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Sushi Para

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4221 Connecticut Ave NW, Van Ness/Forest Hills, Washington DC, DC 20008-1164
+1 202-237-8777
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Showing 23: English reviews
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The empty dining area should be a clue but we tried it anyways. Low quality service. Low quality food. You're there only take occupied in the place and they're not even attentive. The employees were busy deciding which Starbucks drink they wanted to order since they were ordering as a group. I saw a few people come in to pick... More 

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Thank Julia A
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We really enjoyed the sushi at this place, top notch quality! The service, however, was very VERY slow. It took at least 45 minutes to get our sushi, but it was so good it was gone in ten minutes!

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Thank MarkFiller
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Sushi Para seems to survive on being one of the few restaurants remaining open in the Van Ness neighborhood, serving a clientele comprised of UDC students and young professionals who live nearby. SERVICE: As noted by other reviewers, may be some of the slowest I've seen in a long time- this was true for both food and drinks. While I... More 

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Thank Mick M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Sushi is worth waiting for, but order big if you are going for the all you can eat - it's not fast. Good selection of sushi. Bathrooms could definitely use a scrub. Normally this would stop me from returning... Let's hope they fix this because we loved the sushi.

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Thank Nikki_Aus73
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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384 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

How the Japanese chefs here are not hanging their heads in shame for the service they provide is a mystery. They took 20+ minutes to bang out our order, and the place was empty. The poor wait staff cant do anything, and the manager is staring at the cash register. The chefs were more busy talking than working. Sushi was... More 

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1 Thank GypsyTraveller94
Washington
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428 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

To be fair, the place was packed with college kids the night we went, but the service took forever. Also, the bathrooms had paper on the floor, and no soap. Only one sake offered. Not sure I'll return.

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Thank mrsirin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This seems to be a great cheap place for UDC students. At $20 all-you-can-eat, you really get what you pay for. Don't come looking for any refinement or unique flavors. You'll get the job done-- filling up on sushi rice and tempura. However, when we dined here, there was only two guys waiting on the entire restaurant. Acceptable service.

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Thank intl-eater
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

When I traveled to DC I researched restaurants in the area and found this place. I was immediately hooked on the all you can eat aspect but you have to pay for any left over. The trek out to the restaurant from my hotel was very long but I thought it would be worth it. There was nothing very exciting... More 

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Thank Ryanne F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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446 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Reasonably priced neighborhood sushi. Unless things have changed, it is dine-in only and no delivery even in a small area, after having that option available earlier in 2015, but it was at that time unpredictable service.

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Thank waterandmore
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I live in the area and love all you can eat sushi. At $19.99, I don't think it's a bad deal and it's close to home... I have eaten at this restaurant about 5 times over the past year. I don't think I will be back. While the sushi is good... the service is not. Every single time I have... More 

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1 Thank Silvana D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4221 Connecticut Ave NW, Van Ness/Forest Hills, Washington DC, DC 20008-1164
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-8777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?