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Sticky Rice

Sticky Rice

Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
  • The sushi at Sticky Rice is a can't miss
  • Tammy G.
    "Loved the Sticky Balls, Godzirra Roll & Snap, Crackle, Pop Roll."(24 Tips)
    Summer J.
    "The ribs are awesome and the godzirra roll deserves its fame."(6 Tips)
    Elias A.
    "Bucket of tots are amazing."(7 Tips)
    "The "Garden Balls" are absolutely amazing!! Crunchy, gooey,..."(3 Tips)
160 Tips and reviews
  • sticky balls
  • sushi
  • tater tots
  • godzirra roll
  • karaoke
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  • Victor P.
    Victor PriceApril 17
    Chicken lettuce wraps, drawn n butter, & scallops are my favorites.
  • aro
    aroFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    the tempura pb&j is everything you want it to be and then some.
  • Ivan A.
    Ivan AbreuFebruary 15, 2016
    You gotta try GODZIRRA! And the STICKY BALLS!!! The tuna and yellow tail sashimi above everything!
  • Dianna K.
    Dianna KJanuary 22, 2016
    food is decent, the sauce in the dirty vegan was very heavy. loved the sushi that was on special but the rest was a bit unmemorable
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie ScholzSeptember 22, 2015
    Bartenders are friendly and great! They have $10 Bento boxes for lunch every weekday. Will definitely be back
  • Fati H.
    Fati HussainJune 23, 2015
    Fun atmosphere, great drinks, sushi & service
  • Laasya V.
    Laasya VulimiriJune 22, 2015
    The Sticky Balls and Chicken Sesame were amazing! Only thing I didn't like was that it was a little difficult to eat out of the bowls the entrees were provided in.
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsJune 13, 2015
    Great sushi and tater tots. Plus they have vegan sush!
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KloosMay 15, 2015
    Tots + special sauce.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CummingsApril 11, 2015
    Lagavulin but conspicuously no Heineken
  • Pablo R.
    Pablo RamosApril 4, 2015
    half price sushi after 9 on Monday's
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasNovember 11, 2014
    This place can be a mixed bag and I would never come because I want good sushi. It's a fun place with fusion food and entertainment. Tots are a staple here and great for groups.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DOctober 2, 2014
    Hot servers & delicious vegetarian/vegan sushi. Tot sauce also great.
  • Arian B.
    Arian BlackwellAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Sticky balls.
  • Qiana D.
    Qiana DeSuzeAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The sushi is the &the hh drink special. ..:-) #thebest
  • Dave L.
    Dave LiaoJuly 13, 2014
    Smart, trendy, Asian-like interior.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CalJuly 12, 2014
    You can't go wrong with a Godzirra Roll & Golden Monkey. They usually have good music on in the background too.
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BJune 8, 2014
    On a Sunday night, 20 minutes wait.
  • Shawn
    ShawnApril 28, 2014
    Came for the Godzirra roll.
  • Dusk D.
    Dusk DargentApril 13, 2014
    Sticky balls are AMAZING. Definitely start with the tots.
  • Starr S.
    Starr SeymoneApril 7, 2014
    $1 pabst blue ribbon rainy day special
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JMarch 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get the sticky balls
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresMarch 23, 2014
    Go with the Crazy Calamari maki roll: A monster roll with tempura-fried calamari, tamago, cilantro, cucumbers and sriracha rolled in tobiko and panko flakes.
  • Darroll S.
    Darroll SMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartender, Meagan, is great!!! Knows the history Sake well.
  • Ken M.
    Ken MatthewsFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Karaoke on Thursdays is pretty fun!
  • Bogdan P.
    Bogdan PoplaceanJanuary 31, 2014
    Fried pot stickers are great! Food is plentiful, delicious, and service at the bar is very nice.
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BJanuary 24, 2014
    It's okay. The miso soup is definitely subpar at $4.5. Noodles are good deal and quite spicy, if you like that.
  • Shane W.
