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Oya Restaurant & Lounge
Oya Restaurant & Lounge

Oya Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oyadc.com
  • Email: info@oyadc.com
  • Phone: (202) 393-1400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30 pm Late Night Happy Hour Friday & Saturday 11pm - 2am Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm All Night Sushi Happy Hour Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - close, Friday 5:00pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Sushi, American
  • Executive Chef: Avinash Rana
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off Site Drop Off Catering and Sushi Platters to GO
  • Special Events & Promotions: Semi-private dining room for groups of 10-32 guests

    Small Lounge for 15-20 guests

    Large Lounge for 30-40 guests

    Lounge Buyout for 50-100 guests

    Restaurant Buyout for 125 guests seated or 350 guests standing reception

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H & 9th NW
  • Public Transit: Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red and yellow line. Get off at the 9th Street Exit and we are one block away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Monday through Saturday evening starting at 5pm
A word from Oya Restaurant & Lounge
OYA promises guests an exquisite experience through exceptional food, contouring textures, smooth vibes and sophisticated service. Serving an innovative menu of creative sushi, small plates beginning at $6 and entrees that blends the best of Classic American with an Asian flair. All set in a beautifully theatrical designed space. OYA brings a unique flair for ingredients and flavors to the Washington, DC dining scene.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had an great dining experience celebrating my girlfriend's 40th Birthday celebration. It was wonderful, although we lost our table because half of my dinner party guests showed up late the OYA hostess was gracious enough to set up the lounge area for us. The drinks were really good, appetizers were yummy. My salmon was a bit dry but overall everyone was pleased with their meals."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The lounge area beside the bar is quite alluring and certainly a good spot for a first date. The food is excellent and serving size is just right (not too much and not leaving you hungry). The service is not quite to the level you'd expect at a restaurant at this price point, however, the ambiance covers for it well. Though its White decor is not unique in DC, this place seems to do white a bit better than the competition. I will say that the Saki list leaves much to be desired. Oya simply should have a greater variety. Overall, however, I'll likely be back. Maybe, I'll just stick to the wine. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Brought out of town guest to experience something a little different in the way of food and interior decoration. This place lived up to expectations. Food offerings were diverse and delicious. Service was wonderful! Has valet parking, and they do it right by giving your ticket to the server who will ensure that the car is ready for you to step into when you exit the restaurant. Met all expectations."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "OYA was the perfect location for dinner with a group of 4 couples. Had a round table so it created a great opportunity for everyone to stay connected to the conversation! Would definitely go to dinner at this spot again!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My favorite Penn Quarter restaurant since opening. Something on the inventive menu for everyone. Eclectic wine list. Waterfall window to kitchen white marble walled fireplace eye candy. Rosita is a most competent, beautiful, attentive and gracious server."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I come to oya often and this time it was a mess from start to finish. Took forever to be seated. Service was slow. Food wasnt hot. Terrible"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our trip to Oya and the food was good. Sadly the service did not come up to scratch - when we queried the 20% service charge on our bill the Manager told us that it should not even have been there!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meal was great from beginning to end. Oya's cucumber cocktail was the best I've had;the hint of tarragon was just enough. The tiny biscuits were to die for! OYA's menu is great for both sushi lovers AND those who prefer meat or fish. Although I am not a lover of kale, the kale quinoa salad made me think twice. It was very tasty and the blend of textures was just right. I had sushi this time around, but would go back for the branzino and other menu selections. It was a cold rainy night, so we really appreciated the warmth of Oya's fireplace. Our waiter, Alexis, was attentive without being overly so. Will definitely go back to this one!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great service. Pleasant atmosphere and confortable seating. Fantastic food. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Kobe burger me at lunch m sliced steak w asparagus for her was outstanding"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The staff was wonderful. They took care of all of our needs immediately. The food was very good. My date was impressed with the decor and the attentiveness of the wait staff. The server was very attentive and always checks on us to ensure that we were being taken care of and getting exactly what we ordered. The manager stopped by and asked if there was anything that he could do to make our experience better. It's a great restaurant, especially for a first date if your really make to make an impression on the person you are with. The decor is very upscale."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Took a friend for a belated birthday. Food was great, service excellent AND it was quiet enough that we could talk."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The concierge at the Grand Hyatt recommended this restaurant. From the moment I walked into the restaurant I was treated like royalty. The service was great and the food was exceptional. The Chilean Sea Bass is a must have. This will be a regular stop for me when I hit DC."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I love, love, love this place! The bento box for lunch is amazing and so is everything else. Yellow tomato soup...my favorite menu item! I have never been for dinner, but bet it's just as great. The service is always incredible."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The service was very friendly. The waitress gave us good suggestions and feedback on food choices. the atmosphere and ambiance was perfect for a romantic diner for two. Our only issue was the noise level. We would have preferred a slightly quieter diner but when you have great food and service, you expect the place to be packed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great place, great food , and a great staff as a whole the we had waitresses was on point with the event I had plan which made the night evening better thanks."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Gorgeous white walls made of paper roses, marble, fireplace, and waterfall. Ginger peach soda is great. Do not order the sweet potato gratin - it was bitter. The other food we ordered was fine (sushi, macaroni and cheese, and molten chocolate cake). This is a great date place, with lovely chandeliers and candles. Very elegant atmosphere. But expensive!