Kizuna

4.5
121 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese

Based on the high quality and integrity of our fish, seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetable ingredients as well as our attention to the execution of our dishes, we want our guests to enjoy an upscale experience in a comfortable casual setting with casual prices. Our clean, cozy, warm dining room and the convenience of our own parking lot in Tyson's Corner complete the Kizuna experience.

The menu is a love letter to the two Japanese traditions of ramen and sushi. In fact, the name Kizuna is derived from a Japanese concept meaning strong emotional bonds. In this case, the bond between people and also between people and the food they love. The sushi menu has a large selection of nigiri, including shrimp, tuna, salmon, octopus and tobiko. The signature Kizuna ramen has three slices of pork belly, charred garlic oil, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, toasted nori and half a hanjuku egg.


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Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It's strange how they serve their charsu pork. It's pork rolled into a loaf with the pork belly fat and all and then cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch and then seared if I'm guessing correctly. Eventually the "meatloaf" style charsu pork will fall apart in your bowl of hot Ramen. You have no choice but to weed out the fatty materials out of your bowl onto another plate. I found them not edible. I prefer a true cut of pork belly fried crisp just like other Ramen noodle places that serve it. Their supposedly famous Chicken Shio Ramen was mediocre. Kizuna Ramen was okay. We were expecting a whole egg with our bowls of Ramen. They served on 1/2 of an egg. Was not impressed. We ordered 2 appetizers and only 1 came. We have to get the wait staff's attention to check on the 2nd appetizer. All he said was he placed our Ramen on hold until the 2nd appetizer comes in. We waited awhile. We were not happy dining there for the first time and there won't be a repeat visit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kizuna is a wonderful spot for any occasion. The food is always good and the staff very attentive. It is by far our favorite restaurant.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Never had Ramen so split the Toro toro toro, very yummy especially on a cold raining night that we had. The sushi was excellent and fresh. The owner came around the table to talk to guests which is such a nice way to manage and run a family owned business. Would highly recommend it, even though it is more expensive than other sushi places I’ve been.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, parking lot is to small and not big enough for the number of patrons that can be seated inside. Wait staff was busy because many customers on Saturday evening, it took some time before our sushi order arrived after placing the order. Noise level was on the high side for talking. You may want to make reservation on weekend evenings.

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PD
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for business and our first time here! Waitress was super helpful and food was delicious!!

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Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service! will be a new go to for us. place was packed so only downside was no spots available in parking lot

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I found this place by googling a favorite food of mine, Katsu Curry. This is one of the few places I found in the DC area and the restaurant had some good reviews.
Unfortunately, I must continue my search.
While the Katsu was ok, the curry was typical of store-bought mixes, veggies undercooked. Pickles they used, a very important part of the dish, were incorrect and not the usual Shinshinzuke.
The rice was ok. But both the salad and Miso were typical American approximations and also tasted strongly of dish soap.
None of the dishes were made in the traditional Japanese manner.
The wait for Sushi was 40 min from placing my order and came well after all the other dishes were finished.
It was Valentines Day and very busy. The waitress was apologetic and polite. There wasn't anything she could do.

I continue to look for a local Japanese restaurant that can make real Washoku dishes (typical comfort food)

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AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely adore this restaurant, super inventive sushi, fun and fabulous vibe. When we went for Valentine's? It was packed with tons of reservations -- ALWAYS a good sign and what you want to see! Fantastic service. My children always get ramen, I always get sushi and the apps are not to miss -- hubster loves the craft brews. We're repeats!

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SI
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I am somewhat of a foody, or rather I love good food. I don't care what it costs if it is tasty and appealing to the eyes. If those things are top notch I can even overlook poor service or unpleasant restaurant staff.

In short on a scale of 0-10 this joint that is trying to be fancy, but it is not other than some of the prices at best can get 6, and here on Yelp 2 is as best as they can go. It could be the fact that I had a high expectations and took my girls there for Valentine's dinner but overall no way I would rate it more than six and we are not experimenting twice. Luckily I got my wife real nice bouquet of flowers delivered today thus dinner didn't ruin the Valentine day thought(s).....we had a good time being together regardless!

Don't get me wrong, food was ok, but that is it just ok, or worse. The raw preparations were fresh so there were no issues regarding freshness (but claimed spicy sauce had no spice or flavor at all...we had to ask for a side of hot sauce...imagine getting paprika hot sauce with your sushi roll), while the cooked ones were poorly executed from various angles. In short literally, every single dish was either under-seasoned or had no proper seasoning at all.

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Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very mediocre Ramen, mostly noodles and bland ingredients. The broth was barely better than boiled water. Honestly the most bland Ramen I’ve had in the area.

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RK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi is excellent and Ramen never disappoints. Great for work, date or family event.

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W
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great restaurant!

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C
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first time at Kizuna and we had an excellent experience. The food was amazing; both taste-wise and presentation, and reasonably priced! Our boys loved the food and we had great service. Thank you - we will be back!

