Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asianine.com/
  • Phone: 2026294355
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday : 11 AM - 10:30 PM
    Friday : 11 AM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday : Noon - 11:30 PM
    Sunday : 4 PM - 10 PM

    *** Kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to the restaurant closing. Last delivery order must be submit 15 minutes before kitchen closing time.

    Happy Hour
    Patio : 4 PM - 7 PM
    Bar & Lounge : Mon - Fri 4:30-8PM
    Sat Noon - 6PM
    Sun All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Rod (Boonrod Yotmanee)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full-service catering package & Bartending service are available or customize your special needs with Asia Nine Bar & Lounge professional catering team service. Please contact PuiPui at 202-629-4355 or email puipui@asianine.com
  • Private Party Facilities: All of us at Asia Nine Bar & Lounge recognize that meetings & private party require extra attention to detail. We know you want every detail to be handled professionally and just as you requested. We make exceeding your expectations our first priority. Our service staffs are highly trained professionals who will serve to your needs and the needs of your guests. We hope you will consider Asia Nine Bar & Lounge for your next meeting or private party. For event planning please contact us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Park or Natalie 2026294355
  • Special Events: Asia Nine Bar & Lounge offers complete special event planning services for your events for 10 - 500.At A9 we pride ourselves on close attention to every detail. Our complete event planning services cover it all—everything that can make your event specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Street and 10th Street
  • Public Transit: Red line: Metro Center, China Town Gallery Place
    Green & Yellow line: Navy Archives Memorial
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $8.00 / a car
A word from Asia Nine Bar and Lounge
Asia Nine's design draws inspiration from different Asian cultures. Jewel tones and rich woods envelop guests with a warm and exotic atmosphere. Elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese including a full service sushi bar, bar & lounge.
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Asia Nine Bar and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (26)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (12)romantic (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good, but not great
    LovetoDineDC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant waitresses were great with our rambunctious kids, but the food was not as good as I had hoped for. Our main entrée duck dish was very dry and if I had more time, I would have asked the waitress to return the food to the chef. We spent more at this restaurant than any other during our stay in DC, as we decided to go with the 4 course meal X's 3, which ran around $35 per. The salad and the appetizer were great, which made the main entrée all the more disappointing. The dessert was tiramisu and also wasn't bad. My daughter and I were envious of my wife's main entrée, which was a sushi sampler. For a good value and good food don't miss the Old Ebbitt Grill. For the money, the best value in D.C. by far.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Great Place
    LadyBnDC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I love the decorum-very relaxed the food and service was excellent for lunch time dining. I will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • A little disappointing
    FormerFedVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I were in the mood for asian food after a lecture on the Mekong River at the Smithsonian and seeing "Lucy" (partially set in Taiwan). She goofed ordering from the sushi menu, being so intent on avoiding eel that she didn't notice that two her three selections were raw, which she dislikes. I played it safe with the gyoza (pork potstickers) and Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The starter was very tasty, but the soup was dull. I got a couple nicely spicy Thai cocktails while she was disappointed because her lychee martini only included one nut. We will return to Asia Nine, but order more carefully.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An hour for sushi?
    pedro45VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been to Asia Nine several times and enjoyed the food and found the service to be friendly and prompt. On July29, however, the restaurant was crowded and the staff overwhelmed. I waited nearly an hour for two sushi rolls. Not only was the wait excessive, but the staff, including the manager, was unapologetic. At one point the waitress asked if I wanted to cancel the order entirely. When we complained about the delay, the waitress told us that asking to see the manager would not have any impact on the speed of the order (and his attitude suggested she was right). While the food was ultimately of its usual quality, the unapologetic response to an unreasonable delay suggests one does not eat at Asia Nine on a busy day.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We love Asian food and were excited when we walked inside since it was nicely decorated. The sushi roll had so much sauce you couldn't tell how many pieces were in it. A dish that was suppose to be served flaming, wasn't because the lighter wasn't working so the waiter gave up. The udon soup was not seasoned. Service was slow; our drinks were usually empty. Over all, we were not impressed.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Brought my parents and cousins here for dinner on Saturday 7/26. Good food overall, except that the fish we ordered was supposed to have been seared, but it came to the table fried. The chicken satay was good, but could have been cooked with a little more spices - but the peanut sauce made it all better. The pad thai noodles were really good, the garden rolls and the papaya salad were all delicious! Our server was very good. She was very attentive, and always made sure we had enough water and that our food was cooked to our needs. I have eaten here several times, and it is definitely some of the better Asian food I have had in DC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • good food, about what you expect
    flevyVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Nothing special. Wide variety of Asian cuisines. Food is good, not great.
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  • Still a Good Spot
    IntelqubedVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went here for dinner and was seated outside. The drink selection was pretty diverse. We wanted to order the mussels but they were unavailable (suppose better than not having good ones!). We ended up ordering the curry puffs which were pretty good. We got one of the noodle bowls and a salad. The salad was pretty good. The noodle bowl had a very nice broth. The chicken was a little over poached but still pretty good. Would return for another dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch
    cnewkVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had lunch, then dinner a day later at Asia nine. The lunch menu is much better. The food I good whenever, but there's a much broader selection for lunch. Enjoyed it both times, though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asia Nine- Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Friends and I went here on a double date on a Saturday night. It was a nice atmosphere, but seemed like they had some pending rennovations going on. There was a carpet industrial fan blowing in the backround, but never the less very romantic setting. The food was amazing, we got the dynamite roll among others, and were very impressed. All of the small plates and drink menu was extensive. Will return! Our server was really nice, and accommodating, we were the last ones here. (Made our reservation for 10 pm, and their kitchen closes promptly at 10:30 on Saturdays, so we were a little rushed. There is a bar, but that closes as well at 11, do an early dinner here and then hop to a bar/ lounge if you are looking to continue the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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  • Sushi with Out of Towners
    lkw0804
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have been to this restaurant with a group of people a couple of years ago and I was lukewarm about Asia Nine at the time. Last night, we a totally different experience. The sushi was incredibly fresh and flavorful. Our out of town guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite place
    oldsilversaver
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is my favorite place to eat. The best Mai Tai's on the planet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining at a Nice Price
    Tleeee
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The food is always good particularly the Sushi. Service is good and prices are good for the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi & Service!
    StimulatedBoredom
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We stumbled across this restaurant when looking for sushi in D.C. The food was outstanding and has become our favorite sushi restaurant in D.C., and the service was great! The server was always attentive and friendly, without interrupting the table and our conversation. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Fraud?
    GratianVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have gone to Asia Nine many times. No more. The food is ok. The sushi is not great but will pass. Service is good. Convenient place to go before or after the E Street Cinema. What broke our camel's back was for the second time in a year Asia Nine cancelled our Opentable reservation after we had eaten dinner there. When I asked them about it, they said it was a mistake that could not be fixed. Something smells in the State of E Street, and it's not the fish. I suspect they save whatever they pay to Opentable by doing that. Like to know if others have experienced this "mistake."
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  • lunch
    4eats
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Good place for a business lunch. A wide variety of selections. Service was good but not overpowering so we were able to discuss matters without interruptions. All the food arrived hot and fresh.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Gem of the Penn Quarter
    mrshadeed
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Asia Nine is an outstanding experience for those who enjoy Asian fusion cuisine. They have a solid wine list to accompany their wonderful combination of appetizers and full courses. Combining the sushi menu with a wide range of appetizers is a perfect idea for large groups dining in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1007 reviews are from the Asia Nine Bar and Lounge reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We reserved a table for Dining Out For Life. Service was prompt; food was quite good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome sushi
    mamafoodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    You can customize your sushi rolls with a number of special additives, like crunchies, avocado, cucumber, etc. The rolls were amazing!! Tuna tartar was also very very good! So were the ravioli.
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  • Bad Food, Worse Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Age Tofu was probably the worse I've had. My meal arrived about 20 minutes after my friends. It was't that great and six hours later, my stomach is starting to hurt. I deeply regret eating here.
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  • Bad service
    mandytay
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    It felt like the waitress was deliberately ignoring our group. It took 30 minutes to get our check.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • there's a reason you can get a seat
    flevyVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Waiter kept forgetting we were there, never took a drink order and food was not too memorable (did not have sushi). On top of that, the draft from the open door made eating uncomfortably cold and the staff did not seem to notice that everyone was uncomfortable!
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  • Nothing special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Poor service, food just OK. Took 10 minutes to be asked for our drink order - and the restaurant was half empty at 6:15 on a Thursday. Glass of wine took over 20 minutes and came after our appetizers were delivered. And getting the wine took me getting out of my chair and chasing down the server to figure out the problem. Also had to get up and get my own chopsticks because the server was nowhere to be found. I knew where the chopsticks were because the diners right next to us did the same thing. Chicken satay appetizer was overcooked and dry. The steamed dumplings were decent and the duck roll OK. Meal was better, the lemon grass chicken and thai soup. Would not go back.
