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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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

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4.0

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 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 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (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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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It is a very good sushi restaurant, the sake is great, some come with a table warmer, which keeps it warm and the tea comes in a pot. The sushi is top grade and very good. Its a little pricey not much if you have one non-sushi eater in your group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

. Y wife and I and very Very critical on the Highest End cuts of fish. I would give there cuts the Best I Washington DC, in this area we do not have what West Coast has, and specialty islands. For DC, there ULTRA TORO AND FATTY BELLY YELLOW TAIL, is the best in the Washington DC restaurants in the 202 Area code. That is Huge for DC.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Menu seems more limited and food not as good as on previous trips.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great with the exception that the nigiri had a little too much wasabi and the fish, which was excellent, was overwhelmed and didn't shine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I recommend to sit at the sushi bar ( only 6 stools) and order the sushi only omokase- which is where you have a sushi chef preparing his choices of the best sushi for that day. He will keep the food coming until you say stop. The meal is just priced a la Carte. One of the most amazing sushi experiences I have ever had in the US. Incredibly creative yet simple preparations with fresh fresh sushi and a very special rice. The ginger hot tea was a wonderful way of having a sip to cleanse the palate between each serving.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful, as always. Excellent food. Excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Really enjoyed dining at Kaz! The service was quick, and the sushi was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Kaz Sushi Bistro has been my favorite sushi restaurant ever since I first tried it in 2005. It has NEVER failed to disappoint. One of my favorite pieces of sushi on their menu is Hawaiian Walu with Wasabi Leaf. They have a vast selection of sushi choices. Their signature sushi is unique. I have yet to find anything rivaling this in the DC metropolitan area. The service equals the food in excellence. They also have a wonderful sake list. I am not typically a sake drinker, but I got to try the Yuzu Sake - amazing! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent and creative meal combining sushi and hot small plates
Good for vegetarian dinner and for demanding palates
The grilled avocado with lobster and miso mayo was outstanding .
Sea bass was as good as Nobu.
Already recommended to friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything was tasty and delicious! Unusual and special!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Incredible sushi...some of the best we've had anywhere. Kind of a surprise because the place is rather non-descript, sitting atop a nail salon.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was great , service was good and food was even better. Small restaurant but it didn't bother us one bit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food is good, service is attentive. But it looks like that to get a good table, even if for a birthday celebration, you must either be known to the maître, or insist in getting a better table than the one that is given to you (looking at a service door).

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was good. Decor is nice. Food, not so much. OK for American palate but real Japanese know the difference. Will not go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I loved Kaz. A little bit of a stuffy atmosphere, but oh the fish. Melt in your mouth, absolutley tasty fish. Adornments (like jalapeño or spicy sauce) are added lightly, never overpowering the dish. The service is top drawer, and more friendly and casual than the atmosphere might suggest. And I have to say, with all that my friend and I ate (and some Sake, too), the bill was quite reasonable for such good quality. Hit it up.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My wife loves sushi, but I do not like it (or fish in general). But there were more then enough non-fish options to keep me very happy, and she had a memorable meal of sushi and sashimi. The eggplant and hanger steak dishes I ordered were both fantastic.

Our 4-year-old was being a bit restless but our server was very gracious about it. He really enjoyed a cooked salmon entree (and my wife ate a few bites and said it was one of the best salmon dishes she has eaten).

This was my second time eating at Kaz, and both visits were very good dining experiences. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The restaurant is o.k. but not in any way special. The food is solid and of good quality but creativity is lacking. The portions are very small - after having five different items from the menu (sashimi, sushi rolls, and a special plate) I felt still hungry and went somewhere else. The items, particularly the special plates appear to be rather overpriced, compared to quality and quantity. The server was a bit overbearing and at times disturbing.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service great, environment great, good quality great. The only negative is the amount of sushi which is available. A little limiting for our personal tastes. However, we would happily go again and can only comment on the great food and service

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Kaz is not the usual Japanese restaurant and have to be approached if you want to try experiment on the JApanese food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sushi was ok, I expected more for the price. Server gave us some great suggestions. Avoid seating at the corner table under AC as it drips water the entire time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Sushi was good, no brown rice options, atmosphere wasn't great, wasn't a 'trendy' restaurant, just an average setting with a weird crowd of people

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Another amazing experience at Kaz. They do an excellent job of making you feel like you have been invited to a close friend's home for an intimate dinner. The service enables a superior dining experience. They expertly match your specific desires to the best items in or off the menu. The food that is created by the chefs is complex, delicious, and made with a relentless focus on presentation. I used to look forward to going to get sushi almost anywhere. Now I usually pass unless we are going here.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Kaz Sushi Bistro had an interesting menu that went beyond the typical sushi restaurant playing with their roll ingredients, including some interesting nigiri options and appetizer options.

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

Every morsel was delicious. We will definitely revisit Kaz Sushi Bistro.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. Couldn't ask for a better date night!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Their menu is creative and the presentation is completely different than what you think it normally should be, so be prepared to be surprised the look, the taste, and mostly the value to what you order. The sashimi is too normal to amaze me, would not recommend. Some rolls like eel, tempura shrimp are excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My favorite sushi in DC !
Very attentive service, delicious food !
I will go back over and over again !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We love Kaz and have been going there for years. The fish is amazing and the non-fish items are spectacular, too. We particularly love the following: the sea bass signature dish, the salmon with mango, the salmon with creme fraiche, the tuna with truffle, the clam tempura, the short ribs, the brussel sprouts, and all incarnations of the crudo. Do we always spend a bit more than we anticipate? Yes. Do we regret it? No.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We loved the hamachi crudo. We also ordered one of the chef's choice sushi options, not full-on omakase, and especially liked the salmon belly and walu nigiri. Fish was very fresh and beautifully prepared. Not an inexpensive meal but very high quality.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding sushi. Best I've had in DC. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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