Washington’s Best Sushi:
The top rated Sushi in Washington, DC are:
- KAZ Sushi Bistro – one of Washington, DC’s most coveted exceptional Japanese dining
- Sushi Hachi – offers the freshest fish, the boldest sushi rolls, and the finest service
- Umi Japanese Cuisine – has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine
- Sushi Ogawa – serves Edo-style sushi, where fish is imported from Tsukiji Market
- Toryumon Japanese house – offering creative sushi, Tokyo style ramen Asian meals
KAZ Sushi Bistro
KAZ Sushi Bistro, Chef Kaz Okochi launched KAZ Sushi Bistro in 1999, and it quickly became one of Washington, DC’s most desired seats and outstanding Japanese dining experiences. The 20th anniversary of KAZ Sushi Bistro is coming up in April. Chef Kaz’s window into creativity is this modern Japanese restaurant, where he pushes boundaries and crafts some of the most authentic but revolutionary Japanese cuisines ever envisioned.
KAZ Sushi Bistro has won multiple honors, including the RAMMY New Restaurant of the Year Finalist in 2000, the RAMMY Chef of the Year Finalist in 2006 and 2012, the RAMMY Informal Dining Restaurant of the Year in 2006, and the Washingtonian Magazine Best 100.
Kaz Original Sushi, Sashimi Moriawase, Yasai Zushi, Vegetable Miso Soup, and More
Address: 1915 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 530-5500
“Kaz is one of the best sushi places in the area! Service and food are always great. It’s a nice meal but the prices are fairly decent compared to other high-end sushi places in the area.” – Camryn M.
Sushi Hachi located in Washington, D.C.’s historic and scenic Eastern Market area, promises food the way it’s supposed to be: simple, loyal to its origins, and affordable. When Steve Yoon, the owner, chef, and of Sushi Rock in Arlington, VA, he had a vision in mind to combine the high quality of fish he had encountered in Asia with the modern stylings of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.
Sushi Hachi, which he opened seven years later, was the culmination of his goal. In Japanese, the number eight is represented by the name “Hachi.” Eight has long been considered a lucky number that represents happiness. Sushi Hachi treats its visitors and food with the utmost loyalty and respect, and they wish its customers nothing but good fortune and happiness.
Sushi Rolls, Nigiri Sashimi, Chef’s Sushi Platter, Snapper Miso Ceviche, and More
Address: 735 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 450-6452
“We had a really nice time here. Despite arriving about 10min late for our reservation, the host was kind and welcoming and we were seated promptly. The interior is super cute and creates a nice upscale vibe. This is a great spot for a date. The kitchen takes great care in plating beautiful dishes, and the fish is fresh and delicious. For such high-quality food, the prices are very reasonable.” – Jenny S.
Umi Japanese Cuisine
Umi Japanese Cuisine in Washington, DC, offers delectable dining and takeout options. Umi Japanese Cuisine is a staple in the Washington region, with a reputation for superb Sushi, good service, and a welcoming staff. Their Sushi restaurant is known for its innovative take on classic dishes and commitment to using only the highest-quality fresh ingredients.
Sushi & Sashimi, Vegetable Rolls, Tempura And Katsu, Noodles, Fried Rice, Dessert
Address: 2625 Connecticut Ave NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 332-3636
“Easily one of my favorite sushi/Japanese restaurants in DC. Near the National Zoo by the Woodley metro, this is a true neighborhood gem with great quality with fresh ingredients and they do not hold back on the meat, plus friendly staff. I’ve been coming to this place since 2014 and each time I dine or carry out food they do not disappoint.” – David Z.
Sushi Ogawa, Minoru Ogawa, a second-generation sushi chef with decades of experience, is the Chef-Owner of Sushi Ogawa. In Japan, Ogawa’s father and brother are renowned sushi chefs. Mr. Ogawa received his training in the Nippori district of Tokyo before going to the United States. Minoru’s brother now runs his father’s sushi restaurant, which has been running for nearly 50 years.
Maintaining the family tradition, Ogawa offers Edo-style sushi, which is made using fish imported from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market. For a spectacular omakase experience, Chef Ogawa meticulously prepares and crafts each piece of sushi.
Sashimi, Sushi, Soup, and Dessert
Address: 2100 Connecticut Ave NW #100, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 813-9715
“Really amazing Omakase experience with great service, wonderfully friendly and informative staff, and a low key down-to-earth environment. In my opinion, chef’s bar is the way to go with Sushi Ogawa you really get the premium treatment there.” – Nahal J.
Toryumon Japanese house
Toryumon Japanese house is situated in the Golden Triangle of Downtown DC’s Central Business District. Toryumon Japanese House serves delectable Southeast Asian fare. It’s a hip restaurant that serves inventive sushi and Asian fusion dishes in the Tokyo style. Everything on the menu at Toryumon Japanese House is freshly cooked in-house, with careful attention to even the smallest details.
To provide a contemporary and engaging Asian dining experience, the restaurant combines classic Japanese culinary traditions with fresh Asian-style food, an ingredient-driven menu, warm hospitality, and clean décor.
Sushi, Sashimi, Vegetable Rolls, Tempura And Katsu, Noodles, Fried Rice, Dessert
Address: 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #0001, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 785-4600
“I really like this place. They have got the freshest sushi I’ve ever tasted. It’s like they have the fish still alive in the back waiting for you to order. Please excuse the photos, I was really hungry and everything looked so good that I started digging in before I snapped a pic. The food is presented beautifully.” – Rodney H.