    Shane WorthDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I have never had anything less than an awesome time here. And the food is outstanding!
  • Mario S.
    Mario SansaloneDecember 17, 2013
    1/2 price sushi on Mondays starting @ 10:30pm is the best.
  • Aimee
    AimeeNovember 17, 2013
    They lost their liquor license :(
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCOctober 15, 2013
    1 free PBR or rail liquor drink with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX
  • Clay
    ClayOctober 15, 2013
    All the servers are awkward hipsters.
  • Jenny
    JennyOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Garden Balls" are absolutely amazing!! Crunchy, gooey, spicy, and delicious! Can't wait to eat here again!! The vegan menu selection was quite wonderful too!
  • Bobby T.
    Bobby TOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    As much as I love this place, lunchtime service has gotten extremely slow. Very disappointing.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PetersonOctober 2, 2013
    Probably not your best bet for lunch if you're in a hurry. Service has really slowed down.
  • Elena F.
    Elena F.September 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I'm not a huge sushi fan, but they have by far the best California roll I've ever had. I also love their spicy avocado roll.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor M.August 17, 2013
    Try the sticky balls!
    BROADSApril 29, 2013
    With its charming atmosphere and bad attitude you won't find anything quite like it. Lazy Broad Tip: They Now Deliver Lunch! #WarnABroad
  • Miss Gaudy
    Miss GaudyApril 10, 2013
  • Cateyes G.
    Cateyes GauseApril 10, 2013
    The BEST hostess and server around - Ronda. :-)
  • Casey S.
    Casey SoloffApril 4, 2013
    The food here isn't nearly good enough for the attitude you get from the wait staff.
  • megan d.
    megan dunnMarch 27, 2013
    Sashimi is not the typical style sashimi but cut up more ceviche style (think Oyamel style). That said the tuna was delicious!
  • Jeff
    JeffMarch 23, 2013
    Love the sticky balls
  • Karol O.
    Karol OlsonMarch 19, 2013
    Very few people there at lunch - which is surprising because the food is amazing. Vegetable tempura is especially awesome.
  • Danny F.
    Danny FriedmanFebruary 17, 2013
    That was a lot of tots.
  • Melody T.
    Melody ThomasFebruary 2, 2013
    Good food, but the server was much more interested in sitting on a stool 15 feet from me, texting than she was in refilling my drink.
  • Chett P.
    Chett PritchettDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Still the worst service on H Street.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HancockOctober 7, 2012
    Food the food hit the spot and the service was good too
  • Travis B.
    Travis BoatrightOctober 4, 2012
  • Brandi R.
    Brandi ReeseSeptember 25, 2012
    How do you have "happy hour" with no happy hour specials? The waiter looked lost and the food wasn't that great. Should have gone across the street to Smith Commons
  • Levi R.
    Levi RokeySeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like goat cheese get the Goochland. Delicious
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenAugust 26, 2012
    The music videos here are legit. Get your dance on, revel in awesome music.
  • Kelly
    KellyAugust 7, 2012
    Impressive selection of vegan options...the Hot Hippie and Santa Fe rolls were particularly tasty
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KearneyJune 30, 2012
    Lettuce wraps don't come with iceberg lettuce, for some reason, and the romaine leaves fall apart.
  • Samuel A.
    Samuel AdamsJune 29, 2012
    Food was great.. Tots were fantastic!! Service was excellent-but alcohol took 20 mins with only 1 bartender. Non-alcoholic drinks came out quick.
  • Keebs
    KeebsMay 26, 2012
    Best Karaoke in DC!! Ok, not quite but it\'s coming lol. Cheap alcohol, great vibe
  • Laura C.
    Laura CovingtonMay 23, 2012
    tots! tots! tots! and dance parties.
  • Dale B.
    Dale BanksMay 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They're playing The Karate Kid! :-)
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Get the Tokyo Burger! Teriyaki glazed with lettuce, tomato, onion and grilled pineapple. Served with wasabi aioli.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RicksMay 10, 2012
    It sounds crazy... I know... but order the sticky balls... you won't be sorry. Read more
  • Darius C.
