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Izakaya Seki

1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (9 reviews)
“rice balls” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to begin?! We love this place for its small plates and adventurous dishes! Definitely recommend and if you go with a group you can pretty much order everything on the menu!

Thank tshapiro15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unfriendly service, bad decor, very average food. No reservation accepted, when you call they encourage you to come but once you get there they ask you to wait 45 minutes even if you can see free tables. Bad service

Thank Juan carlos T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Unassumingly located on V Street, this is a must for lovers of Japanese food! Decor is in keeping with Japanese style of simplicity and functionality. Upstairs seating for approximately 20 persons, it is close seating but comfortable. The food is delicious with great selection of...More

Thank Vidjaya
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We always stop by here when nearby. Love the fish color, grilled smelt, scallop carpaccio, and great selection of Japanese liquors.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If your understanding of Japanese food starts with teriyaki and ends with sushi, prepare to be amazed. This quiet restaurant is much closer to a true Japanese Izakaya than anything I've found in the States. The menu is small, usually a few raw options, some...More

Thank Eauboy
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I accidentally stumbling upon this little hidden gem. We sat at "sushi bar", not exactly since they don't serve sushi. We arrived on a Wednesday night around 6:30pm and just in time as we sat down, the crowd starts to form and...More

Thank NeverWantToGrowUp
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent in Izakaya ,we ordered dozens small dishes and shared,and the price is very reasonable.Not like most Japanese here very western,but like a small pub people go there after work.Will definitely try again if I get a chance.👍🏼

Thank Fang L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Came here for dinner on a Sunday night. They open at 5 pm and we came at 5 pm worried it would be packed since they do not take reservations. You don't really have to worry about getting a table. We order a few things...More

Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This a pleasant busy place to eat. The food was excellent and not overly westernised. The fish oysters and pork were excellent with thought and care taken in presentation and the flavours utilised. Not being an expert in this type of cuisine I might have...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I was brought here by a friend who lives in DC, and both of us have previously traveled to Japan. The food here is absolutely fantastic. A nice mix of totally authentic and things with a bit of western twist. We ordered close to a...More

Thank Mark M
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Hi-- I was hoping you could tell me if you have gluten-free options. I have Celiac Disease, which means I will get sick if I eat gluten-containing foods (anything with wheat--including most soy sauces, barley, bulgur, semolina, spelt, rye, farina, most oats, etc.) or foods that have a high risk of cross-contamination with gluten (things that are fried in the same oil as foods battered with flour or breadcrumbs, for example). Grains such as rice, corn, teff, tapioca, and millet are fine. I know this can be difficult to accommodate and understand if you cannot make any suggestions, but I was hoping to check either way. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
24 March 2015|
Response from Benjamin B | Reviewed this property |
Many restaurants say if they have gluten free options. I would first search for vegan and vegetarian places as those are the types of places that would make the effort to be gluten free on certain dishes. For example... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-588-5841
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