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“Yummy and fresh sushi”

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #891 of 3,215 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Yummy and fresh sushi”
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 the atmosphere of Japan from the restaurant's decoration :) let's try it !

Thank Natthaphon K
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply tasty sushi and chirashi”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This tiny upstairs restaurant saw a stream of contented lunch customers. Four cooks working flat out; menu of standards and rarities; food fresh Fresh FRESH and delicious, prices very reasonable. Palisades is tough as a destination, but if you are in the area it's a must.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Nina R
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Singapore, Singapore
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1,023 reviews
821 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,073 helpful votes
“Kotobuki (寿 - longevity) is forever!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The sushi and sashimi here are not the best or very creative, and it's pricey if you go for the rarer stuff like otoro or uni. However, we've been going here for over 10 years, because the food is pretty good, service is friendly, and it's very homey here - Beatles music, simple decor. Great neighbourhood restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Lam N
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,741 reviews
1,088 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,502 helpful votes
“Authentic, best sushi place in DC”
Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

It's really hard to find a good Japanese restaurant in DC. The quality is normally low.
I found this restaurant through yelp and the pics looked very legitimate, so we decided to give it a try. It's kind of far from DC by public transportation. There is a bus stop next door (D5 and D6 at night they are not very frequent). We took a cab and that's 20 dollars with tip.
This place is small, it has maybe 15 seats (10 at tables plus 5 seats on the bar). They don't take reservations.
We arrived early and we got a table right away.
We ordered the unadon set (it comes with miso soup and 4 pieces of sashimi), sashimi and chirashi deluxe. Everything was delicious! The fish was very fresh and tasty!
I highly recommend this place. Now, it is my fav sushi spot in DC.

1 Thank HelenaGuerra
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Irvine, California
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great fish”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We were looking for great sushi in DC and found it. Started with the clam miso on offer, and our table had rolls, chirashi, and the hot pot. Everything was great, the servers were kind and charming, and the mochi were delish.

Thank Kadie123
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