Sushi Taro

Sushi Restaurant
1503 17th St NW (P st NW), Washington, D.C. 20036, United States
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Alice W.
    "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)
    Ruth K.
    "Happy hour has great deals on the freshest sushi."(7 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • happy hour
  • omakase
  • sake
  • fish
  • yellowtail
  • braised pork belly
  • sashimi
  • fatty tuna
  • tempura
  • good service
  • authentic
  • tasting menu
  • wine
  • scenic views
  • udon
  • bento boxes
  • great value
  • sweet shrimp
  • good for dates
  • Mary Gatsby N.

    Cooked octopus for starter is a must. Cold dish but soooo good! Oysters will take your breath away for sure. Just don't fall for it too much :)))

  • Jose P.

    Absolutely fresh and delicious sushi.. Try the rainbow roll and the fun tempura roll.. Happy hour 50% off between 5-7 pm

    Jose Pratiboè · May 20
  • Erin P.

    Great happy hour (ends at 7). Half off some rolls, beers, wines, sake, etc. Expensive place, affordable HH

    Erin Ponsonby · March 13
  • Ruth K.

    Happy hour has great deals on the freshest sushi.

    Ruth K · February 22

    Really great lunch deals. The best authentic and fresh Nigiri Sushi ever in this town. · January 26
  • Matt B.

    Came here for restaurant week lunch. The fish was very fresh and everything was delicious.

    Matt Bernstein · January 23
  • Chuq Y.

    Sofy is am awesome waitress!

    Chuq Yang · December 20, 2014
  • Dara A.

    Omakase, sushi, sake

    Dara Alsulayman · October 3, 2014
  • Eric K. Noji, M.D.

    Natto. Exquisite. This is one of three of the best reasonably priced sushi places in the DC area

    Eric K. Noji, M.D. · September 11, 2014
  • Kat L.

    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.

    Kat L · September 5, 2014
  • Roger S.

    They removed their sushi bar!

    Roger Schonfeld · August 23, 2014
  • Chris K.

    This is quality sushi with lots of special fish. They didn't have my Uni sushi barameter

    Chris Konecny · August 22, 2014
  • Kevin A.

    Try the flight of sake.

    Kevin Anderson · August 21, 2014
  • Exklu S.

    I love the sushi here

    Exklu Siw · August 20, 2014
  • Alice W.

    The omakase counter is an amazing experience. Highly recommend.

    Alice Wang · August 9, 2014
  • Alice W.

    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!

    Alice Wang · August 9, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Come early to stake out a seat for happy hour at this excellent 11-seat sushi bar.

    Serious Eats · April 23, 2014
  • Kat L.

    Skip the udon.

    Kat L · March 17, 2014
  • Diana T.

    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.

    Diana Thai · March 12, 2014
  • Joe P.

    Terrible restaurant week menu

    Joe Pieczynski · January 18, 2014
  • Jules W.

    Several delicious uni options: Maine & Cali uni sashimi, uni & tofu dish, uni tempura. Intimate ambiance, great service, love it.

    Jules Weiss · December 17, 2013
  • Kat L.

    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.

    Kat L · November 28, 2013
  • Steve M.

    Sushi Taro is closed for lunch on Mondays.

    Steve McKinney · October 28, 2013
  • Isa L.

    Pretty amazing bonito ceviche roll w cilantro & lime.

    Isa Lara · October 2, 2013

    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 · July 2, 2013
  • PC Z.

    If the set dinner is too rich for your blood, try their amazing lunch specials.

    PC Zai · May 16, 2013
  • Arthur K.

    Amazing food, super attentive staff... Orgi is an excellent service staff!! Best Japanese I've had yet in dc.

    Arthur Kuo · April 5, 2013
  • Kelly

    Holy Crap...the arugula roll with ginger sauce is amazing!

    Kelly · April 4, 2013
  • Namiko N.

    Bamboo shoot is amazing.

    Namiko Naito · March 26, 2013
  • Food Network

    Belly up to the bar between 5:30 and 7pm for half-price sushi, wine and beer. Via Read more

    Food Network · March 20, 2013
  • Vanessa C.

    Meh. Been here twice. Still not impressed. Overpriced and mediocre compared to Omen in NYC.

    Vanessa Carter · February 22, 2013
  • Derek F.

    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.

    Derek Fromson · January 17, 2013
  • Kat L.

    Fatty tuna is worth every penny. Skip croquettes, wagyu, and shrimp. Salmon and yellowtail only ok.

    Kat L · December 22, 2012
  • Michael R.

    The sushi tasting menu is almost too much food. Almost.

    Michael Rose · November 20, 2012
  • Cal

    The sushi was quite tasty here! You MUST try the braised pork belly! It's to die for!

    Cal · October 2, 2012
  • Jim S.

    Try the Yuzu Sour. So refreshing! Also, lunch here is the best value in town.

    Jim Steiner · July 13, 2012
  • Andrew W.

    Try the bratwurst

    Andrew Wiseman · March 30, 2012
  • Angie C.

    AMAZING SUSHI & a variety of saki! Definitely a great place to go.

    Angie C · March 22, 2012
  • Edrea

    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.

    Edrea · February 27, 2012
  • Mike V.

    Cute tables by the bar overlooking 17th St if you don't have a res. Braised pork belly + spicy tuna roll = perfect meal.

    Mike Vallebuona · January 29, 2012
  • Washingtonian Magazine

    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.

    Washingtonian Magazine · January 9, 2012
  • Courtney M.

    Happy hour with half price sushi and drinks from 5:30 until 7. But get here early, it feels up quick.

    Courtney May · November 22, 2011
  • Nate L.

    Excellent spot for talking business over lunch. Nice view. Good sushi. Great vibes.

    Nate Long · November 17, 2011
  • Sucker4Acoustic

    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.

    Sucker4Acoustic · October 20, 2011
  • Dave A.

    Shrimp tempura has the essence of big mac. My favorite.

    Dave Anderson · October 15, 2011
  • Washington Post

    *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the wild yellowtail, sweet shrimp, uni or panko-crusted chicken.)

    Washington Post · October 12, 2011
  • Kat L.

    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.

    Kat L · October 10, 2011
  • Jeff M.

    Avoid this place. I loved it - then they gave me food poisoning, next bad service and then they lied about a sushi happy hour. Too expensive for what you don't get. go somewhere else and save money

    Jeff Mack · September 10, 2011
  • Kat L.

    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.

    Kat L · August 31, 2011
  • Jason T.

    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.

    Jason Townsend · August 29, 2011

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