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Ranked #136 of 373 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: On the Metro RED Line - We are across the street and down one block from the BETHESDA station
Description: Yuzu Bethesda is authentic Japanese restaurant dedicated to serving fresh, seasonal traditional Japanese fare. For the past 28 years, Chef Yoshihisa Ota has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan. Yuzu brings high end small plates and tasting dishes that are hard to find elsewhere into a relaxed family friendly environment. Thursday, Friday and Saturday also open space at the Chef's Table for "Omakase" course dinner. Cooked for by the executive chef himself, the diner is taken on a culinary exploration of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Due to the limited seating and extensive prep work for Omakase, reservations are required.
Reviewed 23 August 2013

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the DC area. By far. The chef's table is as authentic and creative as many meals you can find in Tokyo. The food is prepared with care and great affection. Extremely fresh sushi, including fish imported from Japan. Many culinary surprises. A small sake list, but some very good selections. I fully recommend this fine restaurant.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The food was fabulous ~ perhaps the best salmon in a sushi I've eaten. Tofu Dengaku - skewers of tofu with miso toppings - yum. Age Nasu Dengaku - roasted half an eggplant with miso / chicken topping - fabulous, according to my husband.

Service and feeling of the staff and kitchen being out of sync made the overall experience far below what the food and bill called for. (Server herself was personable, though.) Tiny serving of wine (150 ml we were told . . . that's five glasses of wine per 750 ml bottle when the industry standard is closer to 5 . . . and we're sure this glass held even less than that) and tasteless house sake were noticeable distractions. Entrees came out nearly 10 minutes apart with the hot food arriving before the orders of sushi, and though we asked for water more than once, we only got it after the food and other drinks were finished.

Not sure we'd return until they get the kinks get worked out.

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I read many reviews of this restaurant. It was ok. The sushi was pretty fresh but mostly just basic Sushi. I don't need to have crazy rolls or American Sushi. The rolls and Nigri were good. The atmosphere was laid back. Not too fancy a place but a nice casual place to go and eat sushi. The rolls are simple. The price of the sushi is reasonable. Not too expensive but not cheap either.

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Thank foodrunner29
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Reviewed 17 January 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2015
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