Nobu DC

4.6
1249 reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Situated on the ground floor of the new Residences on M Street, in the heart of the West End just steps from Georgetown, Nobu Washington DC brings Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s genre-defining cuisine to the nation’s Capital. With more than 11,000 square feet of space including the Bar & Lounge, Dining Room and Sushi Bar, and multiple private event spaces, Nobu DC presents the ideal setting to enjoy signatures like Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño alongside DC-inspired dishes and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1249 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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vipKevinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Pay a premium but it's worth it.

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vipStevenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time dining here and loved it, What a great experience and the food was DEElish 👐🏿 The mushroom salad was everything, now if I can just master the chopsticks 🤣

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed Nobu! First visit…we have been to most DC restaurants. The atmosphere was great. Our waitress Zoe was a great guide. We are omakase family style. The wagyu and toro were so good. The cocktails were also great! Will be coming back often!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing

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LisaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The ambience and service was great but the food very average. I was disappointed.

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nate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nobu is a classic, and came through as always, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is incredible, definitely a place for special occasion dinner with how expensive it is. Crispy rice with spicy tuna appetizer is a must as well as the Mochi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food & service was great! Drinks took very long time to come out—came way after food even though ordered before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant!!!

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JuliaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service and experience!!!!!!!!!’n

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KarenM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails, dining experience and delicious food!

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CGirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé and I had a great experience. The waiters and waitresses were very nice and knowledgeable. When my fiancé questioned our waitress about recommendations she didn’t have to look at the menu. We ordered some of what she recommended and it was excellent. The ambiance was romantic with dim lighting but not too dark and it was very clean. The drinks Tasted nice and fresh as if they hand picked fruits and squeezed them. This restaurant rocks and would love to fo back, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny 😊

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Kmaja001
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

I made a reservation for 2 at 7:00pm for me and my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. He dropped me off at the front so I could get our table and he could park the car. The hostess at the front told me I would face to wait for my boyfriend to arrive to be seated. About five minutes later, a man and his son walked up to the front. He told the same hostess his party name and that his wife was already seated. The same hostess proceeded to take this man and his son to the table where his wife was already sitting. I’m unsure why this other woman was seated without the rest of her party, but I was not afforded the same service.

I’m addition, I reserved on open table where I was asked about occasions. My boyfriend and I have birthdays that are two days apart so I mentioned both birthdays. I was called by the restaurant the day of, asking for our names since they saw I reserved for birthdays. When we got to the restaurant we had to remind them it was our birthdays, there was nothing with our names on it, nor was there any free dessert offering. For the amount of money you spend at a restaurant like this, they could at least offer a free scoop of ice cream. Or don’t advertise that you celebrate birthdays.

The food was great and our actual server was so grear. But the hostess was clearly discriminatory and my expectations for a restaurant of this caliber we’re not met.

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Shelly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipMarkC
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance, service and perfect merger of classic sushi and new fusion. Come expecting great food, very fresh fish and fun options (like wagyu sushi). We enjoyed perfect cocktails and some fresh uni. Even my 8 year old loved the food! I have visited Dallas, Vegas, DC, LA, San Diego and Cabo. Every time is wonderful. I keep coming back!

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Bogey1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were both excellent
Would recommend Nobu to everyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipGigi
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Service was not good. Didn’t keep allergies in mind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best. Period A++

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I was utterly disappointed in the overall experience. They were late seating us for our reservation, we waited 45 minutes for water and two drinks, the food was brought out at separate times and cold. When I expressed my concerns to the manager all she offered was to take care of part of the check and left a cold plate of food in front of me instead of taking it away or offering a different dish. The service and hospitality was really terrible. Wouldn’t even think I had actually booked for a Nobu franchise because it definitely did nit give that!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waygu Dumplings.. you'll regret it if you don not try!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful experience

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vipStephenS
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall incredible experience! Will def be back!! Must try the Wagu dumplings

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waitress!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Excellent food but service was slow even for a Sunday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best sushi I’ve had! Quite pricey but it’s comparable to the sushi I’ve had in Japan

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Jennldolan
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I wish the menu was more detailed about how the food is prepared and what comes with each dish.

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Jack
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

We have eaten at Nobu's in other cities. The service at Nobu DC does not meet the standard of the restaurant. Food was great. Service was a sub par.

Drinks came 20 minutes after appetizers were served. Waitress didn't know the difference between maki and temaki rolls - brought us the wrong thing. Staff was constantly reaching across us to take plates. Quality of food was good but the service was so bad the overall experience was very poor.

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ClaireD
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and creative food, fairly expensive.

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EricM
New York Area
1 review