Oya Restaurant & Lounge

(202) 393-1400 | View Website

777 9th St NW, Washington, DC | Directions   20001

38.899516 -77.024011

Open Hours


Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm

Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-11:30pm

Sat 5pm-11:30pm

Sun 5pm-9pm


Mon-Thu 5pm-12am

Fri-Sat 5pm-1am

Sun 5pm-9pm

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More Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Price: $$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Celeb Hangout, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Fireplace, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Private Rooms, Prix Fixe Menu, Special Occasion Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Dress Code: Dressy

General Info: Open 7 Days

Parking: Pay Garage, Pay Lot, Valet

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northwest Washington, Northwest

Oya Restaurant & Lounge
Oya Restaurant & Lounge

From The Owners of Oya Restaurant & Lounge

The kind of place where a little black dress and heels are standard, and the faddish menu offers gnocchi, sushi and a soup called Ginger…

Spicy Chicken Soup, Mesclun Mix, Caesar Salad, Asparagus Salad, Spicy Crunchy Salmon Sushi Roll, Seven Pepper Tuna Tempura Roll, Spicy Tuna, Salmon 3X, Braised Miso Chicken, Basmati Coconut Rice Bowl... more

Reviews for Oya Restaurant & Lounge

over a year ago

See and Be Seen Here – Even among the McDonalds and the Dunkin Donuts and the other tourist-trap chains, the Chinatown area manages to maintain quite a bit of class on the western side of 7th St. Slightly unassuming on the outside, the inside of Oya is plush, chic and very on the Miami glamor side. It may look like a lounge and may certainly feel more like one once the happy hour time hits, but Oya serves great food as well. I'm a fan of their lunch and dinner pre-fixe specials, where for $19 (lunch) or $29 (dinner) you get a choice of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The food has an Asian influence with a lot of seafood dishes; think curried sea bass spring rolls and scallop pad thai. The portions aren't large but definitely satisfy - the sea bass spring rolls, for instance, are packed with sauteed vegetables and plenty of sea bass and are complimented with a small noodle salad and sweet soy glaze. Desserts are also single-portioned but also dense: their banana bread pudding really bursts with banana flavor and is sticky sweet; their molten chocolate cake is thick in both the cake and the soft chocolate in the middle. If you plan to go here to schmooze and mingle in your best finery, maybe avoid a full meal and just go sharezies on sushi (which I hear is excellent). But come for lunch when the wait is short and take advantage of their good, filling offerings.

over a year ago

Love the decor and atmosphere – Stopped by here for a glass of wine and to check it out. I have heard so much about it! The all black and white decor is amazing. Love the waterfall covering the kitchen and the white leather couches. Definitely an upscale place. Didn't get a chance to taste anything from the menu but I can't wait to go back!

over a year ago

The Posh Spice of Chinatown – I am in love with this place. Why? Because every part of the experience of dining at Oya is breathtaking. The decor features this all-white, super contemporary set up that plays with various lighting techniques and various fabric textures. If the atmosphere wasn't impressive enough, the food is also excellent.

First off, Oya offers $10 "bag lunches" to go. You can choose from sushi, salad, entrees, and they all come with desert. It's awesome. Second, I can't say enough how good their regular menu is. I love their sushi, and their scallops and tuna pizza are also great choices. THIRD! (yes there's yet another reason) Oya offers a prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu for $19 and $20 respectively, which is basically their restaurant week menu, year round.

Oh, and the service is great.

over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – With its all-white decor, this cool and contemporary Penn Quarter hot spot is a good bet for a decadent pre-theatre meal or a tasty steal of a happy hour. In the lounge, plentiful space in side nooks and along the fireplace-backed bar provides the perfect setting to enjoy select sushi rolls and appetizers at cut prices, along with specialty cocktails like those made with soju, a Korean sweet potato vodka. In the restaurant, a full spread of sushi and French-fusion dishes are offered in a dim, intimate space--quiet enough for conversation but with a busy feel, it's ideal for girl's night out or a romantic rendezvous.


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