About Asia Nine Bar and Lounge

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.

915 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Pan-Asian, Sushi

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday : 11 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday : 11 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday : Noon - 11:30 PM
Sunday : 4 PM - 10 PM

*** Kitchen closes 30 minutes prior to the restaurant closing. Last delivery order must be submit 15 minutes before kitchen closing time.

Happy Hour
Patio : 4 PM - 7 PM (if applicable)
Bar & Lounge : Mon - Fri 4:30-7PM
Sat Noon - 6PM
Sun All Day

Cross Street:
9th Street and 10th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 629-4355

Website:
http://www.asianine.com/

Catering:
Full-service catering & Bartending services are available, or customize your special needs with Asia Nine Bar & Lounge's professional catering team. Please contact Charlotte at 571-331-4192 or email charlotte@asianine.com.

Parking Details:
Valet Thursday - Saturday $8.00/car

Public Transit:
Red line: Metro Center, China Town Gallery Place
Green & Yellow line: Navy Archives Memorial

Executive Chef:
Chef Rod (Boonrod Yotmanee)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Asia Nine Bar & Lounge offers complete special event planning services for your events. We pride ourselves on attention to every detail and to exceeding all expectations. Contact us today to see what we can offer! Specials running for all Holiday Parties! Call Charlotte at 571-331-4192 or email at charlotte@asianine.com.

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Asia Nine Bar and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (6)
Spicy (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Vegan (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Healthy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

I was driving past Asian Nine this weekend to another place and thought "this place was great, I must go back!" I immediately cancelled my previous reservation and scheduled for here. Asia 9 did not disappoint! The rolls were very high quality as was the sashimi. Their portions were generous, beautifully presented and everything was delicious. My favorites were the fatty tuna sushi and the salmon sashimi. I will be back!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Vegan, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Large party, they easily seperated checks for us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food, generous portions. Service was very nice, if a little slow. Expansive dining area, nice subdued atmosphere. Might be noisy when full, but last Friday night we could talk without shouting at each other, speaking at normal volume. Bathroom could use attention (try and go before you arrive).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vegan, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Love their sushi. Sometimes hard to get consistent service during happy hour & I was disappointed that they were out of both IPAs on this visit, on a Friday.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food , service, seating . Loved the music.
Parking garages near by but they do close at like 10 so just take into consideration. Other than that. Great place !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Unimpressive Asian food. Service poor. Rest rooms dirty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Reasonable prices. Good value. Walk ins welcome. Close to movies, museums, etc.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good restaurant , the food was excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

As always, and once again, Asia 9 was great! As you will see in your records, I continue to come back again and again and quite often and is my first, primary restaurant of choice. Happy New Year Asia 9 Staff!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Vegan, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, Asia 9 was wonderful! I took my colleague (former supervisor) to celebrate her retirement.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We arrived exactly at 12pm and we never got our food. We waited 75 mins and our waitress kept telling us soon but soon became 1hr 25mins and so we left.

Very disappointed 😞

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Bad experience and it could be better! The food was not bad at the beginning and the waitress who took the order was very welcoming and helpful! The restaurant closes at 21:30, we arrived 21:00, food came cold 21:20!!! 21:30 they started closing and cleaning the restaurant which was really awful!! Was really bad and unprofessional. Things started to look disgusting even food!! Bad experience.....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Table was ready for us when we got there. Food was priced well, came relatively quickly and tasted yummy. No complaints

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service and solid menu. An open bar area and comfortable (i.e., not crowded) seating. Very good lunch locale, and I will certainly give the dinner menu a try in the future. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service was fantastic, the setting was very nice, the food was moderate and the noise ("music") was unbearable. There are better options near the theater, especially if you're looking for the great food that abounds in D.C.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was not impressed with the menu or choice of dishes. The service was good but lacked a good selection of dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went to the Asia Nine for lunch before a movie at E Street Cinema. The restaurant was pretty empty -- it was 2:00 in the afternoon. We were two women, one in her sixties and one black. We were seated right outside the kitchen at the back of the restaurant. When this happens to me I never return to that restaurant.

The server was very nice and the food was good and plentiful.

It would be hard to describe the ambience of the restaurant from where we were seated, but it certainly did not seem warm and welcoming.

