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SEI Restaurant

444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
+1 202-783-7007
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (112 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“kobe sliders” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
444 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2207
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing we noticed when walking in was the loud music and talking. We could barely hear each other, let alone the waitress. If you want to have a conversation with your company I would definitely not recommend this place. I felt very much...More

Thank Hanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They offer a nice range of special sushis that go beyond what you normally find. The rice bowl that my daughter had missed a bit of seasoning. The sushis were excellent, especially the lobster, crab and ABBA were well appreciated. The dessert was really nice,...More

Thank kwiks2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sushi nigiri is spectacular. Staff very helpful. One slight issue is they rush you. If you ask them to slow down they will. Family style sharing of non sushi dishes . Very modern setting . Great vibe . Excellent food and great location .

Thank Robbiebobby10
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I popped in to SEI early prior to attending an event at the Shakespeare Theater Company venue. I had very attentive service, and enjoyed the meal. I had the spicy shrimp roll, crispy Brussel sprouts and the sea bass sliders. The roll was very good,...More

Thank tilda54
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food Everything came out hot and fast. Real truffle on the tartar sushi. Rice bowls are deliciously spicy. Duck fell right off bone. It was all excellent and moderately priced.

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Thursday lunch. Nice interior. Not busy and perhaps 4 tables compared to packed tapas place around the corner. Probably due to affordability. Sat by window on frigid day as common tactic to make place look busy but sufficient heat. We had bento boxes. Nothing beyond...More

Thank 177Steve
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A friend and I stopped here for dinner on a recent trip to DC. From the outside, it is a little strange because it is a few steps down off the street, so people inside are seated with their faces almost to where your feet...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This was my only sushi experience in DC and man, what a let down. It's really expensive for the portions. Even the sake servings are tiny. I got 3 pieces of sashimi that all together were smaller than one normal piece. I tried 2 of...More

Thank Rambron
Reviewed 12 December 2017

My family at here years ago when it was Oua and still talk about how yummy it was. My husband and i went to D.C. and realized Sei is a "branch" of that. We ate here 2/3 nights in D.C.! Would 10/10 recommend.

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 11 December 2017

If you pick right, perhaps with the help of your waitperson you can have a good dinner. And it's conveniently located to both Shakespeare Theaters, a plus because most of the restaurants on this street are pretty bad....

Thank Sandy C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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