The freshest fish served with subtlety and sophistication. Outstanding!.
Love the bar/counter experience at Ogawa. The food is amazing -- best sushi I'm aware of in Washington. The food is equally amazing in the dining room, but the ambiance needs some work in that room.
This is an intimate restaurant with excellent food and great friendly service. We ordered the set meal for two, with selections by the chef for appetizer, several main dishes, soup, and dessert. All choices were delicious and we and enjoyed a slow and relaxing dinner. The dining room is small and intimate. It is a cozy and inviting room. The interior design is well done — simple in some ways and with delightful and surprising touches — see the murals in the entry corridor and on the dining room ceiling. Food was really excellent with very fresh flavors, fine ingredients, and excellent preparation. We liked this place very much!
Had a poor meal, and won’t go back. Way overpriced, especially given the alternatives in DC.
Great spot. The omakase was excellent. Sake recommendation from the server was spot on. Would definitely go back.
Hands down the best omakase in DC (I’ve more or less stopped going to Taro, Seki, Nakazawa, and Nobu). Make sure to sit at the sushi counter.
As always, it was excellent. Great fish, wonderful service. Can not recommend highly enough.
We did the tasting menu, and it is simply the best sushi I have ever had. Each piece was better than the last. My partner and I will be skipping our usual, moderately priced sushi restaurant and only going here from now on, even if it means eating out less often! Also, ask your server for sake recommendations - they know what they are doing.
The food was phenomenal. We got the tasting menu and all the dishes were so good. The server was great explaining all the different courses to us. Definitely not your typical sushi place. We loved it. However it was somewhat pricey so if your looking for a bargain this may not be your place. Family of four the bill with tip was almost 400. 00. Only two of us had drinks I had one sake and my friend had one beer.
Authentically Japanese. Fresh, delicious fish from Tsukiji market. We had the omakase menu at a table. We liked it so much, we are going back after Thanksgiving with our adult children as a surprise for them. We have all been to Japan before and this restaurant transports you back! Sake selection was outstanding too.
The fish was fresh and tender. Great sushi rice, which is the mark of a great sushi restaurant. Good sake menu, though it may be worth it if it included a bit more, and perhaps an summary of the flavors with each variety.
This was our first time at Sushi Ogawa, and it was our anniversary. We are new to the neighborhood and had walked passed the entrance several times. The service was exceptional, and the chef made special accommodations for us as we are vegetarians. The menu at Sushi Ogawa is rather limited and is fish only. We should've looked into this before making our reservation, but they were very kind and made us some lovely veggie rolls and even treated us to dessert. I would love to bring my non-veg sushi friends here sometime.
perfect sushi course with kind explanation^^
The fish here was delicious! Very authentic sushi served nicely. The waiter was very good as well. It is a little pricey but the quality was top notch
Truly enjoy the Omakasa (sp?) so no decisions have to be made, food is excellent!
Once again the best sushi outside of Japan! Sushi was fantastic, Service was excellent! The setting is great. Each piece of sushi melts in your mouth! Don’t turn any piece down! We will probably come here every year for my wife’s B-Day we love it so much. Service is so great, they found a way to seat us even though I messed up and showed up the wrong time for my reservation. Only caveat to the place, is be ready to shell out the $—fine sushi comes at a cost of $100 a plate + $12+ for additional pieces + 20% tip (although there is no tipping in Japan, I did get the impression tipping expected here—-but I could be wrong)—-but all totally with it for any special occasion!! Highly recommended!!
Great appetizer. Sushi was subpar. Fish was not top rate nor was the rice cooked correctly
The sushi counter at Ogawa is the best omakase in the district, hands down
One of the best restaurants in Washington. The chef’s meal at the bar (four seats or so) is an amazing experience.
Possibly the best sushi restaurant I've eaten in for a long time. I live in New York and frequent some of their best sushi establishments, so let me tell you this place is up there with the best.
Wonderful meal, impeccable service. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu.
Excellent food excellent service
Our first visit for an anniversary dinner, the location was once Pines of Florence (?) many years ago. We had the tasting menu and sake selections recommended by the staff that made it a wonderful meal. We found the fish fresh and delicious. We highly recommend Ogawa.
Everything was fine, but nothing was outstanding except, perhaps, the service. The young men who greeted and served us were very personable. But, they were very casually dressed, looking more like bartenders in a dive bar than servers in an elegant, over-priced restaurant.
The food was mostly ordinary, with a few excellent pieces of sashimi included. Nothing to write home about.
Plain atmosphere but fantastic sashimi and sushi. Between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park.
The most delicious sushi I’ve ever experienced. Hats off to the host and chefs.
Outstanding sushi, possibly the best I’ve ever had, which includes Nobu in NY and Sake No Hana in London.
Omakase was excellent, would most likely come again
great for sushi lovers
price a bit high so only for special occasions
We love our sushi, and Sushi Ogawa is our special occasion place for sushi. Absolutely the best fish in the area, as they get daily shipments in from Japan. Service is amazing, and you can’t beat the sushi omakase at only $80. We sat at the bar and basically had our own personal sushi chef for the evening. Our omakase included an appetizer, sushi, miso soup, a hand roll at the end, topped off with a Yuzu sorbet for dessert. An amazing meal that can’t beat.
Service was pretentious, food was amazing
Excellent quality fish. Great value. Currently the best sushi in DC.
So. Dang. Good.
It was great. So much food and a great experience.
Excellent food and great service. We did the omakase menu and it was fantastic!
This restaurant serves traditional Japanese food. Not flashy, just excellent quality with traditional flavors. If you are looking for fusion or some other kind of modern take, this is not the place. if you want to have a superb Japanese meal, the freshest fish and the classic take on sushi, this is great choice. Plus, they serve Born sake--the best in the world.
Stated simply, the worst. The food was remarkably bland with the exception of the fatty tuna. I was unaware it was possible to ruin simple dishes such as miso soup. My wife lived in Japan for many years. When we left, she remarked how it was not only the worst Japanese food experiences she'd had, but one of the worst overall dining experiences in DC, period. I would recommend steering clear.
Somewhat boring. Menu was very traditional. Sushi was fresh but bland. I can’t honestly say there was anything exceptional about the meal. Sorry.
Best sushi ever. We are sushi lovers and have been to Japan. Really amazingly fresh and tasty. FIRST QUALITY.