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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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Sushiko

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

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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.

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Wok and Roll

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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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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).

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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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Sushi Taro

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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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Mai Thai Georgetown

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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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Susheria

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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.

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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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.

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Asia Nine

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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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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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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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Sea Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

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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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Sushiko

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.

Sushiko
Sushiko salmon sushi
Sushiko [official photo]

Yosaku

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

Sushi from Yosaku
Tailor D/Yelp

Tono Sushi

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.

A roll from Tono Sushi
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Wok and Roll

The patio in Adams Morgan is a prime location for people watching and $1.25 nigiri during the week from 5-8 p.m.

Sushi from Wok and Roll
Owner/Yelp

Sakerum

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).

Sushi from Sakerum
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Rakuya

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.

Nigiri from Rakuya
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Sushi Taro

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.

Sushi Taro sushi
Hannah H./Yelp

Mai Thai Georgetown

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.

Mai Thai in Georgetown
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Susheria

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.

Momiji

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.

Sushi from Momiji
Wing L./Yelp

The Hamilton

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.

Sushi at The Hamilton.
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Asia Nine

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.

A selection of sushi rolls from Asia Nine
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Sei

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

Sushi from Sei
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Sushi Rock

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.

A shrimp and avocado roll from Sushi Rock
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Sea Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

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.

A combination roll from Sea Pearl
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