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Yuzu

4.4
144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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Yuzu Bethesda is authentic Japanese restaurant dedicated to serving fresh, seasonal traditional Japanese fare. For the past 28 years, Chef Yoshihisa Ota has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan. Yuzu brings high end small plates and tasting dishes that are hard to find elsewhere into a relaxed family friendly environment.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday also open space at the Chef's Table for "Omakase" course dinner. Cooked for by the executive chef himself, the diner is taken on a culinary exploration of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Due to the limited seating and extensive prep work for Omakase, reservations are required.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(301) 656-5234
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What 144 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Fun place to start ringing in the new year.

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Paige 
1.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

terrible service-30 minutes before we got asked about what drinks we wanted. sushi smelled questionable so didn't even get to eat. waiter seemed to care less about us

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Very underrated. The restaurant was pretty empty for a Saturday evening, but the sushi... DELISICIOUS! Such great quality fish! I mean really really good! Also their matcha cheesecake was amazing! I 100% recommend!

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vipfrankie (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on October 31, 2017

this was my third timing eating at Yuzu, and the food was excellent, as it consistently has been. unfortunately, i was there with 2 friends and we each ordered different things. the person who ordered a noodle soup dish had it served first, and we expected that the 2 sushi dishes would follow shortly. they didn't. after a reasonable waiting time, i pointed this out to the waiter, who told us that they only had one sushi chef at work and we was not able to keep up with the number of dishes ordered. i pointed out that he shouldn't have served the soup dish if he knew that the sushi would be delayed, leaving one of us with the choice of eating while we watched (which we urged him to do) or waiting and having cold soup. the waiter agreed with me, but gave no explanation or apology.

because this was lunch and they may not have anticipated the number of customers who showed up, i'll give them one more chance to demonstrate that they can give good service. i'll recommend them for their food, but will warn people about the service.

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vipnicksim (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 26, 2017

From the start, YUZU is convenient, barely a block from the Bethesda Metro Station. I had a Hot Pot full of chicken, tofu, fish and a tasty broth. Yummy! My companion had a vegetarian Udon noodle bowl which was very filling. I had a salmon/avocado roll which was perfect. YUZU is a great sushi parlor.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Pleasant dining experience with varied Japanese options.

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AC334 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on August 14, 2017

Good place. For some reason, underrated. But the place is authentic, has some dishes you won't find anywhere else and the sushi is as good as anywhere else.

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VisitingGroup (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 12, 2017

delicious food; great variety of options; nice environment; will return

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent Japanese Cuisine!
Quiet setting. Not a fan of TVs in a restaurant.

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Howie (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on July 2, 2017

Sunday afternoon, from 6 to 7 PM and we were the only ones in the restaurant.
At best: Meh.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Cross street
Elm Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(301) 656-5234
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Parking details
Metered and Pay-by-Cell Parking is available at the Public Parking Structure on Montgomery Ave, between Wisconsin and Waverly Street, and is FREE ON WEEKENDS.
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Public transit
On the Metro RED Line - We are across the street and down one block from the BETHESDA station
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Executive chef
Yoshihisa Ota
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine