Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

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1384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Asia Nine's design draws inspiration from different Asian cultures. Jewel tones and rich woods envelop guests with a warm and exotic atmosphere. Elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, and Vietnamese including a full service sushi bar, bar & lounge.
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very nice restaurant. However it was typically dirty Asian restaurant. Bathrooms, floor of restaurant tables dishes were really really stinky. Food wasn’t special but wasn’t bad too. Not thinking to go back.

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C
Washington DC
568 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. California rolls are always top of the line and the beef noodle soup is amazing.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The waiters were awesome and the food was divine.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I have such mixed feelings about Asia Nine. If someone asked me about the food ONLY, I'd give rave reviews -- all 5s. From the pork ghoza to the calamari to the shrimp poppers as appetizers, then on to the Green Curry entrée with bell peppers, eggplants packed with shrimp and other seafood morsels, the grilled salmon salad, and the Korean Sizzling Beef with the marinated beef quick-fried in this tangy Korean sauce? Absolutely amazing. But the rest of it left ALOT to be desired. We had a party of 6 that were celebrating the birthday of 2 in our party, and we had a 7:30 reservation. Never really got started until about 8:15-ish, and wanted to have a chilled, leisurely meal enjoying each other, talking, laughing, drinking, eating, etc. Mind you, the restaurant has posted hours as closing at 11:00 p.m. At 10:30 p.m., some of the staff started cleaning up, putting chairs on top of tables and started slamming and banging around dishes and pans and throwing surly looks our way. One guy even came to the table next to us, pointedly looked our way, and then let out a HUGE sigh, mumbled something under his breath, and stalked away. In their haste to get our party wrapped up and out the door, they spoiled what would otherwise have been a remarkably cool dinner party, and that treatment was not at all appreciated by any of us in our party. Some restaurants seem not to understand that when you post a closing hour as one thing, that doesn't mean that your staff should be trying at all costs to be leaving the same time as their posted closing time. If someone walks into the restaurant at 5 minutes to 11, it is the restaurant's responsibility to still serve that customer and give them a good dining experience. Asia Nine's serving staff could do with some re-training on this and other points.

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am almost afraid to review this restaurant, since it is my go-to place in the Penn Quarter before the theater. Rarely crowded, food reliably good, lovely staff—great place!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun casual date night before Caps hockey game. Yummy food and great drinks.

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M
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Asia Nine is consistently good. The sushi is fresh. The atmosphere is upscale. Great for lunch.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asia Nine has been a favorite restaurant for years. Great food, staff, ambiance and value!

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of nine and we loved everything about our experience!

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C
Washington DC
568 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beef pho in DC. Great service.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Solid offerings of Asian food, especially sushi and Thai dishes. Decor and ambiance leave something to be desired. At its price point and location, if you’re just looking for a casual meal, it’s recommended.

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L
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very good. Good selection of menu items.

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SB
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was slow, food was served cold.

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WJ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I ordered from the sushi menu and from the entrees. Both were delicious and reasonably priced. The service was impeccable.

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MN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was average. Drinks fine. Service excellent. Just nothing special.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, many selections, all delicious, excellent service and consistently reliable

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TP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly our food came out given the size of our group. Most of the dessert options weren’t available but everyone seemed pleased with their meals and drinks.

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WA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked a reservation for a business lunch. Service was pretty quick. The menu provided plenty of options. I was looking for low-carb food and I saw a few options. The salad selection is pretty decent.

Some of the tables are small, so it is tough to get comfy, but that's fine for a quick lunch meeting.

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P
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We both ordered a curry, and both thought it was very good, excellent spice level. Our server was kind of spacey, totally forgot we ordered an appetizer. They seemed to have a very lively happy hour crowd, but they were in the bar area, so the noise didn't bother us very much.

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C
Washington DC
568 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, just excellent. Perfect service. Great wine, and the best beef pho in DC.

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LD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While I love Asia Nine, have been coming here for years & have made it my “go-to” of choice for special occasions, I still find it very expensive & the cocktails are not good — too much mixers, too sweet & I cannot taste the alcohol. Erika Mack-Dillaber

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B
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took a large group of people out to lunch to this restaurant. The wait staff could not have been more accommodating, the food was excellent, the value was fair, and the overall experience was very good. I would definitely return again.

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C
Washington DC
568 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific. Probably the best beef pho in town. California rolls are always great. Good wine and excellent service.

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HO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven't been to Asia Nine in a long time, but I'm very glad we returned to it after a film at E Street. Asia Nine used to be our post-E Street, go-to restaurant, because there aren't many reasonably priced restaurants within a short walk that have good food. But, because we went there so often, we started trying out other places farther away. We returned because we were with a vegetarian friend, and Asia Nine has a lot of veggie options. The Three Flavor Tilapia that I had was wonderful, and the other two people in my party loved their dishes also.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food lacked flavor, but service was great.

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A
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I received excellent service at Asia Nine the two times that I visited this restaurant. They accomodated my request for my group of 12 on Nov 1st. The food was amazing and I can't wait to go back.

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E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat in the bar area and had the best waitress. Love coming here for lunch

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RF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Being vegan with a vegetarian girlfriend makes every restaurant experience difficult. Asia Nine has an extensive menu with good options and excellent food. The service was very good and the server was willing to accommodate our needs. Asia Nine is on my go to list.

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C
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fun, excellent pre- theatre dinner. Fine service and really good service . Our first visit Webwillbgo back !

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was phenomenal. I'm angry at myself for not getting her name.

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DH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was closed at our reservation time

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j
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Asia Nine. Service is always friendly. The variety of ASIAN food choices makes this a great place for friends getting together. I enjoy the food, though this last go around, most of the dishes were just a bit too salty.

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great as usual, and little wait time for food.

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We received a bloodied chicken dish which was disheartening. The rest of the food was great. They were good about not charging us and not pressing the issue. The other issue was that I mentioned that one of the girls in my party had a nut allergy, but the waitress failed to direct us on what to avoid ordering. She received a Thai green papaya salad with peanut.

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TD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must go and eat with some friends, the place is nice and the food is awesome. Love the Happy Hours.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Hair found in food

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JE
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding .. even timing our entrees until our appetizers were eaten! That doesn't always happen. There seem to be better times of the day to go -- lunchtime is almost always very busy so going early (11/11:30) or late (after 1) are better times. Was esp. pleased that the good jazz was playing v. the somtimes pretty awful hardrock! Better music for lunch and even dinner for conversations helps.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My experience was terrible, the service was even more terrible, and the food wasn’t even worth it.

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b
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food (especially the curry) left a lot to be desired.

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