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About Mate

Maté is decadent, lush and entirely unexpected in historic Georgetown. We serve only the best quality ingredients in our innovative sushi rolls and specialty cocktails.

All red décor, very luxe Panton spiral lamps, red Luna chairs, a sleek aluminum bar and a Latin inspired sushi menu are brought together to create a sophisticated and seductive atmosphere for Washingtonians.

3101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
K & 31st

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 333-2006

Website:
http://www.matedc.com/

Entertainment:
Maté Music Weekends: Join us for a party every Friday and Saturday night with drink specials and DC"s best DJ's.

Catering:
We now bring everything you have enjoyed to your door! Whether it is a business function, home entertainment or a special occasion, you can count on the quality, flavors and service at your home, office or final destination.
wwww.latinconceptscatering.com

Parking Details:
Mate offers valet parking for all private events. Public and Street Parking available.

Public Transit:
The Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station, located on the blue and orange metro lines, is a short 15-minute walk to Georgetown.

Executive Chef:
Batkhuu Odonchuluun

Private Party Facilities:
Our unique space offers multiple options for gatherings and receptions. Our team has a stellar track record in organizing events of all sizes, and our attention to detail all but guarantees a fun and successful event no matter what the requirements.
Maté offers semi private spaces as well as full restaurtant buyouts with capacities ranging from 10 to 250 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Jamie : (202) 677-0529

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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Mate Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

50% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food never came an hour and 20 Min after we ordered and everyone one around us got their food shortly after they arrived. We ended up walking out as we had movie tickets.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was terrible because they were short staffed. They served saki in tumblers? And a Duvel in a pint glass? Not sure who manages their bar, but they need to get their service glasses straightened out.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great vibe, contemporary set up, amazing food. Mate hits the mark every time, although my waitress was having a bad day lol

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always it was a wonderful time had at Mate. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. Our server was friendly and took care of all of the tables needs.

The food was great as always, I had ceviche, Volcano and Buenos Aires rolls...simply perfection and my drink, the Mango Martini was just what I needed on a Saturday night.

I'll definitely return and recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have an amazing sushi dinner in a sexy cool place.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very nice place, totally recommended for sushi and date night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The overall experience was just good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Service was not to the usual standards. We were seated and left unattended. Once we ordered only half of our order so we had to wait another 15 for the rest of our dinner.

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

Mate forgot to bring out 2 appetizers we ordered and yet one still appeared on our bill even though we asked them to remove it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

It was great overall! The restaurant is beautiful and the location is great. The speciality rolls are a bit pricey but definitely worth it.

