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Sticky Rice
Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Stickyricedc.com
  • Phone: (202) 397-7655
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Matt Digangi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Order catering pans of any noodle dishes or your favorite sushi. Can accommodate large orders with sufficient notice.
  • Private Party Facilities: Warm and friendly space with capacity for 100 people standing or 40 people seated. Various combinations of food offerings. We also have a chefs tasting table (Omakase) which is perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 10 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Joey Belcher and Mark Groeschel (877) 626-2050
  • Entertainment: Tuesday Night Karaoke Speed Bingo (Blingo)Thursdays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th
  • Public Transit: On X2 bus line- blocks from Union Station and Metro- On the future Streetcar line!
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sticky Rice
With its charming atmosphere and bad attitude you won"t find anything quite like it. Our specialty is our fresh sushi bar. With rolls like g.i.jane, shiitake happens and Godzirra, how could you go wrong? Our huge bowls of noodles will satisfy big and small. Sandwiches, large salads, and a selection of other entrees round out the menu. We also feature a kids menu! Don't forget the (soon to be famous) bucket of tater tots with our special tot sauce. Sticky Rice, established last century has been rolling on and on. Sticky Rice serves up an unusual mix of American, Pan-Asian entrees in a friendly, inexpensive and inviting atmosphere. Spring rolls, potstickers, sushi, noodles and edamame (steamed soy beans) are simple and standard. Lots of choices for vegans and vegetarians!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The wait staff and kitchen staff were out of synch. When our dinner arrived, half the order was missing. We had to request the missing items three times, and it took over an hour before they were delivered. The food was so-so, but did not live up to the expecations I had for the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was a little small but luckily not too busy. I was advised to make reservations because sometimes the wait can be hours long. The portions were small but still filling. I shared a sushi roll (6 pieces) and a sesame chicken rice bowl with 1 other person. It was just enough food. Prices are great and I would definitely go back but only for lunch or an early dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went here for my brother's birthday and everyone loved it -- there wasn't a dud appetizer or entree! Huge portions, nicely spiced, and a good amount of protein (so it's not all just noodles and rice). Yum!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Sticky Rice has been around for a while on H street. Its a solid bet for a casual/quick dinner. Its quite casual, and food is good. Large menu, plenty of options. Sushi, noodle bowls etc. Food is good, portions are HUGE. We liked it, apart it being a bit too loud for easy conversation."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our server was not on her A-game. She forgot my drink order and barely checked on us."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A neighborhood dive, Sticky Rice is far from being noteworthy Japanese fare. The sushi was fine, but not outstanding. Service was perfunctory with a bit of attitude. Decor is reminiscent of WWII's Tokyo Rose. I'd go often if I lived around the corner, otherwise there are better places to go for Japanese food and sushi."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "love this place! snap, crackle, pop roll is so, so good. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "At the last minute, I was able to book a table for my group of eight. The staff was extraordinarily accommodating. Our server offered us some great ideas from the beer/drinks menu (e.g. "that's a bit hoppy," "this one is great with that dish," etc.) as well as offered up some menu customizations. Our food was fantastic and service excellent. I was very happy that we ended up at Sticky Rice for our gathering."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our server was pleasant enough, but he was just never around. We all ran out of water and ended up having to grab a bottle and fill up our water ourselves. Which of course, we can do, because we are adults, but it's still not exactly what you expect when you go out to eat. The food was delicious, as always. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I have been coming to Sticky Rice with friends for a while, drawn in by the bucket of tater tots and special dipping sauce, sushi roll options and noodle bowls. I decided to come this time with friends to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was great. The waitress was very friendly. We ordered the gamut of regular tater tots, sweet potato tots, sushi rolls, vegetarian noodle bowl, sashimi combo and a very spicy Singapore noodle special. Everyone finished their plates/bowls. This time we ordered more tots since usually we end up fighting over the bucket and the special sauce. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Terribel service. Our group of 10, that had reservations, was seated and given water. The server didn't return for 10 minutes. They brought our appetizer and drinks about 45 min later....when they were bringing our food out plate by plate. Some of our group had their food for about 20-30 min while the rest of us waited for our appetizer. And food. To top it all off 3 of my pieces of my spicy salmon roll did not have salmon in it. They made me a new one but it was too late. We will not return."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Who doesn't love Sticky Rice? The food is great, the staff is cool, and the ambiance is artsy. I love going to Sticky for dinner dates with my main squeeze. We always go home fat and happy!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Love Sticky Rice! Whether for a special occasion or just a quick bite, Sticky Rice is the perfect place for unique sushi, befitting an eclectic group (vegetarian, carnivore, vegan, picky eater all in one group in my case) at a reasonable price in a great atmosphere. Servers are always fast, friendly and offer wonderful menu suggestions. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food, just wish my reservation had warranted me a better table than the one we got....."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great spot for a casual dinner with friends or family"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "There's always something fun and delicious to try at Sticky Rice. Even my sushi-averse brother found an awesome shrimp dish that he liked so much he wouldn't share. We'll be back again. And again after that. P.S. We were running way late for a Saturday evening dinner reservation and called to find out if we could change it. Not only were they able to accommodate us when I first called, but they did it again when we were running late a second time! Total wait time upon arrival: less than 5 minutes. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This place is awesome. I am a huge fan of their food. They have some of the best tots I have ever had and it pairs well with the sushi and the bowls. The bottles of sake are great too. It has a very upbeat feel with a good selection of music. The service is pretty good, even when the place is packed. A great place to go hang out, with great food and a great feel. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "All the dishes are clearly labeled with whether it is possible to be made vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free -- and all of it is extremely tasty. The portions are also quite large. My partner and I ordered the tofu bites (appetizer) and vegan chicken noodle dish with vermicelli noodles, and almost couldn't finish them (but we did because it was too tasty to wait to eat it as leftovers). When you realize how large the portions are, it also makes their pricing fairly economical. We spent around $20 for our meal, including tax. Not bad at all! Also, we went for a late lunch (around 3pm) on a Saturday, and it wasn't crowded, which was nice."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my wife, our family and friends to celebrate my wife's bday. We are vegan and we love this restaurant. It is our special place for special occasion. Highly recommended for everyone vegan or not you will enjoy all the food!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. Love the diversity of choices and "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Don't try to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you. The sushi is not what it use to be but fill up on tots and you might not notice. Probably won't be racing back to Sticky Rice given the other options in the area."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Although the service is slow, it is friendly and the food is great."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Everything about our visit was fantastic, with the exception of the hostess. We dined for a birthday dinner and had fantastic service from the waitress, who allowed us to bring in cake and was hospitable in bringing us plates, forks, etc. However, the hostess was miserable. The bulk of our group began arriving a few minutes after our 6pm reservation, when we were first told the group had to be present to be seated. I said I wished someone had told me that prior, I would have ensured the party arrived on time. The hostess rudely responded "Well, it's already after 6, so that ship has sailed", and rudely insisted we wait for everyone to arrive. I spoke with the restaurant 2 times prior to dining, and they never told us of their seating policy"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I normally love this place but we all ordered various sushi and noodle dishes and nothing was fresh. Avocado was brown. Veggies in the noodle bowl tasted old. The tempura was mush and had slid off the shrimp. Got $3 well drinks but the vodka was un drinkable so there was no point. It was my friends' first time visiting and everyone was really disappointed. It was almost embarrassing because it was my decision to take everyone there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Sticky rice has an amazing menu, great vibes, and pretty good service. I really like the dirty vegan dish, but last night I got the chef's special sushi, which was a three course dinner, and it was great!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I had an overall great time. got there an hour early so we relaxed at the bar until our reservation bartenders were great. When it was finally time for me to be seated the server was on point drinks came out quick and food didn't take long to get there. I will be back soon and with more people."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed going here after church. We wanted a place where both he and I(vegan) could eat and not feel limited. This was perfect and is recommended on HappyCow. My husband ordered the Szechuan Chicken with Udon Noodles and a bowl of Miso Soup. I ordered the tempura vegan sushi and a bucket of tater tots. Let me say, both the hubby and I tried, but could not finish the tots while at the table. They were hot, crunchy, and delicious! The sauce(a bit spicy) was a great compliment to the tots! The miso soup was pretty good. My husband loved his Szechuan Chicken Udon bowl. The vegan tempura sushi was awesome! It gets 5 thumbs up and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and we will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "As we enjoyed our meal of vegetable tempura and avocado sushi, we heard a GONNGGGG ring through the room. The table next to us rushed to finish their sake bombs. This restaurant has a young feel; movies play on video screens and the whole vibe is very 20-30 year old specific. A fun experience, but a questionable neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I've been to Stick Rice several times now, and it's always a good experience. I tried the mongolian beef with udon noodles this time, and it was great!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food was great, as usual. I love that it's a very chill restaurant though I do wish the servers took the job more seriously, in appearance and performance."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great food! I loved all of the tasty vegan options that everyone could enjoy. :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nothing quite beats the mix of excellent sushi with some crunchy tater tots. Let's not forget the secret sauce."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We like bar bites and drinks! Went to a round table located in the bar area..and chatted, no one offered us a drink, a menu, or offered to explain why Lilo and Stitch was playing on the big screen? Weird to us...but, thankfully, we like each other and laughed without having any libations. When seated, our waiter was "amusing", he evoked the new unacceptable trend of sitting with the customers, because they are too tired and lazy to perform in a professional manner. He did made a good recommendation for sake and sushi, but he also recommended a noodle bowl for one of our guest. When our causal waiter returned and asked, "How is everybody doing?" WE told him about the dry dry noodle bowl...he offered no resolution, except use the soy sauce."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tommy was our server and he was fantastic. We had a large group and the staff and manager were very gracious in seating us and accommodating a group of our size. Everyone had a great time. Get the tots!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It took us several minutes to get acclimated because it was so loud. Forget even sitting downstairs for a nice dinner. It's more of a drinking scene. Overall, each dining area is overcrowded. Service was decent and the food was the save all."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Back in college, my friends and I used to rent cars to drive clear across town just to go to Sticky Rice. Now that I no longer live in DC, I made it a point to come here every time I visit. This is not a spot to eat light, as the tater tots and Sticky Balls are a must. I haven't had a bad roll yet. The drinks are strong and fantastic. It's always loud and poppin! Reservations are highly recommended..."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great but there was one restroom for men and women. That's trashy."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The service was incredibly slow. I don't know if they were understaffed but it took forever to first be approached by our waiter and even longer for our food to come out after we had ordered. I also could have done without the birthday party at the table next to us dropping so many F bombs that the Wolf of Wall Street would have blushed. The food was great though."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was fabulous, I only wished I could have tried more options (sadly too full!). However, service was slow at best and often non-existent. Would definitely order take out in the future!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "i'll admit that sticky rice has changed quite a bit since it first opened. it's definitely less about the bar scene for 20-somethings and more about being family-friendly. the food is still great, so i can't complain!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014