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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
+1 202-625-9080
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chirashi” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fairly small simple-looking restaurant. Don’t be fooled. The sushi is superb- the best I have ever tasted. We were nudged towards a special starter of salmon sashimi with wasabi infused oil, and other embellishments. Wow! The sushi platter was fresh, high quality, and very good...More

Thank Fritzi9
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch because of a German embassy appointment I had right next to it. The place looks a bit tired but the food was excellent. I had their lunch special (eal and rice + soup and 4 little dishes) as well...More

Thank SwissTraveler1977
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The sushi we ate was nicely presented and good tasting. Price was reasonable. The number of menu items was somewhat small. The second floor dining area has no elevator to it. The dining area is small, clean but plain. We had to wait for a...More

Thank TruthfulCriticofFood
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you like beautiful décor and delicate ambiance, this is not the place for you. If you want really great simple sushi, go here ASAP! I took my kids here for lunch. I got the Chirashi (which is the best deal on the menu...even had...More

Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I small place on the second floor with few tables and no frills. The service was attentive and quick (even though the place was full with more people waiting). We ordered a few pieces of nigiri, which were prepared and delivered very fast, so the...More

Thank edge46
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Not much raw seafood in this part of DC so, fortunately, Kotobuki gets the job done with minimum frills. Fish is serviceable but not top class.

Thank 4masei5
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I love sushi. I've eaten lots of it in DC. And it's all been good. Then there is Kotobuki. I remember taking my nieces and nephew there once to pick up a huge order for our family dinner. While there, we gorged on all kinds...More

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Under $20 with lunch chirashi is the best bargain in DC, high quality of fish, you'll get "TORO" also. No shop in DC can't beat this price and quality. My family's been known this restaurant over 15 years, $1 sushi on the way way back...More

Thank Chad T
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here this evening. We sat at the sushi bar. I ordered a small warm sake, and the sushi special. For $20, they serve a variety of extremely fresh nigiri sushi (ebi shrimp, unagi eel, salmon, tuna, flounder, yellowtail) with your choice of...More

Thank FMCMaryland
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The sushi, sashimi, and chirashi are excellent, always tasty and fresh. The rest of the menu is limited, mainly kamameshi and a few other things. The price is excellent. The place is fairly basic, with the decor quite outdated despite the new chairs. But the...More

Thank Laura P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-625-9080
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