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“Everyone knows it's great ... and it is!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant
4822 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1557 (Upper Northwest)
202-625-9080
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Ranked #590 of 2,683 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Washington D.C.
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116 reviews 116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Everyone knows it's great ... and it is!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We are typically ordering out from Kotobuki - there's simply not enough space. The sushi is reliably good, and well prices.
We'll be back for more!

Visited October 2011
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“best kept secret”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

i dont even want to write a review because i dont want kotobuki to get crowded. this is one of those places that is so good you just want to keep it to yourself.
the best sushi you will find in DC, and definitely the best prices. The entire places has like 8 tables so dont expect to sit down right away on a weekend. but that being said, service is fast and the food is worth a 20 minute wait.

Visited October 2011
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
“Best sushi in town and only one kamameshi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011 via mobile

It is excellent in sushi and unique hamameshi. The problem is it is small and you may need to wait if you can not carry it out.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Bargain Sushi Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This is the best bargain sushi restaurant in DC. It is worth taking a taxi from your hotel if you are a party of 3 or 4 people. My recommendation here is Chirashi ($10.95 for lunch) but everything is good here including Kamameshi set. Owned by the Japanese and Sushi chefs are all native Japanese too.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“yes, it's cheap & delicious, but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

My brother didn't want to drive, so we took the bus here on a Sat.

Once we got there, the place got crowded quickly.

Food was good & fresh. Staff was friendly & efficient. Price very reasonable.

That being said, nothing really wow'd me.

So if price & freshness are your only two criteria, then eat here. Otherwise, you may find something just as good in your neighborhood.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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