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SEI Restaurant

) #129 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-783-7007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi rolls” (21 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (13 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviews (249)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went as a group of about 25. Our server was incredible! Just incredible. He had support but never once did we feel we were lacking service. Shame on me for not remembering his name. The sushi was excellent. It was fresh and savoury. The...More

Thank Giselle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chic white ambiance took my breath away. I already knew this place would be good. We had 5 sushi rolls, with the soft shell crabs roll and the fish & chips rolls being our favorites. But the sashimi? Heaven, especially because I live in...More

Thank K Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited last night based on TA reviews and we were not let down. The painted lady drink and coconut mule drink were amazing. I had the roasted veggie sushi and brussle sprouts and they were so good. Perfect ambiance. Server suggestions and overall...More

Thank lisa0916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter chose SEI for a 21st birthday lunch with friends. Her godmother and I joined them. It couldn't have been better.

Thank beaugeste2017
Angela M, Public Relations Manager at SEI Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at SEI! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you join us again in the future. Happy 21st to your daughter!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a quick bite of good food on a particularly packed day during one of my business trips. SEI was one of the many food places nearby; though it seemed to be one of the very few with peaceful atmosphere. I was...More

Thank Iryna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sei has really good food and friendly staff. It's surrounded by Jose Andrea's places, and for the money, I think Sei is better. The sea-bass sliders are awesome!

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This Japanese restaurant is The best you'll find in the area. The food comes in small portions. The flavors are the best. You cannot beat the service anywhere. If you like sushi and sashimi this is the place.

Thank agflag
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Imaginative menu, and fresh, well-made food. This was a takeout, so we can't comment on eat-in questions, unfortunately, but the food was excellent, and well-packed.

Thank Kershasp
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a light dinner of sushi and small plates here. My favorite was the saki flight option, my companion also ordered a spicy mojito which was very well done. Fun Asian fusion atmosphere, attentive service

Thank smokeyej
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is an outstanding restaurant on 7th St, not far from Chinatown. The picture makes it look very formal, but it is really very casual, but stylish enough that you could come for a special meal. I am particularly fond of sashimi and sushi so...More

Thank jimtons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
    (7th & E)
  • Public Transportation: Navy Archives Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-7007
  • E-mail
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