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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.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
On the Metro RED Line - We are across the street and down one block from the BETHESDA station
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Yuzu Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Yuzu is better than you'd ever guess from how empty it often is. I'm not sure whether it just hasn't yet been fully discovered or doesn't have enough things that make it really stand out -- but the food is consistently good to very good and the service is very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The eggplant dengaku and various tofu dishes (agedashi, dengaku) are among the best versions of those dishes we've had. The yuzu ice cream is simple but delicious, and I haven't seen it at many other Japanese restaurants. And it's quiet enough that you can actually hold a conversation without having to raise your voice. As Bethesda begins to fill up with chains, Yuzu deserves more attention.
we went for lunch on a Sunday, and they have some good combos, as well as items from the regular menu. The sushi and rolls were tasty, with high quality ingredients. Service was good, and the prices were fair given the quality of the food and the Bethesda location.
We went for dinner and were very disappointed with the food. We had a few different tempura dishes that lacked flavor. We had a sashimi sampler and found the fish was not fresh and the texture was tough. The chef's roll was not bad. Desert was disappointing. We ordered mochi ice cream -a favorite of ours. The strawberry flavor was excellent. The green tea flavor mochi was stale tasting and the the mochi was hard. The whole meal was very expensive for the quality of this food.
The service was very good and the restaurant is pleasant and comfortable. They need to bump up the food quality.
This was my second time and they establishment. I am coming back for high-quality sushi. As my guest was very late, we had lunch at 2 PM. At that time the restaurant is almost empty and quiet. Service is very good , The fish is fresh, and the sushi is masterfully prepared. The only thing is, the place is a bit drafty and chill. Overall, recommended for sushi lovers like myself.
Outside doesn't seem like much but the sashimi is high quality and delicious. We had the house warm sake which was decent, edamame, sashimi, salmon roll, and green tea ice cream. The ice cream was excellent- strong tea flavor and not too sweet. We will be back!
We were sited in Avery uncomfortable table near the bathroom and poorly lit area at the very bs k of a restaurant and service was very poor ..it took forever to bring the our soup dishes out and than no one came around to refill water or tea and condiments for the soup were missing w no one to ask for them...it was not a supper busy time but I still think the waiters are nice polite but not well trained ...
That's a very unpleasant experience !
Nice, quiet spot for a sushi dinner in the heart of Bethesda. The staff is prompt and very friendly, and they have a nice happy hour at the bar. It was a nice surprise to see that they had Kirin on draft, but they also offer cold sake and wine on their happy hour menu. The cost was roughly the price I expected for Bethesda, which is a bit more than we usually pay but at least delivered on quality to match. My husband's sushi was fresh and tasty, and my vegetable maki was well-made and flavorful. It's well worth trying their desserts, too, because their ice cream is delectable, particularly the unusual complexity of the black sesame. All in all, we had a very nice pre-theatre dinner at Yuzu.
This was my first time at Yuzu since my mother moved to Chevy Chase. Came for a girls night out with my mother and goddaughter, all of us avid sushi lovers. We definitely loved the vibe of Yuzu. It was comfortable and our server was very friendly, always coming over to make sure we were happy and satisfied.
We shared everything so we did everything family-style if you will. We had 2 large sashimi platters, pork shumai, flounder carpaccio, chicken yakitori, assorted seaweed salads, and more. Honestly, everything was amazing! Service was well-timed and friendly, Orion beer was delicious, just a fabulous experience!
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