Sushi Rock
Sushi Rock

Sushi Rock

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushirockva.com/
  • Phone: 5713128027x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
    Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Munehiro Yonemoto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sushi Rock is a very happy to cater any event. Please contact us to learn more.
  • Special Events: We look forward to hosting your next event or large group! Please contact us to learn more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: corner of Clarendon Blvd. & Scott St.
  • Public Transit: Court House Metro/Orange Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private parking garage built in next door titled Retail Parking. Free.
A word from Sushi Rock
Sushi Rock is a combination of love, passion and perspective. It is the love to eat good food and drink well while doing so with great people. In providing the place for people to do this, Sushi Rock represents the perspective that both can be done in a fun and entertaining environment full of energy. Sushi Rock embodies the opportunity to be the local watering hole, the destination, the cozy meet-up place, the big group place or the special event place. Whatever the patrons needs, we believe Sushi Rock is the one place where everyone can feel comfortable in any size group sharing themselves, sharing a drink, and/or sharing good food.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sushi Rock reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (28)fit for foodies (23)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (20)romantic (16)special occasion (14)great for lunch (12)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • allyson
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Maybe it was just an off night maybe this is par for this place, i'm not sure and frankly I am not going to return to check it out. We were seated and ordered edamame immediately it never came. The food took forever and when it did arrive my short ribs were congealed and super fatty and my husbands sushi was just ok. We don't get very many date nights and were really disappointed that we wasted it on this establishment. The manager was very nice and apologetic but over stayed at our table trying to apologize. I really really wanted to like this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funky sushi and Fun drinks!
    NYFoodieDC
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have been going to Sushi Rock when it was the new kid on the block (even the homes across the street were not built yet). Enjoyed the creative sushi and sashimi rolls and fun names for their specialty drinks. Sushi chefs may have changed a bit with their designs and presentations, but the rolls are still quite yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Hostess Service
    Donna
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We made a reservation and the hostess was rude to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last minute Saturday night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We're looking for somewhere different, not our usual run of the mill evening out places in Clarendon. Tired of the Asian places in Rosslyn we decided to try Sushi Rocks and we very surprised. All the foods we tried were excellent; sampling the sushi, buns, edamame, lettuce wraps and finishing off with the mochi. We will be going back and we recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lost something
    cody
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been here several times but not sure what the problem was this time. Poor service and lack of interest in customer service really ruined a good evening. I went a bit later than usual and maybe that was the issue.
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  • Sushi Rock 3rd Visit
    SImhungry
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The menu is really good. Our server was very attentive. He came by and checked to make sure we were ok almost every 10 minutes. It almost felt annoying, but I rather have someone check on me than having no service at all). We had early dinner, which was around 5:00-5:15pm; and we were the only ones there, but as soon as 5:30/5:45 came, it was filling up fast. The only issue is, that once it fills up, it gets pretty loud. I was barely able to hear my guest, so you will have to speak up. I almost wanted to move outside. Other than that, I'm still going to eat here. It was an overall good experience as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & Great Atmosphere
    GoodEats
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place offered delicious food, great service and with a fantastic outdoor atmosphere on the patio. I highly recommend Sushi Rock!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanting more
    FoodforThought
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I was with a friend and we were seated by the door at a table for two. The noise level was also so high that I could barely here my friend we both had to keep asking "What?". This also was an issue with the waiter who was attentive but soft spoken and could barely hear our order. We got the seaweed salad and the chicken skewers to start. Both were good but the seaweed salad was sitting in a strange liquid that made it less appealing the more you ate. For dinner we ordered a Philadelphia roll, a salmon roll and the you shook me all night long roll. The first two rolls were unremarkable. The you shook me roll was had such a strong smoky taste that you couldn't taste any other ingredients. It honestly tasted like the smell of a campfire.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Nice Neighborhood Place
    parttimefoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is located in a residential area across from an apt bldg. Appeared to have lots of locals on a Sat night. The foods are good, the sushi is smaller than normal so more expensive. The service is very good. They have guitars decorating a wall and cymbals as overhead lamp shades, neat. the bar is nice and in the same area as the dining. There is a 2nd floor dining area which is a little quieter, it overlooks the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent new sushi place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Young and vigorous. Sushi was fresh. Saki tasting appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nice spot to grab dinner. They have tons of creative specialty rolls which are well priced for the area. Sushi came quickly and our server was very courteous and prompt. Zero complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Sushi Does Not Rock
    Lampedusa7990VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Ironically, the sushi was lacking at this place... What happened to artfully inspired presentations of sushi on slender, rectangular plates? My specialty roll was served in a bowl (!) with the pieces of sushi arranged flat-down in the bottom of the bowl. It was both weird and visual trickery. The sushi roll was not especially tasty or aesthetically pleasing. In addition, the draft beer was rather warm. Overall, a lackluster experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Choices!
