Sakerum

4.4
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450 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Enjoy the highest quality ingredients in our one-of-a-kind sushi rolls, ceviche, hot and cold dishes. Pair our cuisine with uniquely hand-crafted cocktails, Japanese whisky, Japanese microbeers & sake collection. Best happy hour on 14th street every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 to 8:03 & Wednesday all day at the bar and rooftop hightops. Friday Happy Hour from 5:00 till 8:03 at the bar only. Happy hour seats cannot be reserved. Sakerum combines Latin and Asian influences into our cuisine, cocktails, and decor for an experience unlike any other in D.C.'s 14th St.

We welcome reservations of all sizes and offer a variety of dining options including our glamorous private dining room. For parties with 6-12 guests, we have a $40 (pre tax/grat) per person minimum weekdays we require for all reservations. Weekends large parties of 8-16 require a $65 per person minimum with reservation approval. For larger parties we offer various packages and dining experiences.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Creative Japanese, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour (Bar only)
Tue, Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 518-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Khan Gayabazar
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Sakerum can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Glenda Fuliting: (202) 518-2222
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Catering
We welcome large parties and ask that reservations of 6-12 guests meet our large party policy of $40 per person before tax and gratuity. Weekends parties are limited from 8-16 guests and require a $65 per person minimum with reservation approval . Please call restaurant to confirm party with management. For larger parties we offer various packages and dining experiences.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th St NW & W St NW
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Parking details
GPSI Parking Garage is conveniently located at 1914 14th Street NW, on the corner of 14th street and U street. It is located within 3 blocks of Sakerum. Additionally, there is metered parking on 14th Street.
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Public transit
Metro Accessible via the Green and Yellow lines. Located between Columbia Heights Metro and U Street/Cardozo Metro.
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Special events & promotions
Sakerum has several beautiful private and semi-private spaces that are perfect for your next private or corporate event. Our rooftop terrace features its own private bar and can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 80 for a standing reception. Looking for something a bit smaller? Our Private Dining Room is the perfect place for a dinner party, meeting or chef's table for up to 14 seated guests. Need more space? A full restaurant buy-out is available and can accommodate up to 180 guests.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.1
service
4.3
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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy food, the plantains were fantastic! It was nice having those since they filled you up more then sushi on its own does. The sushi rolls were a little spendy, but they were good! Nice for a date night

DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Used to be one of the best Sushi spots in DC, not anymore. Menu and pricing haven't changed, but the sushi quality sure has... service was also poor and many of the saki selections were out of stock. This was the sixth and unfortunately, last time I will dine here.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in DC for the night and decided to stop by after seeing all the great reviews. And they were 100% right. The food and drinks were amazing the atmosphere was nice as well. Our server Paul was super helpful as well. Overall 10/10 experience and we definitely plan on returning next time we’re in DC!

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious, great service and amazing sushi. cute decor and a nice birthday treat

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

One of the worst service experiences I’ve ever had

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stellar service and food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went for our friend’s birthday and sat on the rooftop. Waited over 1.5 hours for our sushi to come. Sushi was pretty average, not worth the expensive price.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place in the city right now. I love it! Great service, great food and I love the rooftop.

BP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, best I've had in DC so far. The upper level is stunning, go during good weather so that the roof is open. Service was attentive and nice. A great spot for a a nice dinner or date night

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was good and the ambience is really nice and cosy.
Service not really at expectations.

VF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the best service in perfect ambiance. Carlos was THE best!! Professional and accommodating, while also personable and engaging.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overall a poor experience!

Waiter was distracted
Good was middle of the road
Service meh
Things we ordered were forgotten
No one seemed to really give a crap about it either. Super casual about the crappy service.
Too many places in DC to have dinner to endure crappy service for the price. Won’t be back.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, especially the sushi wish was delicious and very fresh. Great service too.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not much of a variety of food, menu is very limited and size of portions are very small

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok - not bad - just like it was “trying to hard” to be different. The sushi was great. fresh, and cut right. The rolls however were so so. Service was solid and the bathrooms and rest of the place was very clean and well organized.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs, it was a beautiful night so the roof was open. The ambience was great! Food was delicious, and the cocktails were great too! It's a quiet date spot but we were a group of 6 and had a great time!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

specialty drinks and rolls were great, rooftop environment was incredible.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kazan roll , Big Crunch Theory roll, cashew Lime edamame, tostones and churrasca are AMAZING !!!

F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The elote was really good! The service was alright and the food was the same, Great ambiance!

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had been looking forward to dining at Sakerum for a very long time and unfortunately it did not meet my expectations, which weren’t super high to begin with. My main expectation was great Sushi and it did not deliver. For the steep DC prices, food was average. Super cute restaurant with great ambiance but food was nothing special. Waitress had zero personality and drinks were also bad. I really wanted to love this place but it was a one and done place for me unfortunately.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks menu wasn’t updated. Rolls are cut kid size and 6 pieces not 8.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Good food. Waiter spilled soy sauce all over pants but cleaned it and comped drinks. Overall good experience.

MD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and spectacular service. I can’t wait to return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing ambience and service was excellent

CB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the food, a little pricey but def worth it. I just wish the waitress was a little more attentive, we didn’t get refills on our drinks and it took a little bit for her to come to us.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Will definitely be back!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Upstairs roof leaks when it rains

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Complimentary sake for our anniversary was very appreciated! Loved the ambiance.

m
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Just not enough value - WAY overpriced. would have expected more from a tasting menu of nearly $100

JK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday evening, super low key! Sushi was fantastic, hot dishes were served perfectly warm and the drinks were great. New favorite sushi spot in dc

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good neighborhood spot
Upstairs is nice in the sun

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In the early evening on weekdays, even when it's 90 degrees outside, evidently they only have their upper terrace open, which the sun hits directly in the summer evening time (think 630pm), and they don't seat people downstairs in the air conditioning until 8pm "if the business picks up," as we were told condescendingly by the manager. They offered to pull down part of their canopy which wouldn't have blocked the sun at the angle it was beating down, and the only ventilation were tiny fans that were angled in such a way as to offer no help.

14th street near U street corridor has many better and more accommodating options, so I voted with my feet and left. Hopefully they'll figure out their customer service model isn't working correctly right now; I had been there before and enjoyed the food. I just don't particularly find the idea of eating raw fish in the blazing hot sun particularly appealing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service, and ambiance

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Sushi was fantastic but waiters are slow so don’t go for a quick bite.

N
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was underwhelming. The biggest turn off was the blue dyed tempura flakes in the sushi for “Pride Month”. It looked gross and was just a huge turn off on sushi. Not a great idea. 2 of the three rolls ordered were yummy though. Brussel sprouts were salty and oily. Calamari was underwhelming.

AN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. We were sitting upstairs..beautiful!

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was ultimately a disappointment. Food is over priced, and the restaurant was out of two of the particular dishes that I wanted. The rolls and poke we had were good, but for the expectation, the restaurant did not live up to the hype.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Exceptional. And the service was great! Friendly and fast

SM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came here for my graduation dinner; we booked hours before and were able to get a good table. The food was out of this world, the ambiance was really fun (very loud, though), and it was an overall enjoyable experience. Would def recommend for a weekend night dinner in a small group or date setting.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was not great - waited a very long time for our wine and cocktails- and then they cleaned the bathroom with very strong smelling bleach which filled the whole space. Food was good though

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