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“Best Sushi Around!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aoba Japanese Restaurant

Aoba Japanese Restaurant
20921 Davenport Dr, Sterling, VA 20165-6156
703-430-1234
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Ranked #6 of 202 restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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McLean, Virginia
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“Best Sushi Around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Love Aoba. Go there at least once a week. Sushi is always fresh and delicious. Service is great. Very friendly owner and staff.

Visited April 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We keep coming back because Aoba has the best Japanese dishes and freshest sushi in the area. Price is a bit pricey for a small strip mall joint but the food is worth every penny! We always order nigiri and rolls as well as the udon and katsu (personal favorites). Weekday lunch menu is a great value!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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“Always friendly, always good sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We frequently go to Aoba. (They ask where we've been when it has been a while between visits.) The sushi is always fresh and expertly prepared. The service is friendly and efficient.

Possibly the best sushi and Japanese food in Northern Virginia.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Excellent sushi!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

One of the best sushi places in Sterling/Ashburn area. The staff is friendly and accomodating (though sometimes there are language problems) . Went to this place on numerous occasions, never had bad experience. The food is always fresh and made in a creative way.

Visited December 2012
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Augusta, Georgia
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“Best in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

By far the best Sushi I've had in the area. Their shrimp tempura roll is my absolute fave. I haven't had any food there other than sushi, but what I've had has always been super fresh, really yummy, and not expensive. Well worth your time and money.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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