Excellent exotic Japanese food experience, a lot of different tastes from the course option and something always stands out as really good. In my case I guess was the New Zealand King Salmon Sashimi and the Cod entree. Only downside is that the place is a bit noisy and could be more comfortable for the price. But overall a well worth taste experience for a special occasion dinner.
I can say this is a top restaurant in DC area. I am a licensed tea master and trained to cook kaiseki dishes through obtaining tea ceremony license! If you have a special occasion, I strongly recommend. The only down side might be the price, but I know they cannot avoid that as the food and sake qualities are so good.
The sushi here is very good, among the best in DC.
Excellent dishes. Attractively served. The grilled eggplant is amazing. My server was friendly and attentive. The restaurant is attractive. The view is nice since it is on the second floor. You see trees. No complaints.
They are trying to hype their tasting menu and seems as though that is the way to go here. Waitstaff was non-existant. I spilled my glass of water and no one came to help even though 2 people saw me drop it. Sushi we got was tasty but there are plenty of other places that have equally good sushi that are more attentive and less expensive.
I was very disappointed with the food relative to the expensive prices and the service, which was not even close to reasonable. We waited at the front while the hostess talked on the phone, then we were not attended to for some time after we sat down. We then had to flag down the waitress as the evening went along. The food, while good, is tgerribly over priced. THe main entrees, for instance, at $20-30 amounts to a couple of chunks of fish on a plate and a pepper. The cod was tasty, but not much there and pork was fatty and overdone. The sushi was good, but no better than what I can get at Sushi to Go in Georgetown. Very disappointing.
Sushi Taro is a real gem, probably the best sushi in DC. Be sure to try the tasting menu.
I have never had such beautiful, delicate, interesting or unique food. Nor have I ever enjoyed such amazing and wonderful service. Our waitress was incredibly attentive and sincere and the menu features items that really cannot be found elsewhere. One of DC's best restaurants.
Sushi tasting was fantastic and fun.
we had a birthday and they kindly comped a delicious dessert and presented the birthday boy with a card signed by the whole staff (a very sweet touch). the quality of the sushi was superlative. perhaps the only downside was the very small portion size, but perhaps that is to be expected with fatty tuna and wagyu... the flavors were amazing, but we left hungry.
Best Japanese restaurant in the U.S.
I had the sushi tasting kaseike with premium upgrades. Nine of ten courses were exquisite and unique. Excellent sushi and creative variants. Only the lobster soup was pedestrian. Others with me ordered a la cart and were all very pleased. Very nice unfiltered sake as well. Most importantly, our server was very attentive and helpful. Always taking the time to explain all the morsels on each course (typically 2 or 3 different creations at a time). A fine experience.
We did the sushi tasting menu. It really was the best meal I've had--ever. The service was phenomenal. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion and we will most definitely be back!
Very good sushi and interesting sidedishes. The grilled egglplant was totally delicious. It is grilled on low heat and doesn't get dried out. I'm coming back.
Food was great but for some reason anything with wagyu was not available. Also the bartender though very accommodating seemed semi annoyed the who time.
Excellent, fresh ingredients and great ambiance.
I had the Sushi Kaiseki because it is such an unusual food concept. Several of the courses were outstanding, but a few were flat, which surprised me. In the end, there was too much food, especially for kaiseki-ryori, and not enough visual and gustatory stimulus typical of kaiseki. Although a bit uneven in execution, I am willing to go back and try the standard kaiseki menu.
I highly recommend this place if you are looking for some "real" Japanese food in DC. The Kaiseki Course was not cheap for me, but it is worth it for special occasions. It's definitely a place where you want to taste the authentic Japanese food without going to Japan.
Excellent saki. Sushi tasting menu was fantastic! Well worth it. House saki was very good as well.
Great Food, Hard to Find, Not a very Large Sign out front. 10 out of 10 though, service and food was top notch!
I had dined at Taro numerous times in the past an have loved it.
I was quite excited about bringing my girlfriend here for the first time.
Though we had asked for the regular menu as well, we were only given the price fixe ones
Our table was sticky, when we inquired, the server rolled her eyes and said it was the "natural wood breathing"
We got the sushi Prixe fixe since there didn't seem to be any other option, and then it be came a game
Of the server trying to upsell the heck out of us without really paying attention to what might make our evening special.
