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Sashimi at Sushi Hachi.
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D.C.'s Hottest Sushi Restaurants

New and revamped sources for sashimi, nigiri and more

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Sashimi at Sushi Hachi.
| Photo by Carol K. /Yelp

Though Southeast Asian cuisine has clearly been on the rise in D.C., the city hadn't been seeing the same influx of ambitious new sushi restaurants. But things are starting to change thanks to a recent surge of sleek and modern places to sip sake and score raw fish. This map, updated from 2016, focuses on sushi establishments that have opened over the past year or so.

Interested in something more tried and true? Visit Eater's map of the city's essential sushi restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hando Medo

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1315 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 450-5882
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This bright white Logan Circle newcomer is reminiscent of a hot spot in Los Angeles, complete with a central sushi bar churning out hand rolls that rotate daily.

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2. Buredo (Multiple locations)

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1213 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20036

Burgeoning chain Buredo is dishing out big sushi burritos, a prospect that has drawn lines around the block during busy lunch hours. Its fifth location is getting ready to open on H Street NE.

Buredo DC food Assorted rolls at homegrown chain Buredo. Photo: Buredo

3. Nobu

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2500 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 871-6565
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The iconic celebrity magnet chef Nobu Matsuhisa co-founded decades ago in New York City is sprinkled throughout the world. D.C. got its first taste of the meticulously honed Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in its tony West End neighborhood last fall.

Nobu DC sashimi Sashimi at Nobu. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

4. Sushi Gakyu

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1420 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

This simply designed space from veteran sushi chef and restaurateur Yoshihisa "Yoshi" Ota debuted last summer just steps from the White House.

Sushi Gakyu DC food A tray of sushi at Sushi Gakyu. Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

5. Sushi Hachi

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735 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

This hip entrant is detailed down to its name; Hachi means eight in Japanese and it's also a lucky number. Customers can pick their own sake glassware and servers pluck and replace fresh towels between courses.

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1. Hando Medo

1315 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Photo: Hando Medo

This bright white Logan Circle newcomer is reminiscent of a hot spot in Los Angeles, complete with a central sushi bar churning out hand rolls that rotate daily.

1315 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

2. Buredo (Multiple locations)

1213 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20036
Buredo DC food Assorted rolls at homegrown chain Buredo. Photo: Buredo

Burgeoning chain Buredo is dishing out big sushi burritos, a prospect that has drawn lines around the block during busy lunch hours. Its fifth location is getting ready to open on H Street NE.

1213 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
D.C., 20036

3. Nobu

2500 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Nobu DC sashimi Sashimi at Nobu. Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

The iconic celebrity magnet chef Nobu Matsuhisa co-founded decades ago in New York City is sprinkled throughout the world. D.C. got its first taste of the meticulously honed Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in its tony West End neighborhood last fall.

2500 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

4. Sushi Gakyu

1420 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Sushi Gakyu DC food A tray of sushi at Sushi Gakyu. Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater DC

This simply designed space from veteran sushi chef and restaurateur Yoshihisa "Yoshi" Ota debuted last summer just steps from the White House.

1420 New York Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Sushi Hachi

735 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Photo: Yelp

This hip entrant is detailed down to its name; Hachi means eight in Japanese and it's also a lucky number. Customers can pick their own sake glassware and servers pluck and replace fresh towels between courses.

735 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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