Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

4.4
67 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.

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 67 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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SASDiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It's just not very good sushi even though the staff was nice.

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vipJasonA
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Fish not fresh, which is the kiss of death for a sushi restaurant

RS
RaymondS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish was mediocre at best

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vipJeremy
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok, staff wasn’t very attentive. The good was still delicious. They forget the guests they seat outdoors.

AW
AleksanderW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinnner! Excellent service! Excellent sushi

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Slow service, not so good food, expensive for the experience and overall bad service

LB
LucianoB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waited abnormally long for ordering after being sat for both ordering drinks and food! However, food and such was worth it in the end! Ambience of inside was nice and food came out quickly

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DayL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best meal I've had in the DMV area. Went for a bday and they provided a cake which was very thoughtful and unexpected. The Tuna Signature Sashimi dish was easily the best dish, which got an audible "wow" from both my wife and me.

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vipBostonian
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was really good. Food was delicious. Just add a little more salmon sushi/maki rolls if possible.

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kia215
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Take out would have saved on parking cost nearby. The entire setting felt rushed. Miso soup was great.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef's specialties were really great. Incredible service. We will return again soon.

MW
MatthewW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I’m often reluctant to give poor reviews, but this experience fell short. Sitting inside, we waited approximately an hour for our food despite a near empty dining room.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Quiet. Not busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Really some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Very expensive though. Outdoor dining means a LOT of mosquitoes. Issues with servers. Would come and get takeout but would not recommend the experience

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Taylor
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great time celebrating my boyfriend's birthday at Nama. They did a great job taking care of us. I dinged the ambiance a little because some things just didn't make sense-- an Asian restaurant that plays almost entirely Latin music was a bit confusing. The rolls were beautiful and very tasty. We had a spicy scallop roll, a rainbow roll, and split a crab California roll. Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nama team made our 1st anniversary dinner so special! Thank you again!!

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vipfoodieinDc
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and our server despite being the only server at the restaurant tried his best.

GD
vipGiDi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh & delicious sushi

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AshaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was not great and overpriced, restaurant was empty and service was still awful.

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vipLikegoodfood
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There are many excellent sushi restaurants in the DC area. Nama rates around the middle. Nothing was especially great, but most everything was good. It was restaurant week, so they gave you a taste of everything. The desert was advertised as green tea cheesecake, but when it came out, it was just regular cake, and not a great one either. All in all a decent dinner, but not one I will repeat in the near future.

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dredill45
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It appears that there was only one server serving the entire restaurant with the help of some food runners. Everything took forever due to our server needing to host, take to-go orders, answering the phone and serve dine-in customers. Once our server got to us, food and drinks did come out very quickly. It’s just super annoying to be completely finished with your appetizers and wait what seemed to be 15-20mins to put in our order for entrees. If you’re dining here, be prepared to wait.

JC
vipJoshuaC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite sushi spot in DC 10/10 every time

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Well online says happy hour 5-7

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The AC was not working and it was hotter inside than outside! The waiter was visibly upset about the temperature in the room. The food was good.

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MRKO
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

the service was absolute garbage but the food was EXCELLENT. better as a takeout place than eating-in

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vipVeronica
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good, but not worthy the value. $35 for a Chef session with a minimal portion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Average experience with excellent food

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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
13 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.

OT
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.

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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
46 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.

OT
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
11 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 🤤

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 4.4 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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.