Nobu DC

4.6
933 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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
What 933 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Terri
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Nobu to celebrate a 30th birthday, and it was a really special evening. We both had the signature Omakase and it was outstanding. The food was delicious and the meal was nicely paced, allowing for plenty of time to savor the dishes and enjoy our sake and whiskey.

The environment was great and there was plenty of spacing between tables and adherence to all COVID recommended guidelines.

It was a wonderful place to celebrate a milestone birthday!

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vipPhilFellini
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was terrific from beginning to end!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was disappointment to say the least
The restaurant was quiet obviously because of the weather, midweek and corona
But the menu has changed
The favourite dishes which Nobu was known for has been removed ( due to shortage in ingredients) and even the dishes we ordered was either lacking in flavour or undercooked (fish)
Will stay away for long time till I forget this disappointed visit to Nobu DC

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vipLIpizzan1
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food....impeccable!

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RenaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time and the staff were amazing and helpful. This was my first time there. I will definitely go again.

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parr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Over priced for what it is. Sushi was good, but not great.

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vipDima
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was tasty, but excruciatingly slow to come. We were planning to order more food and also place an additional order of several items to take home, but seeing how super slow the food was to arrive, we changed our minds.
Not sure why it was so very slow, and it's a shame that it affected our birthday celebration.
Otherwise, the experience was ok. Thanks.

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vipMilano
Washington DC
293 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic dining experience - pricey but worth it! We will be back

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FoodEtat
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a great location and provided with great service. He was knowledgeable with all our request and everything tasted just as amazing as he described it.

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SOPHIEB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was a bit disappointed with our Omakase. We always order Omakase when we come but this time wasn't as tasteful. We didn't care for the veggie hand roll. And the beef dish was not Waygu like it was before. I will rethink about getting Omakase again.

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hanhanhan
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really great and will recommend to friends. The foods are really really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe is the best!

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vipRasheedaC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!!!

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vipDeborahD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and our server gave us wonderful recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing from start to finish!

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vipKathyC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Shared this as a private note but never got a response so now I will share it publicly

So VERY disappointed how a lovely (and expensively) evening of fine dining ended!!! NOWHERE was it posted or suggested that there is a limit to your seating! Our waitress - Patricia was very knowledgeable and helpful. Delivery of the food and especially drink was a bit slow. How long does it take to pour wine or prosecco? When I paid the bill I somehow hit the wrong button and did not get tip added...Patricia tried to cancel and redo but couldn't so rather then get a mngr involved i told her we'd do a cash tip. We had the money and were waiting for Patricia to stop by as I do not like to leave a large amount of cash on the table. During this time a man came to our table and very rudely told us that they he had a party that he's was waiting to seat and basically told us we needed to move on!!! There were certainly better ways to approach this especially after spending over $200 pp. On the way out I told this gentlemen(?) that it would have been nice upon entering or being seated that we were informed of a time limit ( as many places do these days). His curt reply - " I thought 3 1/2 hours should have been sufficient " Again just downright RUDE!
Maybe you should add to your waitstaff to speed up service to avoid extended meals and not blame your customers!Thank you for your time and consideration.

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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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vipbobt
Seattle
12 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
7 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
33 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!

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 933 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.