    Darius CappelliApril 28, 2012
    If you meet a server named Elise, give her a really hard time
  • Jason L.
    Jason LaGardeApril 15, 2012
    The new sashimi is no longer available despite being on the menu
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PalosApril 14, 2012
    Pretty poor service, terrible sushi, edamame was served after entree, and they need to refill their siriacha
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BenedettoApril 6, 2012
    Mondays--sushi heaven. 10:30-12:30 sushi half price!!! Yay!!!
  • Stacie V.
    Stacie VotawApril 1, 2012
    Try the Crunchy Kani Maki
  • Evans W.
    Evans WatsonMarch 29, 2012
    Try the Sake Bombs and Tater Tots w/the sauce!
  • Khaleelah G.
    Khaleelah GilcreastFebruary 20, 2012
    Don't have come if you have anything afterwards to do service is slow also the waiters look like they rolled out bed and came to work.
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RectorFebruary 10, 2012
    terrible service. don't go for lunch lela was rude and inattentive. had to ask for Everything ! water napkins
  • Erin O.
    Erin OldfieldFebruary 4, 2012
    Lychee martini is rockin
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 23, 2012
    Sticky Rice has partnered with Womply to offer $20 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    sakimosa. Yes, you read that right -- order it now. You can thank me later. Read more
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Tater tots, sushi and karaoke -- a perfect combination. Don’t forget the secret sauce!
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 18, 2012
    Sticky Rice has partnered with Womply to offer $20 cash back after 3 visits!
  • Chelsie P.
    Chelsie PaulsonJanuary 3, 2012
    The chili rolls are way to large, but delicious nonetheless!
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisDecember 23, 2011
    Sticky Balls Sushi Roll, sushi with some balls! yes, I said it! and you heard it, one of my #nomnom favorite picks of the day. More tips & pics @
  • Meg S.
    Meg SlachetkaDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    gotta get the tots. and the sticky balls are also delicious. sake bombs will earn you a ring of the gong.
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GoodwinDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place. But whatever you do, don't order the side of 5 pieces of bacon. Because this is what you will get instead. I think they might be playing a joke on me.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 5, 2011
    Rather go someplace else nearby.
  • Michael
    MichaelNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just tried their Singapore noodles. Pretty darn good.
  • Mikelle B.
    Mikelle BatemanNovember 22, 2011
    Crunchy Shrimp....millennium roll on da one....o am sticky balls....umm umm good!!!!!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BerryNovember 18, 2011
    Try the stuffed wonton appetizer - it's delicious.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HackettNovember 18, 2011
    Sashimi trumps sushi
  • Joyce S.
    Joyce SereiaNovember 18, 2011
    Wear thermal underwears and a wool coat cuz its freezing in here!!!!
  • Kim C.
    Kim ClarkNovember 16, 2011
    Get a noodle dish. More bang for ur buck!
  • Brent N.
    Brent NNovember 14, 2011
    Sticky balls. Bucket of tots. Sticky wings.
  • Lacey
    LaceyNovember 6, 2011
    Great food but the service is sub par. Took forever to get our food, it all came out at different times (awkwardly)!
  • Brittany P.
    Brittany PeetOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tots. Vegan dipping sauce. Avocado tempura (remember to ask for Tofutti!). Garden balls. You're welcome.
  • Vanessa @.
    Vanessa @goingoutdcOctober 3, 2011
    Sticky Balls are delicious! (insert obvious joke here)
  • Robyn J.
    Robyn JoySeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato tots on weekends!
  • Genevieve B.
    Genevieve BilliaSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Crazy awesome brunch Read more
  • Alicia O.
    Alicia Olivant FisherSeptember 5, 2011
    The sticky balls are amazing!
  • courtnie C.
    courtnie CreathSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sercurity is great! The owner is classy as fuck. Loving hard on the staff here!
  • gary m.
    gary mendelAugust 27, 2011
    Ask for the bomb bartender Lori....
  • Elias A.
    Elias AbebeAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bucket of tots are amazing.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BonkAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to hover or build a substantial nest if coming on a weekend!
  • Taylor R.
    Taylor RyanAugust 7, 2011
    Don't get brunch here... You get one page to order from and it's awful....
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonAugust 1, 2011
    Skip the jalapeño margarita, but double down on tots & sushi! Loved the Sticky Balls, Godzirra Roll & Snap, Crackle, Pop Roll.
  • Circe L.
    Circe Le CompteJuly 28, 2011
    Love H Street!
  • Anna B.
    Anna BJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sticky Balls were excellent along with the Lychee Martini
  • Summer J.
    Summer JohnsonMay 23, 2011
    The pear sake is a must have for the. The garden balls are better than the sticky balls. The ribs are awesome and the godzirra roll deserves its fame.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SeifertMay 15, 2011
    Yet another shithole.
  • Kimberli H.
    Kimberli HallApril 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Please try the Sakitini!! You won't be disappointed.
  • Beth S.
    Beth SantosMarch 11, 2011
    great night spot!
  • David G.
    David GloverMarch 1, 2011
    Get the sticky balls and Godzirra roll. Also pay with your card Friends who use cash never seem to get the right change back.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 12, 2011
    Try the Sticky Mess
  • Chris C.
    Chris CrowleyJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Blingo is dead! *a moment of silence*
  • Gianna G.
    Gianna GallardoJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask if they have the sweet potato tots available. They aren't on the menu, so only made by special request. Quite scrumptious!
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisJanuary 11, 2011
    Sticky Balls Sushi is excellent! More tips & pictures at
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey AJanuary 10, 2011
    ALL tables and booths are assigned seating. Great food and decent service. Get the sticky balls!
  • Bobby E.
    Bobby EdenfieldJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sticky balls and a bucket of tots.
  • Loryn
    LorynDecember 16, 2010
    One of the few places in the area that serves tater tots.
  • DK
    DKNovember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a margarita with jalapenos in it. Try it.. Little spice and a bit of sweetI like their Sticky Balls.. tasty and warm
  • NightScene
    NightSceneNovember 18, 2010
    this might be a restaurant, but dont be fooled, come nightfall and this place turns into a full blown dance club. tables become dance floors, chefs become DJs, and eating is replaced by dancing
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 11, 2010
    Much alcohol is consumed, some of it quite cheap. People laugh. Women flirt. The winners leave with cheesy prizes. You will never look at bingo the same way again!
  • Pheniece J.
    Pheniece JonesNovember 4, 2010
    Bucket o' tots with dipping sauce. Tangy, delicious wings. Tuesday night karaoke. That is all.
  • WayneMan C.
    WayneMan ComedyOctober 30, 2010
    1/2 price sushi every Monday night starting at 10:30pm.
  • Brightest Young Things
    Brightest Young ThingsOctober 27, 2010
    They're on Open Table now, so make a reservation and get to your tater tots & sushi faster. Also, Karaoke Tuesdays is amazing.
  • WayneMan C.
    WayneMan ComedyOctober 24, 2010
    Always a good time here! Great food, great staff, and karaoke on Tuesday nights!
  • Kimberly V.
    Kimberly VanOctober 14, 2010
    Love the tuna poke and godzirra rolls
  • Austin O.
    Austin O'LaughlinOctober 13, 2010
    The definition of americanized sushi... in the most amazing way possible. When it rains PBRs are $1.
  • Laura W.
    Laura WurstSeptember 29, 2010
    Goochland sushi roll tastes like lox and bagels. Amazing.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BassowSeptember 18, 2010
    Good food but slow and sometimes bad service.
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick OttenhoffAugust 29, 2010
    Get the Godzirra!
  • Meka L.
    Meka LloydAugust 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the lettuce wraps!
  • Darnell W.
    Darnell WalkerJuly 31, 2010
    Best food in dc - hands down!
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip lori the bartender well! Cute little brunette with a full sleeve.
  • Basic B.
    Basic BlackJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    ...and the bartender is amazing. Well worth the wait!
  • Basic B.
    Basic BlackJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The wait is fuckin ridiculous.
  • Joan F.
    Joan FernandezJuly 15, 2010
    They have speed bingo on late night Thursday. Super fun! Oh, and the food is excellent!
  • Donna S.
    The bartender is quick and the Fruit Salad drink is the bomb!
  • Michael N.
    Michael NemethJune 23, 2010
    Sit at Sushi Bar (top level) buy rollers a shot of anything! and you may get hooked up with good stuff. Def try Yellowtail-Basil.
  • Sunni S.
    Sunni Smiles :)June 23, 2010
    Sticckkkyyy Balls! Do it u knw u want to! Everything else is not bad, but just average.
  • Charley
    CharleyJune 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Sitcky Balls are the most amazing thing on the menu...
  • Janelle N.
    Janelle NanosMay 27, 2010
    Sit at the sushi bar. The chefs are great and they'll hook you up with some nice bites.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TaylorMay 8, 2010
    My favorite thing to eat in all of dc is their fried shitake mushrooms with a bit of sirracha
  • Sarah
    SarahApril 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    BUCKET OF TOTS. The elementary school classic jazzed up with delicious dipping sauces.
  • aro
    aroApril 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the sake bomb comes with a gong. 'nough said!
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KimApril 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 PBRs when it rains until 9pm
  • Heather G.
    Heather GeorgeApril 9, 2010
    bucket of tots is not to be missed
  • Bobby T.
    Bobby TApril 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Gotta try the Sticky Balls! Read more
  • DK
    DKApril 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    tater tots.. enough said.. chicken curry fried rice.. just sayin Read more
  • Alicia W.
    Alicia WilliamsApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the sticky balls.
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalMarch 31, 2010
    Tuesday night karaoke WINS.
  • Emily M.
    Emily MMarch 25, 2010
    get the totz
  • Berny
    BernyMarch 21, 2010
    Sticky rice is off the hook. Grab dinner around nine...get a spot on the first floor...order the tater tots and stay for the dancing. Good music and kickass bartenders!!!
  • Johnnyy71 S.
    Johnnyy71 StickyFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Blingo is fun
  • Johnnyy71 S.
    Johnnyy71 StickyFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Were here
  • Johnnyy71 S.
    Johnnyy71 StickyFebruary 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tots tots tots tots tots every body!!!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankFebruary 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Half price sushi Monday 10:30p-12:30a. WIN!
  • kimberly g.
    kimberly gainesFebruary 9, 2010
    Mmmmm... Sushi Happy Hour! Make sure you read! Sushi ROLLS! Make sure you have enough people if you get the Tater Tot TROUGH!!
  • Emily
    EmilyFebruary 7, 2010
    Don't attempt the bucket of tots unless there are three or more people sharing it.
  • Rachael P.
    Rachael PawlowskiFebruary 2, 2010
    Try the Tofu Bites, I'm hooked!
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MorningstarJanuary 3, 2010
    fun fun! cooks, owners, bartenders & atmosphere are all good :) Read more
  • Laetitia B.
    Laetitia BrockDecember 19, 2009
    Have the sticky balls! Try a sake flight too... great way to discover/taste/try different kinds of sakes.
  • Jill
    JillNovember 9, 2009
    Can you say.. KARAOKE?!
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YoungSeptember 22, 2009
    Go to Sticky Rice and have a Sparks and a bucket of tots. Stick around for the Blingo
  • angela n.
    angela nJuly 6, 2009
    Try the tempura cheesecake. It's surprisingly light.
  • Liz S.
    Liz SesslerJune 26, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    order a bucket of tots. They are the best!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SaksJune 9, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Ate Veggie Tofu Medley at Sticky Rice. Yummmm.
  • Siddharth W.
    Siddharth WatalMay 8, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy yummy sushi.
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