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Sushi Taro in DC can be as casual or as fancy as you need it to be. Have a low-key dinner at the bar, or do the omakase for a special occasion.

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About Sushi Taro

Sushi Taro is a first Japanese restaurant to feature a full course meal “KAISEKI” Tasting course. We offer exceptionally high quality and an authentic variety of “Nigiri” style sushi. Our style is “Genuine Japanese Cuisine” and we do not serve fusion-confusion and Americanized Japanese foods. ***** We have ranked #36 in entire restaurant in U.S. on Forbs Magazine, 2012. ***** For more information about Sushi Taro and “KAISEKI”, please visit our website. Also follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for daily A la Carte menu and news updates.

1503 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday Friday: 11:30am 1:50pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:15pm; Closed Lunch on National holidays.

Cross Street:
P Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(202) 462-8999

Website:
http://www.sushitaro.com/

Public Transit:
3 blocks to east from Dupont Circle Metro station.

Executive Chef:
Nobu & Masaya

Additional:
Beer, Happy Hour, Wine

Sushi Taro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (2845)
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Romantic (888)
Great for Lunch (847)
Good for Groups (545)
Hot Spot (477)
Notable Wine List (157)
Scenic View (103)
Good for a Date (90)
Late-night Find (80)
Authentic (79)
Creative Cuisine (64)
Kid-friendly (54)
Tasting Menu (52)
Business Meals (45)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (45)
Healthy (44)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Great for Brunch (33)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Casual (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Cozy (19)
Bar Seating (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Outstanding Value (13)
Fun (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2017

I think the steps of service needs to be buttoned up a little bit especially when you are paying $145 for the pairing dinner. The food was excellent. The service was not as polished.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The spicy scallop sushi the waiter recommended was amazing, but the fatty tuna sushi was insane! A bit pricey at $15 for two pieces, but so good I had to get four orders of them! Worth the money!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2017

George was amazing!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Good will come back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2017

This place probably has the best sushi in DC for the price. It's a little costly, but the food is amazing. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Staff only provided a $120 per person tasting menu which was a surprise and not advertised. When asked about the regular menu, I was told I might be able to grab seats at the bar for a regular menu and that I would be charged a cancellation fee. I will not go here again. I cannot believe this place above the CVS got 2 Michelin stars.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Delicious kaiseki tasting. Everything was amazingly fresh and the presentation was extremely creative. Definitely worth the price. Haven't been in a couple years and the quality was still extremely high. Best Japanese restaurant in the city for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Michelin star food without Michelin price tag! Wonderful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Everything we ordered, from tofu to sushi, was authentic and top notch, and that's coming from my foodie friend who's eaten often in Japan with his Japanese wife. And it's still my favorite sushi place even after moving away in 2007! Even lunch options like tonkatsu curry is awesome. (It did get more expensive than I remember it though, which was inevitable, I suppose.) Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Chose the $40 sushi for myself and $40 sashimi for my wife. Both excellent with very fresh fish. They deserve the one star from Michelin.
One shortcoming: they should choose higher quality appetizers that come before the main dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

amazing, totally lived up to the hype. not cheap but well worth it.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We went to Sushi Taro for Restaurant Week; it's a place we had wanted to try to some time. Overall our assessment is that it was good, but not great. Everyone in our party ordered the special menu, although with different choices. The appetizers overall were very good, great mix of flavors. The sukiyaki was barely warm, which affected our opinion. The sushi was excellent (although at the normal price highly overpriced). The mochi ice cream was, well mochi ice cream. Either you like it or you don't.
As soon as we had completed and paid for our meal, the manager came to the table and told us we needed to leave as they had another reservation. While we had no intentions of lingering and holding the table, and were actually getting ready to leave, we found this to be rather insulting.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Sushi Taro is always marvelous. I reserved for Restaurant Week the day the week was announced so I could be sure to get a table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Three of us came for restaurant week. Two had the restaurant week menu and were very happy with their meal. All of the seafood was both plentiful and very fresh and delicious. I ordered the bento box which is always a terrific value. I was a little disappointed this time in the fried oysters which were not as good as they usually are.

Tags: Business Meals, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We took advantage of Restaurant Week to revisit Sushi Taro for the first time since it was renovated. Even though the restaurant was full, the service was efficient, the noise level low, and the quality of the food outstanding. The quality of the sushi is always superior. I am very happy for them they got a Michelin star. I recommend Sushi Taro to sushi afficionados and I will definitely go back-- soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

