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Nobu DC

4.7
4.7
1713 Reviews
$50 and over
Cocktail Bar
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 871-6565

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.

  • Private party contact

    Gilbert Mejia: (866) 258-0279

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station <br />Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The food was not as good as the last time I went. I think adjustments to quality control would help.
  2. EE

    ErikE

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for my husband’s birthday!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nobu DC was a beautiful experience. We were greeted by host and the entire restaurant it seemed. The server provided great recommendations. The food was delicious! The cocktail we ordered was yummy. The entire experience was great! The server was outstanding! Loved it - thank you to Nobu DC for making this dining experience an enjoyable one.
  4. MN

    McNulty

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome dining experience. Each dish was a treat, from the tuna tacos to the lobster to the nigiri. This is perhaps the finest restaurant in DC. Bring your biggest credit card, because it does not come cheap. (But it is worth it)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  6. BE

    BEvans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Omakase was excellent. We went here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and right when we walked in we were taken to our table. We told the waiter about our celebration and he actively helped us to ake pictures, made conversation, and made the time enjoyable. At the end of your dinner, complementary mochi was brought to us with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. Thank you Nobu for letting us enjoy our anniversary!
  7. MW

    MikiW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s funny how I would mention first how amazing service was. Friendly and warm atmosphere. Celebrating a birthday. This location would be our 3rd location ( Dubai NYC and DC we have visited. The food was good and fresh. Not a disappointment ever, but way too expensive for the hot and cold food. The sashimi was a little too thin but fresh and some of the maki were way too small. The maki was just mediocre. Nothing special to brag about.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service here is always incredible
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Took so long to get served. One server come on the table, took orders from 4 guests on our table then left, didn’t excuse herself or anything, the next sever come 5 minutes later. They got our orders wrong. We ordered rice which every guest don’t get. Overall poor communication and customer service.
  10. JF

    JasonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour is an amazing value for the quality of drinks. Portions are good. Staff is amazing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great items but for the reputation/price I could have been blown away and I wasn’t. The drinks were strong but missing the razzle dazzle.
  12. CT

    CarmenT

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the tasting menu option as it gives us the opportunity to try various things. Our experience on Saturday was amazing but the tasting portions seem much lighter than our previous visit and definitely not the same portions given in Nobu- Vegas. I’m also disappointed in our table limit of 1 hour and 45 min for a dinner for two costing $510 without gratuity. I did enjoy the good & experience!!!!
  13. RT

    RoTW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive, professional wait staff, excellent food and great vibe. Highly recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We made reservations for a BDay dinner, and the BDay girls order was completely forgotten. No apologies from the Chef (unexpected) the compensation was a dish she couldn’t eat because of stated allergies while overseeing. The BDay girl was my wife and believe me I have been listening and was excited to come to Nobu because of our California experience. Not sure if I will visit here again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was amazing!
  16. m

    mbmb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Jean our server was amazing! Service was slow..but he made up for it
  17. RC

    RachelC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful . I felt like I wasn’t nickel and dimed this time and the waiter was attentive. The only concern was that it was my birthday and I wasn’t offered a complimentary desert, other than that it was great .
  18. KD

    KaylaD

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, food, and service were fantastic!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. The experience and food is very good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 words, SPICY SHRIMP GARLIC!!!!!! Oh and add a side of steamed white rice! Ohhhhhh and the California roll!!!!!! My girl BO is the absolute best always 🙏🏾
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    I guess even Nobu gets to have a bad night? First time at this Nobu (have dined at Nobu NYC multiple times). Food was awesome as usual, but the service was terrible. For the price on the bill at the end of the night, the service has to be outstanding...and it was not. Very disappointing experience. I would not go back.
  22. FW

    FrederickW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first experience at Nobu DC was excellent! We had the Omakase tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed each course. The staff are friendly and very knowledgable of the menu and wine offerings. We will definitely return for the superb sashimi selection.
  23. DD

