Sticky Rice

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$30 and under
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Asian

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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!
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, good drinks.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit if you are in Washington DC. It a hidden top secret restaurant.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was worth the lack of good service. Our waiter would come over in 30 minute intervals which made the experience less than enjoyable. However, the food was amazing and worth coming back to have again.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I was charged for food I didn’t order after I left the restaurant. I called several times but was never helped. Will not be going back.

SC
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food. Service was put when we arrived but waiter was very nice and attentive. Be careful, Google maps tried to send you down an alley in back, restaurants opens onto main Street, not alley.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was fine and service was fine. The noise level was very loud though.

AK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant

ES
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took the family there before a show at the Atlas - great experience and food, all around!

d
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There's something on the menu for everyone. Beer on tap and outdoor dining would make the place even better.

JG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sticky Rice is almost my go to for variety, the staff is very good, lots of attention to the customers and know the menu well.

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Best Sushi Ever!!!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

NEVER GO THERE. WAITED AN HOUR AND A HALF FOR DRINKS AND LETTUCE WRAPS. ACTUALLY, I HAD TO GO WALK DOWNSTAIRS TO THE BAR TO GET OUT DRINKS. NEVER GO THERE.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Slow service. An apparent glitch with printer = orders did not make it to the kitchen. When food arrived one order was missing and had to be made from scratch while the rest of us had our food in front of us. No accommodations were made to make up for this.

t
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Love this place. Great sushi and stir fry. Cool date night spot

M
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed the restaurant in our faces when we walked up for our dinner reservation. Didnt get served or offered anything for inconvenience.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Don't waste your time at Sticky Rice. My wife and I wanted sushi and we had been to sticky rice before and liked it but never again. We sat on the 2nd floor that had a number of flies buzzing around the tables.
We had to get our own plates and utensils after repeatedly asking for them. Our server disappeared for some time and did not put our entire order in. It took him 15 minutes to bring us the wrong beer and another 20 after that to bring us a new one. We finally received our entire order after placing it again with the hostess. She was the only bright spot of a rather dismal meal. She was busing tables, running to the kitchen and gave us our bill because our server disappeared once again. Unfortunately, the bill was incorrect because our server decided to charge us for the free beers he gave us for the long wait.

The server finally came back and apologized and had the nerve to say, " You have been here before so I am sure we will see you again." He couldn't be more wrong. There are a ton of options in DC with better food and service. I will never be back. If I were you I would avoid Sticky Rice and spend your hard earned money elsewhere.

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The experience was ruined by sloppy service and it wasn't an especially busy night. 2 of four entrees arrived 5 minutes before the rest -- the waitress came up and asked if everything was ok without noticing that the other entrees had not arrived. There was no apology but we just rolled without complaint and they came shortly thereafter. The ambience and vibe is more and welcoming/interesting downstairs but there are very few tables/mostly bar. The food was very good

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disclosure: it may be unfair of me to compare recent visit with my then-frequent attendance 5 years ago. Something has changed since, but I am not quite sure exactly what - the food is not as authentic as before (especially excess use of condiments/sauces), the music was ridiculously loud, just about everything seemed dirtier and worn out.

P
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The sushi was not fresh and the service was subpar. Every time we needed our waiters attention, we would have to flag him down or stand up from the table to find him. With so many great sushi restaurants in DC we will not be back.

MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

As usual at Sticky Rice, the food is good and the service is not. No drink refills, slow to take our order, very slow to see we were waiting for the check after our meal. Server missed an opportunity for more drink orders. The slow service is partially to blame on the layout: servers have to run up and downstairs from the kitchen to their tables.

Our food was delivered by a runner and we did not have sauce cups or silverware. After waiting for our server to check on us so we could request what we needed, we helped ourselves to cups and ate with our hands because our food was getting cold. More waiting after our meal for our server to come so we could request the check. We finally cleared our table to signal we were ready to leave. The server came promptly then.

CM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I was really excited to try Sticky Rice since they offer amazing vegan sushi options. However, they were out of two things I tried to order- one being the tots bucket, and the other a seasonal special roll. The waiter didn't inform me that the special roll was out, he said he'd check and then I had to confirm when he brought out our food and it was missing. One of the two vegan rolls I ordered was made with non-vegan cream cheese so I couldn't eat it, and our waiter was so busy that he didn't check in until after everyone else in our party had long since finished their meal and it was too late to order a replacement. He took it off the bill but didn't apologize or offer to re-make it. :(

The one small roll I was able to eat was great, as was the appetizer we ordered. It was just disappointing to be so excited to try a place with great vegan options, expecting a feast...and to basically have no dinner while the other diners in our group enjoyed theirs.

HK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anywhere where you can get homemade tater tots to start and damn good sushi and drinks...Count me in...

Sticky Rice is a Richmond, Va institution and the location in DC is fast approaching that status. On H street which is quickly becoming one of the big hot spots around the Cap Hill area, Sticky Rice is sandwiched in between main local bars and pubs including "The Pug" which is pretty much next door..

Give Sticky Rice a try for sure...you wont be disappointed...

ON
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dumplings and rolls were delicious. Great drink selection. GREAT ambiance if you like 90s hip hop and a good time!

MD
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service from the front door to the table was horrible. The host had no real idea what was going on. The server tool our order and we didn't see him again until he brought the check. Worst experience ever.

AV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic, staff very attentive and quick to turn around the tables. My bf and I are vegan and ordered their vegan sushi rolls, which were both creative and tasty, not terribly overpriced.

But BE WARNED: both of us ended up getting a bit sick afterwards. Not sure if it was an issue of cross-contamination, but something ended up churning our stomachs, so if you have dietary restrictions, be sure that the staff is extra careful about it.

Overall, though, the atmosphere was warm, modern, and fun, the food was fantastic, and the staff very friendly and quick. I'd probably eat here again.

W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I just love Sticky Rice. It's Asian Fusion on point with plenty of vegan/vegetarian options. They just hired a new cocktails menu/drinks specialists, so Bottoms Up! #xoxo #beisos

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

food was okay, with a pan-Asian selection. Felt the calamari was over-priced, especially for the very small portion. With such a selection of restaurants on H St, probably won't return anytime soon.

K
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Five of us went there after meeting someone coming in at Union Station. It served our purpose - close by, casual, vegetarian options, and children-friendly. We had a fabulous waitress but she was overworked and had to run up and down the stairs all the time. Food was ok but not anything I'd run back there for. TV was not appropriate for kids (not sure about adults, either), so we had to work at avoiding the screen. It was all fine. Just not fabulous.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice atmosphere, relaxed and not rushed.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

AE
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Eli our was horrible, rude and got our meal wrong as usual.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a blast eating at my favorite Sushi restaurant! Food is always fresh and tastes amazing!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food and cool vibe. Unfortunately lackluster table and filthy bathroom.

DT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is Excellent. Only try the sushi, it is good but nothing amazing. Great place for drinks, wonderful down to earth bartenders

NB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The service was horrible. The waitress didn't want to give us water, forgot to order our food, even didn't include a pen for the check. Horrendous.

t
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is in my daughter's neighborhood and we got together for a casual dinner. Clever good combos at very reasonable prices. What kind of food? Hipster Asian is as close as I can come. Noodle bowls, sushi/sashimi, rice dishes. Everything done well if not wowzer-ish. Friendly, attentive server despite the crowd, decidedly noisy but in a happy way. Would definitely go back.

D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sticky rice has really good sushi . There appetizers are always good. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and they have plenty of food choices for kids

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We ate out on the patio upstairs and enjoyed tuna bites, tofu bites and shrimp! Creative dishes, fun atmosphere!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi restaurant! Always a great experience, staff is accommodating and the food is always fresh!

LS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was a great server and she made sure we were well taken care of. The tempura avocado was awesome and the tots were delicious! As not a seafood eater at a sushi restaurant, I really appreciated all the vegetarian options. My husband LOVED his poke bowl.

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