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Sakana Japanese Restaurant

2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
+1 202-887-0900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“sushi” (36 reviews)
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2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently returned to Sakana for the first time in some years; was encouraged to do so by other reviews on this site. Based on dinner there I am not sure what justified the generally high ratings. At best Sakana is an okay ersatz Japanese restaurant...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 23 December 2017

A great spot in Dupont Circle. The service was great, the food was very good and fresh. A great meal

Thank CNDTravel
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I tried the Yakatori but it did not feel or taste as if it came right off the grill, which it should have. The miso soup was good, but it's hard to mess up miso. Did not taste any sushi. Service was sufficient. A good...More

Thank LightPro
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went for lunch on a weekday. This is a nice little gem tucked away right off of Dupont Circle. I really enjoyed the sushi, Had tuna sushi and some miso soup.

Thank EventPlanner_7186700
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I heard all the Japanese embassy people frequented here at lunch so it must be good. The sushi/sashimi is fresh the service is good too. We had a good meal.

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Liked that it's a no frills local place that has very good sushi. Would recommend everything I tasted, it is a very simple place and it was pretty busy. Clearly they emphasize good food and I enjoyed the plain surroundings and no wine menu.

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick meal before heading to airport and was pleasantly surprised. The sushi and sashimi was very high quality - good texture and fresh. Nigiri rice was also the right firmness and not overcooked. You don't find sushi so expertly prepared...More

Thank Canasean
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ordered the sushi and a hot meal that we upgraded with soup and dessert. For this block in DC, this is reasonable pricing. The food was pretty good. The plum wine was a lighter color than we get elsewhere and for under $6.00 a...More

Thank reeel-deezinuh
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I search for good sakana, when I travel. I like it fresh and well (skillful, artful, clean, tasty) prepared) whether is sushi, sashimi, rolls or nigiri sushi. When I go to a place that seems trustworthy and with good ratings, I really enjoy putting the...More

Thank Felix B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Although it doesn't look like much from the outside it is well worth popping in for some sushi. They don't have a huge range but what they do have is always excellent. Fresh and served at the right temperature (not too cold). The warm sake...More

Thank Ian S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-887-0900
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