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Nobu DC, Washington, D.C., DC

Nobu DC

4.6
4.6
2134 Reviews
$50 and over
Cocktail Bar
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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 871-6565
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.
  • Private party contact
    Bo Junloy: (202) 871-6565
  • Area
    Washington
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station <br />Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

What 2,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,134 Reviews
  1. CarolynM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, and the booth was an added bonus! Super decor.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Nobu. The food was excellent and the server really knew the menu, giving us great suggestions. 10/10

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    we sat at the bar for a casual time. The bartenders, specifically John, were so accommodating and entertaining. Great time. Hand rolls and toro were excellent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at the counter hoping to watch some of the sushi chefs work. Couldn’t see much. Chef in front of us seemed grumpy (and unshaven). We ordered the chefs selection and it was BORING and basic. With so many great ingredients available- he gave us nothing exciting. A shrimp sushi in the chefs selection??!! Really- my experience has been that a chefs selection allows for tasting something interesting and unusual. He made it in front of us - didn’t ask anything. Plopped it on the counter. We Were less than impressed. The roll was a tuna roll- big deal. Wagyu dumplings great!

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  5. Diningindoodah

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dining experience . Expensive, but truly an experience. Good wait staff . Lovely food presentation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Amazing!!!! service was exceptional and the new food items very much NOBU !

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  7. Nana

    Tokyo

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our daughter’s graduation. Even though it was a last minute quest, our server very kindly prepared congrats dessert plate for her. All the foods we ordered were so delicious. Fish are so fresh and rice was clocked perfect for sushi. We had a wonderful celebration!

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  8. ORH1

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nobu always lives up to their name and DC did not let down. The food was wonderful and more filling that I thought. The service was great and our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. Although I believe the price is high, you’ll never go wrong with this place!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Regresamos a Nobu despues de muchos años sin ir a nuestra ultima vez en NY. Lo escogimos porque sabiamos que alli la calidad y oferta de Nigiris, Sushi y Crudos fue excelente y no queriamos equivocarnos a cenar. Nos sorprendio nuevamente con su calidad en todos los sentidos: Ambiente, Musica, Atencion de Soy (habla mas de 6 idiomas) ella es increible y es la que te hace una experiencia maravilosa en Nobu Washington ⭐️⭐️ , la comida salio con la temperatura adecuada, y todos los ingredientes frescos. Increible Nobu ⭐️

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  10. ablegram

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing dining experience. My wife and I love sushi, but have not had any good quality sushi since we left New York and moved to the DMV. But that changed when we had dinner at Nobu. The sushi was delicious. The sashimi was fresh and buttery. Even the sushito peppers were the best we’ve had, and the salmon skin salad is highly recommended. In terms of service, they don’t come better than Ziggy our waiter, who was very professional and helpful with respect to the menu. 

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  11. sallieo

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent as usual. Wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day.

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  12. OlivierD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was average and over seasoned. Not worth the money

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, EXCEPTIONAL service! Nobu is always an A+

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  14. lekhlitk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tout était parfait, nourriture, ambiance et service. A refaire

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  15. mw3st

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was ok. The Hokkaido uni was not especially good, possibly a day too old. The chef serving me seemed bored. It was just ok and very expensive.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Nobu, and it will not be my last. The food was delicious, the service was second to none, and the atmosphere was elegant. I will absolutely visit again.

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  17. Beacon

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was fantastic! Each dish was better than the last. The yellowtail jalapeño was awesome!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and wonderful to celebrate any occasion.

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  19. LisaM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the food was delicious!! The service was great.

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  20. CarolJ

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our food. We also had the best polite waiter. So sorry we didn’t get his name. He had waited on us a few weeks earlier. He was terrific. Please look it up. We were seated in the front .thanks, Carol Jankowsky

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  21. TRexx

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Zoe was outstanding! If you get her as your server let her select a server’s surprise meal. Incredible!!!

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  22. AndrewB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I came here for her birthday dinner and it was absolutely amazing. The cocktails were delicious, the dishes were amazing, and the service was impeccable. We will be returning.

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  23. Great

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but overall service was on point. Andre was very attentive and knowledgeable. So was the rest of the team. What a great night!

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  24. Kelly

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the food at Nobu - always fresh and high quality. The sushi chef was outstanding and very attentive at the counter. The wait staff were distracted and all standing around gossiping, seemingly unaware that the diners may have appreciated less chatter.

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  25. RamseyH

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to visit! The staff is amazing !

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding experience dining here for my husband’s birthday. I would recommend it. We enjoyed it more than the Malibu location.

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  27. RowanW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have visited Nobu a couple of times and like before they never disappoint. The meal was delicious and the ambiance made for great conversation. Will always come back whenever I'm in the DC area.

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  28. ErinT

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Portion sizes were small and overpriced.

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  29. JudithF

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with the omakasi dinner and it was delicious!

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  30. pghdoc

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and service were exceptional. It was our first time to the restaurant and our server guided us through the menu and dinner stages expertly. Will be back

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  31. IsabellaL

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre and nothing to rave about. Spent over 300 on sushi and dishes that I’ve had better elsewhere! And do not get the creamy crab. The sauce was gross. Crab would have tasted better without it.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar. Was great fun to watch. Felt neglected by the wait staff. Had to flag him down more than once. Mocktails were also excellent. Whole restaurant had a great vibe.

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  33. AmberA

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Nobu is unmatched, unfortunately the service at this location was not up to par with the other locations we’ve visited. Not even our drinks arrived for almost 40 minutes after being sat. I will say I think our server was overwhelmed as it looked like she was working a section alone of about 15 or so tables. She was very friendly and pleasant, but she didn’t have time to check on drinks or anything.

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  34. Amanda

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, very slow service despite the restaurant being empty on a Saturday evening

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a great restaurant for dates and the food is great. The vibe is okay and it has valet parking as well.

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  36. Braden

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food options, outstanding service, relaxing ambiance

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  37. CarolJ

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the food. We had a very nice young waiter. Must admit we were probably the oldest people there. Not a problem!

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  38. Deedee

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a vegetarian I've had better, better sushi better shishto peppers and dessert

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d give my life for the yellow tail jalapeño

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  40. RogerJ

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally I don’t post bad reviews but I felt compelled to post this. We had the omakase for 2 and to say the least it was disappointing. First dish was a nice avocado with caviar in a taco shell but really shouldn’t be classified as a course since it was tiny. Sushi courses that followed were fine but nothing outstanding although the oyster was a bit weak. The wagyu steak at the end was chewy and over salted. The dessert was some kind of whisky espresso that really didn’t meld into Japanese cuisine. All in all very disappointing for a high price tag

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You can order delivery directly from Nobu DC using the Order Online button. Nobu DC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Nobu DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 871-6565.

Nobu DC is rated 4.6 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nobu DC

2525 M St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20037

Additional information

  • Area
    Washington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive Chef
    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (202) 871-6565
  • Private party facilities
    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.
  • Private party contact
    Bo Junloy: (202) 871-6565
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