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“Real Japanese food”
Review of Yuzu

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Ranked #88 of 380 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 April 2014

Good lunch deal and sushi was lovely. Could have ate more! We ordered udon noodle, prawn tempura with rice from lunch menu and 9 piece sushi set. All very good. It is a 15 mins drive from centre of DC. Would recommend it! Staff are friendly. If you have kids order the japanese fizzy lemonade drink, 'ramune'. It is sealed with a marble. My kids loved it!

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

I went out on Tuesday night so the place was not packed. I found the menu, although not completely, was pretty authentic Japanese food. The grilled mackerel was excellent. The sushi was, especially the blue fin tuna, was quite good. Try the homemade ice cream, very intense. The hostess treated quite well as she served as our waitress also.

1  Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Sushi was great. Be sure to try the eggplant appetizer - really unique and brimming with taste. Nice cold beers, like they should be served. Plus really friendly service in a genuine way.

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1  Thank Circumspect
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Was looking forward to this place based on hearing good things but it didn't live up to reputation. Nice atmosphere but the service was inconsistent. Too pushy at first for our order and then too slow when we were ready (which wasn't unreasonable on our part). They said to be expecting a big party and wanted to seat us in a less desirable location. We went for better location and the "big party" never came. Huh? Sushi was only so-so. There are many better options.

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4  Thank PaulineKael
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Nice atmosphere with dark wood and soft lighting. Wait staff was pleasant, efficient, and attentive. I enjoyed their soup and large lunch salad and although it was not inexpensive, it was a good value.

1  Thank SeaworthyNewYork
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