Kushi Izakaya & Sushi

Japanese, Asian
$ $ $
465 K St NW (at 5th St NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 682-3123
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 1:00am
12:00pm - 1:00am
12:00pm - 11:00pm



  • Let someone else decide what gets put on your plate. Get down on this Japanese spots Omakase meal, which remixes to something new every 3 weeks.
  • The charcoal fire pit and surrounding U-shaped bar dominate the room. But dont ignore the raw itemssushi and sashimi are almost always pristine. What to get: Braised pork-belly rolls; duck sausage.
  • It's got everything you need. Boisterous, after-work izakaya drinking culture? Check. The kushiyaki serving skewered & grilled meats? Check. The raw bar slicing up the freshest fish from Japan? Check.
  • Get the Duck Sausage. Awesome!
  • Get the pork belly. That is all.
  • You can't order wrong at this place, but I recommend the skirt steak skewer, the miso-glazed fish, and the braised pork belly. All amazing.
  • Try the Black Sesame & Sea Salt Ice Cream
  • The name suggests sushi - which is good - but the grilled skewers (chicken w plum sauce, duck) and vegetables (eggplant) make the place.
  • WARNING: No sake bombing allowed.
  • Try the skewers for which this Japanese haven is named, as well as the other small plates that rotate according to the freshest seafood that's available that day.
  • The rice ball (occasionally vegetarian), is best when grilled. The heat toasts the rice kernels and results in a nice nutty flavor.
  • Get the grilled chicken skin
  • Definitely go with the Omakase Chef's Dinner Special where you can experience a daily selection of Japanese specialties including some delicious sushi!
  • Charcoal Grilled Pork Belly ( buTAbara: ) & Sapporo please. Life is good.
  • Get the pork belly skewers and black sesame gelato
  • Sitting at the bar is better than sitting at the table. It's fun to watch the cooks do their thing.
  • Though sushi is definitely on the menu, Kushi is more about introducing the traditional Japanese izakaya concept with a grill counter, raw bar and the works. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Pork belly and Ginger beer is great!
  • check your CC statement. They charged me twice but when i called they said they didnt show it on their end. AMEX told me it happens all the time with the company that owns this restaurant.
  • The Hitachino Japanese ale was very good but a little expensive at $24/pint

Nearby places

453 K St NW (btwn 4th & 5th St. NW)
490 L St NW (at 5th St NW)
701 Seventh Street Northwest