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Asian Spice
Asian Spice

Asian Spice Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.asianspicerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (202) 589-0700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Tanya Poonkrven
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8 St. NW
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Asian Spice
" At Asian Spice, a continent of cuisines " by Tom Sietsema ( Washington Post ) offering array of exquisite cuisine from China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thai, Lao and Malaysia. The dining room is stylish, comtemporary and comfortable. Join us for our daily happy hour at the bar from 4 -8 pm offering an extensive selections of beer, wine and house specialty drinks. We offer seasonal outdoor seating, Spring thru late Fall. A private dining room and karaoke room are also available for your special event.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good service, quite table, but I left very unimpressed with the sushi. It was mediocre and over-priced at best. My companion's plated meals looked much better, but I left still craving proper sushi. Lump Crab meat was more mayo than crab- and it was not outlined that it was a crab salad roll."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Intriguing appetizers and good Thai food near Verizon center. Our server (from Thailand) was excellent and excelled when we told him our request for slightly spicy food came out beyond what we could take. It was replaced immediately. We ate outside and the ambiance was basic, but in an energetic part of town. Would visit again and stretch out a bit more on the menu."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very generous amount of salmon and so tasty! All the food was very fresh and served fast. Great spot for quick meals before a Verizon Center show."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Been here before, and liked it. Had to go up a very long windy set of stairs to get to our table, ok. Service once up there was spotty at times. Had to request refills, several times. Food was served fresh and hot and when one dish was incorrect, it was quickly replaced with the right one."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I love this place. Everything I eat is amazing!!! Longevity fried rice is fantastic. Drunken Munky roll is awesome too!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great bartenders Scott and Charles!!! They will make your visit worth the while. A great place to go before or after an event at the Verizon Center."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food is always great and it is so easy to get a table. I definitely recommend"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "After reading all the great reviews of this place, we really had high expectations. The mood wad already set when I asked about the drink specials and the server abruptly answered, it isn't for outside diners. The korean bbq was way too salty, and our server only checked on is once throughout the meal. It's a great looking place, but the food just was not up to par."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Food excellent, service outstanding and what a very pleasant experience. i plan to eat again at Asian Spice the next time visitors come to town."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed an absolutely amazing late lunch here. The sushi was delicious. "
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "The food was wonderful! The service was great and the ambience was great for a lunch meeting."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Asia Spice is a neighborhood favorite of ours. The service can be spotty (especially during happy hour if there is a game at the Comcast Center), but it is always friendly, the food is creative and carefully crafted, and the ambiance is fun. The Peasant Noodles are worth making a special trip. Take some time to read the whole menu, because the names of the dishes are some of the most creative in Washington. I think they would benefit from making the menu a little smaller and less confusing, and focusing on doing a smaller number of dishes to perfection. I've really never been disappointed by the food, but I have been frustrated a few times by chaos."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Service was perfect, waiter helped us decide among many good choices. We came early, not crowded, but had a problem with Groupon that manager and staff solved for us, they were all extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. A pleasure. Lots of good menu options, the Panang Curry with Salmon was really good. Large portion, excellent quality, salmon perfectly cooked. Dessert was sticky rice with mango, unique, delicious, artistically presented. Hadn't been there for several years, consider it a find. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "sushi was pretty good... decent service. Good spot to check out when in the area"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food was very good and a good value for the money. The appetizer, salad and soup we had were good starts to the meal. The lamb kebabs were excellent and was the duck entree."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the tom yumm soup and the duck roll - an appetizer big enough for a main course. Service was very courteous but timing was off -- the food arrived before the cocktails were half finished. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Food and service were great. We ate here during cherry blossom festival and dined outdoors. Great experience. I would go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always good food and reliable. Great for vegetarians as well."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "when the Tom Yumm seafood soup makes your eyes water and your nose run, without burning your mouth AND delivers layered flavours, your know you are in the right place! The chicken, not pork or beef sates were OK and the Asian spice salad was also good but nothing special. The Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork pulled Asian Spice back out of the humdrum to the delicious. The drunken noodles were a delight. My Mee Goreng, egg noodles was a bit of a disapointment as I am used to wide flat noodles that hold the hot peanut sauce, but the flavor was there. Thai Green Curry again hit the spot. Spicey, hot, but with mutiple flavors in the heat without any burn My ginger creme brûlée was bland with little ginger flavur, cold, and dense. Not a success."