Nobu DC

4.7
1217 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Nobu DC will be offering a special New Year's Eve Omakase as well as an a la carte menu. Call us for more information or to book your table!

What 1217 People Are Saying
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EricM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Decor is very 90’s luxe, but it works. You feel transported. And the quality of food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Georgetown family weekend so dinner w my daughter

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vipHarryY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Perfect dinner for my mom’s birthday !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, so I will return in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, great service.
The price point was high for having such a bad table. We continuously were bumped by patrons walking behind us. They definitely try to squeeze as many tables as they can. I will most likely go some where else in the future, unless I can guarantee a booth

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. Be sure to order the sea bass (may want your own as it was so good no one wanted to share). Also loved the fried sticky rice with tuna tartare and the spicy fried shrimp. Very light. The mochi flavors were wonderful, but you have to like the texture of the mochi rice wrap. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The DC experience omakase was definitely unique and special, but the timing of the experience was off. There was too much time in between dishes, which made the experience choppy and a little too long. Overall the whole meal took 2 1/2 hours. Flow was off, food itself was amazing.

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md290
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I wish I would have read the reviews before choosing Nobu DC. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told the table wasn’t ready yet - we were a table of 2 and upon sitting down to wait, easily noticed dozens of tables open. Instead, we were eventually sat in the back of the restaurant in a large corner booth. We sat there for several minutes with no menu and this was the kick off to a night of poor service. The food was good but we saw our server sparingly throughout the meal - never asked how our food was, came back 20 minutes later to take drink orders and skipped on any and all pleasantries - no menu recommendations or information just “what do you want to order.” Had I not quickly asked for dessert we would have been immediately rushed out after our dinner was cleared. Such a strange, disappointing experience- it almost felt like we had to apologize for being there. After reading other reviews it’s clear this experience is exclusive to the DC location so I’m optimistic to try Nobu again in other cities, but would not recommend or visit this one again.

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ShakirM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very clean and sanitized, great customer service and look forward to going back.

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vipCarmenT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took a minute to get going once seated, but once the server came out, service and food were OUTSTANDING! The tasting menu is the best option on the menu! We truly enjoyed our experience. The hostess was amazing too, young black woman.

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JamesD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

expensive and each dish just average. good people watching but not worth it. look elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible! Experience was amazing and the Cocktails were delicious! Great place to go for a special occasion!

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RidgelyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolute blast at Nobu DC! My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary there, and they made our night feel very special. We loved our waitress, she was extremely friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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KeionC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints, food was great, service was great, the vibe was cool

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vipSundasL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not the best sushi I have had. I guess I expected more from the quality of food. Our server was also a little off, kind of passive aggressive. We both felt it individually and shared notes. Will probably not go for food again. However noticed a nice collection of Japanese liquor at the bar, so maybe will go for drinks.

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StrategYi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Not a lot of options are available if dining later at night. Waiters were very flexible and professional. Had a very pleasant evening dining atmosphere. Sushi wasn't that special. But the miso-marinated black cod was outstanding.

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RoxaneK
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Over all the food tasted ok and the portions were good. I was expecting to find more options on the menu. My second water bottle was never delivered. I think the server was engaging only at the end of our meal and I didn't receive any details about the list on the menu when I asked specific questions.

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vipAlex
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! The best freshest sushi! The Wagyu beef dumplings are a must have. We will be returning for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Amazing food. Very poor service. Made us wait even with a reservation. Due to the wait, could not experience the 2 hour specialty experience they had. Wanted to get drinks while waiting for the table, but none of the waiters were helpful. We were located at a far away table and waitress forgot that we existed. We were located at a table near a 15+ party that were having a private party with loud music, which made the experience unpleasant.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son's 16th Birthday with family...the ambiance and upbeat lounge music playing set the mood for a wondering time had by all!!! When we arrived, the hostess immediately took us to a very nice round table set for 9 and our server immediately greeted us at the table. The serve small plates so our server was very helpful in providing larger portions for our table.

We started with Edamame, Rock Shrimp Tempura with Creamy Spicy Sauce and Spicy Tuna, Shrimp Tempura Sushi. The Rock Shrimp was not very spicy and became a favorite. The sushi was delicious bite size portions. All very yummy!

Next up we had Miso Soup with tofu, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna
King Crab Amazu Ponzu, Sushi (Uni, Softshell Crab), Wagyu Dumplings, Chicken, Shrimp & Beef Teriyaki skewers. All were amazing!

Next up, the Japanese A5 Wagyu prepared Flame style. The presentation was awesome. Very soft and tender and came with three different sauces. Well loved it.

For dessert we had the Mochi Ice Cream trio. The flavors were pistachio, cake batter and Lychee(?) All three flavors were good.

Can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes sit at some of the other really cool seating options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose this restaurant for my Birthday dinner. The food was absolutely amazing. I had the Wagyu Beef which is worth every penny. The Lobster Shiitake Salad was to die for. We also had the mini wagyu & lobster tacos which are super Duper mini but a great bite nonetheless. Shrimp Tempura was Juicy and Crunchy. The Wait Staff was awesome‼️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful - great server and food was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service and not loud at all! Great drinks too!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobu perfect as always.

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picktails
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter lives & works in DC, and I visited overnight for my birthday. No better place to celebrate, delicious.

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Rickkyy
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was on point. Ambiance on point. Made a 8:00 reservation only to wait and be sat at 8:25. I made the reso online And noted it was for a bday. The host even called me to confirm it was a bday. After dinner I suspected a bday dessert or surprise of some sort .. but swiftly was handed the check.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and it was my first time taking the family for my wife’s B-Day. Next time we are leaving the kids home but the experience, service, food and ambience was great. The drinks were on point too. I recommend the 25th & M!

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vipMary
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food was quick. Lots of options. Service was amazing! Very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. A little pricey, but worth it. Definitely get the crispy rice with spicy tuna and the beef skewers.

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LindsayW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible!

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MUSAF
San Francisco
1 review