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Just great food, great menu, and great service. One of our favorites. A hidden gem downtown.
First time at SEI and it didn’t disappoint!! Everything was ON POINT!! We will definitely return!!
SEI always has the right atmosphere and great food. I like that the menu is very unique for Asian good. The service is excellent! One of our favorite DC restaurants.
Food and service at this modern Asian restaurant are great. Love the wasabi guacamole appetizer and the caramelized sea bass. Good selection of sushi and sashimi. Ask to sit at one of Alexi’s tables. He is an excellent server, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Very convenient to Shakespeare and Wooly Mamoth theaters.
SEI bills itself as Asian fusion cuisine. It is primarily a Japanese style restaurant with an bit of a twist on most dishes. The spicy salmon roll for example includes cilantro as well as traditional wasabi and cucumber. The spicy snapper included a bit of sweetness from honey. SEI has two kitchens, one for sushi and a second for other dishes. Most dishes are small, more like an appetizer than a meal. Our server recommended two per person which seemed about right. Think something like Japanese Tapas. The fish was all very fresh and delicious. An order of traditional uni nigiri was particularly fresh and flavorful. The cooked dishes were equally good. We ordered a crispy duck leg with fried kale and a Chilean sea bass with bok choy and fish sauce. Both were very good. The atmosphere is modern but very comfortable and quieter than most restaurants in this part of DC.
I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and there is so much to choose from. The ambiance is very soothing and the service impeccable. Unfortunately we always seem to go before a play at the Shakespeare Theatre and don't have as much time as I'd like to explore the menu and have dessert.
Awesome service and great food. Went for bday dinner and they delivered a delicious desert and shot of the bday girl.
What an outstanding evening. The entire staff was attentive, friendly and welcomed our party like family. The food kept coming - fast, hot and furiously. Did I mention it was inventive and delicious. Each morsel was gobbled up. This was the perfect place to celebrate my daughter’s 21st. She and her hip friends where in their element while my wife and I felt right at home in this chic, upscale restaurant. I highly recommend it.
Great ambiance and delicious food. Staff is very friendly and professional.
Great food in shareable plates, especially crispy brussel sprouts, charred octopus, edamame, but very noisy if the restaurant is full.