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Izakaya Seki

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1117 V St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4446
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent in Izakaya ,we ordered dozens small dishes and shared,and the price is very reasonable.Not like most Japanese here very western,but like a small pub people go there after work.Will definitely try again if I get a chance.👍🏼

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Thank Fang L
Houston, Texas
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576 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner on a Sunday night. They open at 5 pm and we came at 5 pm worried it would be packed since they do not take reservations. You don't really have to worry about getting a table. We order a few things and among them were: Uni with Quail Egg $19 Fried Baby Octopus $11 Sashimi $39... More 

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Thank PandaHouston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a pleasant busy place to eat. The food was excellent and not overly westernised. The fish oysters and pork were excellent with thought and care taken in presentation and the flavours utilised. Not being an expert in this type of cuisine I might have missed some of the subtleties between soy sauces and more unusual flavours but overall the... More 

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Thank Mark H
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I was brought here by a friend who lives in DC, and both of us have previously traveled to Japan. The food here is absolutely fantastic. A nice mix of totally authentic and things with a bit of western twist. We ordered close to a dozen different things to try, and there wasn't a single bad dish among them. The... More 

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Thank Mark M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Clean open space and quality japanese food. Not your typical yakitori, okonomiyaki drinking establishment you think of when you hear "izakaya". Think small plates with beautiful, well thought out food and a great beer list.

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Thank Fabulousniki
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent. Especially the tuna and salmon. All fish is fresh and expertly prepared and presented. It's a little hard to find. It's in a row house near the corner of 15th and V streets, NW. There is a red lantern out front and it's next to a taco place. Defenitely try this place, it's delicious!

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Thank Elizabeth B
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I went to Izakaya Seki a few night ago before a concert at Lincoln Theater. We had a superior experience, with top-notch food and service. The concept here is of a small-plates restaurant, where a couple can share and sample a variety of different dishes. We opted for four: sashimi, grilled kalbi ribs, tsukune (grilled chicken meatballs),... More 

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Thank John V
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A friend suggested we try out Izakaya Seki. Went and was able to get two seats at the bar on the lower level. Everyone was very friendly and Mr. Seki is funny. The food was very good and there's a lot of variety. The beef tongue was excellent. The rice balls were good. The salad options are nice and they... More 

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Thank USCKaboom
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I hope to see more and more izakayas in DC. Seki does it right- a large selection of sake and shochu, with a good variety of tummy small plates. The rice balls are properly seasoned, and the fried chicken is addicting.

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Thank Amy W
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is not your average downtown USA sushi joint. Yes, the sushi is good but there are lots of other dishes that are tasty and you won't find them downtown. Good food prices, sake less so. We go again and again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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

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