Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.7
1831 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IsabelleE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
Real japanese food!
Very good menu and great choice of sakes...

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sushiA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful. Food and service were excellent. We could have a great time.

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Rnoelm
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kaz remains consistently good year after year, decade after decade. The space is intimate, in fact this was the first time we sat next to folks like we always did in the pre-pandemic times. We started with a fantastic sake based cocktail and enjoyed two of their specials for appetizers, one was an amazing sashimi dish (sorry forgot the fish) and the other a full order of soft shell crab. The crab was lightly coated and fried, but did not feel heavy. After that we moved on to several pieces of nigiri and a roll. Keep in mind that the rolls here are more traditional, smaller, rolls as opposed to the monster rolls seen at many places. The nigiri were well presented and melted in your mouth the way they are supposed to. While sushi is not an inexpensive meal, somehow Kaz has kept its price for quality low. It may not be the new trendy place, it may not be in the same building as the hotel of the former President who's name we shall not speak...but Kaz just keeps creating fantastic dining year after year. Enjoy.

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vipsunny
New England
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Sushi was so fresh.

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vipsunny
New England
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great sushi! Truly authentic in taste and preparation!

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ShaunaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Would come again. Sushi quality is great!

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Bobby
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food. Tables are placed very close to each other. So no privacy. Other tables were commenting and interacting with us way too much and I feel it’s because of how close we are. Staff and food was great. White wines were bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary! But nothing was done for it??
Seems like they need more help!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. New favorite spot for great simple sushi

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ElizabethW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing fish. Practically melts.

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vipBRendaG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance sr ice and food! Go there for delish sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Was not good. Very disappointing.

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vipPhilipS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good standard sushi menu. One hot dish, octopus, was rubbery.

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KHBaltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were here a few years ago and had a better experience then. Agedashi tofu has a strange, gelatinous coating, not crispy. Interesting tomato sushi. Japon drink is way too tart to finish. Service is slow, but probably just a pandemic staff shortage issue.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The tables are a little close together, but the food is a great value.

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DavidC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great food and ser

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ryuaqua92
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere, quality ingredients at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Sushi, could be best in DC

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kaagamc
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with warm and attentive service. A great first foray back to indoor dining.

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HyungL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overally, not bad. But, considering the price, I am not gonna recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious, the fish was incredibly fresh and the flavors were on point. Looking forward to coming back!

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DAVIDA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I haven't been in years and the suhi was just as I remembered, AMAZING!

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vipDEBJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi and small pkates

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vipStevenL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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vipEmilyS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was great and very fresh. The service was very slow.

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RyanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't remember our server's name but she was awesome! Everything she recommended was great.

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WhitneyH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, warm, welcoming
The good and the atmosphere was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very, very good sushi. Uni was not great though

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MehrdadH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best Sushi restaurants nationwide. We were frequent visitors before the pandemic and have just started going back.

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Nana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Friendly service. Very accommodating.

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vipStevenL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

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vipDonatoA
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and well presented food. Very friendly service.

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vipGoldie
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't eaten at Kaz since last March due to Covid restrictions and we were very excited to dine there once again since we've been fully vaccinated.
It was so good to be back! The food was delicious and the service delightful. The tables also were socially distanced, diners at every other table so it wasn't too busy, though I'm sure the owners can't wait for all of them to be filled. I think diners will start returning more and more, once they are vaccinated. We definitely will!

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vipAlyssa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Kaz Sushi Bistro was good, not great. My husband and I brought 2 out-of-town guests here for a Saturday evening dinner. This place seemed to top a lot of the lists, so we made the reservation. Upon arriving, we were shocked by how quiet it was. SO quiet. No type of buzz in the atmosphere or background music at all - we felt like everyone could hear everything we said at our table. We were also surprised that they don't offer any signature rolls - just all standard rolls, which were good, but we were imagining something a little bit 'more'. Guess I should have looked more closely at the menu. They also do not have a standard full bar - but the lychee martini and the sake mojito were delicious so would definitely recommend those. Our server was a bit pushy but brought us drink samples once we realized they did not have a full bar. Overall, it was a fine experience, but don't think I'll be bringing guests back due to the lack of ambiance and (in our opinion) limited sushi and bar menus.

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tigerotor77w
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I don't mind paying a little extra to eat a full meal for sushi, and Kaz Sushi delivered some of the best quality fish I've ever had. I had their sampler 009, a salmon avocado roll, and an additional order of two nigiri and one sashimi. All were incredibly fresh, there wasn't a smothering of sauces to cover up the sweetness of the fish, and the cuts were resilient -- no stale meat falling apart as you picked up the filet.

The restaurant practiced social distancing quite well, closing half the tables in order to allow groups to sit at least six feet apart. Service wasn't available whenever I finished one plate, but the extra pause did give me time to digest and consider my next portion. Noise can travel in the restaurant, but the quality of the fish and mutes any agitation.

Kaz is potentially my favorite sushi restaurant in the country -- price is not exorbitant and the quality is phenomenal.

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vipJadedtravelista
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter (Hari H, I believe) was efficient and friendly and helpful. The sake was delicious, Sashimi moriawase tender and fresh - in other words, it was perfection .

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with unique takes on classics. Our server made dinner fabulous. His recommendations and suggestions made a good meal better.

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vipFoodluver
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you want omakase, make sure you tell them when you make the reservation. The food was fresh and delicious.

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ChrisV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice dining experience even for a required reduced capacity COVID experience in this cozy sized dining room. Restaurant patron separation and staff interaction offered a safe distance and inviting atmosphere. Food was delicious and highlights were the Unadon Bento Box, salmon sushi roll with avocado and side of Brussels sprouts. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceeds expectations!

FAQs

Kaz Sushi Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Kaz Sushi Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 530-5500.

Kaz Sushi Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1831 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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