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kizuna has some of the best ramen around
We are particularly fond of the Toro toro Toro. However you can easily make a meal of their delicious appetizers. Their pork belly Chasu boss are to die for
We also love the tempura brussel sprouts and the smothered tater tots are not to be missed. Love their sushi too-especially their signature rolls although their everyday rolls are good too. Highly recommend Kizuna

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful, very attentive and thoughtful. Food came out quickly, everything was delicious. Heads up, when the menu says spicy they aren’t playing around!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic ramen, sushi, and gyoza. People are friendly. We’re regulars now. Even the 6th grader likes it!

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RB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server (didn't catch his name) was not helpful. This was our first time at Kizuna and instead of explaining the menu he just kept coming back over and over asking if we were ready to order. I did mention to him that it was our first time thinking he would give some recommendations but that never happened. Expected better service based on the reviews. I would go back for the food, in hopes that I don't get the same server.

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B
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my girlfriends bday. This is always my first choice cause seating is nice and reservations are easy to make. Food is always good and ramen is the best in tysons!

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fresh sushi and sashimi with chef explaining details about how he procures the fish.
Fresh Uni, Toro and Spanish Makerel.

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EG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Attentive service, bar made good margarita (lol). Edamame came out looking like old beans had been mixed in with new... kitchen tried to convince us it was a mix of black and green edamame and that is why the colors were different - couldn’t find anything online about these differing types of edamame so we sent back and requested new beans only - the second plate looked the same so we didn’t eat. Pretty good prices and palatable sushi. Nothing really overly impressive about the food. Wouldn’t return, there are better casual sushi spots nearby.

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l
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great. Had the Pork Shoyu Ramen with pork stock, delicious. Had the monster Goyza app, also delicious. Sushi was great as well as the service.

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I had been here once before, and thought it was pretty good. Our second visit was not so good. It took several minutes for the staff to notice us; once we finally ordered drinks, it turned out they were out of our first several drink orders - which happens, but the waitress didn't apologize and just kept coming back to the table with "we don't have that either - what else do you want" - not a great attitude to take when we're ordering off your menu that needs to be updated. Food was fine - we ordered the brussels sprouts, a couple "everyday" rolls, and some ramen - at least the food tasted good. We didn't see the waitress again for a while, so if we needed anything after our food came, we were out of luck. I am a sucker for mochi, so despite the not great experience we decided to order dessert, but unfortunately the waitress didn't write down the order and brought the wrong thing to my husband. And then our bill was $100 - pretty pricey for two people who had one drink each. It wasn't awful - but it definitely was not 4 or 5 star service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Bland food. Hair in our sushi. Manager handled very poorly.

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Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here, the service is always good and the food is always delicious. It's got great ramen and it's always so hard to decide between ramen or sushi! We usually just get both :)

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our regular eating places since we moved here a few years ago and we love it. Great food, friendly service and the owner is also frequently there to say hello to patrons. If you have not been here it is a “must try”.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kizuna is a fantastic little ramen and sushi restaurant hidden away in Tysons Corner. It has a good sushi list with great simple rolls and some fun specialty rolls. The Shio ramen bowls are very good and have large portion sizes at a reasonable price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good ramen and fresh sushi! Good portions. The waitress and owners were attentive and nice. We’ll be going back for sure.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sushi was a bit overpriced for what it was.

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S
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Kizuna. Food always great. Service is stellar.

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T
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from California. Service was great and everything was supremely fresh. Recommended if looking for great sushi and Ramen.

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n
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent sushi and ramen! The owner is wonderful, warm and welcoming.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Kizuna many times before and am used to the service. The first time I was there, my server was very condescending and even questioned my choice to order two servings of an appetizer. My most recent time, I reached out to touch my udon bowl and burned all of my fingers. No one had made my table aware that the bowl would be hot.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender and sushi guy at the kiosk smiled at me upon my arrival . Our lady waitress also gave us the Green Tea as a welcome treat after she found out that it was our first time there.

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IR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. One dish that the waitress said was not spicy, however, was actually quite spice. In addition, the restaurant was a bit noisy, which is why I rated the ambiance only "good". (We do not particularly like an "energetic" noise level.) The value was excellent. Overall, this restaurant was excellent!

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OT
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sashimi and sushi is not really what I am used to as quality Sashimi and sushi. I guess I am just so used to what I get in Hawaii. Ramen is okay.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic sushi at highest quality, plus great sake choices and Ramen. Delicious!

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RR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect venue and food for family birthday. We ordered miso soup, seaweed salad, and a huge platter of various sushi items to please all 3 of us.

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PB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

As always, great food. But I ordered the ramen and it took more than thirty minutes to arrive. My wife's main course came much earlier. When I asked about my meal, the waiter told me the ramen station was backed up. Had he told me that when I made the order I would have asked for something else. I consider this a breakdown in service and it marred an otherwise good dining experience. I hope in the future the staff will alert customers beforehand if there is a delay.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Rolls are more expensive than most of the sushi restaurants in the area.

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NA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had some issues with the server but he quickly resolved them. I really enjoyed my sushi but the friend didnt like her ramen as much. It's also a bit tricky to get to. I would go back for the sushi tho!

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