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Ranked #122 of 371 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Elm Street
Transit: On the Metro RED Line - We are across the street and down one block from the BETHESDA station
Description: Yuzu Bethesda is authentic Japanese restaurant dedicated to serving fresh, seasonal traditional Japanese fare. For the past 28 years, Chef Yoshihisa Ota has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan. Yuzu brings high end small plates and tasting dishes that are hard to find elsewhere into a relaxed family friendly environment. Thursday, Friday and Saturday also open space at the Chef's Table for "Omakase" course dinner. Cooked for by the executive chef himself, the diner is taken on a culinary exploration of sushi and Japanese cuisine. Due to the limited seating and extensive prep work for Omakase, reservations are required.
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Sushi was great. Be sure to try the eggplant appetizer - really unique and brimming with taste. Nice cold beers, like they should be served. Plus really friendly service in a genuine way.

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1  Thank Circumspect
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Was looking forward to this place based on hearing good things but it didn't live up to reputation. Nice atmosphere but the service was inconsistent. Too pushy at first for our order and then too slow when we were ready (which wasn't unreasonable on our part). They said to be expecting a big party and wanted to seat us in a less desirable location. We went for better location and the "big party" never came. Huh? Sushi was only so-so. There are many better options.

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4  Thank PaulineKael
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice atmosphere with dark wood and soft lighting. Wait staff was pleasant, efficient, and attentive. I enjoyed their soup and large lunch salad and although it was not inexpensive, it was a good value.

1  Thank SeaworthyNewYork
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Rivals for the best sushi in Maryland. The quality of the nigiri and maki sushi was really excellent. The appetizers were also superb, each handled with a creative touch. If you want to compare the best in Maryland and DC, you should add Yuzu to the list. The atmosphere is pleasant and it is easy to hold a conversation with friends. The service is very friendly. Street parking is difficult at this location, so use the county parking garage at Montgomery Ave (EW Highway) and Waverly. I was considering five stars but have eaten at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo and there are really no rivals in the USA.

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1  Thank SNakamura
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the DC area. By far. The chef's table is as authentic and creative as many meals you can find in Tokyo. The food is prepared with care and great affection. Extremely fresh sushi, including fish imported from Japan. Many culinary surprises. A small sake list, but some very good selections. I fully recommend this fine restaurant.

1  Thank Jed888
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