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Sakana Japanese Restaurant

2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
+1 202-887-0900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tempura” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (36 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
2026 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6907
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love Japanese food and frequently eat at Japanese restaurants, including very good and pricey ones. One of my "tests" is to order the sashimi or sushi sampler dinner to see what I get. I did this recently at Sakana and was disappointed. If you...More

Thank Graemeauton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting for a friends wedding and our small rural Michigan town does not have a good sushi option. When we lived in New York we would frequent small local sushi restaurants like this and it would be hit or miss. This place is...More

Thank Brendan B
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Recently returned to Sakana for the first time in some years; was encouraged to do so by other reviews on this site. Based on dinner there I am not sure what justified the generally high ratings. At best Sakana is an okay ersatz Japanese restaurant...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A great spot in Dupont Circle. The service was great, the food was very good and fresh. A great meal

Thank CNDTravel
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I tried the Yakatori but it did not feel or taste as if it came right off the grill, which it should have. The miso soup was good, but it's hard to mess up miso. Did not taste any sushi. Service was sufficient. A good...More

Thank LightPro
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Went for lunch on a weekday. This is a nice little gem tucked away right off of Dupont Circle. I really enjoyed the sushi, Had tuna sushi and some miso soup.

Thank EventPlanner_7186700
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I heard all the Japanese embassy people frequented here at lunch so it must be good. The sushi/sashimi is fresh the service is good too. We had a good meal.

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Liked that it's a no frills local place that has very good sushi. Would recommend everything I tasted, it is a very simple place and it was pretty busy. Clearly they emphasize good food and I enjoyed the plain surroundings and no wine menu.

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick meal before heading to airport and was pleasantly surprised. The sushi and sashimi was very high quality - good texture and fresh. Nigiri rice was also the right firmness and not overcooked. You don't find sushi so expertly prepared...More

Thank Canasean
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We ordered the sushi and a hot meal that we upgraded with soup and dessert. For this block in DC, this is reasonable pricing. The food was pretty good. The plum wine was a lighter color than we get elsewhere and for under $6.00 a...More

Thank reeel-deezinuh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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