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Izakaya Seki

1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
+1 202-588-5841
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (13 reviews)
“rice balls” (8 reviews)
“quail egg” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Izakaya is a Japanese pub. And this is what this place is - simple and informal. Everything we had was very good, but we spent over $160 for two people with a few small plates and skewers and a couple of beers each - and...More

Thank Aadriano
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Have tried Sashimi in a few places in DC. This one stands out! If they ask you to wait, you should order some Sake at the bar and the turn around is pretty fast. Chu Torro Sashimi is awesome! The cuts and the fish is...More

Thank Mitika K
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting and authentic Japanese gastropub style dining. Fun small plates, skewers, and fresh sashimi, with a large saki selection and friendly staff. Simple, unassuming space with great food.

Thank oceanseekerDC
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here by mistake, but that is a different story. The servers were very helpful helping us manage a not so traditional sushi restaurant. Sashimi was great, but the big hit was the recommended flash fried fish parts- the leftover spines, cheeks, and fins...More

Thank expo02
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with a few friends after we were able to get an elusive reservation. A small place with a limited number of tables, it's been found by the hip crowd in the area and some from the burbs as well. The decor is nothing...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I can see how people will think this place is a great izakaya with great food if one had no real clue as to what either an izakaya is or what decent Japanese food is like. No binchotan for the yakitori. They call themselves an...More

Thank recompose
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had dinner with my Japanese colleague on Sunday. Most of the other Japanese restaurants were closed for Sunday dinner. The dinner was very good. The environment was semi-casual and would well for an informal business dinner or casual dinner with friends. I heard from...More

Thank BusnessTravlr
Reviewed 6 July 2017

For many years choices of Japanese restaurants in the DC area have been limited to neighborhood places (ranging from mediocre to fairly good), and occasional upscale establishments as often overrated as overpriced. But where to go for that relaxed and most enjoyable Japanese dining experiences...More

Thank GRubinstein
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food here was excellent and the restaurant was relatively quiet, which I like a lot. Service was good. It was a bit expensive for my taste but I guess lots of things are.

Thank geoffbund
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Where to begin?! We love this place for its small plates and adventurous dishes! Definitely recommend and if you go with a group you can pretty much order everything on the menu!

Thank tshapiro15
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24 March 2015|
Response from Benjamin B | Reviewed this property |
Many restaurants say if they have gluten free options. I would first search for vegan and vegetarian places as those are the types of places that would make the effort to be gluten free on certain dishes. For example... More
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-588-5841
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