    DailyDiner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I’ve always liked Nobu but I didn’t feel this experience was as good as it had been in the past. I usually go omakase and did so this night. It was a good selection, but really only B+ at best. Seven courses. I’d say 2 were exceptional, the rest good. Maybe one or two items were c+. My experience might have been tainted though by the obnoxious speaker blasting music above my head. Seemed to be the only speaker in the place and it has definitely seen better days. It was scratchy and had a tin sound to it which was really irritating. Way too loud for directly overhead. I think I was in table 42. It’s a four place table in front of the sushi bar. If you hear “table 42” ask for a different table.
  24. SK

    SarahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely spot to celebrate a special occasion. We told the waiter our food preferences (I am a vegetarian) and a price point cap, and he brought us surprise dishes which we really enjoyed!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Birthday dinner!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty restaurant and yummy food. Portions were too small for the price charged.
  27. OD

    OldeDC

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have hesitated to try Nobu in DC again after experiencing some inconsistencies with food and service during its early years, and finally returned after hearing that they went through some significant changes since the pandemic. And the rumors were right, as the food tasted like other Nobu outposts and the service was just as good as the food itself. We ordered all the standards that the restaurant is famous for, including Yellowtail Ceviche, Crispy Rice w/ Spicy Tuna, Black Cod Miso, Beef Toban Yaki, along with various tacos and nigiri sushi. Everything was executed to perfection! The quality and freshness of fish was out of this world, and it was once again worthy to attach Nobu's name to the DC outpost. Will return again!
  28. M

    Mdubs

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Expensive but delicious. Servers took a while with a 2 hour limit and restaurant was very dimly lit with not that great decor
  29. s

    sadiar

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything came out was amazing from the drinks to the appetizer to entree…
  30. MB

    MBrown

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience was my absolute best occasion at Nobu and I have had good to great experiences at every Nobu from LA, Vegas to DC. However, our server Johnny was exceptionally. He exceed our expectations and set a knew standard. He was extremely attentive from start to finish. We did not have to ask, request or inquiry regarding anything. One time we were about to inquire about a dish and he must have read our minds, because he immediately provide an update. Johnny made great recommendations and made sure our water glasses and drinks stayed topped off or re-filled. He staged the arrival if every item to perfect timing. He was extremely professional and made every effort to ask about dietary needs. He greeted us will a continuous smile and when we went to compliment him for his service he spoke from corporate mind-set by saying things like, “We aim to please, we want to keep our customers happy, etc.”. He never took the credit for himself. I told him, he was definitely an assess to the Nobu brand. He was eager to please and well versed about the menu. Johnny made our birthday experience memorable and special. I took the opportunity to share my feedback with the Manager prior to leaving and hope Johnny is recognized for his exceptional service. Honestly, I will be returning sooner than later because of Johnny. Johnny exemplifies exemplary customer service and is a great representation of the Nobu brand. Of course the food was great and the hour selection is amazing. Johnny is a Rock Star! Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback.
  31. t

    tbl42

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in recent memory. There were 3 of us in our party and we all went with various chef selections, which were all out of this world delicious. The cocktails and their whiskey selections were also very impressive. Our servers were great, especially Victoria, going above and beyond in explaining each dish and making sure we were happy with everything. Each dish was so detailed so I won’t bother even trying to explain them - it would be an injustice. All I can say is that my mind was blown. So, so good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Be prepared for tapas style dishes. Wagyu dumplings were life changing!
  33. VR

    VincentR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch sushi. Highly recommended but very expensive. Once a year type of meal.
  34. NT

    NightTrain44

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely spectacular Nobu food, stylish room, nice vibe, low key and attentive service. It’s a special occasion kind of place, and a great evening.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the bill was less than anticipated. Highly recommend and plan on coming back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious, especially the tacos! Ambiance was beautiful as well.
  38. c

    cbusdiner73

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything with wagyu was delicious. Sushi was just ok.
  39. JH

    JudsonH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was EXCELLENT!!! Unfortunately I don't have her name but she's Chinese, from Hong Kong and travels pretty extensively when she can. If you are lucky enough to get her, do as she suggests, you'll be very happy!!
  40. S

    Sage

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Terrible food, not worth the money or wait! Don't do it!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu DC using the Order Online button. Nobu DC also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nobu DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 871-6565.

Nobu DC is rated 4.7 stars by 1713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Nobu DC

2525 M St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20037

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (202) 871-6565

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.

  • Private party contact

    Gilbert Mejia: (866) 258-0279

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