz Sushi Bistro has some of the most most fabulous sushi in the DC metro area. But what Kaz offers which others don't is a myriad of non-mainstream and perfectly prepared small dishes and signature sushi. Delectable dishes such as raw calamari thinly sliced over fresh sea urchin with quail egg and spicy green broiled mussels. Chef's signature nigiri includes such luxurious ingredients as foie gras, black truffle and lobster with wasabi mayonnaise. Mix in a simple, yet elegant setting, courteous staff and moderate prices and you find the most reliably delicious and decadent establishment to enjoy sushi.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2010

Just very basic sushi - not terrible, but not great.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 28, 2010

We had dined at Kaz a year ago and had a fabulous experience - we were very disappointed on this trip. The sushi was not as good and the head chef/owner had quite an attitude. We won't be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2010

Excellent sushi. Friendly service at the sushi bar. Very good experience overall.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2010

Always very good Sushi in the city!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2010

Best Japanese restaurant in town. The only place we go.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2010

Sushi is unique and pretty good. I had the spicy edamame which was delicious and a scallop with prosciutto and creme fraiche.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2010

Kaz continues to be the best Japanese restaurant in DC, and the benchmark that all others are measured against. His brilliant creations never cease to amaze the eye and the pallet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2010

Small but very pleasant ambience. Staff were friendly and attentive. Excellent selection of sake available. I went for the summer special menu, which was delicious, but was not as impressed with the separate order of tuna sashimi. All ingredients in the nigiri sushi were very fresh, and the dessert of lychee custard with a mango sorbet was very light and refreshing. I highly recommend this place for an intimate, delicous meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Excellent food, creative choices, terrific service and, unusual for a sushi restaurant, fantastic desserts!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2010

This place would be a favorite for beginner sushi eaters. There wasn't too much unique outside of their "DC Roll," so if you like sticking to spicy tuna and California rolls, this is your place. The size of the rolls were too small as well. The food wasn't bad tasting, but nothing stood out.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2010

Very good. Prompt service and seating. And freshness of items great!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 19, 2010

A great value for the Japanese food aficionado. Familiar favorites and innovative new fare both on offer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2010

WONDERFUL....PUT THIS RESTAURANT ON YOUR LIST!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2010

Just fantastic sushi. Excels in minimalist nigiri and rolls. Just all-around greatness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 19, 2010

I was very disappointed in the quality of the fish. It still tasted fishy and was not very inspired. I expected more during restaurant week from such a well known sushi place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2010

Presentation and quality were both excellent. Unlike so many of its competitors, the sushi rice was properly prepared, with distinct and firm, but not hard, grains. Fish quality was likewise excellent. Top-level sake selection, too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2010

I had seen many high reviews (and also some low ones) for Kaz Sushi Bistro. Unfortunately, I must side with the low ones.

The food was not all that great. I am not a sushi snob, but I have had better sushi from chain grocery stores. The fish was mush, and the rice was not very good. The portion sizes were small for the high price. The service was solid. Nothing they did blew my socks off, but it was solid and friendly.

I will NOT be going back to this sushi place. There are too many other, better options in the DC area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2010

Nice decor, food was a bit lacking.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2010

As they'd say on In Living Color, "Hated it!" The sushi was very basic and almost sub-par. This restaurant is extremely over priced the basic rice and fish roll you were getting and the poor service made the experience even less palitable. I would not recommned this place for sushi or for a good dining experience. You're waaaay better off going to Cafe Asia in Arlington!!! Much better service, excellent drinks, and more creative and tasty sushi experience!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2010

Even for Restaurant Week, the sushi was excellent. The desserts were yummy--light, refreshing, and a perfect end to a delicious meal! Our only gripes were that service was indifferent and the setting (tables too close together and the restaurant does little to dress up its drab location) was uninspiring. Come for the food, not the environs.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2010

Had a nice time. The food was good but the portions were a bit small and the prices a bit high. I might go back, but not rushing back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2010

Food was fine but nothing special. The presentation and service are also fine but really nothing special. The price was rather high for what you get. It is just a moderately good restaurant nothing less nothing more.
No infirmation about the day's special. Of course, we were given the menus.
Although at the time of reservation I mentioned about the dinner being a birthday outing for our son, no one seem to care.
The restaurant is a good place for lunch, not for special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2010

Price was too high for the quality of food. But the service was prompt and courteous; so overall it's a good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2010

Kaz sushi has great food, but I wouldn't recommend the maki. Try the Bento boxes. Waitress was very kind.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2010

best meal i had in a long time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2010

Sushi is always very fresh and the seaweed salad is very good, a twist on a classic seaweed salad. Wait staff are always very sweet and attentive. Great choice. Also, prices are reasonable, especially for DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2010

Don't waste the fabulous fish here by getting a roll. Go for the nigiri and sashimi - they will melt in your mouth!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2010

You have it all at this gem of a Japanese restaurant. If you're out to celebrate, select some of the sushi delights Kaz has created. The servers know what is especially tempting.
If you're hungry and worried about not getting enough to eat, try a Bento box with Asian Tender Short Ribs and a serving of Tempura. Either way you will be delighted.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Experience was very good.

We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and prompt. The saki sampler was a good way to try out different flavors.

The food, although the portions were small, was delicious.

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