Oya Restaurant & Lounge
Oya Restaurant & Lounge

Oya Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oyadc.com/
  • Phone: 2023931400x
  • 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: Sushi, American, Contemporary Asian
  • 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: 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 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Oya Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
245 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (163)romantic (146)fit for foodies (114)hot spot (89)good for groups (85)vibrant bar scene (73)great for lunch (53)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (40)late-night find (33)great for brunch (13)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • amazing dinner
    KsparicoVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The sea bass was fantastic. Great service as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointed
    Gmbd1031
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I normally have no complaints about this restaurant but the service was very slow. My party had a 12 o'clock reservation, we were seated and our orders taken but we weren't served for nearly one hour. This was disappointing as we were doing a lunchtime birthday celebration. We had to take our dessert back to work with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Oya restaurant met our expectations for a romantic dinner in the heart of D.C. The cocktails and house-made sodas were very good. We opted for sushi and were not disappointed. The short rib roll tasted of warm comfort food, but wrapped in a sushi roll. The service was not perfect throughout the night, but the special dessert for our anniversary was a nice touch to make it a good restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The marble walls are the star
    ACDCVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    An unmemorable destination for non-foodie yuppies looking for a night on the town. The decor, while expensively done, has the essence of an overly-commercial Las Vegas restaurant from the early 2000's. The food was completely devoid of innovation or soul. This place is not about the sushi. Anyone who knows any better will be left disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experience
    Nanakc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very satisfied. The food was delicious. Charlie our waiter was great. I felt pampered by the entire staff. Thank you to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, love the decor
    OTB1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very trendy spot with delicious food. Our group had a great time. I love the interior and decor of this restaurant. Feels like it's located in NYC or Las Vegas and not in DC. Great time had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! We went for a special birthday celebration lunch, and young folks attending lunch thought it was one of their best dining experiences. The entire experience was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anne
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was our first time there and we had great experience. Stuff is very professional and very friendly (especially Shara). Food was great! We'll definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality
    coop
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Everything was delicious and service was impeccable. My wife and I spent our 2nd anniversary here and they took very good care of us. We will definitely be back for dinner. Their sushi is amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE
    1NONLYNITA
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!! EVERYTHING FROM THE SERVICE TO THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. WILL DEFINITELY VISIT AND RECOMMEND IT TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Zeek
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The ambience was great but the sushi was just ok, while the bill was pretty high. I am a foodie so maybe I have high standards. I did notice that the bar scene was really impressive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roseg
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great find. Wonderful food and service. A little noisy but still a good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent!
    SpiceGirl
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to Oya. We ordered from the restaurant week menu which was a true value! The bread pudding dessert was just the right portion and not as unpleasantly heavy as others I have had. Sooo delish! Sushi was fresh with just the right amount of spice. And oh those signature biscuits are to die for! No butter needed... Service was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Modern Decor!
    LJKtown
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautifully prepared meals in a unique setting . Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost a regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    my boyfriend and i have visited Oya/Sei/Sax probably 6 times in total now...but by far, Oya is our favorite. We've celebrated birthdays and anniversaries with you and I expect we'll return again and again to celebrate upcoming milestones. The food is great, but we've had stellar service all but the very first time we visited. Mohammed and Alexis are two standout servers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Henry
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Recommend with reservations. Ordered fixed price. When waiter took order, I told him that I would order dessert after my meal. He said that was not possible- that I had to order dessert with the rest of the meal. Problem was, I wasn't ready to order dessert and I don't like a waiter telling me that I must order something when I'm not ready. Very uncomfortable moment. Would have asked to see head waiter, but I was treating a group for someone's birthday. Picked something without much thought (sorbet). Then, waiter returned mid-meal and said that the kind of sorbet I wanted wasn't available. Don't think that the waiter understood that what he was doing was not appropriate, it's just what he was told to do. So, it soured the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Girlscout57
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food is always great - great staff. Spicy Crunchy Shrimp roll is the best - even if it's not on the menu anymore!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before theater.
    ChevyDan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went before Sweeney Todd at Warehouse Theater. Mussels and asparagus ravioli were great. Waiter brought a taste of a couple of wine s before we chose, which was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service is much too slow
    enewVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We ate at Oya for lunch and whereas the food was delicious, the serving of the food was painfully slow. We selected the Restaurant Week lunch menu, which had three courses, and we had to depart before dessert was brought to the table. It took at least 20-25 minutes for the first course - 2 salads! - to come to the table. The restaurant has to be more attuned to the 'lunch crowd' and hustle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Amazing service and great food! Our waiter and the hostess were extremely attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time
    Theprez77
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I always enjoy eating here. Food was great but the waiter was less than competent. He spilled water on me several times and seemed to have a problem focusing. May not do too many business lunches here anymore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect meal
    FoodieDC
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I really enjoyed my experience at OYA. The food was amazing and the service was award winning. The price fixe was the perfect opportunity to experience an array of food choices. I will OYA to my list of favorite places .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in DC
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food, service, drinks, and pricing! You can't go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME SERVICE & AMAZING FOOD!