This was a treat. I had wanted to go here for a long time. First the restaurant is on the second floor but there was much to see out the window. The food was very fresh and presented beautifully. Service very good. They were cheep on silverware.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Good space for a larger group or business event, or just an evening where you want to talk to your date. Good food, efficient service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Quite literally the best sushi in DC. Yes, it's expensive, but you're paying for the quality. If you can, go during Restaurant Week. Amazing deal, and while some restaurants give poorer quality food during Restaurant Week or dishes that add up to $35 (then, why I'm here during this particular week?), Sushi Taro is worth it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Not up to their usual standards for sparkling freshness. Granted it was Restaurant Week; but I'd been there several times before for dinner during Restsurant Week, which were uniformly excellent. This was my first RW lunch; and the sushi had obviously been pre-sliced hours earlier . Not bad- but a far cry from their own standards. The other dishes were fine- if a bit pedestrian.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food3
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Came for a business lunch with colleagues during Restaurant Week 2017. We were the largest group there with 6 people. I would recommend this for a one on one lunch or couples dinner. The fish was some of the freshest I've eaten. Very sweet and mild, and melts in your mouth. The rice was incredibly delicate but firm enough to stay together to support the fish. My only critique is the service. Our waitress was noticeably overwhelmed even though there weren't that many tables. We had to ask several times for the drinks that we ordered - but she didn't charge us for them because of that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Pretty good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Unlike some restaurants, their Restaurant Week menu is a real bargain, given the usual prices.
Be brave and try one of the sushi options that offer bites far better than the standard fare. The Uni is amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We decided to try the omakase for 3+. AMAZING. Simply amazing.
The variety and freshness was outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Great food, little quick on pacing of courses, but very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Expected a lot more, even out of restaurant week. The Black Cod special was a morsel of a serving on a massive portobello. Service was slow and not particularly attentive to detail. Even our table was wobbly. In the past, Sushi Taro lived up to its hype, but our recent experience did not. We'll still go back since it remains one of DC's best sushi joints. Ready for Nobu to up DC's game.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Restaurant Week

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Best sushi in Washington DC. My husband and I have dines her for over 10 years.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Was disappointed, to be honest. Was really looking forward to it, used to eat here about 20 years ago and it's since gone under a transformation, but we paid a lot of money for dishes that were not particularly remarkable or memorable. The one memory that will stick was how overwhelmingly fishy some of the dishes were.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Went here with a friend from UK who is TOTAL foodie. Ordered the tasting menu and sake flight.

PHENOMENAL experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2017

So fresh, and delicious. The service was prompt and intrusive. I found my new go to sushi spot!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Best place to experience an authentic Japanese kaiseki ryoori dining experience. Well done!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Fresh, delicious, and high quality. The menu is for those who truly appreciate sushi and sashimi, and are not looking for the typical sushi restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We were really excited to try Sushi Taro, especially since it had recently gained a Michelin star... we went with green tea, ordered some small dishes and rolls a la carte, accompanied by the sashimi omakase for two, and dessert. The rolls were creative and delicious. The sashimi was fresh and tasty, but not out of this world/better than our standby, strip mall sushi hole in the wall. The dessert was also quite unique and special. It was really good priced, but not what I was looking for in a Michelin star--I would recommend going with the tasting menu or the sushi counter experience, in the hopes of better understanding what made this place stand out.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We ordered a la carte sashimi and sushi, all of which was excellent. The prices were expensive but not unreasonable for the quality of the fish. The one cocktail we ordered was lackluster, one note, and not worth the price. Would not recommend ordering the cocktails.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

My husband and I were in DC for our 20th anniversary and I wanted us to have a special dining experience. We got that and more at Sushi Taro. We went with the Kaiseke 9 course sushi meal with sake pairing and were absolutely thrilled. Our waitress was more of a host than wait staff. She welcomed us into the experience and was a personal guide through each plate. The textures, colors and flavors were out of this world and the sake was delivered in traditional vessels with a lesson on each wine and what make it special. The entire meal took 2 hours and 15 minutes and it was an INCREDIBLE experience.
Items included in the tasting:
A textures plate with row, shrimp, ponzu jelly/monkfish mousse, dried persimmon tasting, fluffy egg,served with an Ose Sake
A cauliflower cream sauce with shitake mushrooms and ponzu and mochi dumpling
A snapper broth soup with the most amazing succulent duck and vegetables served with kimoto sake
The most amazing oyster I have ever had so tender and delicious served with ponzu jelly, and two slices of Japanese grouper that was so delicate and velvety that I regretted eating it too quickly.
An amazing nigiri course
One of the most impressive beef hot pots ever,with kobe beef a cold poached egg and other seasonings served with sake (by now I was losing track of which sake we had)
Another nigiri course that we selected
And dessert which for me was Mochi ice cream with a luscious caramel drizzle. Soooo good.

It is an expensive meal, but every bit of it was worth the value.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Delicious! But overpriced! Glad it was a business expense ~

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Fish was for the most part very fresh. California Uni was a little soft (old) but everything else was exceptional. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable about sushi and saki. Definitely would go back

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2017

What a wonderful evening. We splurged on the tasting menu. Great explanations from the server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Food: outstanding selection of fresh, thoughtfully-prepared dishes. The arctic char was the best sushi I have ever had in any city, and the hot pot main course was spectacular. Of the nine courses, only one left something to be desired: the mochi in the soup was a little too gummy for our taste.

Service: attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Hardly any lag in folding a napkin once someone left the table, filling a water that had gotten below full, etc.

Value: We could barely eat dessert at the end of our kaiseki tasting, which should give a good indication of the amount of food provided. The sake selection was extensive and reasonably priced as well. Although the tasting menus are not cheap, we found them worth the cost.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Fabulous. My wife (who is Japanese) and I have been searching for a truly good sushi restaurant in this area. Finally found Sushi Taro. The Kaiseki, while expensive, is truly first-rate. So satisfied with the entire experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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