Sakerum

3.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
467 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Sushi
Were are a Japanese sushi house with influence from Latin America. We provide the freshest ingredients in our roles and and dishes with great hand picked wines to help you truly enjoy your dinning experience. Parties of six and more on Friday and Saturday night will be required to provide credit card upon conformation of reservation for $20per person no show fee due to demand for tables. However with a 24 hour notice there will be no charge. if you are interested in possibly booking our private dinner please call or reach out to Jay at Sakerum or jgunn1982@outlook.com. Cheers we greatly look forward to you dinning with us.
What 467 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.4based on recent ratings
3.6
food
2.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Quiet
33% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The worst sushi I’ve ever at Sakerum. Been to Sakerum before and I noticed that the employee who makes the sushi is the the same employee from

VB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived and were seated in a back room. No server to be found, asked for a server and menus, finally received menus but the server did not return for over 15 minutes. After being at the restaurant for 30 minutes without any service other than receiving menus, we left.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Dreadful service. I had been to this restaurants several times before and ordered take out frequently. I am not sure what changed, but service was the worst I have experienced in DC. The server had no idea of anything, looked lost and unable to have social contacts. We had to beg then to pour us water, there was no drinks menu nor did servers know what could be served (server did not know what a lager beer was), waited over an hour for 3 sushi rolls, manager was useless and customer service absent. Empty plates were left on the table even as new courses arrived, till we finally explicitly suggested they be removed. Food was good, but not enough to make up for the appalling service. Please restore this place to its former glory!

S
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu date night with my husband and this was our second time dining and it dint disappoint. The sushi was amazing and service was great. We had a few specialty rolls that were amazing. Will definitely be back when our west coast sushi snobs visit us this summer

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We wanted to love the restaurant but there were several issues that we experienced: the server was not at all knowledgeable about the food offered and wasn’t attentive. One of the roles that we ordered had charred fish, which wasn’t mentioned on the menu and the server couldn’t say which one was the one that had the smoky flavor. We didn’t like it and when we ordered a second round we had another smoked flavored role included. Very frustrating.

They only serve daiquiri and white wine which is disappointing, considering the restaurant is a sushi restaurant and should at the very least serve Saki. Overall until something drastically changes with the management, I would not recommend the restaurant.

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I waited for my table for 45 min even with a reservation!

m
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They were out of practically everything on the bar menu. Out of sake. Wait staff took forever. My friend joked “maybe they’re going out of business?!”

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went here for my going away dinner. It took 10 minutes to get a menu and another 15 minutes to get a glass of water, so we just walked out. The waitress then rushes over as we were putting on our coats and said “Oh, you’re leaving? Sorry to see you go!” Uh yeah. You suck at your job. There were barely any people there and the waiters and waitresses still didn’t do much of anything beyond looking at their phones and ignoring the customers. I used to love this place. Now it’s just absolute crap. Will literally never go here again. Horrible service and such an insulting waste of our time. Thank you for being the laziest restaurant I’ve ever seen.

RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They had no sake and only one bottle of rose. They seemed to be going out of business.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We showed-up on time, waitress took our order 45 minutes later. Food showed-up an hour later. The waitress never came around to ask if we needed anything. Told us the kitchens is closing and it’s last call for food. Yet our original orders weren’t out yet. When the sushi showed-up everybody’s order was on 3 plates, we had figure out who ordered what. There was 11 of us! The food was great but the service was terrible. Also, they charged a tip to the bill without telling us.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Firstly, when we entered the establishment we were told that we would have to wait 20 minutes for a seat, after already having a reservation. Once we were seated our server was very rude. He then only came to check our table one time, the entire two hours we were there. I was very unhappy with the service. I will not be going back.

TA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went for a late-night bite last Sunday and we were blown away. The space was dim, romantic, and date-night appropriate. We ordered miso soup, the Maguro and Arco roll, and wine. To our surprise when we asked for the bill, we were informed if we paid in cash 30% would be taken off (a Sunday special, perhaps). The atm next door made the offer worth it. I would highly recommend and plan to return soon.

