Nobu DC

4.7
1072 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
What 1072 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice quiet atmosphere.

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vipOlivia
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food was very good. We did have to ask for water several times before we finally got some thought. Overall all 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing

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vipNino
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always incredible with top-notch food and service. If you come here and do not try the Wagyu New Style you are missing out!

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HarN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Server was not as attentive to us as we want. Food was slow to come out. Overpriced and honestly not good quality. Desert was good tho. They asked if it was for special occasion, I told them it's for my birthday, but nothing was done or mentioned about my birthday when we were there. There are many better Japanese restaurant choices out here with much lower price.

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vipFFFFF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Top-quality food and ingredients but the service is quite slow. Also very weird intervals between dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were amazing. Our waitress was super friendly and we asked her for recommendations and everything she recommended was absolutely delicious. Her name is BO and I would highly recommend anyone to go there and ask for her as she was extremely helpful.
My only comment is on the desert as it wasn’t that great! The variety is very limited and not as good as the food. But other than that, the whole experience was amazing and I would definitely go there again.

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stellablue
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seeing old friends who looove good food. Was a very special treat.

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BrianaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was a bit taken aback by the language used by the hostess. She let us know we only had 1hr and 45 min to eat and we would be asked for our table to accommodate the next reservation. It made me feel rushed and put me on edge for most of the experience. We did the tasting menu and I kept feeling like at any moment we would be asked to leave. For a fine dining experience that comment set a negative welcome. We tried the tasting menu which was an interesting experience and the waitress did her best to make sure we enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Smelled like a college bar and the food was sub par. The bartender was literally wiping his sweat with his hand that he touched out plates with.

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summer
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great food and awesome server, but to be honest was expecting a bit more out of the restaurant itself. We were told we could wait at the bar for our table to open and ended up waiting 15-20 min (which we didn't mind) for our table to open. It was silly to me that we couldn't just transfer our tab from the bar to the table (like you can at most other nice restaurants of this caliber..) so we had to waste time waiting on the bartender since there was only 1 bar for the entire place that all the servers would go to.

All of the dishes were impeccable and snapper might be my new favorite sashimi. The cocktails were delicious. Miso, one of the best i've had which says a lot since it is such a basic dish. Thanks Nobu!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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vipKnowsfood
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keisha, our server is always amazing. Makes it a great experience.

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viphanny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

pricey but food is good quality and service is great. nice people watching and ambiance as well. great for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Service was fine, food was good, super overrated because of name. Way too expensive for a loud atmosphere. Food presentation was non-existent,

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JeffB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Quality of ingredients is unequalled.

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KathyP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It takes a bit of faith to order off the menu because there are no descriptions. This added to the fun and mystery. Absolutely everything was delicious. This was one of my best meals/experience of my life!

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GregoryG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

32nd wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am one of the longest Nobu customers ever (105 Hudson). Food now is still amazing but not like it used to be (portions, thickness of sashimi etc. But, as long as it works for you I guess. All are very professional and always a pleasure to be at your restaurants.

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Anonymous
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipGems
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Last time I dined at NoBu D.C. was with friends and our server was outstanding and the experience was lovely. On this visit my husband and I went and our time together was fabulous but our service was mediocre. We spent over $500 just enjoying the menu and our company. The experience wasn’t contributed by excellent service. Throughout the night we were left without drinks and having a connection with the server. The runners gave more input and suggestions. I would assume if you see a table spending money and clearly wanting more why be absent?... nonetheless we had a great time because we enjoyed our time together and made the best of it. NoBu LA is always the win for me!

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vipBoomer
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Music a bit too loud for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting at the sushi bar with Chef Man was truly wonderful. Just the most delicious sushi and sashimi, with special and unique flavorings, and really fascinating to watch his care and skill and the beauty of all the various dishes being prepared. Excellent helpful and efficient service from waitstaff, and yummy iced green tea. Quiet relaxing ambience which is generally not the case in other sushi restaurants. We’ll be back whenever we can. Domo!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe is the best server ever!

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vipMicheleh
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster, sea bass sushi. U cannot go wrong phenomenal meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and it’s as great as everyone says it is! Service and food was amazing and so were the drinks!

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vipBobM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner and fantastic service. Enjoyed the tasting menu and Nobu's suggestions of Sake pairings. A definite favorite

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vipKnowsfood
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keisha, our server made the experience amazing. We took her recommendations on every course we had!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not the prettiest Nobu I have been to, but the food was good and our waiter was great!

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vipDEM19
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful. She listened to our preferences and spaced out the delivery of delicious food to our table. A wonderful dining experience.

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MarisaG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Nobu for my boyfriends birthday and he loved it!

SM
vipSweetMieks
Chicago
13 reviews