Loved all the vegan options. We sat upstairs so it was quiet.
Excellent dining choice
Requested a table was given a high top!
The waiters and waitresses appeared to be overwhelmed.
Food was great
Great place for lunch
My friends and I checked in, and while we understand that not all requests can always be accommodated, we did ask for a booth upstairs, and were given the option of three seats at the bar and a small hightop. I have been coming to Sticky Rice for years and had nothing short of exceptional service, But today we had incredibly slow service, severely limited table space, and noticed the bathroom had not been checked or cleaned in hours. We had gone around 30 minutes without a refill on the water, and had to ask for the appetizers to come out. This is one of my favorite restaurants, but this was not gonna the most pleasant experiences I have had.
Went to dinner on a Saturday night with friends. The gist is the food was good, the service was the worst I have ever experienced. Took over an hour to get our first round of drinks, which came out wrong and with one missing. Finally had food about 1 hour and 45 minutes after sitting down, appetizer never came and a vegetarian dish came out with chicken. Waters were refilled once....we had to get up from the table to ask for the check even though we were the only table left in the restaurant. Don't think we'll be back!
It was great
The food was OK but the service was not very professional. The dishes we ordered did not complement each other although the server assured us that they would. The atmosphere retains some of the funky charm that more restaurants in this area had years ago.
Perfect spot for dinner before concert at RNR hotel. Food was excellent, fresh and well prepared. Could get your own entrees or Share family style. Moderately priced - great value. Service was friendly and responsive. Pretty loud but as expected on a vibrant street on a Saturday night. Great spot would recommend or go back.
Our favorite sushi+ restaurant in DC. All the dishes are always delicious. It can get ver noisy but night we went cross table conversations were normal. Highly recommend this restaurant.
The place was amazing. Everything we had was so delicious. We say, go if you have the chance.
My bar tender tried to charge me twice for my drink and even had the audacity to bring the check to my friend and not me— which had my drink listed. NOT COOL
Everything was great! Can’t wait to go back.
Sticky DC is one of my go to places in DC. And nothing beats getting a bucket of tater tots to practice using chops sticks!!
The waitresses were quite friendly and patient. We really enjoyed the area and service. Perfect for us, Deaf people to sit in a circle/semi oval. They gave me free desserts! Thanks!
Good food, good drinks.
A must visit if you are in Washington DC. It a hidden top secret restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Food was fine and service was fine. The noise level was very loud though.
Took the family there before a show at the Atlas - great experience and food, all around!
There's something on the menu for everyone. Beer on tap and outdoor dining would make the place even better.
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.
I love this place. Best Sushi Ever!!!
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.
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.
Love this place. Great sushi and stir fry. Cool date night spot
They closed the restaurant in our faces when we walked up for our dinner reservation. Didnt get served or offered anything for inconvenience.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Dumplings and rolls were delicious. Great drink selection. GREAT ambiance if you like 90s hip hop and a good time!
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.
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.
You can order delivery directly from Sticky Rice using the Order Online button. Sticky Rice also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Sticky Rice also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 397-7655.
Sticky Rice is rated 4.4 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.