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Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
+1 202-625-9080
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chirashi” (12 reviews)
“sushi” (25 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
££ - £££
4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Get there early (it gets crowded). Get the scallops, too. I go there again and again. It's a bargain price but with first class food.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in DC. Food is fresh and delicious. And staff is friendly. We always order the chirashi or chirashi deluxe (only available on the dinner menu) and the unadon set. The Ankimo (appetizer) is also excellent. Good value...More

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Excellent quality fish. Their special dish is eel done hot in a pot, but I would definitely recommend their sushi - at $10.95 for the Sushi Special at lunch time, complete with miso soup thrown in, it is wonderful value. Relaxed 'neighbourhood' atmosphere, pretty different...More

Thank MJS1944
Reviewed 7 May 2015

If it is only for what I ordered and received, I would give it a two star but since saba(mackerel)sushi my wife ordered was not bad, giving it three star. I ordered Unadon(eel donburi). The sauce was just too much getting all the way into...More

Thank Yori O
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This used to be her favorite sushi go to place in DC. I personally always loved Unadon, with a single large piece of grilled eel on top of a bowl of rice and lots of condiments to go with it. We went again in early...More

Thank hisakyuu
Reviewed 15 February 2015

When my family first came to visit DC, we visited this restaurant upwards of 5 times in the first week. The sushi quality is consistent, the prices amazingly affordable (for DC) and the setting (while not upscale) is comfortable enough. The salmon quality is hit...More

Thank duke_katie
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We had late lunch around 14:00. Though the lunch time was almost over there were many customers. When we came inside,waitress did not mention/say anything ,they just busily walkes around to serve or check out. So we were. It sure how long we were supposed...More

Thank YM443
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I love this restaurant. It's just up stairs in a DC brown stone and above it's more expensive sister restaurant. The menu is simple. Order the eel Kamameshi for your first visit. Order the unadon for your second visit. Order the one you liked the...More

Thank Gregory F
Reviewed 22 August 2014

For some of the best sushi, at very reasonable prices come to Kotobuki. The shrimp shumai are fabulous. Sushi is always fresh.and flavorful. It is a small place, up a flight of stairs. Very popular with locals, so there may be a wait. Also good...More

Thank RetiredinDC
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

I love this restaurant from food and nice services. Although the restaurant is quite small and not fancy, food is very nice. There are many sushi styles and also have other kinds of menu too. So you can enjoy eating Japanese food here and feel...More

Thank Natthaphon K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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