Sushi Ogawa

4.6
217 reviews
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Sushi Ogawa serves the sushi of Chef Minoru Ogawa. With over 40 years of experience, Chef Ogawa exhibits his expertise daily with ingredients sourced domestically and internationally.

Sushi Ogawa features a peaceful and soothing environment with a minimalistic design which allows guests to experience an intimate dining affair.

Due to limited space, online reservations are for the dining room only. Please call the restaurant for reservations at the sushi counter.



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J
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience, highly recommend eating there. Authentic sushi!

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E
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic and authentic - our party had a wonderful meal and we highly recommend!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Comida muy buena. Mesa ruidosa justo atrás nuestro. omakase muy bueno, y razonable en precio

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The master.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With a slight improved wine list and a few upgrades in decor, this place could easily be Michelin star

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to experience real Japanese food, you should go to this restaurant. It is expensive, but worth it in a special occasion.

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H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My friend and I read and understood that I made reservation to table so we can order other than sushi. It turned out Omakase we ordered had included side dishes we didn't know. It was much better than we thought. We could make reservation at counter. You may want to change your write up to what's included that make difference in impression. As we had visited other Ogawa where sushi only Omakase, that's what expected this time. Yes, we recommend to our friends. Arigatou.

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P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sushi and sashimi. Service was very attentive.
Very pricey so we reserve for very special occasions only.

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AH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi. Omakase set was awesome!

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The master.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

This place was way too ridiculously priced for the quality of the food you get. The sushi was good, but no better than sushi you could get at a much more affordable restaurant. I went for a friends birthday and was disappointed. The chefs specials included many dishes but again, the food quality was just not worth the price.

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic sushi, fresh fish. Authentic Japanese sushi

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a
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was stupendous and sushi chef deliberate and engaged, wonderful experience.

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LS
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Happened upon Sushi Ogawa through OpenTable. It was late and we were looking for a place to walk to. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. The service throughout the meal was excellent. Our server knew the food and was great at making suggestions. We had the chef's selection and were not disappointed. It's a lot of food! The appetizer was an egg custard dish and it was delicious! The sushi tasted very fresh and was a great variety of fish. The menu was well priced for the quality of the food!

It's a beer and wine place which is not unusual for a sushi restaurant. The interior is clean and attractive but had a bit of a cafeteria layout. Tables are all in rows and lighting a little bright. If you combined the food and the service with a warmer room you would have fine dining.

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E
New York Area
263 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a very well designed profile and array of food with amazingly fresh taste. I enjoyed the omakase style of dining which made this a unique and enjoyable experience.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi place in DC

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P
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate to sit at the sushi bar and be served by Mr. Ogawa. The sushi and entire meal was fantastic!

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EM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet ambience in authentic Japanese atmosphere. Food is fresh and tasty. Omakasae had new culinary revelations.

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YZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The sea urchin tastes just amazing. The tempera is a little bit disappointing. However, the rest of the dishes are good.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Sushi restaurant in DC area.

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Ambiance is not appealing at all. Food was good- but I expected much more variety. I could have eaten the same quality sushi ay my local neighborhood place.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and very authentic!

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AY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing omakase, very small restaurant vibe. would definitely recommend the bar seating if available.

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VM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good sushi, and the miso soup (which had clams in it!) was very tasty. The ambiance was a bit ... odd. In the room where we were seated, there were no windows and there was no music playing. It felt a bit like a grotto. Good for conversation, but a bit ... odd. Still, if I stay in the dupont circle area again and want sushi, I would consider returning.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Go to sushi restaurant in DC! Very friendly staff. Need a dose of this sushi regularly. The rice is very good in terms of cooking methods utilizing right variation of vinegar, water and and fish is very fresh. I really enjoy my experiences at the counter but the dining room is fine as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food excellent. Service far too rushed.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Door wasn’t opened when we arrived

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It’s a prime place for Tokyo Style Sushi and sashimi. We are the omakase at $80 per
Person. All was delicious and authentic Japanese. It’s an original edi style sushi place for foodies seeking that style nigiri all imported from Tokyo as we are being told. - not a fine dining experience.
We will be back for a la carte nigiri and sashimi.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Slow inattentive service in an empty restaurant. Great sushi served after long waits and an indirect waiter. Pathetic.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This meal was horrible. The entire staff was from another restaurant and was useless. There is no way that the food was prepared by the chef -- sashimi was cut incorrectly and sushi was mediocre. Dessert was a store-bought mochi. Meal was advertised as an omakase dinner but was just a sushi sashimo combo. Cost $80 for what should have cost at most $20 -- even without the horrible service.

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JB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent sushi! Great intimate environment for a really nice dinner. Service could have been a bit better at times.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I booked via OpenTable the lunch at 12:00 to entertain my boss and his wife. but when we arrived there, the place was still closed. Nobody was there. No light was turned on. I had to shout in the dark “is anyone here?” That was very embarrassing for me because I told my boss it’s the best jap restaurant in DC. But obviously they forgot about our reservation. We waited for 5 mins in the dark, and then someone who i believe works in the kitchen arrived and was surprised by our arrival. Our table was not ready either. Another person came and moved the table in front of us... I can’t believe this is the service I received.... I’ve been to sushi phase several times and this is the worst service I ever received.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

They were short staffed with no real host, so we stood in line for an hour for our 8:45 reservation. We finally got our table at 9:40pm. Normally they are extremely buttoned up and professional, but last night it appeared as they had all new staff on their first day. That said, the food was as always excellent.

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MS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The quality of fish in the sushi and sashimi were really good, but the knife work was below average and size of the fish was small for the price. The service was really bad and took way too long to get our food.

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n
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a really delicious, lovely meal at the sushi counter!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome but the ambiance was lacking. I understand that they are trying to stick to tradition but liven the place up a little with some better music and some artwork.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to many sushi restaurants around the world including Japan where I travel at least 3 times a year and within the US. Sushi Ogawa is the Best Sushi in the US period.

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NB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Sushi. Not the greatest ambiance, but a nice quiet place with terrific service. My new go-to place for sushi in D.C.

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a
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hard to find a better neighborhood gem than Sushi Ogawa.

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