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Sushi Taro

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
  • Ruth L.
    "Visited during restaurant week and loved it."(4 Tips)
    "The omakase counter is an amazing experience."(4 Tips)
    Mike V.
    "Braised pork belly + spicy tuna roll = perfect meal."(3 Tips)
    David V.
    "Get the Sushi tasting menu ... amazing experience and totally worth..."(2 Tips)
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  • Kat L.
    Kat LNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best happy hour in DC! Get the salmon, eel, and fatty tuna roll with scallion. Rainbow roll, shrimp tempura are a close second. Yellowtail was a nice addition. Spicy tuna roll was only okay.
  • Ruth L.
    Great service. Delicious food. Visited during restaurant week and loved it. Green Tea ice cream is not too sweet, just right. Also, sake pairings are tasty and strong!
  • Kat L.
    Kat LSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    New Zealand king salmon was surprisingly better than the fatty toro. BBQ eel and yellowtail is always good. Sake cod was fine and prawn and veggie tempura were fine. Skip the mushroom diva mushy.
  • Jules W.
    Jules WeissDecember 17, 2013
    Several delicious uni options: Maine & Cali uni sashimi, uni & tofu dish, uni tempura. Intimate ambiance, great service, love it.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    Sitting at the sushi bar and watching the chefs do their deft blade work on hulking slabs of fish, making edible art with Zen-like calm, provides some insight into what makes Sushi Taro special.
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonJanuary 17, 2013
    Sushi omakase offers good sample of the available fish. Yellowtail and tuna are the standouts on the platter. Miso soup is rather unusual. Labeled as Fisherman's Miso, it includes a fish head. Beware.
  • Edrea
    EdreaFebruary 27, 2012
    Undoubtedly the BEST authentic Japanese food in town. Presentation is stunning and food is immpecable. If its good enough for the Japanese Embassy.. it's definitely worth the price for the experience.
  • Alice
    AliceAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Housemade udon noodles and salmon belly on rice are great deals here! Sushi is fresh and high-quality. My favorite sushi restaurant in the DC area so far!
  • Diana T.
    Diana ThaiMarch 12, 2014
    The rainbow roll and mackerel nigiri tastes so fresh and flavorful. Excellent bar seats with great view of 17th st. For a moment you forget you are in DC.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GieringerJuly 25, 2011
    I love sushi. This is the first sushi place I've been to in some time where I saw things I didn't recognize on the menu. They have everything, and it's all mouth-watering! The prevalence of native Read more
    Sushi Taro has even gotten a stamp of approval from the Japanese Embassy–their staff often frequents this spot. They have a great set of weekly deals, too. Read more
  • Jason T.
    Jason TownsendAugust 29, 2011
    Easily the best sushi in town. It's pricey, but it's also a really solid experience. They also have great lunch specials -- bowls of ramen and so on. Can't go wrong here.
  • Jose P.
    Jose PratiboèMay 20, 2015
    Absolutely fresh and delicious sushi.. Try the rainbow roll and the fun tempura roll.. Happy hour 50% off between 5-7 pm
  • 26, 2015
    Really great lunch deals. The best authentic and fresh Nigiri Sushi ever in this town.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinJanuary 23, 2015
    Came here for restaurant week lunch. The fish was very fresh and everything was delicious.
  • Sucker4Acoustic
    Sucker4AcousticOctober 20, 2011
    Traditional Kaiseki and Sushi tasting menus are amazing. It's a bit pricey but it's an authentic, delicious experience. Wonderful service. You get what you pay for.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 20, 2013
    Belly up to the bar between 5:30 and 7pm for half-price sushi, wine and beer. Via Read more
  • Eric K. Noji, M.D.
    Eric K. Noji, M.D.September 11, 2014
    Natto. Exquisite. This is one of three of the best reasonably priced sushi places in the DC area
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 23, 2014
    Come early to stake out a seat for happy hour at this excellent 11-seat sushi bar.
  • Erin P.
