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Aoba Japanese Restaurant

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20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
703-430-1234
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant Sushi dining

Just had a nice dinner at Aoba with my wife and daughter. We had stopped by a few weeks ago and liked the ambiance. Family friendly. We started out with tea and miso soup and they brought a complementary sizzling tray of vegetables, which we all enjoyed. Our favorite was the Treasure Island... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
LowCarbZone
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Reston, VA
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Reston, VA
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Just had a nice dinner at Aoba with my wife and daughter. We had stopped by a few weeks ago and liked the ambiance. Family friendly. We started out with tea and miso soup and they brought a complementary sizzling tray of vegetables, which we all enjoyed. Our favorite was the Treasure Island Roll. We enjoyed the Titanic Roll also,... More 

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Thank LowCarbZone
Washington, DC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place is a hidden gem. Best sushi in NoVA. Service is outstanding, prices reasonable, and of course the sushi is delicious. This reminds me of places I've eaten at in Japan. The free extras such as miso soup and melon at the end are also a nice touch.

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Thank eclair686
Sterling, Virginia
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195 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here for lunch one day after getting a craving for some sushi. We knew that they were going to close soon but we drove over quickly to see if we could squeeze in. They were very accommodating and inviting. We were able to get our sushi fix and enjoy the lunch special which was at... More 

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Thank Ashley J
McLean, Virginia, USA
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just had a craving for sushi, since Hooked is gone, not a lot of options in this area, after reading the positive reviews, was happy to swing by this place for lunch. The prices were great. I didn't think the seaweed the roll I had was very tasty, but everything else was good, and I'm pretty finicky about seaweed. I... More 

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Thank BairdWallace
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I went here for supper, we both really enjoyed the meal. We ordered 4 rolls my wife and I both liked the crab lovers roll best. Will definitely being going back.

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Thank TBIGGITTY
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Was planning on going to the irish joint that was nearby and then saw the sushi sign. So glad I changed my mind. The place was quiet but it was monday. The sushi chef and the waitress were both very attentive. I ordered the Rainbow roll and a glass of wine. I was contemplating ordering another roll as I hadn't... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went here for my Birthday and a few other visits. The food, atmosphere, and staff are all excellent. Parking in the shopping center is horrible, but it is worth the trouble.

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Thank Robert M
Seven Corners, Virginia
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516 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We used to frequent this place quite often a few years ago when it just opened. It used to be an unassuming simple quiet sushi joint that accepted restaurant.com coupons. When we visited it last night there were some noticeable changes. There was a special board as you walk in, there are free treats and cantaloupe slice at the end,... More 

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Thank Seth J
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73 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank ima_little_hungry
Sterling, Virginia
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: 703-430-1234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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