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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    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
Super delicous

We have been going to Sushi-Ko for years and every now and again think that we should try a new Sushi place. Each time we come back to Shusi-Ko. Great food and ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Heike Y
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Washington, DC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have thought long and hard about whether to post this review because some of our experience is a product of misunderstanding. But I ultimately thought I should share the facts and let others draw their conclusion. A few months ago, there was a wonderful review of a vegan omakase served at Sushi-Ko. I promptly made a reservation, conveying that... More 

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Thank FDACC1
Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As many of you probably realize, sushi is about as subjective as it gets when it comes to taste. I had heard good things about this place from folks at the hotel I was staying at, so I decided to try. Close to the hotel, great! Overall, I was not impressed by the ambience, the service nor the sushi. I... More 

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Thank MikeF_Orlando
Silver Spring, Maryland
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Sushi-Ko for years and every now and again think that we should try a new Sushi place. Each time we come back to Shusi-Ko. Great food and ambiance.

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Thank Heike Y
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

super sushi and makis, and that should say it all. but further, nice airy tempura and well prepared tofu and udon dishes. pleasant service. But a loud dining room where we heard every word of every conversation for several tables around us. made us feel compelled to whisper (almost) to sustain a sense of privacy. kudos for the validated parking.... More 

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Thank RANDALL D
Laguna Beach
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had reservations for four on a busy Saturday night. We were there on time and we were seated immediately. Everyone enjoyed their sushi rolls, miso, edamame and beverages very much. I thought the prices were reasonable and fun was has by all!

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Thank Lynne H
Washington, DC
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Loved Sushi-Ko. Super fresh, innovative menu. Great sashimi, rolls, spinach salad, veg tempura, Japanese cellophane noodles. Nice ambiance and outdoor seating. Highly recommend.

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Thank donc880
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This was my first visit to this establishment and honestly it was not that great of an experience.And maybe it was because we arrived late into the night but the service was sub par and the food was average at best. I wouldn't recommend this sushi establishment to anyone that I know honestly.

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1 Thank juantap
Chevy Chase, MD
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I have eaten at Sushiko before and will probably return. My challenge is to be helpful to you. I think the critical point is your experience with Japanese restaurants. In short, if Japanese is relatively new to you, then Sushiko is a good introduction. If you are comparing various Japanese restaurants, then Sushiko is worth a comparison. My specifics: after... More 

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3 Thank Old_Dave_MD
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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10 reviews
9 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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Thank Wendy P
Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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, Asian

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?