    Erin PonsonbyMarch 13, 2015
    Great happy hour (ends at 7). Half off some rolls, beers, wines, sake, etc. Expensive place, affordable HH
  • Kat L.
    Kat LAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lunch special in Dupont. Slow service. Lunch bento box with fried chicken or eel was awesome. Too bad only open on weekdays for lunch.
  • David V.
    David VasquezFebruary 3, 2011
    Get the Sushi tasting menu ... amazing experience and totally worth it! Do it through village vines and get 30% off! Also a free bottle of saki on Tuesdays!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VallebuonaJanuary 29, 2012
    Cute tables by the bar overlooking 17th St if you don't have a res. Braised pork belly + spicy tuna roll = perfect meal.
  • Arthur K.
    Arthur KuoApril 5, 2013
    Amazing food, super attentive staff... Orgi is an excellent service staff!! Best Japanese I've had yet in dc.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Splurge for fatty tuna. Grilled eel no better than cheaper eel. Eel tempura and avocado is excellent. Yellowtail only okay - nothing special. Spicy tuna is very nice but not a must.
  • Anne H.
    Anne HenochowiczFebruary 22
    Bento lunches are balanced, filling, and delicious!
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraJuly 15
    The incredible freshness of the fish makes all the difference
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the wild yellowtail, sweet shrimp, uni or panko-crusted chicken.)
  • PC Z.
    PC ZaiMay 16, 2013
    If the set dinner is too rich for your blood, try their amazing lunch specials.
  • Collin C.
    Collin ChartierNovember 24, 2015
    Best sushi experience in DC. Try the sea cucumber.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SteinerJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Yuzu Sour. So refreshing! Also, lunch here is the best value in town.
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney MayNovember 22, 2011
    Happy hour with half price sushi and drinks from 5:30 until 7. But get here early, it feels up quick.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fatty tuna is worth every penny. Skip croquettes, wagyu, and shrimp. Salmon and yellowtail only ok.
  • Alice
    AliceAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The omakase counter is an amazing experience. Highly recommend.
  • Angie C.
    Angie CMarch 22, 2012
    AMAZING SUSHI & a variety of saki! Definitely a great place to go.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LongNovember 17, 2011
    Excellent spot for talking business over lunch. Nice view. Good sushi. Great vibes.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerAugust 21, 2015
    Awesome during restaurant week! Be prepared for a 4 course meal
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyAugust 22, 2014
    This is quality sushi with lots of special fish. They didn't have my Uni sushi barameter
  • Kelly
    KellyApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy Crap...the arugula roll with ginger sauce is amazing!
  • Amy K.
    Amy KingDecember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you miss their old menu, you can get maki and nigiri at the bar. It's a special bar menu. Yum.
  • Yishi H.
    Yishi HuangAugust 26
    Sashimi is the best in DMV area
  • Cal
    CalOctober 2, 2012
    The sushi was quite tasty here! You MUST try the braised pork belly! It's to die for!
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraOctober 2, 2013
    Pretty amazing bonito ceviche roll w cilantro & lime.
  • Ruth K.
    Ruth KFebruary 22, 2015
    Happy hour has great deals on the freshest sushi.
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZaltsmanMay 12, 2010
    Wow! sushi is amazing! This place is high end! If you can't decide get a sushi or sashimi omakase!
  • Will A.
    Best sushi in DC by far!
  • Janet M.
    Janet McNicholFebruary 26, 2010
    The sashimi of fatty tuna, air-shipped from Japan is on the best dishes list in Washingtonian Magazines 100 Best Restaurants issue.
  • Susie C.
    Susie C.August 11, 2011
    Excellent sushi, but get there early for dinner.
  • Rodney S.
    Rodney ShafferJanuary 29, 2010
    I've often heard that Sushi Taro has the best sushi in town; however, I don't eat sushi. It may have good sushi, but their cooked dishes are horrible.
  • Steve M.
    Steve McKinneyOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sushi Taro is closed for lunch on Mondays.
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