    foodie1335
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Sushi Rock offered so many quality options that we and my boyfriend did not know where to start! We are huge on sharing plates and this was the perfect place to do so without breaking our budget. There were tons of appetizer options but our server recommended the hot buns which were AMAZING! We could have ordered three more orders. After that we shared several different rolls and they all were fabulous. There is something for everyone on this menu! Definitely a place to check out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BreannaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Sushi rock has a unique design on the inside. Very cool piano-table. Our waiter gave us samples of Saki, Which I was really impressed by. Food was a bit on the expensive side, but was good! Nothing but the design stood out to me. Maybe I'll go again if I were in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love sushi and their fish quality was only so-so. The drink menu was pretty fun, however. I recommend "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" which is served in a martini glass.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jim
    Mussels
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good food...Nice ambience...busy during the evenings...needs more wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is lacking
    RWFavoriteVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've been here twice now, and there's something about the service that has always bothered me. It's a little brass at times, and then there are times when it is inattentive. The food is okay -- I've had their sushi, and it's fine, but nothing spectacular. My boyfriend has a strong affinity for their steamed buns appetizer though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    DiscerningPaletteVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great ambiance. Food was just average Service was good. Sushi was "mushy"
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bill
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent sushi and sashimi. Gyoza and bulgogi are very good also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - terrible service
    KatyK
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Sushi Rock has amazing food - unfortunately though their service leaves much to be desired. I OpenTabled a reservation which they told me they could not honor. Then it took an hour and a half to get our order, of which half was never sent to the kitchen to be made. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood find
    ramseywannabe
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I discovered Sushi Rock when looking for a place to entertain a visiting friend who loves sushi. Great menu variety, including non-sushi offerings. Fresh and tasty. Service was terrific, including a free sake tasting. We sat outside -- spacious patio so tables are not on top of each other. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Hard Rock of Sushi
    RockLobster
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great tunes if you like old school metal and rock, food was very good. I would like to try sitting outside next time if the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sublime Sushi
    cassie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Perfect atmosphere for drinks, great sushi and rockin' music. Very vibrant bar scene and great outdoor seating. Had wonderful saki selection, beers and mixed drinks. Along with great Sushi, sashimi, and nigiri selections there are also other Japanese meal items available as well as appetizers for those who may not like sushi. Staff was friendly and service was excellent. The only downside is the music is loud so if you want quiet and cozy this isn't it! Otherwise, I highly recommend. Try the "Stairway to Heaven", "Light my Fire" and "Volcano" rolls-- yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great neighborhood go to
    happyeats
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food is consistently good, and the people on staff are great. They have a large outdoor seating area, but get there early because on nice days it gets full fast. Fun decor inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bill
    bill
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. May become one of my favorites and will recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    sac2
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Good food, drinks and the best sushi chefs around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • De-freaking-licious!
    StuffByEd
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our second adventure out to Sushi Rock. The rolls are all unique and delicious. Special nod to the Ziggy Stardust roll. Great for a date, a group, or eating alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 385 reviews are from the Sushi Rock reviews archive.
