100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Kaz Sushi Bistro
The sushi bar at Kaz Sushi Bistro in Washington, DC. Photograph by Chris Campbell.
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KAZ Sushi Bistro
Address: 1915 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-530-5500
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Expertly sliced sushi, tables full of chatty business types, and Japanese-fusion dishes that really work: Not much has changed at chef Kaz Okochi’s 14-year-old Japanese restaurant near George Washington University. We’re fine with that. From simple seared-scallop nigiri topped with lemon and salt to the Bird’s Nest—baby calamari with uni, quail egg, and truffle-soy sauce—Kaz’s culinary mash-ups continue to impress. Weekdays at lunch, generous (and takeout-friendly) bento boxes and swift service make the place a steady option for office dwellers in search of a fresh-fish fix.

Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner.

Don’t Miss: Foie gras nigiri with plum-wine gelée; seared salmon belly with lemon and soy sauce; hijiki-seaweed-and-jícama salad; creamy seaweed salad; sweet botan shrimp with yuzu tapioca; tuna with black truffle; ginger-ice-cream sandwich. 

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  • CharleyOx

    excellent restaurant. typically i choose the omakase on first visits assuming i'll be trying their absolute best that day. i wasn't disappointed. was it the best? no. but does it stack up well amongst other good restaurants? definitely. am relatively new to the area... any other suggestions for japanese/sushi?

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