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Nama Ko, Washington, DC

Nama Ko

4.9
4.9
6 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Nama Ko is a Japanese-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar by James Beard award winning chef Michael Schlow and executive chef Derek Watson, where honored Japanese techniques and innovative twists live side by side in perfect harmony. Nama Ko also offers a full sushi offering - whether at the sushi bar or in the dining room. Finish your meal with Nama Ko's soft serve ice cream & sorbet from pastry chef Alex Levin. While enjoying your meal, also check out Nama Ko's collection of Japanese whiskeys and sakes, and craft cocktails.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 319-1400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Derek Watson

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    We are located on the west side of 14th street between U and T streets.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located one block away from the Green line's U Street Corridor stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RR

    ReginaldR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance more thn exceeded expectations.
  2. LL

    LuigiL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful, it is slightly on the expensive side, but the service is outstanding and definitely worth the price. The food on the first page of the menu is amazing - that on the other side (more sushi) is good, but I would not go there for sushi. Would definitely go back for the rest of the food and for the service!
  3. OT

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    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, ambiance, and food were excellent. The owner greeted me as well and recommended a great bottle of saké. The wagyu sushi is a MUST try. I would definitely come back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was AMAZING. Lobster pasta is a must! The Gilded Lily was a perfect pre dinner cocktail. All the sushi was incredible. The ginger sauce that came with the wagyu dumplings paired perfectly. Perfect crunch on the shrimp tempura. Highly recommend the black truffle miso ice cream it’s out of this world! For more food reviews follow me on ig! @NFK_foodie
  5. AM

    AndreaM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi - the rolls were awesome. The truffle ice cream is amazing!
  6. SQ

    SaraQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only open four days but you wouldn't have known. We would go back again. Sushi was great, cocktails were just right and service was amazing. Even managers, owner super kind, accommodating and thorough.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nama Ko using the Order Online button. Nama Ko also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1400.

Nama Ko is rated 4.9 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Nama Ko

1926 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-4431

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located on the west side of 14th street between U and T streets.

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located one block away from the Green line's U Street Corridor stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Derek Watson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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