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Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Washington, DC

Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
90 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 414-7066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    For catering from Nama, please contact eventsdc@schlowrg.com. We are happy to offer large platters to meet the needs of any gathering.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events at Nama, please contact eventsdc@schlowrg.com. We are happy to offer the entire space for large groups, celebrations and meetings.

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross street

    K St. Between 4th and 5th St. NW - Mount Vernon Triangle

  • Parking details

    Choose from street parking or the nearest garage on L St. between 4th and 5th streets.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place/Chinatown

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Late Night Find

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  1. BB

    BestBoops

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good options for vegans as well as fish eating friends. Excellent service and good vibes.
  2. MH

    MarkH

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Was a gorgeous night so sat outside. Good food, ok service. Would return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very chill place, happy hour portions and selections are great if you’re just curious to try for a first time! Strongly recommend the shrimp tempura and salmon with avocado rolls:) Lastly I didn’t like the miso soup personally but others might find it great.

    Nama Sushi Bar & RestaurantResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed both the maki and the vibes. - The Nama Family

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Sushi was good, service was average
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good sushi-slightly expensive for the experience but good value
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beer was warm. Food was excellent but small portions for the price.

    Nama Sushi Bar & RestaurantResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience. Sorry about the warm beer. We are glad you enjoyed the food. Please email us before your next visit and the first drink will be on us. - Sherry (Manager)

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service!

    Nama Sushi Bar & RestaurantResponded on April 18, 2022Thank you for sharing your experience! We hope to see you again soon.

  8. AH

    AshleyH

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Would not recommend this restaurant at all, some of the least impressive sushi I've ever eaten. We opted for the "premium" sashimi plate and ended up getting two chunks of egg as one of of the "premium" options as well as half cooked fish. In a sashimi plate. Fish quality wasn't ideal, I'd equate it to a little bit above grocery store sushi quality, which would be fine if it wasn't $80 for 17 pieces of mediocre fish. I'm not a food snob in the least but wow was this disappointing for the price point. You can do much better in the DC area.
  9. BF

    BoldFoodie

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our first time and the food didn’t disappoint. Some of the rolls were especially good We enjoyed the special cocktails and our server was attentive & friendly. It is smaller, more casual than it appears in online photos.
  10. SS

    SS33

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great sushi. Small restaurant with limited tables but we were sat right away. Tadty and fresh sushi.
  11. LS

    LakeishaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Overall experience was OK… however I noticed that one waitress offered more accommodations to her patrons than our server, a little disappointing. (Tap water, sparkling water, bottled water) options….
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi and cocktails were delicious and the service was excellent.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service, food. You can’t go wrong.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for an early Valentine’s Day celebration and had a wonderful time! The fish was super fresh and each dish was very flavorful!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and sushi, both fantastic. Cute little spot, highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We had a great time eating at the restaurant. Smaller than I expected but still a nice place to grab sushi
  17. H

    Hummus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi was absolutely delicious. Went for my wife and I's anniversary, and they gave us complimentary matcha tiramisu as well. Great service and wonderful ambience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    La comida estuvo muy buena, la atención fue deficiente. Fuimos en la semana del restaurant week. Una buena oferta gastronómica. La verdad vale la pena comer en el sitio pero la atención puede mejorar
  19. h

    hvu2000

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The foods and services are great. The restaurant is located near New York ave, very clean and good location.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I went to Nama for DC restaurant week on a date. The sashimi was good. The sushi rolls didn’t impress me. The miso soup was definitely just ok. On the menu, it says the dessert would be a cheesecake. However, it turned out to be a regular non impressive matcha cake. The service was ok. I wasn’t happy that the staff brought the check and ask us to pay immediately after we finish our food. We still have our drinks at the time. I felt rushed and a bit annoyed. Inside was very quiet and you can have a conversation without raising your voice for sure. As the food and service were just ok, I don’t think I will go back again.
  21. LH

    LoreyH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The white wine was delicious! The seaweed salad was very good. The rest of the food was good but nothing I'd order again. Think sushi is not my favorite...
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the happy hour specials
  23. H

    Henesy20

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Closed a bit early and without notice, but enjoyed everything!
  24. SA

    SASDiner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It's just not very good sushi even though the staff was nice.
  25. JA

    JasonA

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Fish not fresh, which is the kiss of death for a sushi restaurant
  26. RS

    RaymondS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Fish was mediocre at best
  27. J

    Jeremy

    Atlanta

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was ok, staff wasn’t very attentive. The good was still delicious. They forget the guests they seat outdoors.
  28. AW

    AleksanderW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinnner! Excellent service! Excellent sushi
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service, not so good food, expensive for the experience and overall bad service
  30. LB

    LucianoB

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  31. DL

    DayL

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  32. B

    Bostonian

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 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.
  33. k

    kia215

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 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.
  34. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef's specialties were really great. Incredible service. We will return again soon.
  35. MW

    MatthewW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Quiet. Not busy.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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
  38. T

    Taylor

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Nama team made our 1st anniversary dinner so special! Thank you again!!
  40. D

    foodieinDc

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and our server despite being the only server at the restaurant tried his best.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 90 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Nama Sushi Bar & Restaurant

465 K St NW Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    K St. Between 4th and 5th St. NW - Mount Vernon Triangle

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Choose from street parking or the nearest garage on L St. between 4th and 5th streets.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place/Chinatown

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 414-7066

  • Catering

    For catering from Nama, please contact eventsdc@schlowrg.com. We are happy to offer large platters to meet the needs of any gathering.

  • Private party facilities

    For private events at Nama, please contact eventsdc@schlowrg.com. We are happy to offer the entire space for large groups, celebrations and meetings.

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