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Aoba Japanese Restaurant

20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Our dinner consisted of sushi, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and bulgogi. The sushi was ok, but the two entrees were another story. The vegetable tempura was light and crisp but the shrimp tempura seemed almost like frozen shrimp with its thick outer panko type breading. The shrimp was also lukewarm and it seemed like it was cooked earlier than the... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had dinner here last night and wanted to share my opinion. When going to this specific Japanese restaurant order the sushi, its very typical and good quality. Now, when going to any restaurant when you see shrimp on the menu, ask what size the shrimp are in the dish e.g. 16/20, 26/30, 12/15, and then you have 100/200. These are... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love sushi and visited many places around the world that call themselves sushi restaurants. I have been to Aoba Restaurant before some years ago and was mildly impressed and decided to come back and try some more sushi and most of all have a light dinner. There is a good selection of nigiri and includes my favorite - saba.... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Although it has been about awhile since I've visited this restaurant with friends & family, I remember it like it was yesterday. This place is tucked into the same shopping strip as Cheng's and is quite near the Regal Theatre in Sterling. All four of us ordered completely different type meals. A good restaurant should offer at least one item... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We tried this restaurant based on the great TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed! The sushi and sashimi were delicious and fresh! We went for dinner and found the prices kind of high - lunch is a much better deal. The service was excellent - very polite and attentive without hovering. We will definitely be back!

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner with coworkers. We all loved our sushi so much that we ordered seconds! The firecracker was a special that should be a regular menu item. Other rolls we had were the Pink Lady, vegas roll and avocado ball. Loved every bit of it. What a find!

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North Myrtle Beach, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We have been going to Aoba for about three years and have found the quality of the sushi and the attentiveness of the staff to be consistently excellent! We usually go a few times a month and find there is always something new to try from fresh uni (sea urchin) to a new roll creation. Occasionally when travelling we eat... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I've been going here for the last 8 years and have always had a stellar experience. Last year I brought my younger brother who had never experienced true sushi and was afraid he wouldn't enjoy sashimi. We ordered the giant sashimi platter for two and at first look I had no idea how we'd finish it. Well it turns out... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My wife and I have been enjoying Aoba for approximately 8 years now. This sushi restaurant is our go-to. Although we do not eat many specialty rolls, we usually eat sashimi and sushi, but when we do it is either the spicy tuna or spicy salmon rolls. The slices of fish are the right thickness and served slightly below room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Started with edamame, miso soup, & shrimp tempura. Followed up with the dynamite, orange, dancing eel, caterpillar, and treasure island rolls. All were excellent!! Our favorites were the orange, dynamite and treasure island. Service was great!

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