Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

4.6
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Nama is a neighborhood sushi bar and Japanese restaurant by Chef Michael Schlow. Dine in, outdoor heated patio seating, delivery and takeout available. The menu includes exquisite sashimi and sushi, vegetarian creations, small plates, mouthwatering maki rolls and more. Also find many “fan favorites" including homemade dumplings, shrimp tempura rolls, assorted creations of tuna, salmon, hamachi and uni.

Support Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant during COVID-19

Offers

  • Sushi Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM

    Join us for Sushi Happy Hour on our patio, every day from 4-6pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 41 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average experience with excellent food

LR
LaherR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Is Ok. I don’t recommend this local. The service isn’t good.

JC
vipJoshuaC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot. 10/10 will be back

JH
JHen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I recommend Nama for datenight or Happy Hour. Sushi Happy Hour daily

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sat in kind of a nice tent area that was perfect for a private date. It was a bit cold but the food and drinks were great. A bit on the pricey side but not too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious- you have to try to tuna poke and their sake cocktails! It took a while to flag down a waiter to order more food and drinks even though it wasn’t very busy, but the food was so good that it almost didn’t matter.

KG
KatyaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nana Sushi is great place. Might be a bit pricey for the current menu. But pretty nice overall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town

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vipidearr
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service slow. Had to go inside to get server's attention several times. Tables around us moved a lit quicker so who knows. Sushi good and fresh but expected larger portions at this price point. Oh well, good to try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The sushi was fantastic. The table we sat at was near the kitchen and we had to sit next to each other rather than across from each other because of access to the kitchen. It was still a very pleasant experience and the food was definitely great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try this place out because we had a hankering for sushi and we were not disappointed! The drinks were delicious and every piece of food we tried was amazing. We would definitely eat here again next time we are in town and we highly recommend it!

KP
KelseyP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Advertised happy hour was 5-7, but they changed the offering to 4-6 and wouldn't honor advertised hours. Prices are pretty high for what you get. Rolls were good, but definitely not great.

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jgold24
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely higher-quality sushi. Their happy hour from 4-6pm is a solid deal, which I'll be returning for going forward!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality and fresh sushi. We tried different types of maki rolls and each of them was super delicious, fresh and so yummy 🤤

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vipLevils2011
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Nama was fantastic. The service was great, and the restaurant was not too loud. I highly recommend their sashimi - the food melts in your mouth!

MP
MPishu
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Some good, some OK sushi but pretty high prices for the quality IMO. Service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food amazing and Jose was hella respectful and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was incredibly rude, they delivered our order to the wrong table and was visibly upset when they had to remake the rolls, despite them offering to do so. Was told to put on a mask mid-sip of my cocktail after I told them to remake the rolls, per the waiters offer.

SM
SamM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and as always, sushi is the freshest and absolutely delicious.

YU
YUmmy
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! thank you so much for such a delicious dinner and great service!!

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Rich
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The I got the Chef Nigiri and it was really good fish. The salmon was incredibly creamy. I missed the ambience of a dine-in sushi experience, so I look forward to going back when the pandemic is over. The food still makes it worth it to support this restaurant.

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Syed
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and amazing service. The seating area was clean and proper covid precautions were taken

JG
vipJoeG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, nicely presented, will return.

CD
CDW1
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The hostess was pleasant, the waiter was good, the outdoor seating was very nice. The food was ok. There is only so much that a restaurant can do during the pandemic to make things better, but the sushi was only ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Wonderful service and the food was delicious. Great value at happy hour

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vipBill
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Turned off by love benefits charge

CM
CurtisM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The sushi portions were very small considering the cost. I had the rainbow roll and there was more Maryland crab than any of the fish on top of the roll. The Maryland crab also overpowered the roll to the point that I only tasted the crab. My sushi came out separately (which is usually not an issue, kitchen looked busy) but I got my miso in between sushi orders.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality is poor for a sushi restaurant....with limited choice of rolls because most of them have similar ingredients/ composition. No wine list and extremely limited sake list. Completely overpriced.

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Lauren
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The happy hour deal is great, but I wouldn’t pay full price for the food. It was just okay. I like that they have some creative vegan rolls though!

SG
SunnyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice time here. It’s a very small, quaint restaurant with good level of music and low lighting. The food was wonderful and tasted very fresh! The service was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was great. Music was an odd mix for a sushi place - kind of an international mix between salsa, Italian, and old jazz. It was a little expensive - $5 for a soda and $20 for a roll seemed a bit much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced and food not that great. I am thinking it’s a spite sushi bar. Spend your money elsewhere.

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vipBrians
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was good. We had a price fixe Valentine's Day menu, which offered a nice omikase selection. The space is small and low key. The music was slightly too loud, but Nama is definitely worth a try.

MG
MikeG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Music was a little too loud but everything else was great. Definitely will be back again.

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vipGustavo
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is great. The sushi is delish but the other dishes are even better.

MH
vipMichaelH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sushi in DC. I can’t believe I haven’t gone here sooner. Although a bit pricy, absolutely worth it for a special occasion (and happy hour is a good bet, too)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cute small sushi resturant with loud music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic happy hour and a great experience overall! Everything we ate tasted fresh and delicious: the bluefin tuna tartare was particularly yummy. Server was friendly, attentive, and really elevated our experience by making the perfect sake recommendation. We’ll be back for sure!

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Brittney
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp tempura with avocado was amazing, i should’ve got two orders !

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vipAllan
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Young makes dining at Nama a special experience every time. The food is incredible, not expensive and the service is top notch. I come here at least twice a week. Thank you for an amazing meal.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant using the Order Online button. Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 414-7066.

Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/altastradadc/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.