Nobu DC

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Japanese
Situated​ ​on​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​floor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Residences​ ​on​ ​M​ ​Street,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​heart​ ​of​ ​the​ ​West​ ​End​ ​just​ ​steps from​ ​Georgetown,​ ​Nobu​ ​Washington​ ​DC​ ​brings​ ​Chef​ ​Nobu​ ​Matsuhisa’s​ ​genre-defining​ ​cuisine​ ​to​ ​the nation’s​ ​Capital. With​ ​more​ ​than​ ​11,000​ ​square​ ​feet​ ​of​ ​space​ ​including​ ​the​ ​Bar​ ​&​ ​Lounge,​ ​Dining​ ​Room​ ​and​ ​Sushi​ ​Bar, and​ ​multiple​ ​private​ ​event​ ​spaces,​ ​the​ ​new​ ​Nobu​ ​DC​ ​presents​ ​the​ ​ideal​ ​setting​ ​to​ ​enjoy​ ​signatures​ ​like Black​ ​Cod​ ​with​ ​Miso​ ​and​ ​Yellowtail​ ​Sashimi​ ​Jalapeño​ ​alongside​ ​DC-inspired​ ​dishes​ ​and​ ​cocktails. Exclusive​ ​introductions​ ​including​ ​the​ ​only​ ​house​ ​barrel-aged​ ​Kikori​ ​Japanese​ ​whiskey​ ​in​ ​the​ ​region contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​allure​ ​of​ ​our​ ​newest​ ​destination.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

some dishes very small portions and other were big - hard to order unless you have been there before., good veg sushi - fresh and tasty. excellent service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is indeed very good but very expensive also. I´d recommend it for an special occasion. If you go, unless you really know the menu, I suggest you ask the waiter to make you a customized meal. He did a great job with us that we didn´t know the menu. The food he picked for us was delicious.

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Had much higher expectations. Ambiance was odd. Many of the tables just felt randomly in the way. Food was good but very overpriced. $40 for literally two bites of a tiny miniature taco. Service was the worse. Lots of servers came to our table but weren’t communicating so several times we waited and waited and waited for items and some they totally forgot. At that price I expect a better ambiance and better service. Almost $500 for two people with no expensive wine.

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l
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The black cod really wasn't worth it. Our food came 40 minutes after we sat down and at weord times. The waiter said it was because the kitchen was backed up.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth it! An amazing dining experience with unique flavors that will surely delight!!!

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SJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service, wonderful food and ambience. Their Happy Hour is one of DC’s best kept secrets.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to the NY, Miami and Las Vegas locations. I can honestly say the DC Nobu had the best service of them all. I recently found out I had some food allergies I had to navigate. I must admit I was nervous about navigating the menu but figured if I made a mistake it would be worth it. After all it’s Nobu. After speaking with the server about my concern he created a special 7 course meal that flowed together amazingly. Tastes and textures between courses was amazing and also allergy free. Thank you for such a great experience.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and they customized our meals.

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M
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very high-quality food, all the dishes were outstanding. The quality of fish was incredible, my personal favorites were the Chilean Seabass, Salmon Skin Salad and the Tuna. Cocktails were classic but very nice. Great atmosphere, and generally energetic bar as well which is fun to hang at before/after.

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AG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been patrons of many of Nobu's locations. This location has a great vibe and never disappoints.

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BU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food we ate was great. Varied in flavors and presentation but all delicious. Our waiter seemed a little harried so he's say "be right back" and that was not quite true but he was a long-time Nobu waiter and knew his stuff about both the DC and NYC locations. We will go back.

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DH
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sameer was an excellent waiter!!

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f
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed with an evening at Nobu.
We have been to Nobu in NY (2), London and Dc.

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RN
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late night reservation (9:30 pm) so restaurant was not chaotic. Delicious food and wonderful service!

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OT
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The experience really suffered due to our waitress.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fabulous meal everything was delicious. I opted for the custom menu where the restaurant selects my meal based on preferences. The shrimp and steak were probably my favorite. But it was all delicious.

My nephew chose omakase. His meal included sushi. He enjoyed everything, as well.

I had fresh fruit for dessert and highly recommend it. There was more than enough for two people. It was the best fruit I’ve had in a long time. The raspberries were to die for. But it was all great.

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TC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and our waitress was superb. She made sure that not only was our food exactly how we wanted it (not too spicy) but even gave some great recommendations that we ended up loving! Definitely coming back soon.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Lovely night and the food was delicious as expected.

