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Sakana Japanese Restaurant

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Dupont Circle
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2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
+1 202-887-0900
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Tiffany H
Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Kristin H
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 very often outside of Japan and then only at much higher prices. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank Canasean
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 glass was a deal. If you are staying in the area, definitely try this place.... More 

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Thank reeel-deezinuh
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 whole gastronomic experience in the hands of the chef. I don't even look at the... More 

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Thank Felix B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 is always a welcome addition to any meal and the service is efficient if not... More 

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Thank Ian S
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The sushi here is very good. Very reasonably priced rolls, fast service, cozy atmosphere. I ordered an eel avocado roll, a bagel roll, and salmon nigiri. While the nigiri is a little overpriced, the rolls are very neat, evenly cut, nice presentation. 6 pieces per roll. Quite filling. The only reason this place didn't get 5 stars is because the... More 

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Thank Kristina K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Twice in a row they charged two sake while we drink only one...that can not be just coinvidence...check details of your bill before you pay

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Thank Guler A
singapore
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a Japanese restaurant typical of those outside Japan - it has all types of food such as tempura, sushi and ramen. I walked in on a Wednesday night without reservation and was seated at the counter where I had a chance to see the chefs at work making sushi. I ordered the sushi set. The service was fast... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Really loved our family meal at Sakana few nights ago. We had a mix of sushi and other dishes and all of them were exquisite. We sat out for hours and ate loads and topped off with ginger ice cream and mochi. Service was a bit slow but it was a Friday night and quite busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?