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  • Closed
    Nedele
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    If you chose this restaurant, please call to double-check the reservation. Although our reservation was accepted, when we got there the restaurant was closed!
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  • Good, but only good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I sometimes get Asia Nine and Asia Spice (two Asian fusion restaurants in the same part of DC) mixed up. So, I went to both of them for dinner within a relatively short time period. Asia Nine is definitely better - more interesting menu, better, food, nicer environment. However, even with that, I found Asia Nine to be only good - a solid "B" if I were assigning grades, but nothing higher. None of the food was bad, but none of it was great either.
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  • Convenient
    MavMelVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Located near Ford's Theater we figured we would try this place after a tour rather than a burger. My 10 yr old is now eating some sushi. He ordered shrimp Tempura sushi and cucumber sushi. Very pretty and attentive staff. He loved his food and gobbled up the sushi. Afterward I told him what the extra sauce was, eel, he liked it. Waiter did recommend meat/mozerella spring roll to start, not worth it. Our seaweed salad had an additional sauce on it, unnecessary and made the level of saltiness over the top. I ordered one of their special sushi, it was spicy tuna with cucumber and other things I can't remember. The wrap was pale pink with green eggs on top, and kind of dry.
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  • Great food and a no-fuss place
    KatherineVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We love Asia Nine because the food is great AND the restaurant staff is always super flexible and accommodating. I've only ever loved the food I've had here, it's usually easy to get a reservation, pretty quick to get in and out if you're catching a movie or something else, and the staff are pleasant and adaptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat place to go w/ a date!
    CapsFan25VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Love the setting, the variety of food, the presentation - it's a super place!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we wanted
    joyceVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Excellent service, great variety of food, nicely prepared. Was there pre-theatre and they were perfect.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good
    MHodgkins
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We both had the teriyaki dishes, beef for me and chicken for her. The food was good but nothing extraordinary. The calamari appetizer was excellent! This is my 4th visit their and I'll go again. The server was not very attentive but we didn't need much.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savory Asian fusion cuisine
    rudydaleVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Not only were the items we ordered tasty, the portions were quite generous in size - even though we shared them between two people, there was still enough to take home. As this was my first visit, I will definitely like to return to try other dishes and linger longer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asia Nine
    Brandon
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The restaurant had moderate service, but an exceptional offering of Sushi, wines, sakes, and spirits. The sushi was prepared well, and also the Sake Shooter that gives you a taste of many different sakes was even greater. Although for a moderate price, I would come back again for the enjoyable food and menu options.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good sushi and sake
    mookin
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    they had a lot of sake options, including a tasting flight of 5 unusual types. sushi and sashimi combos were fresh and tasty, good value too. service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food Is Awesome
    FoodieJVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    I have tried several dishes on the menu and everything is Delicious! The wait staff is also super friendly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    SuzyCVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We have always had an excellent dining experience at Asia Nine in the past. However, this is the first time that it seemed to take forever to get our food. Some diners who arrived after us received their food first. After asking another waitress to send ours so that we could have her check on our food, was it finally delivered. Our waitress never came to check on us, and I had to ask another one to send ours so that we could pay for our meal. I don't know if they may have been short staffed that day or what. We will definitely return, but this was the first negative experience we've had at AN.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    BanoojonVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    This was a Birthday celebration and we had fantastic meal and everything was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, tough, overcooked
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Good sushi, tough, overcooked chicken, awkward service. We were charged for an item we had not ordered and sent back, and then were reimbursed only the base cost, not the tax and tip on top of it -- a small amount but just one more example of subpar service.
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  • Disappointed
    ellencVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food did not really have much flavor to it. Wonton soup tasted like beef broth and again, no outstanding flavor. Would not return.
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  • Disappointed
    DissapointedinVA
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We were a party of 7 people, so when we ordered we told the server to bring the items AS THEY WERE MADE - not in one big boat. Guess which way they brought it??? One of our party spoke with the manager who apologized profusely, but made no concessions for us at all. We also found the prices to be WAY overpriced. The bill for 7 of us with one bottle of wine and one wine flight was over $450.00. Needless to say, I do not recommend this place. I guess this is why a reservation for seven people on a Saturday night was available on Thursday.
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  • Lunch
    FirstimerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Although my seating request was not honored, the food was delicious! Always an enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic