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Oya Restaurant & Lounge
Oya Restaurant & Lounge

Oya Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • " The food was delicious and the décor was marvelous."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriend for a nice dinner. We love the ambiance, service, and food in this place. Perfect spot for a Date night with your significant other."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I had been here for Lunch and Dinner before. I'm on the email list and received PRICE FIX invitation for the weekend of the 4th of July; which was a great deal (3 course meal with appetizer and cocktail for $25). I expected more menu restrictions for the meal deal; but was pleasantly surprised that the menu was pretty much open for choice of selections in each category. Disappointed that by Sunday they had run out of ribs; but otherwise everything was top notch. I invited my family from out of town and they loved it....."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We happened to come during a specials week, about the best restaurant deal ever! But didn't know it till we walked in, and I'd go back without it too. Fun, creative cocktails, tasty salads, excellent fish. I usually pass on bread pudding, but their banana version is exceptional, with delectable caramel sauce. the ubiquitous molten chocolate cake is a fine rendition, made a flavorful, quality chocolate. Our server Chris was terrific -- an obvious foodie, who described the food temptingly, but wasn't afraid to not recommend dishes too. Frosting on the cake is the decor -- creative white and black with a lot of whimsy -- it's just a fun room to sit in while you dine. First time there, and I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I am so disappointed. I really wanted to like this place especially since I love SEI, but this place was lackluster. The service we received was POOR, the food mediocre, and drinks tasted like water. I would expect way more than this especially if I'm spending $150+. Our waiter took forever to come greet us and ask us for drinks, when we needed more time to figure out what we were eating it took even longer, plus it took him forever to check up on us when we received our food. We ordered the calamari as an app, Branzino, the Rib Eye, truffle fries, and the NY strip (with the first two entrees being recommendations from our waiter). The only good entree was the NY strip! :-("
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Out table was ready as requested. Beautiful setting. Love love love the way Oya is decorated. Super modern. Fire place and a water fall on the wall! From start to finish everything was amazing. The service and the food was bomb. What was even more awesome was the 4th of July special going on. We got an appetizer, entree, dessert, and special drink of choice for $25 a person!! That's the price for ONE entree. My boyfriend and I had a great evening at Oya."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I took my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday and they treated her like a queen. The service was wonderful and the food was great. It was DC week so there was a special price for food and desserts. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been to Oya on numerous occassions but this particular time I sat in the dining room area. The ambiance is amazing down to the food presentation and the cocktail menu. I had a awesome experience. This is one of my fav restaurants and will definitely be back soon :)."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Delicious food and gorgeous inside Knowledgable waiter and attentive staff had a special holiday menu that was a fantastic deal"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Ordered decaf tea with dessert. When they brought an Earl Grey, I asked the person who brought it over if it was decaf, and he said yes but also called the waitress. She came over, and I was very concerned, as it wasn't labeled as a decaf, but she confirmed that it was decaf Earl Grey. Later I found out ... NOT! After such great food with a very good deal at the restaurant, this really ruined it."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was good, everything we had was enjoyable. Asparagus Ravioli surprised and the rolls were delicious. Truffle fries and aoli are a must-have. Alexis was our server and was very attentive and always offering recommendations. Overall, my wife and I enjoyed and would return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Oya has a very sexy ambiance that I would recommend for a date night. The wait staff was amazing and always there when you needed them"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was fine, chocolate molten cake was excellent. We used a gift card and it was extremely difficult to use as they said they could not leave any balance on, quite ridiculous considering every other place has no issues leaving a balance on your gift card. After talking with two managers and then finally the owner came out was very nice, he was able to let us use the balance for a tip. Amazing how the managers said it could not be done and then it was miraculously able to be done."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waiters are not very knowledgeable and represent a mismatch for such upscaled restaurant"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I took two friends to dinner prior to us attending an Opera. Food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time with my girl friend. It was my 3rd time coming and the food/service was excellent as always"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Beautiful place, sea bass cooked perfectly, but it was so loud in the dining area from the bar that it was very distracting to conversation. Would have been the perfect date spot had it not been for the poor acoustics. Definitely couldn't take clients there either."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Oya is a really vibrant bar and restaurant with excellent ambiance. a great happy hour and excellent dining. the only negative is that the noise from the bar spills over to the restaurant area making it difficult at times to hold a conversation. I'll definitely dine there again, but after happy hour."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Edamame guacamole! Delicious rolls. Attentive service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great place, very good food, great service, and it's so lively."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We took our friends out for their 9th anniversary and Oya was the perfect spot! As always the service was amazing and the food was on point! Our server brought over an anniversary dessert and champagne for the entire table! This made the evening even more special especially since we didnt'even think to do this. Thank you Oya! As always you didnt' disappoint. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner. I just wish it was more quiet in there."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The restaurant's service was ok. Our waiter was awesome. He was always there to make sure we had what we needed. It was also early Friday and it wasn't busy yet. The part that threw me off was when I showed the waiter that I had a fruit fly in my food. Even though I had finished my meal I noticed it and showed it to him. He told the manager and they only took on a starter from the bill. That disappointed me because I don't know how many fruit flies I had eaten before I recognized that one. I didn't say anything, we paid the bill and left. My wife's food was good considering we were celebration her 40h birthday. So I was happy about that. We went to a party and I told my friends about it and they suggested that we not return to that rest."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although I can look past poor service or unappealing decor in a restaurant if the food is really good, I can't look past terrible food regardless of how nice the restaurant looks or how quickly my water is filled. In the end is that not what you go to a restaurant for, great food? I really don't get the good reviews or the popularity of this place."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I can't praise this place enough. The food and the service are both outstanding. My only problem is deciding what to order. Like Mary Poppins, it's "practically perfect in every way.""
