I love Sticky Rice!! I think it's one of the best places for sushi in DC. Their sticky balls are unique and delicious. And who would have thought that tater tots go so well with sushi?!
Some people comment that the service at Sticky Rice isn't great, but every time I've gone, I've had extremely helpful waiters that were patient and nice.
I recommend getting reservations for dinner. It's a busy place!
8/15/2012 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice on H
Always a good choice on H Street; the sushi is excellent and creative. But the star of the meal is usually the bucket of tots.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to Sticky Rice prepared
I went to Sticky Rice prepared not to like them. As a DC resident tired of all the gentrification and displacement of my folk, H Street was mostly a sad reminder of the great joints that used to be. Stick Rice is mostly unassuming without the hipster overkill of most of the spots on the strip. And yes, the tater tots are even better than people say. They are the absolute Truth! The Asian dishes are not terribly authentic but tasty and there are good vegan and gluten free options. We had great service and good drinks that ranged from the imaginative to the well executed stalwart. Overall, a worthy stop.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and was FUN - hard
Great food and was FUN - hard to find that mix in DC
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came in for dinner on a Saturday
Came in for dinner on a Saturday night for my birthday. Luckily, I made reservations because the place was packed! The hostess didn't seem to be too happy to be working. She wasn't rude, but she wasn't friendly either. The server was nice. He checked in with us a few times, but we did have to wait for/flag him to refill water, get more drinks, and the check. It was incredibly busy that night, so I'm sure that played a role. But none of that makes this place amazing - it's the food. The food was outstanding! There were so many choices and the flavors filled my mouth with happiness. :) This was my first time, and I intend to come back (and soon)!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Long time customer... still
Long time customer... still love Godzirra and tots!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sticky Rice is not for stuck
Sticky Rice is not for stuck up people looking for a quite private dinner. Its a fun place with fun employees and fun food. Yes the first floor is loud. Its a BAR! Yes the food may take awhile sometimes. Its FRESH SUSHI and they are serving 200 ppl at a time. If you are chill and open-minded and dont mind a casual professional environment this is the place for you. Have fun people. Eating out is not that serious.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super nice and accommodating
Super nice and accommodating staff. You can tell they are experienced and know what they are doing.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorite places, my nieces ask for Stiky Rice by name when they come to visit and I am more than happy to oblige. There's something for everyone. Happy dining.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
MUST STICKY RICE
My girlfriend and I have to make it to Sticky Rice at least twice a month. We're vegetarians and they have a fantastic vegetarian sushi roll selection. It's a fun place with great sushi, romantic, energetic, youthful. Yes!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great spot with lots of food
Great spot with lots of food options. I was able to cover everyone's food limitations.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter was awesome, it was
Waiter was awesome, it was My Lady's 21st Bday he noticed without us saying just by looking at her passport (most just look at the year, haha I know I do) we were on the patio which was small but just right for us... First time having sushi and I loved it... The waiter suggested my dish based on what I told him and it was on point! Ionno... Over all it was amazing and most important she had a Great time, lol we didn't argue... We will def. come back! PS Good Day Chef Capice! #23Chiefs
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food; Music Too Loud
The noodle dishes were outstanding and the $1.00 Pabst Blue Ribbon a bargain (this is the price when it's raining) But the music was too loud and not what we, at least, want to hear when dining and conversing. In fact, I prefer no music at all, but that's just me. I'd go again and try to sit on the deck where it's quieter.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with mediocre service, but let's face it - that's kind of what Sticky Rice specialized in.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
While the restaurant is mainly known for sushi and Asian inspired food (which are great), Sticky Rice serves the best tater tots I've ever had.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sticky balls and bucket
The sticky balls and bucket of tots aren't the ideal combination for a healthy diet - but you really can't go wrong either... or both :)
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic service and good food
Our waiter, Jamie (I think! Or maybe Jesse?) was FANTASTIC. He steered us right on our food and our drinks. Excellent, creative maki. the Sticky Balls are AMAZING!!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sticky Balls are delicious
Unorthodox appetizers and maki rolls as well as saki bombs for dessert were awesome. A great place to take my girlfriend for her first birthday since we started dating, and I can't wait to go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not a huge sushi eater, but Sticky Rice is simply amazing. Prices are reasonable and staff is very nice. Definitely the hottest spot on H street for good Asian food and night life.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
While I can't speak to their cooked food (with the exception of the tots, which were tasty), their sushi was great. On top of that their service was incredible. I had made reservations the previous day for dinner with a friend. Unfortunately, their stove went down and they were unable to serve dishes that needed to be cooked. Not only did they call us ahead of time to let us know that, they also comped our meal since what we originally wanted required the stove. The service was incredible, and for that reason alone I'll go back and check out their brunch, let alone the fact that the sushi and tots were exactly what I wanted.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun on H St
I have been to Sticky Rice a few times and have never been disappointed. Always a great deal for the quality and amount of food you receive. My girlfriend is a vegetarian; this is a great choice for the vegan/vegetarian/gluten crowd.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The night I visited sticky rice it was a Friday night. Being that it was the beginning of the weekend it was a packed house & very loud. They had music blaring, I didn't mind it but the person I was with did. Our server was prompt and attentive. Overall a good experience, I'll be sure to go again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, great sushi!