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Good mixture of all things Asian. Also a wide range of food volumes from tapas and sushi to full dinners. Lots of energy and a fun place."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Food was delicious, but it was a little too noisy for a business lunch."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food selection and quality were great. Thai was especially good. Service was good. A very nice dining choice."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "have had dinner & lunch here--both times the food was great and the service appropriately friendly lunch is also a great deal"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "very convenient to Verizon Center for a delicious meal before the game."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Asian Spice is great for Groups, Date Night, a Romantic Evening with that Special someone, First Date or hanging with Friends, how do I know, Because I have been part of ALL of them. Asian Spice mix the charm of Great Sushi and Asian cuisine with the hussle and bussle of city dining. I love this place and Often look for reasons to return (smile)."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Asian Spice. I was very pleased with my experience from start finish. Their sushi was delicious. The waitress was very nice. I will definitely be coming back to Asian Spice."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "started with the Duck Roll App - great!! Both entrees - the Korean Short Rib & Chicken Basil were great... very much like what we used to expect at Kenlaya. Happy they still have this location open!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "server was pleasant; food was excellent & presented well"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "If you have been looking for Kal Bi that is more like Hawaii-style Kal Bi rather than the traditional Korean style Gal Bi, this is the closest I've found so far. Also, the Malaysian Roti is perfect! The same as you would find at Malaysia Kopitiam."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Arrived at 6:30pm for an 8:00pm concert and after being told twice that they didn't have the wine we had chosen, we got our appetizer . At 7:15pm I reminded our server we needed our main dish, when it still had not arrived at 7:45pm we decided to leave. Would not recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "There were a number of items blacked out with marker. I ordered crab cakes which were described as lump crab meat. There was no lump meat in it at all. I returned it and replaced it with another dish. Thevreplacement and the other dishes at the table were tasty but nothing to rave about."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Ate dinner here on a Thursday night. Kitchen appears to be very disorganized. Choices of wine by the glass are few and unexceptional. No one could answer even the simplest questions about wine. My seaweed and tofu soup was acceptable - very fresh tofu but the broth was thin. Even though the restaurant was not that busy, we waited 90 minutes for our entrees to show up. Just two noodle dishes. The drunken noodles were a slightly spicy muddle of overcooked soba noodles, although the shrimp were fresh. Mee goreng noodles was a mild curried mush with overcooked chicken. Perhaps the restaurant should shorten their menu, increase the precision of the cooking and for heavens sake - get some interesting wines by the glass."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "this was my second time at Asian Spice and it was as delightful as the first time and I will continue coming back when money graces my pockets and open time greets my busy life."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Back room was small and cute but a little cold. Should be fine once winter ends. The sushi was great, Kung Pao chicken was good but served with chives (menu did not reference). Green Curry was also good - a bit watery but had enough spice and taste to satisfy my craving. We would visit again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Mostly well executed pan-Asian cuisine: delicious gyoza, satay, Thai soup, Chinese eggplant, and Thai seafood. Only disappointment was the Indonesian mee goreng, which was a soupy mess that didn't come close to the real thing. Our appetizers sat so long before making their way to the table that we had to end the soup back to be reheated. Otherwise service on a busy Saturday night was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were seated at a nice quiet table with a window view upstairs over the bar area, had no problem talking. We decided to have a selection of appetizers- all were perfect. We will return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my first time there. We had a party of 6, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. The wait staff was very cordial and helpful and the food was exceptional. We will certainly go back again now that we found this gem. Bravo Asian Spice!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were attending a concert at Verizon and were looking for a close place for dinner. We happened upon reservations at Asian Spice. What a nice surprise! It was wonderful--food was unbelievably good. The four of us plan to go back. (Pad Thai was excellent.)"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "First time to try Asian Spice on Valentine's Day and it was a pleasant experience. Each thing we ordered on the menu had great taste and we would go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A good go to place when going to the Verizon Center and wanting solid Asian offerings. The duck roll was excellent. The tao chicken was a really large portion size with a tasty sauce and rice on the side. Service was good and the beer list was pretty extensive with some top quality offerings on the menu."
    Dined on 2/8/2014