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I went for a bachelorette party. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The food was amazing. I had two sushi rolls and they were wonderful. I started out with the lobster dip which was delicious. Everyone in the party enjoyed their food. The bride to be received a little cake which was delicious! Great experience. I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We felt rushed. Otherwise, would have given a perfect score. The waiter was very nice. But it was obvious they wanted our group out pronto! There were eight of us."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Service was great. Drinks were great. The calamari appetizer was delicious but, the entrees left something to be desired. The NY Strip was very tough and almost inedible and the Chilean Sea Bass, which was highly recommended, was too oily."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food, beautiful atmosphere, good service ! Perfect for gatherings with friends or if you want to really impress your date."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I went with two friends on a Friday night. It was packed and very loud which is great for people watching but if you want an intimate meal this would not be the best scene. Ordered several appetizers and dishes along with cocktails. They were good but nothing great and overall not worth the price charged. Service was excellent. I would come back and maybe just grab drinks at the bar."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We returned to Oya after a year. Our dinner was average at best. While the sushi rolls for appetizer were excellent, our entrees were sub par. The pork chop with cherry sauce entree was tasteless and dry, the cherry sauce was too sparse to taste, the chili polenta was quite skimpy and also lacked taste. It was disappointing. The noise level in the restaurant was so loud that it was quite difficult to talk - seating was packed super tight and the restaurant was full. Service was terrific but simply couldn't overcome the food. Oya has been our go-to restaurant for pre-concert dinners for many years as the proximity to the Verizon Center is great; however, with many many restaurants in the neighborhood, we will likely choose another next time."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We received a warm welcome when we checked in with the host for a pre-concert dinner. Oya is a treat for the eyes and the palate! We enjoyed a very tasty warm spinach and lobster dip to start. Susan ordered the whole branzino over a melange of vegetables. It was expertly prepared and delicious. My duck ragu over pasta was very tasty, though after tasting the branzino, I wish I had gone there. Jan loved her salmon and Irv was pleased with his perfectly cooked Kobe burger with truffle fries. Jan's individual pineapple upside down cake looked pretty and disappeared in its entirety. My 3 small scoops of rum raisin ice cream were super-creamy, and with a little more rum flavor would have been perfect! Server Sean was skilled and friendly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My date and I had a 6PM reservation on a Saturday. We arrived slightly early but were seated immediately. We ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and Butternut Squash ravioli, both were recommended and tasted great. We finished with the molten chocolate cake. Service was exceptional, the manager swung by and asked some minor questions about our experience at Oya. My experience exceeded expectations; I would recommend going again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Seriously, same table. By the beautiful "fire" place. Incredible architecture and design. Amazing food. Eclectic wine list. Pampered service. What more can you ask for? Not a thing."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Oya is an awesome restaurant. They made by significant other birthday very special. It was my 3rd time there and his first time. He had a birthday that he will remember forever. Great ambience and staff. The food was also great.I will highly recommend this place esp if you want it to be a surprise. A plus service all the way around. He was speechless, which is great :-D"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Oya restaurant and lounge scene is a romantic and luminous venue. The tea lights on the table, chandeliers, and fireplace really sets the mood. The food was great and the service was too. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the food and the drinks from the menu, which was helpful because it was our first time there. At the end of our dinner our waiter brought out a complimentary mini red velvet cake, with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. That was really nice!! It was loud and busy but looking at the other guest there smiling and having a good time...the noise became less bothersome. Great energy. I'll go again and will surly suggest Oya to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Although I don't go as often as I'd like, it's still one of my favorite afternoon getaways for lunch!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The decor is unmatched, the food delicious, but we didn't feel we got a good value. Service was outstanding though."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The place to be seen in Washington DC. Within a short walk to the convention center, business or cocktail attire recommended as it is both a foodie haven, and a hot spot. The noise level increases as the night goes on, but we could still have a business conversation without having to shout over the music. What a relief from toehr hot spots in town."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "From the decorations to the food to the drinks, Oya definitely stands out as one of the best restaurants I have been to in DC thus far. The ambiance is perfect for a special occasion, a romantic dinner for two or simply for a night out with friends. I will definitely be returning to Oya!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and impeccable service. Some of the items (like the nigiri and sushi) were a bit on the pricey side for the estimated value. However, we pair of us used a livingsocial voucher, and that helped offset the cost somewhat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is top-notch. From the waiter switching out a white napkin to black after looking at my black pants, to all the little details that go into good service. It's all here. The food is delicious. You will really enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Good food, great ambiance, though it is a bit loud while at dinner. Food quality was good overall with attentive service. Oya never disappoints as an all around good experience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I love the ambience here and the Executive lunch choice. It gives you a bit of everything"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had an awesome time, and can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Absolutely wonderful food and relaxing and soothing ambience. Felt like I had a mini vacation at lunch! Will return!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant to visit when I'm in DC, the crowd, the food and the overall service is amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Each time I visit this restaurant I am impressed with my food selections. I'm making my wat through the menu. The Winter Chopped Salad I had for lunch was scrumptious! My friends always have a good time when we visit."
    Dined on 3/20/2014