Tokyo Pearl

3.8
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Best Sushi Restaurant in DC located in the heart of Dupont Circle Featuring Unique Specialty Sushi rolls // Cocktails // Japanese beers and Sakes at a high energy Lounge.

Tokyo Pearl is committed to the health & safety of our patrons.

Indoor & outdoor dining available (Heated Patio )
6 foot social distancing between tables with maximum of 6 per table
Facial coverings worn by all staff

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 37 people are saying
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MarkusH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We saw them microwave our soup. Food was ok. I would not go there again.

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LoveDC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We walked by the Tokyo Perl several times and it looked inviting, with tables outside and heaters to keep you comfortable. Their write up says that their servers wear masks and we expect that because DC is still under mandatory masks order. So we decided to check them out.

When we came, the greeter, who also turned out to be our server, was NOT wearing a mask. We felt uncomfortable. Even though we are vaccinated, with rising Delta cases, we do not spend time without masks around people, whose vaccination status we do not know. Not only it increases the risk, it also tells us they don’t much care about their customers.

We got the table outside as far as we could from the unmasked server and put our masks in when she came to our table. This make it less pleasant, even though our food and drinks were very good.

We won’t be back until they fix this problem or COVID is over.

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angb77
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very cool outdoor dining area right in the heart of DuPont Circle

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JamieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

First, the hours on Open Table and Google differ from their actual opening hours. I made a reservation for 2:15, but they don't open until 3:00 on Sundays. We ended up getting a drink next door while we waited, and when my friend went to go double check on our table at 3:22, she was greeted with a "NO. No, no" from a staff member. We ended up sitting outside (which was fine) but our server didn't know how to turn on the heaters and didn't even make an attempt to do so. Finally, the prices on the menu did not match the prices online. Small portions, and mediocre quality. I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

They were closed during the time I made my reservation :( don’t make brunch reservations here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The sushi was good, but it took some time to get waited on for drinks and food. They then disappeared for about 30 minutes while we were waiting for the check. They tried to take food not once but twice while we were still eating the edamame, like holding it in our hand eating it tried to take the bowl.

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AsapAlice
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour with strong, yummy drinks and $5 sushi! Usually quieter on weekdays. Love the blue crab & avo roll!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Many different good selections and great HH!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service checked in only once every 30 minutes. Charged automatic 25% gratuity. Disappointing.

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JENNAV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Went to dinner and it wasn’t busy at all when we got there. We had been there for an hour and only our two appetizers and two beverages were brought out. Ordered one maki roll and when our waitress came back ordered dessert and the check because we were going to a comedy club that we were now going to be a little tight on time for. Our waitress was confused when we asked when the roll I ordered would be out when she was confused and asked that I haven’t received it. (Clearly not if I’m asking) we ordered the mochi with fresh berries and 10 minutes later, we received two freezer burned mochi, cut in half, loaded with chocolate syrup and sprinkles. We were very much expecting mochi with strawberries and other mixed berries, not Hershey syrup. Overall a very disappointing meal and did not feel that the 20% tip they added to my bill was an appropriate tip based on my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sushi didn’t taste fresh. And the overuse mayo based sauces on everything. But very cool vibe and ambiance. Go for drinks and Apps. Skip the sushi

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JaneK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

spicy tuna
eel avo
salmon avo
tempura shrimp

it was cool.

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Vani
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud, sushi just ok.

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vipSamL
Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant doubles as a night club. Be prepared for a lively dining experience. There was also a "pandemic fee" on the bill that the waitress could not explain and mandatory 20% gratuity.

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Alexander
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, service needs work. Wine is super expensive for the quality.

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Purin
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

The server was very helpful. The food was poor; the sushi rolls tasted off.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

the food wasnt horrible but the service was terrible & the table and area underneath were dirty when we were seated

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vipTchikosi
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance, menu was a bit limited but food was tasty!

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Nicki
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, the waiters and waitress very attentive will come back

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EmilyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious sushi at an amazing happy hour price!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Service was good however the sushi rice was mushy and the tuna had a weird off taste to it.

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DAVIDA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

When you enter, you may want to second guess your choice, but the patio seating instantly changes your mind. I enjoyed sitting in the swing as a I enjoyed my drinks and sushi. I had to order extra rolls becasue they were small, but everything was fresh and the service was welcoming and friendly.

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vipLero
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible. Drinks were overly sweet and slow to come out. Sushi was warm. Tuna tacos are just tortilla chips with tuna from a roll slapped on top.

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michaelp
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up for our reserved table and were informed that they weren't serving anything but appetizers because they didn't have the equipment to roll sushi or something, which sounds unbelievable for a sushi restaurant. They only had appetizers (miso and edamame) so we had to scramble to find another place to eat. No apology. Seems like they should have notified us in advance that dinner was not possible so we could have made alternative plans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The date went well. But the selection of food was lacking. No fried rice or sake. Was not too happy about that.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wait staff had no knowledge of the menu and the sushi was just okay... I won’t go back but it wasn’t horrible. Go to a mom and pop place in Chinatown and you’d be better served.

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KelseyP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great Happy Hour Specials! Would come back for those. Sushi was moderately priced for DC which was great but also felt quality of the fish was not top shelf.

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vipNikki
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere outside, especially if you sit in one of the hanging chairs! The happy hour deals were good prices and the sushi tasted great!

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vipMatthewL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall, a fine place to come for a happy hour, but maybe not dinner. We had a great time, but the service was very, very slow. The sushi was fresh, but just not a wide selection. Would definitely recommend this place for a happy hour, but maybe not date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I've visited Toyko Pearl pre-covid and post covid. I don't see this place lasting very long. They serve what is the equivalent of airport sushi, with average service, and unprofessional staff. During our visit we were told the bartender was late (and seemed to never show up the whole time we were there), staff were drinking while working, and it was just poor quality all around. The drinks were terrible and expensive for a basic rail drink. The back patio is an absolute mess. Ladders, wires, and paint everywhere. It looks dirty and unkempt. It's not clear at all whether they're open or not. Back when they had hookah and a good happy hour and cute back patio it was worth going. Now it's a disaster.

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Sphereofinfluence
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Subpar service despite the restaurant being almost empty. All but one drafts were out of stock and our service was very slow. Ambiance was nice and I’m sure this would be a great weekend spot once normal bar life returns.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation, followed the hours posted and arrived to find the restaurant closed. Call ahead to confirm hours before so you aren’t stuck in a hard position.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to take a friend to a nice sushi place in DC for dinner. Was recommended Tokyo pearl from a friend and was not disappointed. From the food, to the customer service, to the ambiance.. we were more than satisfied with our dining experience. We will be back very soon.

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vipNicoleB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tokyo Pearl was a great Friday night find! My boyfriend and I loved the extensive cocktail list and the food was as delicious as it was instagrammable. The COVID precautions, outdoor dining and distanced tables definitely put my mind at ease.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEAUTIFUL PATIO! had a great experience. My food was amazing, some of the best sushi in town! My cocktail was also great, my server was very knowledgeable in helping me chose what to drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the love of fate and the highway to hell for cocktails. The love of fate has q lovey fall autumn taste and feeling, the highway to hell is a refreshing drink bringing me back to a Mediterranean vibe. Sushi was really good, we had the volcano blow, dragon, and the double pearl.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the cocktails were really good and the sushi was fresh and tasty!!! Always coming back here! The sushi chef does wonders! And the cocktails are one of a kind!

FAQs

Tokyo Pearl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 817-3187.

Tokyo Pearl is rated 3.8 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.