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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

What a beautiful meal. Take your time. Savor each and every morsel. The walu, smoked monkfish liver pate, salmon belly small plate were favorites.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Kaz consistently maintains high standards. Its sushi is excellent and the fish always fresh. We love to sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs create innovative dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was very quiet when i arrived at 9pm (on a Saturday). The host/manager announced he was about to close for the night soon, as it was a slow night. Staff was friendly, but I didn't like the fact i was being rushed out. The food was good, but it did put a damper on my experience. I expected a more high-end establishment based on ratings

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Kaz Sushi Bistro is probably the best and most creative high end sushi restaurant in the greater Washington DC region. The chef's choices were spectacular with good variety and wonderful combinations of flavors. The chef came to the table to discuss specific food allergies to make sure our individual needs were met. Dinner at Kaz Sushi Bistro was an extraordinary experience. We will be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

In one word: PERFECT...
We will come again!
A bit expensive but worth it.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Too pricey for the food served. Ordered a Bento, a sushi platter, o toro, two makis and two other side dished costed me almost $200. Wrong choice for celebration.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were visiting DC and remembered our previous dinning experience a year before. My husband and I had to make this one of first dinning stops. Recommended it to family and friends visiting DC. (We are from Long Island, NY)

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Kaz was great as usual. The fish is extremely fresh, the staff is wonderful & they have a terrific Sake menu. Try to sit at the Sushi Bar so you can watch the guys make all the food.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Kaz Sushi has quite a bit of innovative sushi, with truffle, with olives, etc. which we didn't eat but some may want to do so. Their conventional dishes are well enough prepared, if not stellar. Flights of sake are nicely presented and well priced for those wishing to taste several different types.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing Sushi in the heart of DC! Excellent service and options, even saki flights.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Inventive, tasty small plates and great sushi and rolls. Our server was friendly and helpful. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Kaz used to be the go to place for -- if not trendy and buzzy -- excellent sushi. The lights are turned up, the seating has improved and the sushi has gone down hill. The special 'shrimp ball soup' tasted like a pasted up ball of leftovers. My husband's seaweed salad was piled high on Safeway grade iceberg. Ouch. Hope it gets back on the horse, as it is a schlep to go downtown after business hours.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

High quality Japanese (best we have found in DC), with warm, friendly and knowledgeable service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

BEst sushi I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten a lot of sushi!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

$4 for a tea bag. Mediocre foods. Certainly not the best sushi.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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