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "There are three great experiences at this restaurant 1. The Food, 2. The Service, 3. The ambience and décor. I recently hosted a family table of 10 for my wife's birthday and our anniversary. The age range of the group was from 20 to 76, and the palate range of the group was even wider - Oya had something special for us all - from the cocktails to the appetizers, main course and deserts. Service from our server Munir was excellent, both professional and courteous and very knowledgeable. The décor is stunning - an all-round great evening for parties, couples or probably even on your own. I have travelled extensively and have eaten at many fine and famous restaurants around the world, and this is right up at the top. Check it out"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for lunch/dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves. Bill came up to about $85 for 2 people with wine so not too horrible price wise. Seeing as my pallet for wine drinking is just developing, I had a Moscato but they had a very extensive wine menu for the more developed taste. Food was good, a little more fat on the strip steak that I would have liked but the overall size of the steak was appreciated. Most times you go to a nice restaurant and order a steak and they brink out a tiny circle of meat, this was definitely not the case though next time I think I will try to salmon. Our waiter was very attentive and full of suggestions. Would definitely go back. The layout and decor also deserve mentioning, very nice"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This past Saturday, I had a 9 pm reservation and although we were a tad late to our reservation, we were seated promptly. About 10-15 minutes after we were seated, we still had not been greeted by our server. I got up and went to the server's station to ask if someone could come to our table and was told that someone would, but 10 minutes later, nobody had approached us still. I finally flagged down a server, who finally took our orders. Service remained consistent for the remainder of the night. I normally am very sympathetic to restaurant staff, having worked in a restaurant for three years as a server. However, I don't believe that having to wait for nearly half an hour to be greeted (not even given water) is justified."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dinner took almost 45 mins to come out an when it did come out chicken breast was dry and veggie was cold but yes very elegant atmosphere ."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place was just outstanding. My wife and I came there for our 5th anniversary. I didn't know what to expect. My wife and I were impressed on every level, food, wine and Michael, he went over and above to make us comfortable. I'm in entertainment and I will be bringing my out of town guests to this place. To this place. p.s. Thanx for the anniversary desert."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I went there on a Monday night, so it wasn't crowded. From the bartender to the waitress to the host, the staff was personable and welcoming. Food was excellent, and I can't say enough about how pretty the place is."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I took a team of 8 to celeberate a member's departure for school. We had a corner to ourselves, excellent service, attentive in every way. Oya is a nice venue."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We (3) were there for Dinner and one of us had B-day. Every course got better! With an on-house B-day special (Cake with candle and champagne) we had an amazing finish to an fantastic evening. Our orders: starter: Calamari (spicy and crunchy), main: New York steak with pineapple and blue cheese; Lamb chops with apples; sides: Brussel sprouts and mushroom pie; Dessert: Schoko cake with ice and Banana-cake with ice. I didn't use the exact phrases as in the menu but you will recognize what we ordered as soon as you open the menu. Everything was delicious and the steaks were made 100% as requested (medium-rare and medium-done). "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We went to Oya and were pleased at the entire experience. The food was great and the wait staff wonderful. Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Service is fantastic! Food is to die for with an on point taste. Good size portions. The restaurant has a lounge decor feel very modern; just a bit noisy :-) Will definitely go back !!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I chose this based on a friend of a friend's recommendation for my birthday dinner and let me tell you--they were right! It is upscale but truthfully could cost more what with their marble walled decor and all. The service was superb and the wait staff made sure our needs were met before we had them. I did not get to experience the happy hour, but from what I saw at the bar, it seems to be a very live affair. I will go back and would recommend this place to others. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was quite good, although two efforts at cooking the Brussels spouts didn't do enough to soften them. The waitstaff hovered a little too much, refilling glasses after a single sip, refolding napkins and literally wiping the table after plates were removed but not through with the meal. I almost thought I'd need to raise my feet while they vacuummed under the table. A lot less hovering would go a long way to improve the rating, but that may just be me. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "food was very good and presentation was even better. Portions are small for the price."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I took my sister to Oya for her birthday dinner. It was her first time going and we had a great experience. The food was amazing and then after dinner, the chef sent out a mini bday cake and champagne, complimentary. Service was great, food was great, entire experience was amazing. Thanks for helping make her evening special!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Love Love Loved! The restaurant is located in DC's Chinatown. The ambience is delightful. So beautiful I was definitely impressed. Our waitress Rosa was amazing. She gave us some great recommendations and made us feel so comfortable. Although it was a Fri night we didn't feel rushed. My party had kale and quinoa salad, lobster dip, toshiba roll, spicy scallop roll, short rib tempura roll, and banana bread pudding which were all superb! Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014