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Tonari Storefront  - Tonari, Washington, D.C., DC
Award-winning

Tonari

4.5
4.5
261 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Tonari is our Wafu Italian restaurant. WAFU means Japanese-style, so our menu is a Japanese take on Italian food. It originated in Japan through the love that the Japanese had for Italian food but wanted to incorporate some of their cultural flavors and ingredients to them. We at Daikaya Group and chef & owner, Katsuya Fukushima, are bringing this experience to you here in DC.

Looking for some fun Japanese antipasti bites, one of a kind pasta dishes, or pizza that you won't find anywhere else in the city? Then come join us for dinner, we look forward to having you soon.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 32 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Japanese, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Sun 17:00–21:00 Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00 Happy Hour Mon–Sat 17:00–19:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (202) 289-8900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Katsuya Fukushima
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Penn Quarter
  • Cross Street
    6th & G St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 261 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Innovative

  • District of Columbia

    Innovative

261 Reviews
  1. BrettM

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated upstairs. Music was extremely loud. Food was good and our server was good.

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  2. Meag

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food lives up to the hype it's getting. Cocktails were incredible. Would definitely go back. Favorites: sesame martini, unagi pizza, and the maitake pasta. Roasted carrots were excellent as well!

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  3. namch

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mentaiko pasta was a little too sweet, not as savory as I would have liked. Wish it was a little bit more saucy too. Affogato tasted only like espresso the hojicha doesn’t come through so I wouldn’t recommend. The chocolate cake was very yummy :)) and well balanced. overall on the more expensive side for dishes that can be easily recreated at home, but a great date spot!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madeline was very kind and attentive! We loved the Philly pizza and both pastas we ordered!

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  5. KJne

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were bad. The cocktail I got was also bad- tasted like an apple Jolly Rancher. We ordered a salad that never came. Our food came before our drinks did. The chocolate tart, which was recommended, was tiny and underwhelming. I would not return or recommend to anyone unfortunately

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  6. BryanF

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Things start badly with the Inarizushi which were soggy pouches and fishy (i.e., not seemingly fresh) anchovy. The Chicken and Shishito pizza had no distinctive flavor and was also soggy. The one delight was the Miso Clam pasta. Really wanted to love this but didn't come together for by friend's birthday dinner.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fine but I was extremely disappointed by the failure of service. Our burrata with extra truffle came with one piece of bread. We had to wait for another 40 minutes to get another single piece served to us. Our pizzas took over an hour. The wine we ordered came after we had finished our food. Even when at the par, which was not particularly crowded....it took 10 minutes to be served. When evenings out are limited, the disappointing level of service was a bummer

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  8. SR73

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! I don’t understand why more people don’t talk about this place

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  9. Petr

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fusion of Italian and Japanese are good on some dishes, some is basically just deconstructed elements of both cuisine not really integrated. Mentaiko Pasta and Miso Clam Pasta were really good, but the rest of the drinks (Drunk Oji, Bucky-San) and appetizers (Tomato Oil Dip, Broccolini, Polpette, Inari) were underwhelming considering the prices. A small bread on the side costs $3, no mention of extra charge either.

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  10. EthanT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for restaurant week and tried every dish on the fixed menu. The appetizers like the burrata, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and Caesar salad were good. However, the corn and regular pizza were just ok, there was not much flavor for the amount of dough the pizza had. The tomato pasta wasn't much better as it was too salty. The meal ended well with the desserts but the main courses disappointed and hindered the whole experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant week menu was superb!! And the vibes of the overall space was amazing; really cute decorations and romantic ambience

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  12. LauraR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good and yummy!! Did restaurant week but def need to go back and try more items off menu.

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  13. Jaredv

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best things: the super crispy pizza crust, crispy brussel sprouts, the pine nut butter on the burrata. LOVED the value, 5 courses and a cocktail is crazy for a restaurant week menu, we were so stuffed by the end of it 😁. The vibes inside are also amazing, the shoes-off seating area is very intimate and the noise level was nice and quiet. Weak points: polenta in the funghi dish had inconsistent temps (cool spots) and some clumpier sections. Personally I thought the cod roe flavor in the mentaiko pasta was a little strong, girlfriend loved it though.

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  14. SohiniB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed the burrata and the tomato kare pasta! Came for Restaurant Week and felt like I got a experience a lot of the highlights on the menu. Service was good too.

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  15. PQFoodie

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Restaurant Week menu with a nice assortment of tastes and textures. We come to Tonari often and are always impressed and satisfied.

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  16. DanaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went during restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! We loved the brussel sprouts, the mentaiko pasta, the Caesar salad, the Japanese curry pasta. Everything was so yummy! The wait staff was very attentive and checked in with each course. Thank you for a terrific evening!

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  17. ZachM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service! I'd absolutely recommend Tonari to anyone who wants to treat a neat combination of cuisines.

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  18. Foodie12

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was wonderful, especially given the back up in the kitchen and bar.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super interesting and unique. Wonderfully executed.

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  20. foodjunkies

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very unique and delicious. The mixture of flavors on each dish was unlike any other. The service was excellent with very attentive wait help. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  21. DawnJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fav DC restaurant never disappoints- fantastic evening!

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  22. HugoVictor

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for a meal downtown near the arena and the theaters. The Japanese pizzas are delicious and different from typical pizza. The Unagi was especially delicious, with the rich, dark taste of eel. The pizza prices aren’t bad either for a downtown restaurant.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    They put absolutely no effort into their NYE tasting menu, was extremely disappointed

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  24. Steve

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool concept some dishes were great some were misses but to be fair they were trying out a new menu that evening and were very interested in getting feedback so have not tried the standards

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  25. Russell

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh the pizza and pasta that we had was AMAZING. We actually even bought another pizza to take on our flight back to Atlanta the next day!! The food was so flavourful and unique, unlike anything is tried before. Service was amazing too, would recommend going 10/10.

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  26. MichaelM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had pizzas and some sides, and enjoyed them all. Will go back.

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  27. Ramesh

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, unique experience. Our server Alex was great.

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  28. Ting

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. Our waiter was SO patient with all of our questions and delay in ordering. All the food was good and innovative. They even have a Vegetarian menu to make the substitution and modification process easy. We got the broccolinni, 3 different flavors of pizzas, and the vegetarian pasta with red sauce.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Uncommon cuisine that is very well done. (We had appetizers and pasta dishes, not pizza.) Impressive cocktail game as well.

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  30. Beanie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Will be going back again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, unique dishes. Service was excellent. Fun environment. Would return.

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  32. Bigplate

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we really enjoyed that tatami tables--the space in which they are situated was a nice setting for dinner. Madeline, our server, was excellent, striking just the right balance of attentiveness and good recommendations. All of the food was tasty--the biggest issue was the pricing--the size of the pasta dish, for $30, was problematic. $14 for the roasted carrtot, as good as it was, was also out of balance with the portion size. On the other hand, the cake dessert was larger than one sees around DC these days.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite place in DC. Fantastic service from Ryan, and unbelievable food. This place has done it.

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  34. jmel

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was 50 minutes after being seated before we got a single part of our order. We were brought water once in that time. The food was okay, but it wasn’t the worth the wait.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonari exceeded our expectations. We sat in the traditional seating area & I wouldn’t want to sit anywhere else now. Our server was very attentive & friendly. Our drinks & food were served very quickly, which we appreciated because we were dining before seeing a show across the street. The food was absolutely amazing & we will definitely return!

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  36. RBS2016

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very unique combo for food that works really well. Specially the mains for Pizza and Pastas. Nice layout too but be prepared for the noise level.

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  37. Nicole

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Dessert was AMAZINGGG and the corn pizza was like something I've never had before in the BEST way.

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  38. AlexanderD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved eating at Tonari! We were unsure about the combinations of ingredients. But absolutely everything was amazing! The cocktails were so balanced, and the food was unique and delicious.

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  39. EleanorP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    So so delicious and unique. Cannot recommend enough

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  40. CalvinT

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went based upon a referral and everything great that was told to us was true! Fabulous setting (we sat on the floor Japanese style), food was delicious, and service was wonderful. The Japanese Italian specialties was a wonderful twist of tastes. The wine selection was no overly long, but the prices were extremely reasonable and perfect to pair with the food. Ryan was our server and helped make the dining experience special! Definitely a place to return again!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tonari using the Order Online button. Tonari also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 289-8900.

Tonari is rated 4.5 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tonari

707 6th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    6th & G St
  • Area
    Penn Quarter
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon, Sun 17:00–21:00 Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00 Happy Hour Mon–Sat 17:00–19:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Japanese, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Gallery Place/Chinatown
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Katsuya Fukushima
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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