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SEI Restaurant

444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-783-7007
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (117 reviews)
“fish and chips” (37 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Washington DC!!!! We celebrated our 27th at SEI, as sushi is our favorite food. SEI take Asian cuisine to a magical level - so incredibly creative but the taste is all there. We had Mohamed as our server and he was brilliant!...More

Thank msglosson
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great food sophisticated crowd but very chill vibe throughout. I would definitely stop again when in town.

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Came here for brunch on a Saturday. Place was surprisingly not busy - only about a third full by noon, maybe partly due to exterior renovation going on with scaffolding obscuring the fronts of all the restaurants in that block. Inside the decor is modern...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 20 April 2018

SEI has an excellent staff. We dined at the restaurant in March. The service was great. Especially, Mohammad! He was outstanding! Very good food. Kid friendly and wonderful restaurant.

Thank ESPN427
Reviewed 17 April 2018

I rarely rate a restaurant excellent, but this one is definitely worthy. All of the food was delicious. I went with my husband and teenaged son, and we all loved it. The Wasabi Guacamole was good, but I prefer traditional guacamole and had to ask...More

Thank georgesfamilynova
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nice place. If you are a Penn Quarter regular, this one is worth checking out. For this person, though, sushi/high-end Asian is one of those things I would say is a true luxury, as I am not able to discern that much of a difference...More

Thank rgstrip
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Offering a fun, extensive and varied menu in a nice, bright space, SEI is a self-described "Modern Asian" restaurant. The menu is primarily Japanese, including both cooked food and sushi, but other non-Japanese, Asian fusion (Korean tacos, fo example) items are available. Good service, good...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

When you first look at the menu you think wow, this is huge...Until you realize that 75% of the menu is sake, drinks and wine. Coming back to the food and you are in for a treat. The sushi is fresh and very tasty. The...More

Thank Ty L
Reviewed 26 March 2018

SEI has an amazingly eclectic menu and every dish was beyond incredible. Servers were very helpful when it came to narrowing down our choices. The sake selection is also very detailed, but again, our server helped us select the right bottle for our taste. The...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent sushi. Every option we choose was satisfying. I particularly enjoyed their specialty fish and chips sushi option. The Chilean Sea Bass small plate is exceptionally tasty. The short ribs was tender but mediocre. Pear sangria and the guacamole is a really nice treat. Service...More

Thank Donna S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
    (7th & E)
  • Public Transportation: Navy Archives Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-7007
  • E-mail
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