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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
  • "Celebrating a new opportunity that will take one of us out of state, the Oya folks took note of the occasion I mentioned in the reservation and just made the entire lunch all that much more memorable and special with a mini cake and message on the dessert plate. It was a heart-warming moment and made what could have been sad and bittersweet feel festive and celebratory instead. thanks!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the green tea! My executive lunch was perfect. Thanks Oya!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Everything was delicious as always! My favorite lunch spot!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I wanted to go to a nice place for a birthday dinner, and Oya was perfect. Every order was delicious, including the sushi, starters, entrees, and dessert. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend, or anyone for that matter."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant so it is great for a date! The ambience really Sets this place above the rest! I always have pleasant experiences here!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was very good, service good and staff very friendly, nice décor--light and modern. However, noise from bar area came into dining area as there is not a good separation between the two areas and sometimes hard to even hear my guest speak during dinner. Otherwise great place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dinner started out quite well with the service. As the night went along and our server had larger groups, the service waned quite a bit. He was a little less attentive and forgetful. Overall better than average though. The atmosphere was nice but the acoustics were horrible. Noises amply and carry making it very difficult to hear the person sitting across from you."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "OYA is a great place for lunch. The decor is awesome, love the design. The only complaint I had this time is that they cut the Pre Fixe lunch special way down. They increased the price and decreased the food. It's now served in a bento box fashion and is so small. It makes sense of course, for the restaurant, to do this. They will make more money. Other than that, our service was great and it was a fun group lunch. I am not sure why my review must be 50 characters... I have nothing more to say so I'm just trying to fill this space."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Went for my bday. Great service, good food - a bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Oya reminded me of many young professionals I work with - they dress the part, say many of the right things, but don't have much substance or skills. Given the upscale atmosphere and the high entree prices, I expected more from Oya. The food was decently prepared, but not very flavorful or creative. The servers seemed trained in what to say and do, but ours was clearly trying to push us out quickly. She asked if we were ready for our entrees as soon as we started our appetizers, tried to remove entree plates before we were finished, and asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu when one of us was clearly not done eating. On the bright side, the bartender was wonderful and the cocktail menu was imaginative."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "there was a bit snafu with cocktail menu that did not please me. I ordered from menu that did not carry the cocktail that I And I had to substitute. It would have been a complimentary move by OYa to prepare me that cocktail since it was advertised and care was not taken to remove menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great restaurant! Nice ambiance! My bottle of wine was not chilled on ice at my table upon arrival but the food and the ambiance were good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant to any and everyone looking for delicious food, exceptional service, a beautiful ambiance or just simply to link up with friends for drinks and a good time. I celebrated my birthday there and Mr. Avalos(manager) and staff made sure my party and I have a wonderful time:). Did I mention the food and drinks were outstanding?! I order the salmon and savored every morsel. The drinks were bold, flavorful and of top quality. Oya Restaurant and Lounge is truly a Gem I can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This restaurant was the perfect pick for a girls night out. Great location and ambiance. Food was amazing. Had sushi and main course. Sangria with dinner and champagne for dessert. Stayed a long time because it was really relaxing."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Oya's ambience is top notch! Very elegant, classy, perfect for a date night, or fancy girl's night out. Came here to celebrate a friends bachelorette party (this was the dinner prior to) and it was perfect! The host helped us decorate the table, our waiter had our champagne chilling before we arrived, we were attended amazingly, and just had a great time. Food was good (nothing outstanding), but the presentation was exceptional. It's definitely a night to splurge on, Oya knows how to bring on the "experience". Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I'm not sure why there are so many good reviews for this restaurant. Service was poor and rude. Food was extremely overpriced. Décor was dated. If you want to spend that kind of money there are much better choices."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is very nice. Not authentic, but still interestingly tasteful. However, under Asian culture, green tea should be free."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Portions are getting smaller and smaller, especially for the pre-fixe menu items. But even the main menu sushi rolls are very small. Also, the main dining area smells stale, like too much has been spilled and not cleaned properly."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I took two friends to dinner prior to us attending an Opera. Food and service were outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Edamame guacamole! Delicious rolls. Attentive service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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
  • "The atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner. I just wish it was more quiet in there."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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 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