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Nobu DC

4.7
4.7
1578 Reviews
$50 and over
Cocktail Bar
Situated on the ground floor of the new Residences on M Street, in the heart of the West End just steps from Georgetown, Nobu Washington DC brings Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s genre-defining cuisine to the nation’s Capital. With more than 11,000 square feet of space including the Bar & Lounge, Dining Room and Sushi Bar, and multiple private event spaces, Nobu DC presents the ideal setting to enjoy signatures like Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño alongside DC-inspired dishes and cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 871-6565

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.

  • Private party contact

    Gilbert Mejia: (866) 258-0279

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station <br />Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,578 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. DP

    DimitraP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and food every time!
  2. PC

    PatrickC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great lunch! Would recommend to others. Great food and great service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service
  5. BP

    BrianP

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious and very special brunch. Both food and service were a treat. Highly recommended for the unique brunch menu or if you have a taste for some of Nobu's regular dinner specialties or amazing sushi. Once again, AJ hosted a perfect culinary experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had a date night with my wife and a newborn! Service was great and food is delicious!
  7. w

    wines123

    Montreal

    329 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    329 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great sushi, however the staff push the expensive rolls a bit too aggressively. Overall great places will definitely go back.
  8. JD

    JohnD

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  9. NF

    NashvilleFoodie

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Staff and food are phenomenal!!
  10. MB

    MarieannB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food. Staff were friendly and our server was extremely knowledgeable. Her suggestions were all on target. Will be back
  11. n

    niceone

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Food was great! Service was great.
  12. FK

    FoodieKae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I were celebrating our 6 year anniversary and chose to try Nobu for the first time. Every server there was nice, thoughtful and quick. Jean, our server, was absolutely spectacular! Jean explained the menu options to us which are family style, chef's menu or a customized menu which is a collaboration menu curated by the chef and your server. My partner and I opted for the customized menu which was amaaazinngggggg! It was definitely a pricier menu but your server works within the price range you provide to optimize your experience and $$. Jean made sure to ask specifics about what we liked, didnt like, food allergies and other preferences. Every dish was unique, tasted clean, fresh and well made. Jean was awesome in prepping our menu- we came well under budget but still received a good amount of cold and hot foods (around 8 dishes total including a surprise dessert for our anniversary). I would absolutely recommend Nobu for any occasion- just make sure you save up and account for tips!!
  13. F

    Froggy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dining experience was fantastic! The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was superb - each and every person that waited or served us was outstanding. We’ll be back again soon!
  14. G

    Gabriel

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner. The Chef's Omakase is a must try. Every dish was delicious. Service was exceptional.
  15. p

    ptc1216

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This location is by far the best I’ve been to in terms of quality
  16. C

    Chevalier

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This was my first visit at NoBu D.C. The restaurant location, vibe and ambience was pleasant. Very handsome interior. The food was surprisingly mediocre. We ordered the usual pop rock shrimp, two of every taco, the lobster and cod mains. Everything tasted bland. You could not tell the difference between a wagyu and lobster taco. The main lobster dish was over cooked and rubbery. It was as if everyone in the kitchen lost their sense of taste and smell. The burgundy, a Clos du Vougot Grand Crew, offered what the food didn’t deliver.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service wonderful food
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service Well taken care of by Ziggy
  19. MI

    MIke

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food is overpriced for what you get. Nigiri was super small and so not worth the individual price. I get twice as much and better quality at normal sushi places.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Server was amazing food was ok.. not worth price
  21. W

    Weshoreliketoeat

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Disappointed. Let me start by saying the food was excellent. However I was disappointed for several reasons. Service was subpar. They forgot to recognize my son’s birthday after I notified them in advance. The servers who placed our food down did it awkwardly and kept putting food on one side of table. They forgot one guest’s meal. We had to ask about it multiple times. When they finally delivered it, there wasn’t even an apology. Everyone else was done eating and ready to go but we had to sit and watch one member of our party eat. When I pay $400 for special birthday dinner, I expect more. Not sure we’ll be back.
  22. BY

    BangY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was immaculate and the staffs was very attentive and patient
  23. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for our 10 yr anniversary. Everything was awesome. The only thing that I didn't like was waiting 10 minutes past my reservation to be seated. As I feel you make a reservation to not have to wait. Outside of that everything was amazing and I will definitely return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    The meal was very good from start to finish. We ordered a dozen or so dishes, which were very tasty, well presented, and memorable. The drinks were also quite interesting. The atmosphere was great, and fostered a nice, relaxed dining experience. After we paid, our dates needed to use the restroom before driving home. It was then, literally 2 minutes after we settled the bill (which was substantial) that the hostess came to our table to notify us that other people were waiting for our table and that it was time to go. Wow. I’ve had friendlier service from Roy Rogers. Interestingly, the hostess didn’t seem to mind how long we stayed while we were ordering half the menu. This action left such a foul taste in my mouth that I have no desire to return. A shame that one person (or perhaps it was a policy) could spoil such a nice evening and reflect so poorly on your establishment. After all, we were on our way out, and had they just waited two more minutes we would have been gone and this negative review would have been a positive one. Uncouth.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great 21st birthday.
  26. r

    randig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here for my 25th birthday! I must say I was impressed. I came a bit later than my reservation but they were totally understanding and accommodating! The food was 10/10. Nicely presented and pretty delicious too. Our server was so nice and knowledgeable about the menu. We got good pics and had a great time! Also, the drinks aren’t bad! I’m not much of a drinker but the random drink I ordered got the job done it wasn’t watered down at all! I’m definitely coming back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely fantastic except for the tempura shrimp in creamy sauce - it was heavy with way too much sauce and felt like something from PF Chang’s.
  28. MI

    MarieI

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andre was amazing!! Great service
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - the miso cod was amazing
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was very slow. We even asked our waitress if she can bring food out in a timely manner, that did not make a difference. Also I was pretty shocked to just get plain sushi at the end of my chefs custom mix catered to us. For the amount paid, experience was not that great. I’ve been here before and it was much better in the past.
  31. JB

    JeffB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Overpriced sushi, entrees and extremely over priced drinks with mediocre service. Server couldn’t even get the food to the correct table.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  34. BH

    BenH

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Not really what I thought. I food was bland and just wasn’t what I thought it would be
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It was my second time there today. I don’t know what to say it was awful. First drink we waited 30 minutes. We did 7 course omakase and first dish came before our first drinks. Dessert we wait 30 minutes to come out. I can’t list everything. Food was ok but service was really bad it not worth spending money there. I am so disappointed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service staff was overwhelmed with no assistance in sight. Many plates left our table not even 1/2 eaten with no follow up or a single person on the staff concerned that we are less than 1/2 the food. Overall I really wanted to like it but we all had a very lackluster experience trending to a fully negative experience. The food was not the quality in ingredient or preparation that was expected from nobu. The beef skewers tasted like boiled beef just really not good
  37. j

    jjwalker86

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun experience. Food is amazing!
  38. t

    tony

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food drinks and service. Also price is reasonable but is upscale.
  39. G

    Gerry56

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, it was a good experience: very good sushi-inspired dishes with a unique interpretation. The service was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. It was excellent. The ambiance was fine: open kitchen, adequately spaced tables. Conversation was easy yet the space was busy. I do agree with many other reviews that the meals while very good and well presented, were very expensive limiting my visits to special occasions, if at all.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our server was very attentive!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nobu DC using the Order Online button. Nobu DC also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nobu DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 871-6565.

Nobu DC is rated 4.7 stars by 1578 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Nobu DC

2525 M St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20037

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:45 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro:​ ​Foggy​ ​Bottom​ ​Station Bus:​ ​630​ ​to​ ​M​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​25th​ ​Street​ ​NW

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Executive chef

    Eudy​ ​Camillo​ ​Cruz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (202) 871-6565

  • Private party facilities

    Nobu DC can accommodate various types of event whether in a private or semi-private setting. Private and semi private dining rooms range from 10 to 120 guests or a full restaurant hire for 300 guests. It also has 2 separate patios, East Patio is covered while West Patio is open and intimate.

  • Private party contact

    Gilbert Mejia: (866) 258-0279

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