We had to get our own bags and coats from coat check while the server made for the tip.
The food was good, but not mindblowing, and for $250 for 2 we expected a better experie
Overall, we had a good time on the day of the visit.
I have been coming to Sushi Taro for years because of the excellent food, great wait staff and it is even better after the renovation.
The sushi was outstanding, it really does melt in the mouth like butter. Great experience
Excellent quality food and service. Confusing and overly complex menu. Too much food on tasting menu and volume of food is not clearly explained.
The food was excellent...my boyfriend got the Sushi tasting which was too much food. I picked off the regular menu...All the sushi was fresh and very tasty. Our waiter was excellent. We'll plan to go back soon.
The food was great but the server was extra slow.
First time visit. Sushi (I had the $35 serving) was exquisite, best I've had in DC. Very relaxing ambience. Professional attitude on server. I'll definitely be back.
We celebrated our ten-year anniversary here, and it was a wonderful experience. If you like sushi, especially nigiri, we highly recommend the tasting option--just let them bring what they want, and enjoy the discovery. Our waiter was great, and we definitely consider the entire experience one worth repeating. The sashimi was particularly outstanding!
I had Kaseiki dinner at Sushi Taro before and was very impressed with the service, the food, and all. Influenced by that experience, I introduced my family to Taro last Saturday, June 18; however, it was not very memorable as the first time.
The presentation and quality of the food is still very good. However, because the resaturant was more crowded and the wait between courses for our Kaseiki dinner was ... too long. My husband and son had the sushi tasting, I had traditional Kaseiki dinner. By the fourth course, because the wait was too long, by the fourth course we did not feel like eating any longer. Furthermore the staff person did not take time to explain the food, nor asked if we would like to have sake tasting.
One should note that the menu is quite unusual. The hot entrees are all exotic: fish head, eel liver, beef tongue, octopus.... So we stuck to the sushi, which was tasty, but would have liked some hot options as well. Decor not very cozy, paint on walls needed touching up. Disappointing.
I wish they would carry a Riesling or two. It's very good with sushi and they don't have Austria or Germany represented on the wine list. Waitress seemed to not care about if we like our food and some of the food we didnt touch. There was nothing wrong with it, just not to our taste. She just took the food away and smiled. She didn't have very good speaking/people skills although she smiled a fair amount. There might have been a cultural barrier. Kind of avoided us when some of our dishes were taking a while. I said thank you to her on the way out and was ignored, maybe she didnt see me. Overall good food but I wouldn't rush back or reccomend.
Unique food in dc. You pay for it. Black cod best thing on menu that we had. Amazing.
A wonderful choice for lunch - never crowded, relaxing, and aesthetically pleasing all around. Service was a tad slow on a recent visit, and made no apologies about delivering one order almost 20 mins after everyone else had been served. But in terms of the ambiance and quality of the fish, Sushi Taro is an excellent place.
My favorite resteraunt in the neighborhood and best sushi resteraunt in the city. I did not go there for many years because I thought only the special menu (which is pricey) was available - but now that I know there is a regular menu as well - I am there as often as possible
Okay food but it was very pricey for lunch.
Definitely not your regular sushi joint. The menu had many things that I had never seen before so we had a bit of fun trying some of them. When it was time for the sushi it definitely did not disappoint. Save room for dessert as they have some delicious options.
The first time my husband and I went to Sushi Taro was a year ago; I had the traditional kaiseki, and was completely blown away by the quality of food, presentation, and reasonableness of price. I later had traditional kaiseki in NYC, and the price was double, the food quality was just merely okay, and the creativity of dishes could not compare to Sushi Taro. My husband and I made sure to include Sushi Taro as part of our DC trip this last weekend, and we were not disappointed -- this really was one our top meals, ever. I ordered the traditional, and my husband ordered the sushi tasting. Both were impressive, used seasonal ingredients, and was just top quality. Go and try the kaiseki; you won't be disappointed.
I went to Sushi Taro on first time meeting. We ordered the chef's choice tasting menu, yet the server could not accommodate my guests dietetic preferences, nor could she provide us with any sort of detailed comments about our choices. When $350 is spent on a meal for two, there is some minimum level of competence and care required. I left the restaurant feeling like we paid $350 for a meal we could have received for $50 at Cafe Asia. And that's a sad comment.
The best sushi restaurant in D.C. - hands down.