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Nobu DC

4.6
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901 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Nobu DC is now open for dine in! You may order take out / delivery from Postmates & Uber Eats.
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 901 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome in every way!

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KeeltaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chef was awesome, the service was awesome! A-OK

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Allison
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We celebrated our anniversary at NOBU DC. Everything tasted fresh and was presented well. Service was excellent and the small plates came with plenty of time to enjoy each one. We dined on the patio which was very intimate. However, the patio itself was dirty with leaves and dark stains below the seating. I think it’s an experience worth having to try the food, but I don’t feel a burning need to return.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Zoe L. was impeccable. She was went far and beyond to make sure our experience was nothing less than the best. She curated a menu that was unbelievably superb. I will come back often and with more people. I have already recommended this restaurant to a lot of friends and business partners. Again, Zoe L. really made our experience a great one. Please thank her for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. We have the prefixe for each person at $125 and it was worth it.

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vipJason
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. Food was phenomenal. Service was above and beyond. We were extremely happy with the precautions for safety. Will be back soon! Compliments to staff and as always, Chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner to Nobu for his birthday and was thankfully surprised by over the top service and quality of food. Will return there often.

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jdubfood
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the sushi (rolls, nigiri, yellowtail and jalapeño) was off the charts perfect. Tuna tataki was a little bland in comparison and probably was served out of order, and a little too much water/tomato to delicately cut thin tuna. Watermelon and soft shell was amazing. Chicken served as part of the tasting menu, good but wish I had more yellowtail instead!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I needed to break our quarantine blues so to speak. We live in Virginia and a friend had posted a cocktail from Nobu a year ago. We decided to give it a shot and do their summer tasting menu. Let me just say it was by far the best food I’ve had in a restaurant thus far. I am a clown by nature and our server was not shy about clowning right along with me. We loved her! Come hungry, do the summer tasting menu, order an extra round of the passion fruit mochi and I promise you you’ll love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant week experience! Their back patio is quiet and lovely. We enjoyed the most amazing meal and can’t wait to go back!

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vipTERIL
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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TimmyTbone
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food held up to the expectation of a place of such prestige. I cannot say the same for the service. Our server lacked the attentiveness I would have expected from a restaurant of such high caliber. He seemed to only come around to our table when we were finished with our drinks so he could pad our bill. The overall experience was nice but due to the lack of effort from our server, I can safely say that my expectations of the Nobu name have been severely tainted. I will not be recommending Nobu DC to any of my friends or colleagues.

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ChristopherL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and the food drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the food and wine came quick, our waiter was great too.

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Shaz
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great experience would love to go back there

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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AsiaH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently spectacular and so is the service. The meals are incredibly expensive though. It’s tapas style and each person needs multiple plates. They are allll impressive though.

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Haley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the Nobu in DC. I’d been to the one in midtown Manhattan before and the experience was just as wonderful. The yellowtail jalapeño is always amazing and I even think the rolls at the DC location were better than at the NYC location. Sat outside and they had bug repellent machines under the benches which was really nice because that seems to be a problem I’ve noticed when eating outside at other establishments. The staff was great and all the tables were socially distanced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Gilbert should be immediately removed from his position as host of this restaurant. I have dined here dozens of times and always had a great experience but the other night was nearly ruined by his unprofessional, angry, abrupt disposition. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Ever.

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vipAnji
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fist, safety. During this pandemic I will only visit restaurants that can provide a flow of fresh air. We sat on the covered, semi-enclosed patio. The tables were well spaced, staff respected personal space, took necessary safety precautions, and everyone complied with wearing masks. I felt comfortable and safe. I'm going with service next because it was exceptional. Our server, Aurora, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations! And she was amazingly poised and professional as I watched someone at the table next to ours behave quite rudely towards her. She handled the situation without missing a beat with her other tables. The food? Amazing! Flavorful, nothing over powering, nothing over or under cooked, everything done to perfection! We had 5 or 6 different items on the menu. The Bento Box for dessert had a chocolate cake that was so light and fluffy I am certain I loss weight by eating it! lol! Thank you for a wonderful night Nobu. I'll be back.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went for a special occasion but were completely let down with the experience. The ambiance is completely blah, food and service was just ok especially for the money you pay. Won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and experience was excellent. We had so much fun! Thank toh

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vipFoodieQ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food, and tables were socially distanced.

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vipRochelleF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. Must try in DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I came to this location so many times. The food always was good. This time the quality was not what I expected and the taste was 4/10. I hope you improve because this will effect the reputation of this place.

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vipPelinO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I grew up with Nobu and love that they opened right next to my place in DC. Visited yesterday, and of course started things off with a lychee elderberry martini, got various a la carte dishes (edamame and shishitos of course, spicy tuna, shrimp temp roll and the popcorn shrimp), and also got two Restaurant Week menus (sashimi salad, yellowtail jalapeno, miso cod).Cod was beautiful. Popcorn shrimp was not crispy as usual, they forgot our dessert and our main course plates were still on the table when we got the check. We never received our receipt until after we paid. On the contrary, our waitress was fantastic to chat with and I didn't even mind not ever seeing the receipt but I was extra bothered when I got home to only realized we never even had our dessert? Nobu you owe us big time!

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vipHaley
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! We loved our waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, Fantastic! Tuna and Crispy Rice, Fantastic! Entree, Fantastic! Value for Restaurant Week, Fantastic!

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EricD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host to the server Nobu staff take care of their guests to provide excellent service. Nobu’s cuisine is delicious and worth the reservation.

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RonetteC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was okay, presentation was lacking. Drinks were OK

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vipKathrynA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Graduation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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vipMicheleh
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster taco and sea bass are outstanding.

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Jeff
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome we had a awesome time and I will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoey was a great server we will be back to see her and to get some more tasty food

BB
vipBarryB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, beautiful presentation. We all chose the omakase and were not disappointed. The timing of the service was perfect, as we were neither rushed nor made to wait very long for the next course.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Awesome service!

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TerrellB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on a Sunday afternoon and as usual there was excellent service, and the food was delicious. I dined inside and the tables were spaced more than 6 ft apart. I did the chefs tasting for 2 and was very pleased with all the dishes. Highly recommend Nobu if you have the time and money.

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BryanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and can't wait to go back to try more of this very extensive menu

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khalidj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DMV

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FAQs

Nobu DC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Nobu DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 871-6565.

Nobu DC is rated 4.6 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

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