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“Excellent Sushi, and Very Affordable”
Review of Satsuma

Satsuma
Ranked #127 of 371 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Yes, I know, the words "cheap" and "sushi" do not usually go well together, but Satsuma seems to be something of an exception to the rule. The sushi there was flavorful and filling, and the prices were extremely reasonable. A good bet for lunch.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

One of our party of four who lives nearby and is from Japan recommended this place. There are two rooms to this restaurant. We ate in the back room at large tables where you grill your own meats and vegetables on a grill they bring to the table. It's always fun to play with your food. :-) With four of us, we got to try a large variety. Many dishes of condiments were brought with the platters of meat. My favorite was something I had not tried before. Tongue. The service was slow even though there were many empty tables and we arrived after 8:00.

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Thank LeverettGirl
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Satsuma combines grilled Japanese food in the back tatami room with a sushi and prepared menu in the front room. The food is probably the best Japanese food in Bethesda. Sushi and sashimi are impeccably fresh and served in generous portions. The choice of items to be grilled at the table is extensive, especially so for DC and Bethesda. All told, the cuisine at Satsuma is a find.

Two caveats: service can be very slow (this can be a problem on weekdays, if you are heading back to the office) and the front room of the restaurant can have drafts in the colder months, making it less comfortable to dine here. Ask if they can seat you in the back grill room (this may be possible when the restaurant is less crowded), and go when you are in the mood for a leisurely meal.

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Thank ANetliner
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This restaurant offers very good quality meats/seafood to grill with very inexpensive sushi. The pork will make your day. The atmosphere is quiet. As a whole you get a great meal in a very relaxed atmosphere. Don't miss dessert either! All in all you leave feeling great!

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Thank cb1_10
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Authentic Japanese grill managed and owned by Japanese in the heart of old Bethesda. Features self grilled entrees with generous portions at a reasonable price.
Save room for the dessert.. baked ice cream...out of this world!

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Thank Jeff F
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