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Kaz Sushi Bistro

4.7
1480 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 530-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kaz Okochi
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Catering
Please ask manager for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th and I
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Public transit
Farragut West Metro
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 1480 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great sushi & sashimi

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best Sushi in DC. The Sushi is creative, new, different each time I go. Always fresh and tasty.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

What an amazing restaurant! The sushi was just incredible, my friend and I shared a few small plates including the Brussel sprouts, sea bass Napoleon and the short rib. All were amazing. Then we shared many of the special sushi varieties. I especially enjoyed the blue crab. Everything was delectable and I would eat here again in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing server, fantastic experience!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best in town!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Sat at the sushi bar and the chefs were extremely friendly and fun to watch.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Kaz is consistently excellent in quality and service. We have eaten at Kaz many times, for last 7 years, and have never been disappointed, either at lunch or at dinner. Always superb, BRAVO FOR SUCH A GREAT TEAM!!! 2018-04-11 Calamari was the best ever - succulent - right spice - perfect depth - fabulous finish - elegant presentation - not sure what else to say other than it was fantastic! Thank you everyone at Kaz - the experience was superb as always!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really nice place, with excellent food quality and attentive servers.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing presentation of food!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was nice. Great that one person can have the tasting menu even when the other chooses something else. Anniversary Tasting Menu was fabulous. Also liked that it was 6 courses rather than 8. They should add that as an option more permanently.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great Sushi, excellent Saki list. Staff is attentive but not overbearing. It is my wife’s and my favorite Sushi place in DC.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Though the food was pretty good, it was a struggle to get it. Lots of waiting involved. I enjoyed a sake flight, but then wanted a carafe to go with my sushi, but waited until I was almost done to get it.

Great potential.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Incredible sushi restaurant. Has nice rolls, nigiris, and other kinds of Japanese cuisine. My wife was amazed with the dessert. Staffs are all gentle. The price was not as expensive as I had expected. I've visited many sushi restaurants around the U.S. and this one comes on top.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The appetizers were all amazing. One of us had the cauliflower which had a delicious sauce. Another had the Brussel sprouts which were cooked perfectly. I had the warm spinach salad which was great as always. We also split the hamachi crudo, but I'm not sure I'd get that again. Small portion and not my favorite sauce.
The rolls were all great. I think the eel with pickled jalapeño was the best. The seared salmon belly nigiri was amazing. I was disappointed by the Uni, which had a weird taste to it (I've tried sea urchin at many places, including this place, before - this was not normal). The waitress kindly removed it from the menu when we told her.
They also have carafes of wine that are a good amount.
Loved our table. Service was excellent. I will definitely continue to go to this place for my sushi fix!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Kaz is a wonderful restaurant with spot on service and fantastic sushi. My family had a delicious assortment of sushi and it was the best. We drive all the way from Richmond, VA to enjoy the food and impeccable service. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent Service!
Amazing sushi ... delicious rice!
Love the green mussels!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great food and nice atmosphere. Highly recommend the grilled avocado. Sushi rolls are pretty small, but the food is top notch; best sushi in DC. Great for business or romantic dates. The sake tasting is divine.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Kaz is always a great place for friends to catch up over dinner! Fresh delicious sashimi, chawanmushi, agedashi tofu and terrific sake list!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of the best sushi restaurants in DC. We always have a great time and great service at KAZ.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Kaz Sushi Bistro is now of "go-to" Sushi Spot in DC. We loved the sea bass napoleon and the cabbage pancake. We followed that down with more traditional nigiri and rolls. They had great choices on their Sake list. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Friendly service, AMAZING food! Just wish we would've ordered more! Try the Salmon Roll w/pickled pineapple, basil and the black sesame panna cotta!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Lovely service and creative food. I loved it.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Eaten here a few times, but never alone at the sushi bar. Sushi was wonderful, sake was wonderful, service was wonderful...

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Neither would go back not recommend to others to dine because of very rude customer services.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was the most delicious, special omakase sushi tasting. We received exceptional service from Chef Nao. He delivered course after course of the most amazing and creative dishes. He was very professional and personable. We love sushi and Japanese food, and this was our favorite dining experience ever.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Outstanding ingredients, nice ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Fresh sushi and shashimi. Tight schedule so staff accommodated our time constraints. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Good value. Thumbs up and would definitely go again and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our favorite sushi place in DC. Very good fish and creative other dishes.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Loved the flexibility of the management when an additional person joined our party. Thank you. Also enjoyed specialities like the live scallop & and the birds nest (ika, uni, quail egg, shiso leaf, seaweed). Great variety of hot and cold items.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This is our regular sushi spot, which we find better than Sushi Taro based on fish quality and sushi dishes. That in no way means that Taro is bad. In fact, it’s excellent as well and aesthetically more pleasing.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We try to get to Kaz' as often as possible and the food never fails to satisfy. Kaz' is not the largest place for sure, but I believe that adds to the ambiance. We love the way Kaz takes very foundational sushi choices and has turned them into taste treats...tuna with truffle, scallops with lemon and salt. The best part is seeing what special fish Kaz has on hand each visit. In almost every place you go, you will find yellowtail...but Kaz had yellowtail belly and it was fantastic. The sake list has expanded since our last visit and that is very welcome. In my opinion, there are very few places I have ever been that compete with the fish that Kaz puts out there. It is creative, artistic and fun. Definitely our DC favorite

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

While the quality and uniqueness of some of the sushi offerings was very good, the portion size of the fish plus the very high prices make this restaurant a poor value.

The service from the staff was very good, but did not offset the high prices.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was good but not outstanding. Service was great . Atmosphere average .

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Kaz has been a long-time favorite, and I think one of the true hidden gems of the Washington, DC dining scene. Known for the genius and fabulous creations by Chef Kaz, the sushi hands-down beats other sushi finds in DC. (And I keep looking!) The prices are reasonable, the quality of fish, meat and produce are top notch, and the service is excellent. Recommend sitting at the sushi bar for a fun peek into the "kitchen." Bravo, Kaz!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Cool place, excellent service and creative menu. Choose what you want or opt for one of the tastings. Sushi delicious. Sake shooter with uni and quail egg a must try

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Pleasant restaurant,good service but poor value. Have had much better sushi for half of the price

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent on all counts

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful sushi and service.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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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