  • Very Surprised by Great Lunch!
    HarshCritic
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I had been to Sushi Rock many times for dinner and always loved it. But I had never been there for lunch. The place was busy and now I see why. Chef Steve has introduced several different Bento Box lunches with sliced steak, pork or chicken. I could barely eat all the food they brought and my companions had to take some home. Absolutely delicious. It was so fantastic on Wednesday that I went back again the next day...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sushi
    Navila
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    You must get the Nachos with wonton chips and the Tornado sushi rolls...the Nachos are HUGE and the sushi roll is to die for! Great service and ambience. Very cool idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    Florence
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The sushi is pretty good but it's not the best I've had. The fried oysters are not good but everything else is decent enough. It's not a place I would revisit, I'll probably try to find another sushi spot. But overall it's not a bad restaurant just not great. A little on the bland side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SpoonMadeMeFat
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food was amazing however there was not enough wait staff present to accommodate the number of people dining at the restaurant. Our server was very polite and efficient despite the high volume of customers. Once food/drink orders were placed there was minimal delay. It was just getting someone to acknowledge our table and tend to us that took twenty minutes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi Rock Rocks!
    PeaharpVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The sushi here is the very best and freshest I have found Arlington. Chef/owner Steve Yoon has made the menu better since the change of ownership and he is super attentive to his customers. Fresh, unique flavor combinations and authentic sushi and noodle dishes. LOVE the braised short ribs, Light my fire roll, Shrimp Shumai soup, Pork Katsu, and yummy sake and cocktails like Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Mary Jane's Last Dance (both with Lychee, my favorite!) They have great nightly drink specials, like half off wine, draft, or rail- depending on the night. This is our go-to neighborhood place and I love to sit outside on the patio when the weather's nice!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No brunch menu available
    Sodisappointed
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    we booked Sunday brunch reservations. We walked in and stood for a while before someone seated us and passed out the dinner menu. I went up and asked for thebrunch menu and was told that there wasn't a brunch menu that you choose this and included is this and that. The hostess rattled off a lot of information and then said its $50pp. I asked about the kids,$50 for our children to eat brunch especially without a menu to even see what your getting is ridiculous and she shrugged her shoulders and said "oh...they could just order a roll or something"we had recommended sushi rock to a few of our friends. I really hope our friends don't go on a Sunday or that the restaurant will print brunch menus and train the staff!
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  • nothing to write home about
    cia7815
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    sushi was average, service was average and ambiance was lacking. the trendy, neon-lit decor and too-loud for dinner conversation music mix (which wasn't really rock most of the time we were there) made for a passable experience. always glad to try new restaurants however this will not be one of our regular spots. go to old town, ax for the best sushi in the area...
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi in town
    Gdborges
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Excellent sushi. Great variety and taste. Ambiance and decorations are awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, poor seating
    Jill
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The sushi was very good. Our favorite roll was the Volcano Roll - they gave a very generous portion of crab on top of it. The downside is that the seating is absolutely CRAMPED. It took the hostess about 5 minutes after we arrived just to decide where to seat us in the tiny restaurant, and then once she finally decided, she placed us at a tiny little table directly between two other tables. The tables on either side of us were less than a foot away, and so it was rather uncomfortable to be sitting so close to other people who were likewise just trying to have a nice dinner. Overall, not a bad restaurant, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place but under
    ReturningCustomer
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I love this place but under new management things have changed. They now charge $35 per person for large parties( like when you reserve a private room for corporation party or something). So if you wanted to dine there with group of friends it wouldn't work because everyone is responsible for their checks! Besides that nonsense I love the food and I highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    EmilySmurfetteVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Thanks again for another good meal. We like your sake list too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    NapaloveswineVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Steven, the owner was so fabulous. The food was the best sushi I've ever had. This restaurant is a must for anyone looking for great sushi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a great first experience at Sushi Rock and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.