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Sakana Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
+1 202-887-0900
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I search for good sakana, when I travel. I like it fresh and well (skillful, artful, clean, tasty) prepared) whether is sushi, sashimi, rolls or nigiri sushi. When I go to a place that seems trustworthy and with good ratings, I really enjoy putting the whole gastronomic experience in the hands of the chef. I don't even look at the... More 

Thank Felix B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it doesn't look like much from the outside it is well worth popping in for some sushi. They don't have a huge range but what they do have is always excellent. Fresh and served at the right temperature (not too cold). The warm sake is always a welcome addition to any meal and the service is efficient if not... More 

Thank Ian S
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sushi here is very good. Very reasonably priced rolls, fast service, cozy atmosphere. I ordered an eel avocado roll, a bagel roll, and salmon nigiri. While the nigiri is a little overpriced, the rolls are very neat, evenly cut, nice presentation. 6 pieces per roll. Quite filling. The only reason this place didn't get 5 stars is because the... More 

Thank Kristina K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Twice in a row they charged two sake while we drink only one...that can not be just coinvidence...check details of your bill before you pay

Thank Guler A
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a Japanese restaurant typical of those outside Japan - it has all types of food such as tempura, sushi and ramen. I walked in on a Wednesday night without reservation and was seated at the counter where I had a chance to see the chefs at work making sushi. I ordered the sushi set. The service was fast... More 

Thank kpl_99
Braunton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Really loved our family meal at Sakana few nights ago. We had a mix of sushi and other dishes and all of them were exquisite. We sat out for hours and ate loads and topped off with ginger ice cream and mochi. Service was a bit slow but it was a Friday night and quite busy.

1 Thank Madz0411
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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671 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

You want to eat decent sushi with decent price, Sakana at DuPont circle is the place to go, especially if you work or live in the area. It is not the place that you must seek out to go unless you happen to be in the vicinity. I frequented this place numerous times in the past many years. The food... More 

Thank Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have been dining at Sakana since I moved to Washington, D.C. twenty years ago. During that time, many restaurants on this stretch of P Street, including many sushi restaurants, have come and gone. Sakana and across-the-street neighbor Obelisk are the only restaurants that remain. What is Sakana doing right? No doubt the restaurant owes its longevity in part to... More 

Thank DCmomics
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The sushi was good, I think it was a very good value. The restaurant itself is a little bit of a hole in the wall and kinda out of the way, but I enjoy places like that. I liked that they didn't rush us and basically left us to ourselves.

Thank Rachel N
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant featured bad Japanese food and the prices were terrible, the bento box had very little sashimi and the tempera's batter was way overdone. The chicken kebab was very greasy and they had this weird egg and purple thing with some disgusting coleslaw. Would not recommend. Although this I guess is ok if you never had things in Japan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-887-0900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?