Nobu DC

4.7
1024 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
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, Nobu DC presents the ideal setting to enjoy signatures like Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño alongside DC-inspired dishes and cocktails.
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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
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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us at Nobu DC for Mother’s Day. Come celebrate mom with our special brunch prix fixe menu for $55.00 per person and dinner for $85.00 per person. Look for our specials of the day and reserve your table today!

What 1024 people are saying
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NikkiEN79
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and experience. Very expensive, but worth it especially for a special occasion. Tuna tartar was mind blowing with caviar on top, which really elevated the appetizer and the sauce connected both ingredients. We also got an assortment of sushi, chicken and beef skewers, miso soup, edamame, shishito peppers, oysters and very juicy, very tasty wagyu beef dumplings.

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vipjeanneh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Aurora was a fantastic server and we enjoyed her suggestions. Very happy environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good the waiters was perfect

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vipGary
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. What a fabulous improvement from our other visits.

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vipMrsHoho
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here is incredibly delicious and beautifully presented. But the prices seem more fitting for New York vs Washington DC. Maybe it’s Covid and the social distancing, but the room feels sterile and the low ceiling slightly oppressive.

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vipKelseyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Glorified sushi spot - honestly have had better sushi from grocery stores.....

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and ambiance was great. Service was good but I have had better at other Nobu locations.

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Anthony
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to grab a drink and dine in with a nice dim lighting and perfect for dates or a night out with friends. Definitely recommend Nobu

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vipRyan
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Omakasei service felt very rushed, our miso butterfish had two large bones, and overall this was the worst experience we’ve had at a Nobu. Missing the quality and attentiveness we usually associate with the brand.

The manager did his best to ameliorate our concerns, but it was not a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Usually one of my families “must go-to” restaurants when we are all together. Food is always amazing, however the service this time was just average. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and when Nobu called to confirm our reservation, they asked about the occasion and had me provide the birthday name. When at the restaurant, there was no mention and staff seemed quick to serve and rushed. Just not our normal experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, it was rather disappointing experiences at Nobu!
The Sushi and sashimi were very good; but the rest of the set menu (omakase) was below average. The dishes had too much sauce, seasoning, making the main ingredient difficult to taste. The miso black cod, for example, was marinated with so much miso that I had to order steam rice to dilute the salty taste. But the rice was hard, clumpy and inedible. How can a high-end Japanese restaurant not make decent gohan?!? The last course, Wahyu beef, again was overpowered by the sauce, and way too salty. Even the dessert lacked imagination - a dry chocolate lava cake with green-tea ice cream. Also both the presentation and quality of the dessert was sub-optimal, in my view.
My positive impression of Nobu was tarnished my last dinning experience. I am holding a reservation at Nobu NY in May but am contemplating canceling it...

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Glazkova
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was absolutely amazing. The food was to die for!!! Absolutely have to try the mouth watering A5 wagyu! I didn't see my usually drink on the menu but they were more than happy to make it for me anyway. Absolutely delicious as always. The service was astonishing, the employees all worked together beautifully to cater to our needs. Definitely recommend to try the menu option where the where the chef picks courses for you, they had wonderful dishes presented to us and absolutely delicious as well. Definitely recommend if you would love a lavish dining experience.

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Mike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor value, course pacing on meal was very off with inconsistent (long) waits between courses, omakase menu was uninspired and routine, service was very touch/go, for example we needed to get up from our table multiple times to close a door that was periodically left open and drafting cold air on to us.

Would not recommend. Save your money and try one of many other DC sushi / Japanese restaurants at 20-30 percent of the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It just wasn’t as good as it was when they first opened.

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BMac
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb meal in a beautiful setting with top quality service. Astounding.

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vipFsss
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Disappointing. Food was inferior to what I have experienced at other Nobu locations. Better food at my local sushi restaurant. Service was cold and indifferent. Felt rushed even though the restaurant was not busy and they did not seem to need the table. Removed dishes before we were even finished. Went to celebrate my son’s 21st birthday. Was hoping for something special and was let down. I noted we were celebrating a birthday on my Open Table reservation. The restaurant called to ask whose birthday I was celebrating, which I thought was nice. But then they added that they would acknowledge it if we “choose to purchase dessert.” Though I was not expecting anything free, I thought that was a tacky approach. We did not order dessert and they didn’t mention the celebration. We were in and out in under an hour; expected more from Nobu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but doesn’t hold up to Nobu NYC. Crowd was questionable

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MikhailV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Nobu.. It's our de-facto celebration place.

This time around we were just celebrating the Spring weather and Nobu delivered. We also had a craving for some sushi plates so we we dove deep into the sushi menu at Nobu... yumm..

The food is always outstanding and the service is always great.

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KameronR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best DC food experiences I've ever had. The hosts were extremely accommodating and affable. The food was A1 - the wagyu dumplings, the bluefin toro sushi, beef tenderloin, THE BLACK COD... come on now. In the divine words of THE Future Hendrix, "Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu."

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Great
Tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date. First time visitors. Everything was excellent from noise lighting, friendly, personable staff, and of course food.

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vipJackie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were nice enough to accommodate our large party (we sat at 2 tables across from each other). Food was great! A little pricey, but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great delicious wond

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server was very knowledgable! exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bo was magnificent and her team that were part of our experience were just as thoughtful and knowledgeable. I wanted to share something special with someone special and Nobu never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Friday family dinner

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vipKat68
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Standouts were the crispy rice and the wagyu beef dumplings. Don’t bother with the tacos, they are minuscule.

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Cmoney
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nobu Vegas food seemed to be better but the food here was good. Ambience and service was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, I hope you can figure out who it was. And my date had never been there so everything was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food