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The sushi was only fair. Service not attentive. Reasonable prices for happy hour, but would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Mate was very average for Sushi and the service made it seem really less than average. Obviously someone called out sick because we had one waitress for what it looked like every table in the restaurant. What I didn't get though is the Maitre D' was sitting people and when he had nothing to do was really just standing around instead of at the very least getting drink orders. We waited approx. 10 minutes before even ordering our drinks. So right away my impression was not that terrific. The food did come out pretty quick though once we did order. The food was good, nothing that any other mediocre sushi place delivers. So I don't know that I would return to this place again when I come back to DC. There are so many restaurants in the area to try first before I give Mate another shot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Terrible service, would not recommend this restaurant if you want an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Awful. The food was terrible and service equally bad.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great Location to the movie theater and eclectic sushi selection.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Pretty good but not great. Expensive drinks that were sub-par. Cocktails were crazy sweet. Sushi pretty good. Sake not so great, but cheap (relative to the rest of the drinks). "Swanky" would be the best way you describe the decor. got loud towards the end of dinner when Friday night was starting up. I'd go back, probably.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Sushi was not fresh, presentation lacked creativity/proper segmentation, and the waitress unfortunately made several mistakes.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The place had a great vibe and all the music they played was spot on! The sushi was delicious and the service was the greatest part of all. Definitely recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I tried the place at the request of some friends, because any other place that I ate sushi at, I was not impressed. I tried Mate Lounge and was immediately impressed. So impressed, that I went back within a week. Great spot to relax at after a long work week!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Went to Mate for dinner on a Saturday night. Definitely appreciated the price point - with two appetizers, two beers, and two sushi rolls it still only came down to $25 per person. Food was good - nothing to write home about but definitely solid sushi for the price. Only thing really lacking was the service - each course took a long time and our waitress forgot to put in one of the appetizers so we ended up taking a long time to make it through the meal. Very modern ambiance.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food was delicious and the ambiance was very chic. It was a busy night, and our waitress seemed a bit flustered. The food took a while to come, but the taste made up for that. Overall a cool restaurant with a great take on sushi!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The words Dumpster Fire would be generous. We were there 90 minutes. We waited over 40 minutes for 2 tolls and some sashimi... never did get our meals. We left after waiting for the terrible servers to bring us the bill for the soggy edamame and small carafe of sake that we actually managed to get delivered to our table and it was $48. This place used to be solid but the staff they have now is terrible. Avoid.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It took one hour for them to bring a salad and 2 sushi rolls . About 45 min in the waitress came over to tell us that our order had been given to someone else by accident. No apology, no offer to pay for their oversight.
Food was solid. Service awful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was my friends 22nd birthday and it the service was incredible about celebrating it. They gave us complementary shots, let the cute bartenders sing happy birthday, and were incredibly patient about our ordering (it all looked so good it was hard to decide). Great service, great location, great food. Very nice atmosphere too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food and atmosphere is always on point! I always go there for the sushi and I must say it has to be the best sushi in D.C. For sure!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great place for dinner. Music selection was good, very up beat. Whole restaurant had good vibes. Overall great experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We LOVE their sushi and drinks. The atmosphere is calming but chic, makes for a good date spot :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The music was so loud that it was difficult to hear my partner. Also, the service was strange since we were tucked in a corner. Food is average.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great spot for a date night. Very hip / trendy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The sushi was good, not great. The service was terrible. My date and I were seated next to a large group on one side of the restaurant despite ample seating away from the group. We had reservations, I expected a better seat. The service was terrible. The waitress never offered drinks and only showed up to take orders and drop off the check. The music was so loud my date and I couldn't talk to each other. The menu was very bland and unadventurous despite the high prices. Overall very disappointing and I would not recommend Mate to anyone.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Nice place . Modern way to eat sushi

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Mate is alway great for innovative sushi and yummy cocktails. It's location next to the Georgetown AMC makes it a great spot for dinner & a movie dates.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Awesome sushi every time!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2016

I went with my father to dinner here expecting a regular sushi place, but the atmosphere was very club-like, with loud music playing. This was not what we were expecting, but if you're looking for that ambiance this is the place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Worst sushi in a while, ambiance was great, service was good. Wouldn't go again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Extremely loud–they were blasting electronic/dance music so loudly that we couldn't hold a conversation sitting across from one another, so we had to be that awkward couple that sits on the same side of their table so we could hear each other.

The food was decent, especially if you like the modern rolls with all of the add-ins (like cream cheese, for example), but definitely not the best sushi I have had in Georgetown.

I would recommend Mate if you're going to pregame before going out, or if you don't like conversation.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2016

My experience was fantastic at Maté. My friends and I were running a little late for our reservation and they were so understanding and accommodating to last min things! The service was great and they made my birthday amazing. I will go back everytime I'm in Georgetown.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2016

It was good! Not the best or most authentic of sushi restaurants but I liked it and would go back again if necessary. Would I travel to Georgetown to eat here? Probably not, but if I was already there and needed some food, I wouldn't rule this place out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Service was not great, it took forever to get drinks and the bill but it's worth it for the sushi.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Mate Lounge is always great with their food. I've gone here on dates, group dinners, and small friends' get-together. Their service also is always impeccable and their music is on point (too bad they don't have a dance floor :) ). Thank you for never disappointing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Sebastian roll was incredible

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