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) #126 of 270 Restaurants in Bethesda ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
8003 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2503
+1 301-652-1400
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good58%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“ramen” (5 reviews)
“nigiri” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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8003 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2503
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Reviews (23)
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Two star because the ramen broth was clearly not as good as it used to be. The sushi was so tiny that I literally felt anything in my tummy. Tempura dipping sauce had no flavor. We are not sure if our family will give it...More

Thank cindy l
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had been there before but not when they had the $! sushi. I really don't think it is possible to find that quality at that price anywhere. I don't know how they can do it. The place is separated into the BBQ and regular...More

Thank dkberman
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best for quality and not expensive!! Very good différente rolls well prépare we love to go to this place very good service you don't have to wait too long for the food and drink , will we be back very soon.

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Been here twice in a couple of weeks. Love the $1 sushi of a great variety and very fresh! Ramen also pretty good and not too salty. Curry pork ramen has a hearty broth and a little kick-- love it! Just checked with waitress, the...More

Thank GreatFoodisHeaven
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with my friends for lunch. Had the tonkatsu which was decently priced (cheaper than other places I've been to) and had a big portion (though the rice was just right). It's not the best but it's good and I was pleased. The servers...More

Thank Gabrielle B
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Bethesda probably has the most restaurants in the Washington DC area. Satsuma offers something rarely seen in Bethesda. It's the down draft ventilation. You can cook at table in the Japanese styled seating area near the sushi bar without the lingering smell when you leave....More

Thank MwahMwah
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for Japanese food or service, seek life elsewhere: this is NOT a Japanese establishment, it does not serve authentic Japanese food--not by a long shot, and it does not provide Japanese service at all. Next time I want Japanese, I'll go elsewhere....More

1  Thank Skip E
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The service is slow, the decor is dated, and the cups are not always clean. But none of that matters when the dollar sushi is good. It's a gamble depending on who is behind the counter. If you are lucky, you will get the Japanese...More

1  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It may not look like much from the outside, or even when you first step into the initial dining room. But, there's a second room, referred to as "the bar" where there is more traditional Japanese seating. You must remove your shoes to eat in...More

Thank Maryland54
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The service is spotty, but how can you argue with $1 nigiri? We have been twice before, but this time the quality of the sushi was outstanding for the price. Don't miss the yellowtail belly!

Thank Amy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8003 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-1400
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