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Yirasai Sushi & Cafe

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5110 Ridgefield Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816
+1 301-654-5599
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I come here often. The sushi I find to be quite good. There is a lot of traffic around the front area as they do a huge take out business. At common dinner times it can be very busy. Don't judge the restaurant by the looks of the building it is in!

Thank I-Let-You-Know
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I live near Yirisai Sushi and Café and have dined on their offerings possibly 100 times, and it is some of the finest, freshest fish you will find anywhere. They are true sushi artisans, and never fail to meet the high expectations I have of them. And don't miss the soy rolls.

Thank Jayson S
frederick, maryland
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629 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Fun place with very good sushi. Came here for a quiet lunch meeting. Seems like a very popular place. Not well advertised and inside a small business center so this is a well guarded secret. Korean dishes are also offered.

Thank fred200099
Oslo, Norway
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Yirasai is a straight forward plain vanilla neighborhood place with great sushi. I have eaten here several times over the years with my family and I simply love it for what it is. A plain well-tasting miso soup is a good starter and then I often order diverse sushi from the menu. Salmon roe nigiri, spicy tuna and the crazy... More 

Thank WinStarT
Bethesda, Maryland
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We called ahead for sushi and tempura and the food was great. When we picked up our food the place was packed which I attributed to the excellent food. The staff were friendly and provided a Japanese snack while we paid our bill. Plenty of easy parking in the attached garage.

Thank John C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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263 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

...from the perfect rice to the super fresh fish, we had a blast... ..tucked in a tiny and very depressing looking mall, which likely has not been renovated since to 80s, this place is lost in time and suburbia... it's a pity, though, because if you have the patience to find it, you will be rewarded, as the food is... More 

Thank Giorgio G
Bethesda, Maryland
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I love this sushi spot. It's in a not so cute area, inside a mostly empty mall, but it's quaint inside (small but nice) and we've always had great service. The sushi is high quality and they have lots of bento and combo options. Lots of sushi bang for your buck.

Thank Deb S
ellicott City, United States
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This small Mom & Pop sushi place in the Westwood shopping center area serve the best dumplings...steamed as well as fried dumplings in the Bethesda area. Their entrée items are impeccable, beautifully prepared and excellent flavor. An A+ for this restaurant.

Thank Robert W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

We decided to try Yirasai since our longtime favorite sushi restaurant in Bethesda is in decline. We drive by it all the time, but it's tucked away in an awkward mini-mall. No sooner did we walk in than we were hooked! We spent nearly three weeks in Japan last fall, and Yirasai brought back memories of all the little restaurants... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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271 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

This place was highly recommended by a friend. When we arrived...it looked promising. It was packed and the menu looked interesting. We had a reservation and actually got seated early. Our server was good, but appeared to be over tasked with tables. The sushi rolls we ordered were great; fresh and tasty. Several of us ordered rice bowls. It felt... More 

Thank DaveHRoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5110 Ridgefield Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-5599

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