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“Had an awful time”
Review of SEI Restaurant

SEI Restaurant
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Ranked #129 of 3,257 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: 7th & E
Transit: Navy Archives Green Line
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Had an awful time”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Maitre de was rude. Pretentious place. Extremely loud. Were handed the bill, the minuted we were done eating, we had not even finished our drinks. Never again! Only our waiter was nice.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“I could eat here every day.”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

this place was a real treat. I didn't think a California Roll could really rock my world anymore but theirs did. I also recommend the rice bowls--perfect lunch!

Visited September 2012
Thank Harken
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Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Kimchi Hotdog”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

White elegant interior and so glamorous. Aren't we? The food is good despite the hype look of this place. The kimchi hotdog was more gimmick and served with a real sausage rather than a skinny dog.

Visited September 2011
Thank MiksAdventures
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere excellent service
Came here for a special bday - the server not only knee the menu but he was also able to make suggestion and all were great
Sushi was divine presentation awesome
Kobi burgers were delicious and medium rare just right
The dessert and selection of sake and port was excellent
Will come back here again and highly recommend

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Thank lm45
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Scarsdale, New York
Level 6 Contributor
368 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Elegant Dining with an Unuusal Japanese Menu”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

After spending a few nights in Washington, we went searching for a quiet restaurant where we could eat a memorable meal and still be able to hear the conversation at our table! We found the perfect place at SEI where the menu included "Kobe Sliders" and "Wasabi Guacamole". We started with those two dishes and also ordered Korean Kalbe Tacos made with barbequed short ribs! In addition to these unusual but exceptionally delicious dishes, they also had great specialty rolls. We decided to sample one of their desserts and had Miso orange bread pudding with soy ice cream. It was subtle in it's flavor and again added to a very unusual dinner that was not what we were expecting but left us feeling very satisfied! The food was great and their prices were surprisingly reasonable.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Arthur G
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