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15 Sushi Happy Hours to Try Now

The rare time “affordable” and “sushi” appear in the same sentence

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Good sushi is practically an elevated art form, and it usually comes with a price tag to match. But dining on Japanese cuisine doesn't always require an expensive night out. Thanks to the popularity of happy hour in D.C., it’s possible to find discounted sushi around town without sacrificing freshness or quality. Here are several places with sushi happy hours that don’t break the bank.

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1. Sushiko

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5455 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 961-1644
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Try this Chevy Chase restaurant at happy hour if the (totally worth it) omakase tasting menu is out of reach. Hand rolls are $5 and drinks specials are available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. daily.

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Sushiko salmon sushi
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2. Yosaku

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4712 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
(202) 363-4453
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This long-standing Tenleytown locale offers $1 sushi from 5-7:30 p.m. every day.

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3. Tono Sushi

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2605 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 332-7300
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Tono Sushi has a daily happy hour until 7:30 p.m. Deals include some $1 nigiri, a few $3 rolls, and discounted drinks and small plates.

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4. Wok and Roll

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2400 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-5888
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The patio in Adams Morgan is a prime location for people watching and $1.25 nigiri during the week from 5-8 p.m.

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5. Sakerum

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2204 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 518-2222
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The sake hour at this sleek sushi joint runs from 4:30-8:03 p.m. (that’s weird) on every weekday but Wednesday, when the specials run all day long. For $5, customers can get beer, sake, some maki and temaki rolls, and certain small plates (cocktails drop to $10).

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6. Rakuya

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1900 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-7258
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Between 4 and 7 p.m. on weekdays at the bar, sushi can range from $5-$10 depending on the offering during happy hour. There are drinks specials, too.

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7. Sushi Taro

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1503 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 462-8999
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Arrive early to snag one of the 11 bar seats before happy hour stars at 5:30 p.m. It runs until 7. The deal is half-priced high-end sushi — including salmon roe nigiri, tamago, and spicy scallop rolls — along with drink specials. Given the quality of the product, it’s arguably the best deal in town.

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8. Mai Thai Georgetown

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3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-2424
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At this Georgetown spot with views of the Potomac River, select rolls are only $3. Drinks range from $2 to $4 during happy hour from 3:30-6 p.m.

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9. Momiji

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505 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 408-8110
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Every weekday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. cocktails can be had for $5 and beer costs less than $4. Those drinks wash down the discounted specialty rolls ($9). There are some small plates on special, too.

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10. The Hamilton

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600 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 787-1000
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This crowd-pleaser adjacent to the White House offers its entire sushi menu at half-price every day during happy hour from 3-6 p.m. The same deal applies after 11 p.m.

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11. Asia Nine

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915 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 629-4355
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Select rolls are two for $10 during the happy hour that runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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12. Sei

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444 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 783-7007
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Sei has a daily happy hour that goes from 5-8 p.m. Find $7 rolls and $6 hamachi sashimi among other discounted appetizers .

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13. Sushi Rock

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1900 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8027
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From 3 to 7:30 p.m., a selection of speciality rolls are priced at $5 at this Arlington location. They also discount several small plates, too.

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14. Sea Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

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8191 Strawberry Ln #2
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 372-5161
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Those in need of a happy hour in the suburbs can find $4 sushi and $1 oysters from 4 to 8 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday) at this Mosaic District location.

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15. Susheria

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3101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-2006
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Formerly Maté, the revamped Georgetown restaurant from Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld offers $6 maki rolls (like spicy tuna and California) alongside $6 mojitos, margaritas, wine, and beer from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

1. Sushiko

5455 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Sushiko
Sushiko salmon sushi
Sushiko [official photo]

Try this Chevy Chase restaurant at happy hour if the (totally worth it) omakase tasting menu is out of reach. Hand rolls are $5 and drinks specials are available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. daily.

5455 Wisconsin Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

2. Yosaku

4712 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20016
Sushi from Yosaku
Tailor D/Yelp

This long-standing Tenleytown locale offers $1 sushi from 5-7:30 p.m. every day.

4712 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

3. Tono Sushi

2605 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
A roll from Tono Sushi
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Tono Sushi has a daily happy hour until 7:30 p.m. Deals include some $1 nigiri, a few $3 rolls, and discounted drinks and small plates.

2605 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

4. Wok and Roll

2400 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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The patio in Adams Morgan is a prime location for people watching and $1.25 nigiri during the week from 5-8 p.m.

2400 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Sakerum

2204 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Sushi from Sakerum
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The sake hour at this sleek sushi joint runs from 4:30-8:03 p.m. (that’s weird) on every weekday but Wednesday, when the specials run all day long. For $5, customers can get beer, sake, some maki and temaki rolls, and certain small plates (cocktails drop to $10).

2204 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Rakuya

1900 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Nigiri from Rakuya
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Between 4 and 7 p.m. on weekdays at the bar, sushi can range from $5-$10 depending on the offering during happy hour. There are drinks specials, too.

1900 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009

7. Sushi Taro

1503 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Sushi Taro sushi
Hannah H./Yelp

Arrive early to snag one of the 11 bar seats before happy hour stars at 5:30 p.m. It runs until 7. The deal is half-priced high-end sushi — including salmon roe nigiri, tamago, and spicy scallop rolls — along with drink specials. Given the quality of the product, it’s arguably the best deal in town.

1503 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

8. Mai Thai Georgetown

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Mai Thai in Georgetown
Mai Thai/Facebook

At this Georgetown spot with views of the Potomac River, select rolls are only $3. Drinks range from $2 to $4 during happy hour from 3:30-6 p.m.

3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

9. Momiji

505 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sushi from Momiji
Wing L./Yelp

Every weekday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. cocktails can be had for $5 and beer costs less than $4. Those drinks wash down the discounted specialty rolls ($9). There are some small plates on special, too.

505 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Sushi at The Hamilton.
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This crowd-pleaser adjacent to the White House offers its entire sushi menu at half-price every day during happy hour from 3-6 p.m. The same deal applies after 11 p.m.

600 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

11. Asia Nine

915 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
A selection of sushi rolls from Asia Nine
Asia Nine/Facebook

Select rolls are two for $10 during the happy hour that runs from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

915 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

12. Sei

444 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
Sushi from Sei
Sei/Facebook

Sei has a daily happy hour that goes from 5-8 p.m. Find $7 rolls and $6 hamachi sashimi among other discounted appetizers .

444 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

13. Sushi Rock

1900 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
A shrimp and avocado roll from Sushi Rock
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From 3 to 7:30 p.m., a selection of speciality rolls are priced at $5 at this Arlington location. They also discount several small plates, too.

1900 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

14. Sea Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

8191 Strawberry Ln #2, Falls Church, VA 22042
A combination roll from Sea Pearl
Sea Pearl/Facebook

Those in need of a happy hour in the suburbs can find $4 sushi and $1 oysters from 4 to 8 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday) at this Mosaic District location.

8191 Strawberry Ln #2
Falls Church, VA 22042

15. Susheria

3101 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Formerly Maté, the revamped Georgetown restaurant from Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld offers $6 maki rolls (like spicy tuna and California) alongside $6 mojitos, margaritas, wine, and beer from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

3101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

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