They've got a couple awesome rolls, the sticky balls and godzirra. You can't go wrong with them! And make sure to go for the tots, you won't regret it!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to S.R. Several times and it is always delicious! If you go you HAVE to get the tots with the secret tot sauce. Loud restaurant though so if that is something that bothers you, might want to reconsider.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy was an excellent server!
Tommy was an excellent server! We love Sticky Rice!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Sticky Rice
Love it. Always great delicious and indulgent! Always get there excited to eat and leave happy!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place on H Street
Great for a night out- decent food and very nice cocktails. Fun and energetic atmosphere. Servers are very willing to accomodate special orders.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Birthday Group Experience
Sticky Rice was our third choice for sushi for a birthday event, but it wound up being the most convenient for the majority of the guest in our 10-person party. We were not disappointed. The sushi was excellent and the server was very honest about what options were fresher considering our late-Sunday meal. Prices seemed decent on some things, pricier on others; on average, it was about what we expected for dining in the area. The Omakase for 2 is the notable exception here, where for $45 we received a TON of sushi that more than satisfied the two of us (and I'm a "healthy" eater).
The most frustrating aspect was the service that slowed appreciably towards the end of the evening. We waited longer for our check than for the food.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sushi and drinks at a great price! Good service too!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in DC
Since moving to DC from NY, I have been desperately looking for good sushi. This place delivers-everything was extremely fresh and the flavors were perfect. The service was excellent-a very friendly and honest waiter made for a great experience. Will definitely be returning!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed our meal
lots of great vegetarian options and friendly service
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant!
I went to Sticky Rice for a date on a Friday night, and we had the best time! Our waitress was very attentive refilling waters, making sure we liked our food, etc. and gave us excellent direction on Sake, which we had never had before. The food is great and creative, and they have a wide selection. Our noodle dishes came with a lot of food, we couldn't finish. I have been here before, and have also picked up Sushi from it. I eat vegetarian a lot, and they have tons of options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free customers. The atmosphere is really fun and romantic. I can't wait for my next visit to Sticky Rice!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and some service
I have taken class from the sticky rice chefs, but had not gone to the restaurant until now. After a show at the Atlas my parents, their friends and I dined. The food is great, noodle choices abound, fine sushi, and more traditional for the party outlier - but the waitstaff doesn't seem to be well versed in the food. My parents tried to engage our waiter on a menu item (by the name of the dish) and at the least they should have gone and asked a chef the origin - not just kind of give up. To their credit they did try and keep the stereo down to a non-ear piercing level - turning it down several times - much appreciated. Criticism is just to make the experience better, it still a great place to eat:)
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service could have been more
Service could have been more attentive. Tempura appetizer is amazing!!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi and then some
If you want sushi, come here. If you want sushi with some interesting twists and variations, you must come here. And don't forget to get a PBR.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Place to Eat
I loved Sticky Rice. I stumbled upon the resturaunt by accident, and I am so glad that I did. The place has a bucket of tots you can order. That is pretty much all I have to say, a bucket of tots is as close to goddliness as you can get. There sushi was amazing, and they had great beer. I will return to this place again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but way too hyped up
The restaurant has so much hype about the great sushi (at least what I've heard) and I thought it was bland and the rice either over or undercooked. I ordered the chili roll, even though I'm sensitive about spices, I like it and I thought it was bland. The rice was crumbly, not very sticky as I would expect from any sushi place, not just one called Sticky Rice. The service was absolutely amazing. Waiter gave great recommendations and was attentive enough without being annoying. The noise level was perfect and the drink was very good and strong. My 2 friends liked their dishes so maybe it was just mine on that night. I will likely try again, because everyone else seems to love it and I want to like it.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but need more selection
Make sure you order the sticky balls but menu needs more sushi options and dinner sushi options that include soup and salad. Overall, food is good and fresh and the place has a very live ambience.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We discovered Sticky Rice
We discovered Sticky Rice a few years ago and is definitely one of our favorite sushi places (Godzirra Role and Tots!!) We drive in from Arlington because the food is always delicious. This past time we had the best waitress we have ever had there; attentive and extremely personable (I wish I could remember her name) but typically the wait staff is mediocre at best.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
went on recommendation of
went on recommendation of daughter and the food was excellent
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sticky Rice is always great when I go. I love the Asian menu, and the freshness of the food. I would recommend the udon noodles to be the noodle choice because I like the thickness of the noodle. I love the sesame chicken with udon noodles. You will love Sticky Rice if you're into spicy Asian cuisine.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu looked good, and good selection of beers. We had the avacado tempura, the gyoza's (potstickers), nigiri plate, and the soba salad. All were very good, except the soba salad didn't quite work because the soba were overwhelmed by the onions. The Also the vegetables were and the soba were not drained well, so you are left with a pool of liquid at the bottom of the salad. The avocado tempura were just amazing!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really good, service was good. Food was out faster than I thought and employees very friendly.
The only downside of this place is parking.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sticky Balls a Must Have
The Sticky Balls were so good we put in a second order after we were already stuffed.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM