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SEI Restaurant

444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-783-7007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi rolls” (21 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviewed yesterday

Sei has really good food and friendly staff. It's surrounded by Jose Andrea's places, and for the money, I think Sei is better. The sea-bass sliders are awesome!

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Japanese restaurant is The best you'll find in the area. The food comes in small portions. The flavors are the best. You cannot beat the service anywhere. If you like sushi and sashimi this is the place.

Thank agflag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imaginative menu, and fresh, well-made food. This was a takeout, so we can't comment on eat-in questions, unfortunately, but the food was excellent, and well-packed.

Thank Kershasp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a light dinner of sushi and small plates here. My favorite was the saki flight option, my companion also ordered a spicy mojito which was very well done. Fun Asian fusion atmosphere, attentive service

Thank smokeyej
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an outstanding restaurant on 7th St, not far from Chinatown. The picture makes it look very formal, but it is really very casual, but stylish enough that you could come for a special meal. I am particularly fond of sashimi and sushi so...More

Thank jimtons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not really a take out restaurant, but they indulged us. We had a variety of rolls and nigiri and the fish was super fresh, no crab stick, the additions to the rolls were gentle. It was soft-touch, unlike a lot of places that pile...More

Thank AandN
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had incredible sushi and a chill atmosphere. The Snow White roll and the spicy salmon cilantro roll are good options. I am not sure if they have a happy hour but if you are looking to get a ton of rolls look for...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 May 2017

If you like Asian food and classy modern ambiance, SEI is the place for you. The food was tasty, even for my picky friends. Friendly and fast service during the lunch crowd helps too.

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Not a particular lover of Asian food but thought I'd give it a go. Service was good and quite fast but limited choice for vegetarians. I had the fried rice and fried tofu but very little taste to either. My husband ordered the duck legs...More

Thank hedyfisher
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting Japanese styled restaurant serving fusion food. Good food with prices to match. Short ribs and duck leg are a must try! Garlic scallops rolls and salmon rice are decent. However, service needs some improvement.

Thank Edwin X
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
    (7th & E)
  • Public Transportation: Navy Archives Green Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-783-7007
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