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L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Expensive but worth every penny!

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took a while for the server to come to our table. A few servers kept dropping dishes. Seems a bit disorganized.
The food was

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BT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

After dining at many of the NOBU restaurants...this has left me speechless. The service was some of the worst I have ever experienced. Our table was located, literally, in the middle of an aisle. I was knocked down by every person that walked by. We waited literally for thirty minutes for cocktails and the restaurant was only one third full. The service was unbelievably awful...and to make matters worse...the bathroom was so small that another patron hit me with the door while I was washing my hands. The door to the bathroom opened inward and due to the size of the bathroom there is not enough room for, at most, three people. Overall...I love the NOBU franchise and would definitely recommend several of the other locations. D.C. needs more time to “work out the kinks”. As always the Black Cod Miso was a little slice of heaven.

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HC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was great but service was SO SLOW. Dinner took 3 hours. It was excruciating.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very overpriced sushi.. needs more interesting rolls etc.. been going to nobu in ny etc for a very long time and I feel it’s missing it’s creativeness. Great appetizers..we were there for my sons graduation and wanted it to feel special but clearly did not..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent.

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DV
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobu has always been the best place for sushi with great service from extremely knowledgeable staff.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Nobu was not the experience I expected. The service was terrible and I feel like they judged me by my appearance. The food too terribly long to come out and it was not up to par.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was super nice, the lighting, the music, the food, the people who were working there were also super nice. The place is classy so everybody’s dress code was also nice. All in all a very nice restaurant, an amazing international brand!

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Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent good as always! Service was great once it started but did take a while before anyone greeted us or supplied a menu after being seated. Solid omakase experience and we'll be back!

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

For a reasonably expensive restaurant, we found Nobu DC disappointing. The service was very slow, especially to give in our drink and food orders and to be served our drinks. We ordered some small plates and some large plates and were surprised when the large plates came out first and the small plates came out second, all at once. The large plates (rock shrimp and short ribs) tasted terrific; the small plates (shrimp tempura, avocado tempura and chicken teriyaki) were only average. The restaurant is attractive but was quite noisy.

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MW
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Mother's Day dinner. Server was very knowledgeable and helped us with our food and wine selections. Every dish was delicious. Word of caution: It's easy to get carried away ordering different plates, which can run up the bill. Server suggested options and you might consider giving a per person limit to help guide ordering.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very poor. Waiter forgot to refill water or wine....
Food was so so. I love Nobu, but today it was not that great.

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M
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best! We celebrate my friends 50th and she was so excited and enjoyed the experience. They were great about taking care of a party of 11 and helped us keep it a surprise, cake was brought out and she has a lovely experience. Great all around. We will come back!

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EE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence all around service ! Food was fantastic. Ambiance perfect !

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and presentation. Our waiter was very kind and attentive. He made a personalized menu based on our tastes which was very delicious. One issue was that I said I was pescatarian and he did bring a meat protein course, but when I told him he immediately went to pick out a new salmon dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, good portion sizes, and polite servers. The food is also very good.

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. You will be delighted. We recommend letting the chef construct your meal based on you answers of some key questions.

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EC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I had high hopes for the highly acclaimed Nobu restaurant. Eager to treat ourselves out to a nice dinner, we opted for the classic omakase menu ($120/pp). For what turned out to be a $200 dinner/pp we certainly left the restaurant disappointed by the service, food and overall value.

When you opt for the omakase menu, it's chef's choice therefore there is no menu. So we are totally relying on the servers to explain what it is that we're eating -- this was not the case here. Besides the brief statement of what we were eating upon bringing it to us, they did not go above and beyond to explain what everything was. For example, "this is the kai cappuccino dessert." Or at least that's what I think she said. When I questioned what "kai" actually was, she just blurted, "it's a tea." and that was that. Great. Now I fully understand what it is..... (not?!?!)

I was just annoyed at the lack of service they provided and the lack of knowledge they had of the food, especially since we were relying on them to be the messenger.

Another example:
Me: "What cut of meat is this?" (asking about the steak dish)
Server: "Beef."

If that doesn't tell you how undertrained they are, I don't know what will. Disappointed and not impressed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience. First time. Love it. Will definitely go back.

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1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary and we had a nice time. Overall enjoyed it but I think a bit over priced for the quality of the food. Food was solid but not amazing and spent $500+ for two

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, king crab rolls recommended. Chilean Sea Bass with wasabi and miso was amazing

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