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Izakaya Seki

1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (10 reviews)
“rice balls” (8 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Unfriendly service, bad decor, very average food. No reservation accepted, when you call they encourage you to come but once you get there they ask you to wait 45 minutes even if you can see free tables. Bad service

Thank Juan carlos T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Unassumingly located on V Street, this is a must for lovers of Japanese food! Decor is in keeping with Japanese style of simplicity and functionality. Upstairs seating for approximately 20 persons, it is close seating but comfortable. The food is delicious with great selection of...More

Thank Vidjaya
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We always stop by here when nearby. Love the fish color, grilled smelt, scallop carpaccio, and great selection of Japanese liquors.

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If your understanding of Japanese food starts with teriyaki and ends with sushi, prepare to be amazed. This quiet restaurant is much closer to a true Japanese Izakaya than anything I've found in the States. The menu is small, usually a few raw options, some...More

Thank Eauboy
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I accidentally stumbling upon this little hidden gem. We sat at "sushi bar", not exactly since they don't serve sushi. We arrived on a Wednesday night around 6:30pm and just in time as we sat down, the crowd starts to form and...More

Thank NeverWantToGrowUp
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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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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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: 202-588-5841
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