TS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It used to be great. But with the dramatic changes to the menu and the reduced staff this place isn't nearly what it used to be.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Awful experience. Waited at the front desk there was no one to greet us for a while because she was handling 2 restaurants hosting stations! They ran out of Sake days before and never reordered. The portions were half of what they posted online. They also ran out of bitters for all their main cocktails. It was dead and the service was very slow after we ordered our meal. It was very overpriced for what we received. We will absolutely not be back!

AD
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was great! Love sakerum for a last minute girls dinner

CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been looking for a great sushi restaurant and was told by many friends that Sakerum had an amazing happy hour menu called $5 Sake Hour. I visited their website and Yelp and was pleased with the reviews, pictures, and menu. However, I did not learn until I arrived that the menu had changed and many drink and food items were removed leaving a limited selection. Nonetheless, we ordered the sake (salmon) nigiri and spicy crunch salmon maki sushi, but loved the Kazan and Spicy Slap specialty rolls the most! Overall, good experience. Nice, quaint, and cozy restaurant, with a great ambiance.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy food, the plantains were fantastic! It was nice having those since they filled you up more then sushi on its own does. The sushi rolls were a little spendy, but they were good! Nice for a date night

DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Used to be one of the best Sushi spots in DC, not anymore. Menu and pricing haven't changed, but the sushi quality sure has... service was also poor and many of the saki selections were out of stock. This was the sixth and unfortunately, last time I will dine here.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in DC for the night and decided to stop by after seeing all the great reviews. And they were 100% right. The food and drinks were amazing the atmosphere was nice as well. Our server Paul was super helpful as well. Overall 10/10 experience and we definitely plan on returning next time we’re in DC!

CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious, great service and amazing sushi. cute decor and a nice birthday treat

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

One of the worst service experiences I’ve ever had

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stellar service and food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went for our friend’s birthday and sat on the rooftop. Waited over 1.5 hours for our sushi to come. Sushi was pretty average, not worth the expensive price.

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place in the city right now. I love it! Great service, great food and I love the rooftop.

BP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing sushi, best I've had in DC so far. The upper level is stunning, go during good weather so that the roof is open. Service was attentive and nice. A great spot for a a nice dinner or date night

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was good and the ambience is really nice and cosy.
Service not really at expectations.

VF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the best service in perfect ambiance. Carlos was THE best!! Professional and accommodating, while also personable and engaging.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overall a poor experience!

Waiter was distracted
Good was middle of the road
Service meh
Things we ordered were forgotten
No one seemed to really give a crap about it either. Super casual about the crappy service.
Too many places in DC to have dinner to endure crappy service for the price. Won’t be back.

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, especially the sushi wish was delicious and very fresh. Great service too.

J
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not much of a variety of food, menu is very limited and size of portions are very small

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok - not bad - just like it was “trying to hard” to be different. The sushi was great. fresh, and cut right. The rolls however were so so. Service was solid and the bathrooms and rest of the place was very clean and well organized.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs, it was a beautiful night so the roof was open. The ambience was great! Food was delicious, and the cocktails were great too! It's a quiet date spot but we were a group of 6 and had a great time!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

specialty drinks and rolls were great, rooftop environment was incredible.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kazan roll , Big Crunch Theory roll, cashew Lime edamame, tostones and churrasca are AMAZING !!!

F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The elote was really good! The service was alright and the food was the same, Great ambiance!

SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had been looking forward to dining at Sakerum for a very long time and unfortunately it did not meet my expectations, which weren’t super high to begin with. My main expectation was great Sushi and it did not deliver. For the steep DC prices, food was average. Super cute restaurant with great ambiance but food was nothing special. Waitress had zero personality and drinks were also bad. I really wanted to love this place but it was a one and done place for me unfortunately.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks menu wasn’t updated. Rolls are cut kid size and 6 pieces not 8.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Good food. Waiter spilled soy sauce all over pants but cleaned it and comped drinks. Overall good experience.

MD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and spectacular service. I can’t wait to return.

Tweets by Sakerum