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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a special Valentines Day Omakase priced at $180 per person (drinks, tax and gratuity are not included). We will also be offering a limited a la carte menu. You have 24hrs to cancel, If you cancel on the day of or no show there is a charge of $25 per person.

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What 800 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.4
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3.9
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent and the wagyu is incredible

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was a cute low key restaurant. I decided to go for my birthday dinner.. but after having 5 different appetizers (all small portions) which was fine. They were all extremely salty. The sushi was actually salty like as if they marinated the rice and fish. The Waygu beef slider was really salty! Also got the dumplings and crispy curried sea bass it was just too salty. The drinks were ok, overall because of the apps we decided not to order dinner there. Went to mastros after.

LJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nobu! The environment is chic and modern, great for a date night or celebration. we took the server's recommendations and experienced a wonderful array of food. Great experience and amazing sushi ! I recommend you try it!!

n
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The restaurant week menu was not worth the value at all. The appetizer and entree combined was less than the amount of a standard restaurant appetizer and the quality of ingredients was very low. The garnishes were cheap, unseasoned vegetables and there could have been some kind of starch included rather than charging an addition $16 for low quality sushi rolls. The dessert was something you could purchase at a supermarket. We were unsatisfied and had a second dinner afterwards.

SY
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is impeccable. I will say that though I enjoyed the appetizer (White fish dry miso) and the entree (the Black cod) immensely, the portions were rather small. I was not a fan of the mochi I had for dessert. The sushi was also excellent.

NO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant to visit during DC Restaurant week! Unbelievable value and a chance to try the best high end Japanese cuisine in the DMV. Also notable is their happy hour drink specials, available everyday 5-7p. Be sure to schedule your visit around this. Enjoy!

SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We went to Nobu to have dinner not for food tasting!. Although we paid more than $100 for couple but left hungry and went to another restaurant to eat dinner. If Nobu chose to be part of restaurant week for dinner then they have to serve dinner and not food tasting . It was not worth the drive or the money! I don’t recommend

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overpriced. My water glass smelled horrible. Took the staff a few times to get me a clean glass. I waved to the manager for assistance and he walked right past me. We had a reservation and they took over 20 minutes to seat us.

R
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had to wait almost half an hour for our table, despite having a reservation. Obviously with restaurant week you don't expect the service to be great, but NOBU was the first one where I've felt like I was part of a revolving door service and they couldn't wait to get us out. They forgot to bring our drink orders, and despite doing the restaurant week menu, with the sushi add on and drinks you're spending over $140 for what was really nothing particularly special. The food was good but nothing above and beyond the expectation for such a restaurant.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The worst service I’ve experienced at any DC restaurant. Waitress refused to elaborate on flavors of dessert. Never asked how food was or if we’d like to order another drink. Ended the night by giving us a different table’s check. Food was mediocre at best and terribly overpriced.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Came here to try out their restaurant week. Pretty disappointed with the selection considering this is an upscale restaurant (I’ve been to 2 of their European branches). My first course was great. Second course was a huge let down (unimaginative & generic salmon teriyaki which was dry and overcooked). Dessert was good but not memorable (vanilla bean and milk gelato)

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The freshest fish I have ever tasted, coupled with the outstanding service makes this place a regular occasion for me.

s
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I was actually shocked as to how bad the food was. I was served my wine from behind me as the server was too lazy to come around. Terrible sushi. Would never have expected this

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selection was excellent. Outstanding food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

An excellent taste for the whole course, an unpleasant feeling for the sushi rolls, though.

MB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

expensive place for small plates, but good quality of food and services and a very nice ambiance. Worth it for restaurant week.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was spectacular. Service was very very slow. Other diners that came in after us, received their food before us. We were brought the same appetizer twice.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Ordered sashimi. After 40 mn, food never came. All they had to do was shop up fish and somehow that was taking over 40 mn. We cancelled it and just ordered desert which somehow took over 20 mn so we just asked for the check and left.

t
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came to Nobu for the restaurant week. The food is very good - especially like the salmon dish as the appetizer and the cod as the main course. But the portion is very small - doubt if anyone can feel full after the three courses meal. They provide extra sushi rolls (2 rolls $16) for people like me who are not satisfied with the portion, but the sushi roll quality is so poor - don’t order that.

RN
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as always! I would certainly recommend going to dinner before 7pm

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening and delicious food!

CD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience but I think it's rather overpriced for the serving size

TB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I came to Nobu for restaurant week on a date night, and I had a great experience. The ambiance was a dim lit restaurant, the food was amazing, some of the most flavorful food I have ever had. We had the whitefish in dry miso and the salmon (I think also in a miso sauce) as starters and although the salmon was good the whitefiish definitely was the favorite of the two. For the main meal we both chose the salmon which was also delicious but wasn't enough to fill us up so we chose to go with two sushi rolls of spicy tuna which was hands down the best sushi I have ever tasted. I highly recommend Nobu and will definitely be coming back at some point. note: nobu is pricey and their dishes appear to be small almost tapas style but definitely worth the price in my eyes.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was excellent, but the food was just okay, and at that price, you would expect better then okay.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Restaurant week

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mommy , daughter date.

RK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a friend for winter restaurant week. All three of our meals from the restaurant week menu were great. We even got a few of the rolls which were enjoyable. The server was attentive and made it a nice meal.

FK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best sushi / Japanese restaurants in DC area. The food and service get better every time we go. Nobu knows how to run a great restaurant and experience.

s
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great but expensive. You know that already so just enjoy it.

VH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect choice to share delicious Japanese dishes tapas style. Our serve Ed was helpful with menu selections and we felt extremely catered to. We were disappointed with the sushi selection and sake, but the Yellowtail Belly and the Seabass were tasty!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The uni and chi toro were both bad - old or poor quality or both. The beef was uninspired. Not what we expect from Nobu.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The different dining options were confusing and hard to figure out at a large table. Also seemed pricey for the amount of food.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife has always wanted to go to Nobu so I took her for her birthday this year. I was nervous it wouldn’t live up to the hype but it was everything and more. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu does not disappoint. The fish is fresh and creatively prepared. I am looking forward to another visit soon.

DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as per usual. Went for my birthday and was more than pleased. 100% recommend

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good, but not amazing. Expected more on the inside as far as decor.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food, as usual, was excellent. But the experience was very disappointing. We were three, and it was New Year’s Eve, a special occasion with an omakase offered at a fairly steep price and advertised as if the restaurant was expecting almost everybody to order it (“an a la carte menu with limited options will also be available “). Ordered white wine, which took a long time to come and then came at room temperature, with a really lame excuse about how wines are kept in the wine refrigerator (and it wouldn’t even apply, as this one for sure wasn’t). The omakase was 7 courses. We got the first pretty fast, but we waited for more than 30 minutes for the second. Then, the servers started bringing the following ones before we had all finished each course. As an apology, we got 3 mini-tacos just before dessert. Really, more food as an apology? Conclusion: quite disappointed, as I expected a lot more overall value for the money charged from a restaurant of such good quality as Nobu DC, where I had always been happy before.

SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took My wife for her birthday and it’s my 4th time to go there in Dc branch, Shishito pepers wasn’t warm enough, quality of yellow tail sashimi wasn’t good like usual and time frame between foods were long so when we wanted to leave they just brought the last dish so my wife wasn’t happy for her birthday! Didn’t expect that from Nobu

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

AH
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding right beside the amazing service we had. Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you haven’t already.