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Mari Sushi Bar & Lounge, Herndon, VA

Mari Sushi Bar & Lounge

4.8
4.8
21 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Welcome to the new Mari Sushi, located just off of Reston Parkway.

We spent years trying to figure out why innovative and exquisite sushi can only be found inside the beltway.

Having procured some of the best chefs in the area and sourcing the highest quality ingredients, we now try to break that stigma.

Modern sushi, close to home.

From our steadfast preparation to make lunch easy, to our carefully curated dinner options, with a special Omakase on Friday an Saturdays, we aim to please. For the little ones who may not enjoy nigiri, we have plenty of options.

Our Friday and Saturday Omakase offerings are prepared with the notion that every customer leaves totally fulfilled. So after the planned courses, feel free to order anything again, on us. Please note: when reserving Omakase, please mention "Omakase" in the reservation notes, so we can prepare for your visit.




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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (703) 488-7133
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Food

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Japanese

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Value

21 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely all around! Clean, quick, delicious, and reasonably priced! Definitely coming back!

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  2. DavidC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for Sushi! Took a couple friends and overall very good! Sushi was fresh, service was quick and good times!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were great! One of the best sushi spots I’ve experienced in the DMV area.

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  4. DanielK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was great. I know they took time to bring the food out but it was worth the wait. The manager was flexible to give us different drink options and keep us informed. I will be going back to this place.

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  5. CodyP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Restaurant run by Fantastic People. The Sushi is well prepared and tastes amazing

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  6. NeilS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply a very good place to dine, where the ownership and the chef clearly care about quality and the overall experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of fish is exceptional--by far the best sushi and sashimi I've had in the DC area. Service was good--helpful without intruding--and the atmosphere made us both relax and enjoy the good meal.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality sushi in the area. Definitely our new top spot.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw their online ad and was curious if their food is as modern and good as they claimed. TLDR: easily nakazawa quality and for a lot cheaper. I went on a Saturday and they had some special fish. The gilted madai was out of this world good. Overall, very pleased with the restaurant, highly recommend.

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  11. SofiL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful experience! David, the general manager, took care of us and he was very knowledgeable and personable. I ordered a yuzu sour to drink and it was made perfectly. The spider roll and the yakisoba were definitely the highlights. The A5 Wagyu was absolutely delicious, and definitely worth the experience. Finishing dinner with the matcha crepe cake is a must!

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  12. DiBello

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great Sushi Bar! The staff is super friendly, it was quiet, and the food is great. We will be returning in the future.

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  13. Larry

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the last thirty plus years, my wife and I have been avid sushi eaters and we have eaten at dozens of sushi restaurants throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Some of those restaurants have been excellent, some have been very good, some have been good, and a few have been poor. But, none have been FANTASTIC, until now! After learning about the relatively new restaurant Mari Sushi Bar and Lounge located in the Fox Mill Shopping Center in Herndon, VA through Instagram, we took a shot and went there for dinner on Saturday night. WOW, simply WOW! Simply put, Mari is heads and shoulders better than any other sushi restaurant that we have been to in the DMV area and it is as good as any sushi restaurant that we ate at during our recent trip to Japan and that’s very high praise. What separates Mari from the rest of the pack is (1) the very high quality of the fish that they use, (2) the generous size of the pieces of fish in comparison to the amount of rice used, (3) the perfectly cool temperature of the fish, (4) the care taken in the sushi’s preparation, and (5) the restaurants very cool atmosphere and vibe. In addition, although sushi is almost always expensive as we all know, Mari’s prices are actually very reasonable particularly in light of its very high quality and, as a result, Mari is also a surprisingly good value! One final note, I don’t write reviews often and having rather high expectations I am generally a tough grader. That said, for all of the foregoing reasons, I felt that my wonderful experience at Mari earned my strong support and my time and effort in writing and posting this review. Give Mari a try, I predict that you will be delighted that you did, and when you do, tell Mari’s wonderful owner, Charlie, that Larry said hello! 👍🙂👍

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  14. kaynotkim

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for high quality sushi in a modern setting, this is the place for you. The sushi is delicious and the service is always exceptional. This is a great place for a date night but also perfect for family dinners out. We went with our 3 teenage kids who all have different palates so we had everything from sashimi to chicken teriyaki and all were great. highly recommend!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This new sushi spot is a refreshing addition to the Herndon dining scene, offering an experience that's hard to beat. From the moment you step in, the service is impeccable - attentive, friendly, and efficient. The sushi is a standout, boasting freshness that you can taste in every bite. The ambiance strikes a perfect balance between elegance and comfort, making it ideal for both casual outings and special occasions. Pricing is spot on, providing great value for the quality you receive. I'm already planning my next visit and have high hopes for this gem to maintain its high standards. Highly recommended!

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  16. MICHELELISTANBAL

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good sushi. Not many drinks available. Fast service. Reasonable prices.

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  17. Yanni10Va

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi and teriyaki. Loved the cool modern Japanese vibe! Definitely recommend!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing place! Went there with my girlfriend for our anniversary and couldn’t have asked for a nicer experience. The food was amazing, the staff was very friendly and attentive, we will ABSOLUTELY be coming back!

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  19. RaneC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely want to come back again once they are fully up and running! They didn’t have their drink menu fully set up yet so just beer, wine, and hard liquor on the rocks. Which doesn’t bother me I love whiskey. Their sushi is super fresh and delicious and the gyoza was yummy! Staff was great too, definitely will be 5 stars I’m sure when they get their drink menu fully set up

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  20. MikeP

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Folks were overwhelmed that day. The food is really good, but we had to wait for 90+ minutes until our last dish came out. The folks there eventually went out of there way to alleviate the issue, offering a discount, a free snack and apologizing hard. But such a wait with 3 small kids is a disaster. Definitely worth ordering food there, but if visiting- choose unpopular time to make sure they do not have too many guests to serve

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  21. JPWardAIA

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner with friends and family. Service & food was great. We’ll be back.

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FAQs

Mari Sushi Bar & Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Mari Sushi Bar & Lounge

2533 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171-2527

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fox Mill Road & Reston Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Reston
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
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