Nobu DC

4.5
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850 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Nobu DC is offering takeout and delivery! Please call us to place an order or go on Postmates.
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday celebration. Food and service were fabulous.

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vipmrsjake
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for our son. Love spending special occasions here

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TrinaF
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The waitress was difficult to understand and I would have expected their attire to be more formal.

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vipFoodie
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Nobu in over a decade since leaving Manhattan. It still doesn't disappoint, even in DC. We let the chef select our food courses...……….Yum! At the price point, this is a great place to celebrate special occasions.

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vipJohn
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her first Nobu experience while vacationing in DC. We both had the Chef’s Tasting Menu, she did the wine pairing an I did the Sake pairing. Everything was delicious and the waitress was kind and took time to explain everything very well. I’d highly recommend for a special occasion. Only drawback is the $$. Our dinner & drinks for 2 topped $500 with tip, so it’s not everyday dining (the tasting menu that it). They looked to have a good happy hour menu.

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Brod
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! I would come back to this place again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, fantastic service. Thanks to Zoe for a memorable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely reasonably priced happy hour for quality drinks, service, and food. Will definitely be back again soon!

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vipRobertK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Nobu serves terrific, wonderful quality food but you pay for the brand. . If you’re into chic fusion and don’t care about price it’s a great time. I do have a serious issue with the Sake prices. If a rule of thumb for restaurant wine is 100% markup, you’ll find Nobu sake prices are double even that. Or more.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was a little pushy

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere greatly. It did take some time to get food to our table of 9 - the meal was a total of 3.5 hours, which felt quite long.

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vipMarieI
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite! Never disappoints!

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indisteg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customized meal was amazing! Perfect birthday dinner

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vipLouiseD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Nobu.

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vipLoriS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Fun atmosphere

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PhillyG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Dont waste your time. Its expensive and just ok. Service was horrible, server barely spoke english clearly. Found hair in dessert was told not a hair. I know what a hair looks like just admit it and move on. Wont go back and wont recommend

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vipWashingtonian
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my brother’s birthday and they made it perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience! Food,

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JLive
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t be disappointed! Nobu DC is extremely good.

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vollmargh
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server cut out early, never handed off to another server so we were left hanging. Totally unprofessional for Nobu, the floor staff was aggressive cleaning up or table, we still had 5 pieces of sushi and the women came over and started removing our food, happened twice. She was pushing us out at 9pm and the restaurant still had 6 tables full. The way she reacted was awful, totally snarky and rude.

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vipStacey
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was a bit slow. Had to ask 4 people for water but when I ordered a cocktail, it came immediately. Guess I just needed to order the right thing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve eaten at Nobu in other cities and had great expectations. So this was highly disappointing. Food took ridiculously long to get and menu not the same. I go to Nobu/Matsuhisa because of menu options and quality of food/service. Something amiss at this one.

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vipJoetMoto
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu is always just another level. I have been to several around the country and the service and food never disappoints. I had the featured cocktail which was a bourbon based drink and it was ridiculously amazing. I really enjoy this place as a once in a while splurge and being in DC with my daughter looking at colleges seemed like a good excuse. Great time and look forward to the next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a good experience. Good food. Service was a little bit slow due high occupancy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Only average service, however. Food is up to the Nobu standard but the service was remarkably poor compared to what I am used to at their restaurants. They even served a plate with an allergy restricted item by mistake.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a place!!! We tried a few items from each section on the menu and everyone of them were unique to its own taste. If you like well prepared meals, this place won’t disappoint. Everyone from the valet to the host to our server were welcoming and courteous.

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TaiA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Waiter was great and informative. Ambiance was lovely.

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BrianM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great. The waiter was very busy and our table was in an awkward area of the restaurant.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you go to Nobu and leave without ordering the lychee martini and lamb chops (medium cook, of course) you’ve truly done yourself a disservice. Absolutely amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is delicious. The drinks are decent. The service could have been a little bit better. We didn’t receive our food in the sequence we ordered it. It took me 30 minutes to get a Coke and Wagyu slider. We received our sushi rolls first which were ordered 15 min after I placed the order for the Coke and slider.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect dinner.

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vipEasyE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food chosen for us by our outstanding waitress. Was a special experience.

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vipSusanW
Charlotte
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I miss really great sushi. Moving from Chicago to South Carolina has put a damper on regular access to high quality sushi. Whenever I travel, I look for restaurants with great reviews. My fellow diners led me to a wonderful meal. The waitstaff put together our menu based on our suggestions and it was perfect!

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LuvFood
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu delivers again. Excellent service. Great food. Wonderful suggestions. Highly recommend.

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vipADogeWannabe
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was as good as always, and we love eating at Nobu. The noise level, however, makes it very hard to hear the people at your own table. We were in the front third of the restaurant, and perhaps because of the crowd at the bar, it is noisier, but it makes a leisurely dinner harder if you can't converse with your guests.

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vipdaniellec
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very over-rated. Some of their top, signature dishes were just ok. They described the crispy shrimp as being like bang bang shrimp (from Bonefish grill) and it wasn't as tasty as Bonefish but cost double. Service was just ok. Our waitress forgot we had even order, gotten and eaten our edamame. I expected quite a bit more for the price tag ($300 for 2 people).

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blue
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The waitress was excellent. Knowledgeable and patient.
The pacing of the food was erratic. Appetizers came after the main course. The veggie roll was tasteless and the curried fish appetizers was mushy. These were the high points.
Conversation was interrupted by the staff clearing plates even while one was still eating from it.
I assume every restaurant has an off nite and this was it. I ill not experience such an off nite again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional from start to finish. Food is consistently delectable and the service is always stellar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our service for the 2nd time in a row has been atrocious. We had to request food menus after sitting for 10 minutes. From that moment forward, we had to consistently raise our hand to get our server’s attention in order to request food or take away our plates. The delay in simply getting our drinks was much longer than it should have been. For a place where you will spend minimum $200 for 2 people, the least they can do is have decent service.

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vipAlan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great dinner at Nobu. Service was a little slow to start in terms of getting menus, drinks, etc. The food service was good though. It came out on time and well paced (we did the tasting menu). This place is not cheap and a little dark and loud just to prepare you for the ambiance. I loved it though and will be back.

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Nobu DC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 871-6565.

Nobu DC is rated 4.5 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

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