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5455 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
301.961.1644
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Ranked #881 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $25 - $25
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
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Calvert St.
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.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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334 reviews 334 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

They used to be open during lunch time and had amazing lunch box. I miss that very much:(. The other day I randomly went there. Miso soup and sushi were amazing! I tried japanese lemonade it tasted as lemonade tarragon (tarhun). Who ever tried that knows what I mean. The only thing I dont like is the service. I always... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Enjoyed our time at the sushi bar - we all had nigiri and our 10yr old also had miso soup. Not too expensive. Friendly and accomodating to kids!

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Pasco, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

New Years Eve with two small children in tow, last minute reservation for eight. Score! This restaurant made us feel welcome, gave us a nice big round table and made sure to keep our glasses filled and offered cups with lid and straw for our two little guests. The sushi is excellent. The eel avocado got an encore- we ordered... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've been here several times, good sushi and good drinks (particularly the pear martini). But I had to ask myself, is this place really worth driving from Alexandria to DC, fighting the DC traffic, and finding / paying for parking? A great spot if you are local and don't have to travel far...but for me, there are a lot closer... More 

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The small plates and sushi are both great; definitely some of the best in DC. However, don't go for the atmosphere which is minimalist but not in a good way.

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Additional Information about Sushi-Ko

Address: 5455 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 301.961.1644
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

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