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SEI Restaurant

444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-783-7007
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi rolls” (22 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there with friends and family, group of 8. The restaurant is very nice, beautiful crowd, trendy, lively. If these are your priorities, you will absolutely love this place. Now if food and service are your main priorities, it's another story. Sei serves "small...More

Thank rappasol
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I came in at about 9:00 pm for my reservation. It took about 50 minutes before we were served. We got apology gourmet nachos, but that doesn't change the fact that they have a major understaffing problem. The food is however amazing, complex, and possibly...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We ate lunch here on a whim. We were walking by and sushi is one of our favorite things to eat ( me, husband and 2 teenagers), so decided to try it without any reviews. Glad we did. Staff friendly, food was excellent.. The decor...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We enjoyed the sushi and several appetizers from the Happy Hour menu. Spicy salmon was our favorite. Tacos were also very good. California Roll (gluten free version) was OK, but for more tastes, it had too much of a creamy/mayo texture. Atmosphere was very trendy...More

Thank Karl A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We have accidentally ended up at SEI Restaurant on two separate trips to D.C. We chose SEI both times due to ratings and referrals. We did not realize it was the same restaurant until we were seated. The service was great and the sushi was...More

Thank TRockCold
Reviewed 8 August 2017

So we are not vegans or vegetarians and the last time we ate at SEI, we were with a couple who were, and that dictated our shared menu choices. It was rather a lackluster experience, however, this time, with a full menu to choose from,...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 7 August 2017

2 of us shared 6 dishes; 3 hot, 3 cold. Overall, the cold were more successful - 2 standouts, one fine (but not special). Of the hot, 1 standout, 1 good, 1 a slight waste of money (not my choice though). Pleasant, modern upmarket appearance...More

Thank scott r
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went as a group of about 25. Our server was incredible! Just incredible. He had support but never once did we feel we were lacking service. Shame on me for not remembering his name. The sushi was excellent. It was fresh and savoury. The...More

Thank Giselle B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The chic white ambiance took my breath away. I already knew this place would be good. We had 5 sushi rolls, with the soft shell crabs roll and the fish & chips rolls being our favorites. But the sashimi? Heaven, especially because I live in...More

Thank K Y
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My family visited last night based on TA reviews and we were not let down. The painted lady drink and coconut mule drink were amazing. I had the roasted veggie sushi and brussle sprouts and they were so good. Perfect ambiance. Server suggestions and overall...More

Thank lisa0916
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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