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About SEI restaurant & lounge
Modern Asian small plate cuisine from award winning Sushi Master Noriaki Yasutake. The intimate space, located next to the Landsburgh Theater, features seating for 70, sushi bar seating 10 and a cozy lounge area. Yasutake offers his modern spin on traditional sushi, specialty rolls and Asian fare. SEI offers an outstanding Happy Hour with crafted cocktail & sushi specials Monday through Friday.
Washington, DC 20004
Asian, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch:Saturday 11am - 2:30pmSunday 11am - 3pmDinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 11pm
Saturday: 3pm - 11pm
Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm
7th & E
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Creative Sushi Platters
Kobe & Salmon Slider Platters
Bibimbap, Salmon, Tofu Rice Bowls
Drop Off Lunches
Navy Archives Green Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer small bar/lounge area perfect for corporate cocktail receptions or social get togethers. The restaurant can also accommodate up to 65 ppl sit down or 100 for reception. Please email email@example.com for more info.
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SEI restaurant & lounge Ratings and Reviews
Our first visit was pre-theater and a birthday observance. From our reception by the hostess, to the friendliness of Tonio, the bartender, to the welcoming and efficient service of Kiki, our server, we had a wonderful experience. The food and beverages (great happy hour menu) were creative and delicious. We'll be back. Kudos to the whole team!
Excellent pre-theater dinner. Sushi was both unusual and first-rate. Strayed off the Japanese theme for seafood chowder, which was very good and could have been made in Boston. My wife enjoyed her kale and pistachio salad. Server was attentive to our curtain time.
SEI was incredible! Great food, great service, and great atmosphere! It was the perfect place to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Our waiter brought him a free dessert which was a lovely surprise! We were also running a little late for our reservation due to some especially awful DC traffic. The host was extremely understanding and accommodating. Overall, it was a great experience! We will definitely be back!
Exceptional customer service...VERY attentive. Friendly staff, from the moment we walked up to the restaurant to the moment we walked out. Each member greeted us with a smile and a kind word. Service was quick. Our waitress was very helpful with food selections, ingredients, and drink selections. LOVED IT and would definitely go back again.
First, the positive: good drinks, broad selection on the menu, and nice decoration/look of the restaurant. Negatives, very, very loud, few servers, so they're always in a hurry and the sense you get is that you're almost in a train station where everybody is running around you. Also, that makes it difficult for them to be pleasant. Combinations might be too exotic; example, a california sushi roll with curry spices mixed on the crab meat. Overall, it was ok for us.
I loved SEI. The waiter recommended a very reasonable and plentiful appetizer of raw tuna that the customer puts on seaweed with guacamole and eats as a role. It was fantastic.
The only negative thing I would say is that the restaurant is noisy--not more than the average noisy restaurant, but I like quieter restaurants better than noisy ones to enhance conversation.
2nd time dining here. Brought friends who have pretty sophisticated palates and they were delighted. Portions are small- hard to share for more than 2. With 4 each of us got a bite. But service was good and food inventive. Highly recommend. However, the address in Open Table does not match where the restaurant is...not sure why.
My wife and I came for our anniversary dinner last night. We were seated right away. The wait staff was excellent and very attentive. They came over to get anything we needed and we're good about bringing out dishes as we ordered and expected them, not all at once. The cocktails, especially the Liquid Wasabi, were excellent. I highly recommend the foie gras sashimi, the zuke nigiri, and their flagship roll, the fish and chips roll. We also really enjoyed the toro sashimi and the salmon and cilantro roll.
After dinner, the waiter brought over a dessert for us and two glasses of champagne, on them. That was a nice end to a great date night.
Happy Hour Review;
Sushi before the Wizards Game & followed the reviews here.
Walked in & received welcoming salutations, a positive way to start off.
Happy Hour was still active so we sat at the Bar as our Server took care of with amazing accommodation & service throughout our visit. The Citrus Salmon Sashimi was delicious.
Interior design is top grade with the contemporary mostly white furniture, unique lighting fixtures/chandeliers & distinctive artwork through different sections of the restaurant. Restrooms offers a dedicated Women stall & a Unisex stall.
The price point balances perfectly even with the Happy Hour portions.
Will absolutely return.
I am not a regular of SEI, but each time I go I have a great meal with great service. I usually mix up the menu, trying different selections between lunch and dinner. Tried one of the bento boxes, again great! Their short ribs are tender and melt in your mouth. The staff are very attentive, they also have good drinks!
Food was "meh" at best. Rice was dry and hard on the sushi rolls. Sushi lacked flavor. Sides were nothing we couldn't make at home, but tasted good (asparagus and brussel sprouts). The most tasty item was the octopus which is why we rated as well as we did.
Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've ever had ! The shiso mojito was INCREDIBLE and if you dont order the charred octopus , you have missed out (Actually the resembles the taste and texture of lobster , not your typically chewy tasteless rings of calamari) Also the SOS Roll and the salmon were out of this world . Do not get me wrong , it isn't cheap (if you get cocktails too) but it was definitely worth it for a special occasion or nice date night !
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