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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Kaz Sushi Bistro

  • 1915 I St. NW Map It
  • $$
  • Japanese

Updated 05/23/2014

Fodor's Review

Traditional Japanese cooking is combined with often inspired improvisations ("freestyle Japanese cuisine," in the words of chef-owner Kaz Okochi) at this serene location. For a first-rate experience, sit at the sushi bar and ask for whatever is best—you're in good hands, but the unique arrangements on the regular menu, from tuna-with-almonds to salmon-and-mango, are just as memorable. It's not all raw here; the cast of small plates served warm might include fresh fish

braised in soy or grilled tofu.

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1915 I St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

Updated 05/23/2014


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By Sue

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Feb 23, 2004

Good saketinis!

We're not sushi lovers, but we ordered an assortment of 'small plates' and were pleased with them...prepared very well and tasty. The saketini drink is smooth and the banana tempura with raspberry ice cream is great! The portions were small, however, but we were pleasantly full at the end. It is noisey.

By Brad

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Jul 3, 2003

Haven't Noticed a Decline

Kaz is among my favorite places to eat. Have not made a poor choice yet. Great bentos.

By elle

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Mar 13, 2002

sliding downhill fast

when this place first opened, i thought it offered the best sushi in DC. but on my last 2 visits, it is clear something has gone horribly wrong. the serving staff, though pleasant, are harried and the noise level at lunch is excruciating. but the biggest disappointment has been the quality of the sushi. several rolls were tired and tasteless, in no way resembling the terrifically fresh fish kaz started out with. DC lacks outstanding sushi, so

kaz's decline is a real pity.

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