    AmandaU
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I came here for my birthday dinner and I'm so glad that I did! First of all the decor and atmosphere is so GORGEOUS! When I went to the front desk to check in for my reservation, they were so nice and friendly. When my party got there, we were promptly seated and waited on. I had one of the last dinner reservations, so the restaurant was thinning out and it wasn't too noisy except for one loud party. I ordered some kind of tuna sushi roll, a salmon entree, and the summer shortcake for dessert. They were all so delicious, perfectly cooked and seasoned! This is the perfect place for special occasions or a nice dinner. Great service & amazing food - I definitely recommend this restaurant and I would come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls night out
    ChefJW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place was delish!!! The good was great and inventive. Sushi fresh. Fun, strong drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb! Awesome!
    Jtownfab6
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant completely exceeded all expectations! Our waitress Rosie was fabulous, as was the host Walter! They made our evening so special! The food was out of this world! We had 4 rolls of sushi and it was made to perfection! We will definitely be back to OYA on our next trip to DC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great ambiance and great service! Perfect for a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JDub
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Decor & ambiance is outstanding. We went here for restaurant week as a group. Food was good, no complaints. Our waiter (Brandon) was great as well. I wish I remembered the name of the wine we got. Will definitely go back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Beautiful decor. Vibrant bar scene. Stay there. The food is remarkably disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great double date
    BurkeFoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a very chic, well decorated place and the service was fantastic. I really loved that I could get a sushi appetizer, and then salmon meal at one restaurant. Would definitely go back. Absolutely loved my bread pudding desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect night!!
    GalleriaDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I seriously had the most amazing night at OYA this past Thursday! The staff is extremely friendly - Walter the manager is such a gem. He made us feel right at home and made our evening very special. Also, I'm still thinking about the amazing passion fruit margarita we had... it was amazing. The food was delicious. We had four sushi rolls - the typhoon was my favorite, mac & cheese and the edamame guacamole. Everything was great! Perfect for a girls night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVED IT !!!!!
    JoviGeorge
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I will go back time and time again I wish I had time to try the drinks Hubby and I are going there fior date night This Friday
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it before but not this time
    Larry
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Did not live up to expectations. Guacamole was good but ceviche was rubberie. And pork taco and chicken tamale were bland. Will go back, try again as it was very good before. Service was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, Better the first the time
    TimbocceVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was very impressed on my first visit to Oya a couple of months ago, so I was really excited to return. I was not as pleased the second time around. It could have been that the restaurant was busier, but it seemed like our server didn't check in our table enough. It wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't regularly see him apparently chatting with his colleagues. The sushi was amazing last time but this time it was just OK. We also had pork ribs as a starter and they were delicious. Our drinks were first too weak and then too strong. Our entrees, though, we're delicious. I had lamb and my guest had the branzino. Overall, this time around, the service just wasn't there, so I was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    CST13
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and service was excellent! We had sushi, cocktials and entrees and everything was great. Our only complaint would be the noise level, although it wasnt too bad for a Saturday evening. We would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Waited at least half an hour after our reservation to be seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were in DC for a conference and happened upon this place for an early dinner. We arrived around 6:30 - so were able to take advantage of their early special ($25 for three courses). All three of us went for the quinoa and Kale salad which was wonderful. Two of us got the Branzino (fish) dish at the recommendation of the waiter and it was delicious - our other friend got the asparagus ravioli and really enjoyed that. The deserts (banana pudding and a very chocolate cake) were also great. The waiter staff were very attentive and helpful. It is a lovely restaurant, with a fireplace and lots of marble and white. Definitely would go here again when in DC. Also had glutton free and vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Bunniesfriend
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Friends birthday celebration went well. Server was a little slow but overall the ambiance and experience was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • remarkable
    airman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to celebrate special occasion. Staff is very attentive. The food is extraordinary. Fast service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    When celebrating a milestone with a friend, I always love to reserve a table at Oya. The ambiance is very elegant, the service is first class, and the food is delightful and enchanting. They are willing to accommodate my requests for service.I usually 10 minutes early to select a wine or champagne to be served as we sit down. The staff has a way of making you feel like you are the most important guest. My favorite dessert is the Bananas Foster Bread pudding. I highly recommend Oya for a dining experience that will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate