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Downtown / Chinatown
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777 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4501 (H & 9th NW)
+1 202-393-1400
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Chicago suburbs
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

The restaurant is beautiful and the prix fixe meal is a good value. Chilean sea bass is on the menu for $29. What was served definitely did not taste like Chilean sea bass. It could have passsed for bass from California. Very disappointed!

Thank AngusMacTavish
Manassas, Virginia
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

This is one of my favorite DC restaurants. You can't go wrong. It's hip, elegant, gorgeous, amazing food/presentation, and at very reasonable prices.

Thank janissimo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

I first went to Oya 4 years ago for a going away party and since then I've visited this restaurant many times over the years and I'm never disappointed. I've taken family members here whenever they're in town visiting (I use any excuse to go) and they rave about it. I have a cousin who requests to go each time... More 

Thank Guyfromfaraway
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2010

If you're used to the dining scence in major world metro areas -- DC can sometimes be disappointing. Oya is visually compelling and a good place to have a good meal and be a little hip without an over-priced bill. Their pre-fixe menu for about $30pp is a bargain considering three tasty full sized portions. The bar is a "scene"... More 

Thank gentle1
Richmond, Virginia
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

We had our 23rd reunion of our sorority pledge line here (AKA, GT '87) - Oya was more than accommodating. We were one of two large groups there and you would not have known it due to the service. We also had extreme food allergies and the staff worked hard to make sure that it was not a factor. We... More 

Thank Chocgrad39
east coast
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

I am a true "foodie" and it isn't to please me. I highly recommend Oya. The decor is great. We walked around feeling the walls because there were so many textures. I had Prixe Fixe dinner with the Sea Bass Spring Roll, the Scallops entree and the AMAZING bread pudding dessert.

Thank 4Luvmy2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Stopped in a for a prix fix lunch, way too much food, but well-prepared.

Thank DarrenWashington
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2010

My wife and I visited Oya earlier this week to celebrate my birthday and we will definately not visit again. Having heard some good reports we had been looking forward to the experience but from the very offset something was a foot. We entered the restaurant and announced ourselves, 20 minutes ahead of our booking time and watched as the... More 

1 Thank Aaroncowan
mclean, va
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2010

I would give it a NEGATIVE 5 stars if there was one! The food was bland and the service was terrible. All the servers were extremely snobby and the worst was their manager. He had the worst attitude I've ever encountered. Despite all the nice decor and facade of this place, it is just down right RUDE!

2 Thank BigMolars
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

As other reviewers had said, this place is cool. Thin chains are used to divide the bar and lounge from the restaurant and the place is covered in white alligator skin. (I think that's what it was.) There are gorgeous recessed fireplaces and a water-running-down-glass window that separates the dinner room from the kitchen. The patrons are a diverse array... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 777 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4501
    (H & 9th NW)
  • Public Transportation: Gallery Place/Chinatown on the red and yellow line. Get off at the 9th Street Exit and we are one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-393-1400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?