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5455 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Calvert St.)
301.961.1644
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2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Sushi Ko food philosophy is Cuisine of Subtraction. According to...
The Sushi Ko food philosophy is Cuisine of Subtraction. According to Creative Director Daisuke Utagawa, subtraction allows chefs to reveal the essence of each ingredient in it's most honest yet refined state. By subtly combining other ingredients, a taste sensation is created that demonstrates the complexity and beauty of nature for the eye and the palate.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Beautiful decor, delicious and fresh sushi, a little pricey

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. We frequently eat at sushi and Asian fusion restaurants across the country and this one is in the top 3. The freshness of the ingredients is impressive and the unique flavors and combinations are refreshing. As other reviewers have said, the portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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North Carolina
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Staff was all very friendly and accommodating. They did not rush us at all. Good selection of choices, even for the non-sushi eater.

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Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband took me to Sushi-ko in Friendship Heights after a hard day. I hadn't been there for more htan a year. Sushi-Ko always has the most delicious sushi -- it's like butter in your mouth. We shared a soft shell appetizer, temura fried to perfection. THen we had the Chef's Choice Sashimi. It was wonderful. You cannot go wrong... More 

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North Carolina
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. We frequently eat at sushi and Asian fusion restaurants across the country and this one is in the top 3. The freshness of the ingredients is impressive and the unique flavors and combinations are refreshing. As other reviewers have said, the portions are on the small side which is only an issue... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Sushi-Ko consistently has really great sushi. It's not cheap, but the portions are a good size and the taste is delicious! Tucked away behind the Friendship Heights bus station, there's a bar to the front of the restaurant space which has some high cocktail tables. On this visit, being in a rush, we chose to eat there rather than go... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The lobster is fantastic. This is a great restaurant to go to for any occasion: romantic, business, guys night out! I've dined here at the bar and at a table. Extremely comfortable. Staff is super nice! Pok is the best bartender. Come here and feel like family. Food is amazing. The sushi is so fresh and tasty. Not a sushi... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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367 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Sushi Ko –Went to Sushi Ko for dinner the other day as one of our group was there years ago and wanted to try it again. The place is modern and attractive, high ceilings, dark furniture, cream colored walls – traditional Japanese understated color schemes - however other than a few ikebana flower arrangements there's nothing particularly Japanese about the... More 

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Washington DC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

They aren't a bargain and not set up to let you linger. If that's not what you want, go to one of the many other sushi restaurants in DC that care more about other things than perfect traditional perfect sushi. Don't go there for new age (Americanized) sushi. It serves excellent traditional small bite sushi. The way it should be.... More 

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California/Italy
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201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Recommended by our hotel, we headed off to Sushi Ko anticipating sushi after a year in Italy where good sushi is rare. We did not find it at Sushi Ko, sorry to say. The tempura roll was soggy and the rice on the outside of the roll was glued to the seaweed....no individual grains common in freshly made sushi rolls.... More 

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Washington, DC
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Good sushi and mushroom soup, great black sesame ice cream. Beautiful food presentation and interior decor. Chicken teriyaki seems salty; I order this to fill me up. Easy to park.

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Washington, DC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've gone there a lot because we live in the neighborhood ... One night, after I'd had a discussion with my boyfriend, the waiter noted that "Chelsea Clinton is dining with us tonight ..." I won the argument!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5455 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (Calvert St.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 301.961.1644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The Sushi Ko food philosophy is Cuisine of Subtraction. According to Creative Director Daisuke Utagawa, subtraction allows chefs to reveal the essence of each ingredient in it's most honest yet refined state. By subtly combining other ingredients, a taste sensation is created that demonstrates the complexity and beauty of nature for the eye and the palate.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
2:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?