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Nobu DC

4.6
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921 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Nobu DC is now open for dine in! You may order take out / delivery from Postmates & Uber Eats.
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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,​ ​​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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 921 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe is the best!

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vipRasheedaC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!!!

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vipDeborahD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server gave us wonderful recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing from start to finish!

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vipDiningchamp
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great omakase menu, would recommend!

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AKP98
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation and we were running about 10 minutes late. When we arrived, our table was ready but our server did not come for 30 minutes to check on us. We ended up having to order and check out at the front of the restaurant. It was not particularly busy that night but the service was slow.

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Nads
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was overpriced and the portions were very small. The staff was very friendly however.

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vipJeffC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food

Service a little slow.

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vipHiramG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sashimi and vibes.
The mango passion fruit cocktail was fantastic. The white fish and scallop shashimi were my fav.

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bobt
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One expects exceptional quisine while dining at Nobu. The food was very good but not great. My wife and I ordered yellowtail/jalapeno crudo, edamame, crispyrice with spicy tuna, rockshrimp tempura and of course miso black cod. A couple of cocktails and our bill with tip was around $230. Not complaining about the final bill but $4 for a small bowl of white rice (should come with miso cod IMHO) is egregious. We may return but lots of superb choices around town for your $$.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday bbbbbbbb

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AdrienL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the set menu experience and trying all of their creative plates and flavors! My husband enjoyed the birthday celebration at such a special place in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOBU is the perfect spot for foodies and there’s no pretense. Good dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WAYGUUUU that was amazing I’ve never tried it but now I am obsessed.

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vipEricL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu was excellent as always -- can't get enough of the Waygu dumplings and rock shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice restaurant with fresh food and pleasant atmosphere, but overpriced for the service and food received.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sharing our 8 year anniversary was spectacular especially under the professional service and taste of this place. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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KeeltaM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef was awesome, the service was awesome! A-OK

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Allison
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We celebrated our anniversary at NOBU DC. Everything tasted fresh and was presented well. Service was excellent and the small plates came with plenty of time to enjoy each one. We dined on the patio which was very intimate. However, the patio itself was dirty with leaves and dark stains below the seating. I think it’s an experience worth having to try the food, but I don’t feel a burning need to return.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Zoe L. was impeccable. She was went far and beyond to make sure our experience was nothing less than the best. She curated a menu that was unbelievably superb. I will come back often and with more people. I have already recommended this restaurant to a lot of friends and business partners. Again, Zoe L. really made our experience a great one. Please thank her for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Zoey is the best server

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. We have the prefixe for each person at $125 and it was worth it.

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vipJason
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Food was phenomenal. Service was above and beyond. We were extremely happy with the precautions for safety. Will be back soon! Compliments to staff and as always, Chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner to Nobu for his birthday and was thankfully surprised by over the top service and quality of food. Will return there often.

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jdubfood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the sushi (rolls, nigiri, yellowtail and jalapeño) was off the charts perfect. Tuna tataki was a little bland in comparison and probably was served out of order, and a little too much water/tomato to delicately cut thin tuna. Watermelon and soft shell was amazing. Chicken served as part of the tasting menu, good but wish I had more yellowtail instead!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I needed to break our quarantine blues so to speak. We live in Virginia and a friend had posted a cocktail from Nobu a year ago. We decided to give it a shot and do their summer tasting menu. Let me just say it was by far the best food I’ve had in a restaurant thus far. I am a clown by nature and our server was not shy about clowning right along with me. We loved her! Come hungry, do the summer tasting menu, order an extra round of the passion fruit mochi and I promise you you’ll love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant week experience! Their back patio is quiet and lovely. We enjoyed the most amazing meal and can’t wait to go back!

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vipTERIL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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TimmyTbone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food held up to the expectation of a place of such prestige. I cannot say the same for the service. Our server lacked the attentiveness I would have expected from a restaurant of such high caliber. He seemed to only come around to our table when we were finished with our drinks so he could pad our bill. The overall experience was nice but due to the lack of effort from our server, I can safely say that my expectations of the Nobu name have been severely tainted. I will not be recommending Nobu DC to any of my friends or colleagues.

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ChristopherL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and the food drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the food and wine came quick, our waiter was great too.

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Shaz
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great experience would love to go back there

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AsiaH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently spectacular and so is the service. The meals are incredibly expensive though. It’s tapas style and each person needs multiple plates. They are allll impressive though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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Haley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the Nobu in DC. I’d been to the one in midtown Manhattan before and the experience was just as wonderful. The yellowtail jalapeño is always amazing and I even think the rolls at the DC location were better than at the NYC location. Sat outside and they had bug repellent machines under the benches which was really nice because that seems to be a problem I’ve noticed when eating outside at other establishments. The staff was great and all the tables were socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Gilbert should be immediately removed from his position as host of this restaurant. I have dined here dozens of times and always had a great experience but the other night was nearly ruined by his unprofessional, angry, abrupt disposition. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Ever.

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vipAnji
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fist, safety. During this pandemic I will only visit restaurants that can provide a flow of fresh air. We sat on the covered, semi-enclosed patio. The tables were well spaced, staff respected personal space, took necessary safety precautions, and everyone complied with wearing masks. I felt comfortable and safe. I'm going with service next because it was exceptional. Our server, Aurora, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations! And she was amazingly poised and professional as I watched someone at the table next to ours behave quite rudely towards her. She handled the situation without missing a beat with her other tables. The food? Amazing! Flavorful, nothing over powering, nothing over or under cooked, everything done to perfection! We had 5 or 6 different items on the menu. The Bento Box for dessert had a chocolate cake that was so light and fluffy I am certain I loss weight by eating it! lol! Thank you for a wonderful night Nobu. I'll be back.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 921 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.