As to whether I would recommend the restaurant to a friend, it would depend on the friend. I wouldn't send someone there to be seated at the kitchen door.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We decided to try Asia Nine because it was open at 4:30 PM so we would have time to walk with our friends to a Smithsonian concert afterward . The restaurant was quiet, since it was early. We told our waitress (didn't get her name) that we needed to catch a 6 PM performance, and she assured us we would have time. They had a vegetarian menu for our vegan friend. We ordered eel donburi, sushi platters, and lomein (with request to tone down spice). The miso soup that came with the platters was very good and seemed to be flavored by the kombu (seaweed) rather than MSG, which is bad for me. The sushi rice was flavored well - a hint of sweet vinegar, although the nori on the asparagus did not wrap around totally, so the rice tended to spill out a bit. The lomein with minced chicken was very tasty and a large portion - we shared the leftovers the next day for lunch. I forgot to ask if our friend liked the donburi, so that is an unknown. I definitely would recommend the restaurant to others!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Asia Nine is a reliable spot for excellent sushi, Thai, and Japanese food. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service excellent. While it is not too far from the Verizon Center and theaters, it is just enough off the beaten path that it’s easy to get a last minute table. Really, I shouldn’t tell people how nice it is, because it might get too crowded!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This restaurant doesn’t exist anymore.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was excellent. Got there very late and staff was still pleasant and accommodating. Vietnamese noodle soup provided a perfect end to a chilly night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Spacious Asian fusion restaurant around the corner from Ford's theatre with a large bar and a few TVs in the bar area. We opted for traditional fare and the food was okay, but nothing special. They do have an extensive Sushi menu and perhaps that is their forte. Service and staff were excellent and fast.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was a good matinee at E Street cinema, and we were headed to a cello recital at the Freer Gallery- this luckily fell on the way! The place is spacious with understated Asian decor and we were graciously seated by the window. We ordered the miso soup- very tasty with shitake mushrooms and scallions- and then barbecued beef- less tangy perhaps than the traditional Korean- but quite well garnished with grilled veggies- the carrots and zucchini tasted particularly good. All in all, a pleasant interlude on a warm early fall Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Overrated and pricey. The food was not enjoyable. We ordered 9 dishes and could only tolerate 2 of them. Only 3 of the 9 were served warm. The eggplant and red pepper plate was cold and slimy. Would not recommend!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Good food. Delicious Thai sticky sweet & spicy wings.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's always a gamble to take young (10 years and younger) children to a restaurant where not all the food is familiar. In our case, it was the perfect choice and the children and adults in our party loved it. The choices are such a good variety and allowed everyone to eat what they liked.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have eaten here before, but not recently. We always come for the Sushi, which is fresh and creative. The rest of our dinner was a big disappointment. The spring rolls had little in the way of filling, and the Pad Thai was goopy, over-sauced, and lacked much egg or tofu that I could see. Plus mine had a fly land in it, which make me stop eating at once. I remembered the food being better, too bad.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful meal and the service was excellent. Only negative was my friend ordered her beef to have red but most pieces were slightly overcooked. She did not say anything to waitress. The presentation of everyone's meal was very pleasing......

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I came strictly for the Thai wings and drunken noodles (Thai extra extra spicy). It was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious green curry with shrimp. I ate the whole thing!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. Prior to 9/10/17, my experience with this restaurant was solely for weekday lunch. Sushi should NEVER be served refrigerator-cold! Orders were incorrectly recorded - I never ordered entrée . Owners should visit Tako Grille in Bethesda to see how an Asian-fared establishment should be operating. Will probably never return for dinner. All attendees (10) had the same reaction.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food is average at best. Got papaya salad that had the smallest of small shrimp and a couple of peanuts. Really just a pile of not very well shredded papaya in a ton of dressing. Service was annoying. Less than 30 seconds after sitting with menus still face down they asked if we were ready to order. Same with the check - put it down and expected us to have paid within 10 seconds. Restaurant was mostly empty so it is not like they needed to rush us out. Not worth it at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Concerning about sensitive information handling. Didn't get my credit card back until I asked the hostess to look for my credit card. Hoping my card wasn't be left at the public accessible area unattached.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

It's a great location and fairly affordable but I didn't find the food to be anything exciting. It was good but nothing very different or unique. I probably would not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I have always have an excellent experience here. I love the décor, ambience, and the great authentic Asian-Fusion food. I wish they had live music in the evening.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The service was great. I really enjoyed the spring rolls and the sushi

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

We had not heard much about Asia Nine, but we were pleasantly surprised! Excellent food, and the service was very good as well. We would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great value. Good selection Very tasty. Room between tables so easy to talk. Convenient to E Street Cinema

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great happy hour deals! 3$ draft beers and 2 for 10$ sushi rolls!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Summer means cold food for me. The sashimi was superb. It's my go to summer lunch preference. Friday's are busy so plan accordingly either a little early or a little later than majority of crowd. Service didn't suffer tho there were a number of 5+ parties. Sushi bar tables are a bit quieter if it's a biz lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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