Highest-rated sushi restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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October 19, 2022
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Highest-rated sushi restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

Sushi first started gaining popularity in the U.S. in the 1960s, when a restaurant called Kawafuku opened in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo neighborhood. The restaurant's sushi bar was frequented by Japanese businessmen, who'd bring their American coworkers for a meal. Eventually, sushi restaurants started cropping up in other Californian cities, like Osho, which opened in 1970, next to the 20th Century Fox studio in Hollywood, attracting big-name producers, directors, and actors. Soon, the cuisine came to other U.S. cities like New York and Chicago, and by the late 1980s, it was a full-on dining craze. According to industry marketing research company IBISWorld, in 2022, there are nearly 16,000 sushi restaurants in the country.

Whether you're looking for an affordable bento box for lunch or a fine-dining experience for date night, Stacker has you covered—this list of the highest-rated sushi restaurants in Washington, D.C. on Tripadvisor will help guide you to the right roll. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#30. Sticky Rice

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1224 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4445
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#29. Wok and Roll Asian Bistro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2400 18th St. NW, 2400 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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#28. The Sushi Aoi

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1100 New York Ave NW Frnt 4, Washington DC, DC 20005-3934
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#27. Yosaku Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4712 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-4610
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#26. Nobu Washington D.C.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2525 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#25. Nara-ya

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 88 District Square SW Floor 3.1, Washington DC, DC 20024-2491
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#24. Umaya Izakaya

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 733 10th St NW Corner of 10th St. NW & G Pl. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4884
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#23. O-Ku

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1274 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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#22. Bluefin

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3073 Canal St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3802
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#21. Toryumon Japanese House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1901 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 0001, Washington DC, DC 20006-3405
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#20. Kofuku

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 815 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3717
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#19. Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
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#18. Momoyama Sushi

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 231 2nd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2136
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#17. Sushi Ogawa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2100 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1727
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#16. Umi Japanese Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2625 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1543
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#15. Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2020 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1201
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#14. Sushi Capitol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 325 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-1148
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#13. Sakana Japanese Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
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#12. Nooshi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1120 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3605
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#11. Spices

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3333 Connecticut Ave NW Suite A, Washington DC, DC 20008-1305
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#10. Tono Sushi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (189 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2605 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
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#9. I-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (163 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3003 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3702
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#8. Perry's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1811 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2005
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#7. Raku

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3312 Wisconsin Ave NW Cathedral Commons, Cathedral Heights, Washington DC, DC 20016-3808
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#6. Buredo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 825 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3301
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#5. The Hamilton

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,501 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 600 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2008
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#4. Momiji Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 505 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2619
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#3. Sushi Taro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (357 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1503 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6230
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#2. Rakuya

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (272 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1900 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1293
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#1. Kaz Sushi Bistro

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (282 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1915 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-2107
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