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Oya Restaurant Review

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating


The Bottom Line

Oya Restaurant and Lounge features wonderful food, blending Asian and French cuisines in a sophisticated contemporary setting. The atmosphere is unique and a special treat. The prices are reasonable especially if you take advantage of the prix fixe specials. The menu offers a variety of plate sizes accommodating a range of appetites.


  • Gorgeous interior design and romantic setting
  • Great food and an innovative menu
  • Large lounge with intimate seating areas
  • Reasonable prices


  • Can be noisy
  • Dessert selection is ordinary


  • Address: 777 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC
  • Phone: (202) 393-1400
  • Hours: Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30-2:30, Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30-10, Fri & Sat 5:30-10:30, Sun 5:30-9
  • Prices: 3 course Prix Fixe Lunch $19, Dinner $30, Small Plates $5-20, Big Plates $19-29
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet Available
  • Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

Guide Review - Oya Restaurant Review

The menu at Oya offers a nice selection of sushi, small plates of the garden variety (vegetarian selections), land (meat), and sea (seafood) and Big Plates (full entrees). Small plates include items such as Zucchini Cannelloni, White Bean Ragout, Pork Ribs, Soft Shell Tempura and Shrimp and Crab Quiche. The Pekin Duck Crepes and Coconut Shrimp are excellent choices. Big Plates include items such as Filet of Beef, Herb Crusted Lamb Chop and Chilean Sea Bass.

Oya offers a stunning setting with a floor-to-ceiling tower of seashells, a horizontal fireplace with dancing blue flames, and a mesmerizing wall of water. The interior design is bright, stylish and memorable. The dining room seats 125. There's a semi private room that seats 26. The lounge accommodates 90, with two intimate seating areas plus a section with bar stools.

Reviewed November 2007 - Menu and Prices Subject to Change

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