SEI restaurant & lounge
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch:Saturday 11am - 2:30pmSunday 11am - 3pmDinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm - 11pm
Saturday: 3pm - 11pm
Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm
Excellent as always
Such a great place! They took such great care of us with and made excellent suggestions. They knew it was our anniversary and made it very special.
Enjoyable food and great service. But it’s too loud to have a conversation comfortably.
Repeat patron. Always a Gallery Place/Verizon area favorite! Awesome fish n chips roll!
The sushi and service here are excellent. Great specials and sake menu.
Excellent experience here on a Saturday night. We made a reservation for three, and we were promptly seated shortly after our reservation time. Drinks and food are fantastic! Sushi is very fresh; in fact, you see the chefs making it at the bar. Sake is obviously a must! Highly recommend.
Ate at SEI in 2016 and had a wonderful experience. We were traveling to DC again from Fort Lauderdale and wanted to sample some dishes we hadn't tried the first time.
Often when I have a great first experience at a restaurant and return a year or more later it can be a let down. SEI wasn't. It was as good as I remembered and the 6 of us had great food, great drink, great service and a good time.
When I got the bill I didn't have my glasses but the price looked about right and I gave a little over 20% tip which was about $70.
After our waiter took away the signed bill he came up to me a short time later and privately explained that
the tip had been included and if I wanted to redo the tab accordingly. I did and still left an extra $20 because of the great service and the honesty of our waiter.
Everything about this restaurant was great. We stopped in for a late bite and didn't order much yet all the staff was warm, friendly and professional. We ordered 2 sushi dishes which were original, fresh and delicious. Can't wait to return!
I had a really delicious cocktail, the shiso mojito. I’d go back just for that and the tater tots. Otherwise, food was so so. Ambiance was interesting in a good way. We thought we saw Victoria Beckham, or a wannabe, so definitely fun for people watching. Not all bad, but will not become a routine destination point.
PS noise level too high.
Amazing as always. Great food and service. Would definitely recommend to try!
Essentially an Asian tapas restaurant. The food was delicious and the cocktails/beer very good. We had Kobe sliders which were excellent but the garlic skirt steak with guachuchang was unbelievable. Two diners had scallops with black rice and loved it (the black rice with wasabi peas was spectacular). Also had the crispy duck and Brussel Sprouts and loved them. Fabulous meal. Great find.
Love this restaurant and try and stop by every time I visit DC. The fish and chips rolls are the best you’ll find anywhere.
SEI never disappoints. Absolutely incredible food! The Fish and Chips and SOS signature rolls were delicious, and paired well with the cocktails we had. Their service was impeccable too. Never an empty glass or used plate sitting on the table for more than a few seconds before being refilled or cleared. I'd definitely go back.
Mohammed was our server and he was excellent. We ate the lamb chops, steak tartare and nagi sushi which were all delicious. I actually dined a few days prior and really enjoyed the lamb chops, beef, sushi (w/beets), all sushi, saki, etc. which is why I went back again.
Great meal. Highlights include the fish and chips sushi roll with potato crisps, the brussels sprouts and the Chilean sea bass. Our server was especially gracious and remembered me after I hadn't been to SEI for a year! If it's good enough for Michelle Obama it's good enough for me!
Five stars all around! This is quickly becoming my "Go To" restaurant. A great stop off before or after the Wooly Mammoth, Shakespeare or a Caps game. The staff are very welcoming, they make you feel like old friends. The lunch and dinner specials are a great price with good size portions. Make sure you enjoy the beef ribs which melt in your mouth. The prices are in line with other restaurants, perhaps even little lower. When I finish any meal at SEI, I am full. The staff is quick to assist you with your meal to ensure you enjoy the experience. The bar offers new specialty drinks, with friendly bartenders. Yes, I will be returning and bringing more friends.
Amazing food, pleasing to the eyes and the palate. The fish is extremely fresh, the salads quite original and their dinner specials never miss the mark. I hear they have brunch as well and look forward to trying as well! Highly recommend for dates and special occasions.
SEI’s menu is full of amazingly delicious, modern dishes. The decor is beautiful and calming, and the waiters are all very professional. This is the perfect spot for a special dinner out!
Many sake choices. Food was good and service was nice. Great sea bass sliders and salad options. I wish there was a slightly larger selection of sushi rolls but not a deal breaker. Definitely returning again.
Delicious food and excellent service.
Came for summer restaurant week - the sushi appetizer and poke bowl were both delicious, wish we could’ve had more! The chocolate pancake dessert was a little bit of a let down. Not very flavorful or chocolatey. Noise in the restaurant was very high because the space lacks acoustic panels or any soft surfaces to absorb the sound. Service was a little slow. Another customer at a neighboring table was not served even water for at least 15 minutes after being seated. We were not served for at least 10 minutes after being seated.
The place had great Japanese curry! That was the best part of our meal.
Interesting drinks and sushi was ok. Japanese curry was really good.
More night life vibe than serious foodie......
My second time to this neighborhood restaurant -- great food, service, and ambiance. Very definitely worth the visit.
Wow! Incredible quality and best sushi ever ! Service was amazing and definitely a 5 stars restaurant overall
Best value for brunch Ive had in DC, especially during restaurant week. Absolutely wonderful service by Diane our waitress who refilled our mimosas and bloody marys very quickly and was very friendly. Food was great and atmosphere was amazing!
Second visit, it was our 26th wedding anniversary, great meal and service, dessert topped off a great meal!
Great Food, Good Atmosphere, Great Service. We came for restaurant week and found a gem. Definitely will be back.
Amazing quality sashimi and sushi. Beautiful, trendy ambiance and decor. Went for restaurant week and their fix-prixe menu was incredible--Loved the spicy shrimp sushi, sashimi, blackened tuna tacos, and you have to get the Miso bread pudding for dessert--that was the best part! Light yet satisfying and flavorful food. Attentive, excellent service. Our waiter let us try wine before we ordered a bottle-very considerate got the 10 sisters white and it paired extremely well.
I tried SEI for the first time for lunch with coworkers. We went during restaurant week, and everyone was very happy with their selections!
Nice go-to place for sushi
Great brunch. Good value, wonderful food and lovely restaurant. Our servers were attentive and we felt very taken care of. Bottomless deal is a great value and the food was well worth it.
We had a very enjoyable dinner at SEI early in the evening. The decor is very nice, the service great and the food wonderful. Our waiter was very helpful in making suggestions for dishes to try. Everything was great!
Very cool decor and great food!
The service was excellent. Very attentive and friendly eventhough it was busy. The food...some of our selections were really fantastic. The spicy tuna was kind of sweet but the fish and chips are amazing!! I'd definitely go back.
Sushi menu was varied and creative. The fish was very fresh and delicious. The bottomless mimosas and bloody marys were a deal. The servers were pleasant and attentive Overall a great experience.
Love this restaurant ! Consistently well prepared and delicious dishes and amazing cocktails. One of our favorites
Expert service. Well presented.
Delicious! Love the sashimi pizza and great rolls. Highly recommend